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Honda CR-V 2005 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
This is one of the best car-based SUVs on the market yet it is competitively priced. The ride is supple and controlled. The steering is quick and communicative and handling is secure with the standard stability control. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder is more energetic, refined, and economical than the V6s of some competitors. The five-speed automatic transmission is very smooth and responsive. The rear seat is roomy and the flat floor enhances leg room. Road noise is a bit pronounced. The cargo floor folds out to double as a picnic table. The rear gate swings open to the side and the window can be opened separately. Crash-test results are impressive.

See Reliability page for the latest 2005 Honda CR-V recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2005. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015.

Road Test

Among the most well-rounded SUVs, the CR-V has a five-speed automatic, standard electronic stability control (ESC), and side-curtain airbags. Interior room rivals that of some midsized SUVs. The engine is refined and relatively fuel efficient. Handli...


  • Powertrain, handling, ride, room, standard safety features, crash tests.


  • Road noise.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (160 hp)