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Honda CR-V 2009 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
The CR-V's four-cylinder engine is more energetic and refined than some competitors' V6 engines. Fuel economy is good at 21 mpg overall. The five-speed automatic is very smooth and responsive. Handling is fairly agile and secure, and the ride is firm yet supple. The rear seat is roomy and folds in three sections. The flat floor enhances leg room. The tailgate is now a conventional lift-up rather than the swing-out style. Road noise has been reduced, but the styling compromises cargo space and visibility. A navigation system and rear backup camera are available.

See Reliability page for the latest 2009 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

This version of the Honda CR-V ranked near the top of the small-SUV category during its time. The rear seat is roomy, the interior is flexible, and handling is improved. Simple controls, a steady ride, and a smooth, responsive powertrain are strength...


  • 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 Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (166 hp)