Honda has redesigned its segment's best seller CR-V, and the result is better fuel economy, improved safety, sharper handling, and an upgraded interior. The CR-V is small enough to navigate through tight parking lots, yet roomy enough inside to comfortably fit five adults.
Alerts
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Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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

Honda has redesigned its segment's best seller CR-V, and the result is better fuel economy, improved safety, sharper handling, and an upgraded interior.

The CR-V is small enough to navigate through tight parking lots, yet roomy enough inside to comfortably fit five adults. Despite a modest growth in dimensions, including two inches added to the wheelbase, the CR-V actually weighs about 75 pounds less than before and still manages to be significantly quieter and convey a substantial feel. We tested a base LX and the more mainstream EX. Both achieved impressive fuel economy of 27 and 28 mpg respectively in our testing, a new best for the class, excluding the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. As a bonus, the turbo makes for a peppier drive.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 1.5-liter 4 turbo (190 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (184 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Honda CR-V owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The safety sensors warning lights spontaneously come on warning that they are disabled. It has happened twice and each time I have to take it to the dealer to have the computer re-booted. It does not affect the driving capability. This has happened within 2 weeks of obtaining the car"

Emil K., FL (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Tire pressure sensors needed to ge calibrated twice. Radar sensing which includes adaptive cruise control shut off during a misting rain and then mysteriously came back on, all while on a long trip on a highway"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"All sensors quit wirking"

Anonymous, DE (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"needs to be taken in for service.. I'm sure they will fix the problem.. the camera sometimes comes on in park, N & drive"

Bob L., NY (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"needs to be taken in for service.. I'm sure they will fix the problem.. display freezes or goes Blank for a minute, then get a DAL error"

Bob L., NY (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On rare occasions, the screen freezes. Once the car is restarted, the problem goes away. Had this evaluated by dealer and was informed to return if it happens again"

Carsten P., PA (2017 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"CarPlay suddenly disconnects when driving. Pandora auto plays when it shouldn't. HD Radio missing"

Michael V., TX (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"What a joke - Honda should be ashamed putting such a system in a vehicle. I have given up trying to program either manually or by voice. Do not buy with this option"

Edwin H., TX (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The volume on the navigation system can be very hard to control. At times in the middle of driving it can go very soft. I need to stop the car and go into the "system" control to get to the control for the navigation system. It is not controlled by the volume know and this is very frustrating"

Wilma E., CT (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Android Auto often fails to connect with phone"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"As usual, the dealer blames the cell phone, the cell phone company blames the car. i FINALLY managed to get the phone to pair after two weeks of trying. Also, the safety features, IE: lane departure, front end collision, blind spot monitor, cease working if I get snow OR RAIN on the sensor. Really cheezy design.Snow I can understand, but rain???"

Seamus M., NH (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There was a considerable learning curve getting two smartphones to reliably use both Bluetooth and the Android Auto app. However we finally seem to have reached a point where it is useful, especially Android Auto"

Douglas D., NM (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"it does not stay connected-it intermittently disconnects"

Jay S., CA (2017 Honda CR-V LX Unsure)

"At times for some reason, the phone is just not paired. Works mostly but sometimes Pandora is not available with a message "no device is attached" when in fact it is attached"

Wilma E., CT (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"Pairing phone is difficult making the feature practically useless. car will lose pairing in the middle of a call and call returns to phone. It takes multiple attempts to pair the phone and documentation and help from 800 line does not make this easier. My 2014 Honda handled this much better. Passenger cannot pair their phone if the car is moving, Time to pair a phone is way too long"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Must use very specific commands to use - even then, it doesn't recognize my voice. Ford Escape system is much better"

Edwin H., TX (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"When I closed my driver side window and drove for a short distance the window would make a cracking noise while driving. The dealer replaced the weather stripping around the window but the replaced weather stripping is still puckered in an area"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"A vibration/rattle somewhere on the driver's side"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front suspension right side anti-sway bar end link came loose because it was not torqued properly during new vehicle assembly. This is a potential safety hazard because the vehicle wants to "tip over" when the anti-sway bar link comes loose"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda CR-V EX 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Right rear anti-sway bar link came loose on right side because the bolt securing the link was under-torqued at the Honda assembly plant. This is a potential safety hazard because the 2017 CR-V wants to "tip-over" more easily because the rear anti-sway bar is not secured to the vehicle"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Three weeks ago discovered a rattling noise in the dash when the car moved under 5mph or when idling"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When I closed my driver side window and drove a short distance, the window would make a cracking noise. It also would squeek when opening and closing the window"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Had an electronic scratchy sound in R front speaker when audio was OFF. it took dealership about 4 weeks to find and fix"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"I assume it is wind noise. At higher speeds it increases. It may be the tires"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Fog lights wouldn't work, fuses missing"

Michael A., CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"WON'T ALWAYS OPEN OR CLOSE DOORS"

Bob S., NY (2017 Honda CR-V Touring Unsure)
Remote engine starter

"The hood latch sensor was balky. When the car failed to detect the hood being closed the remote start would not work. Due to the intermittent nature of the problem it was hard for the dealer to diagnose. It was eventually fixed"

Mark S., OH (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"WON'T ALWAYS START CAR"

Bob S., NY (2017 Honda CR-V Touring Unsure)

"Tells me tire pressure is low, but in fact all 4 tires were actually higher than the recommended pressure shown on the tires or plate on the door"

Anonymous, AB (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"All senders quit working"

Anonymous, DE (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The A/C does not work and has not been fixed yet. Waiting for and appointment"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda CR-V Unsure 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

"A/C does not work correctly on Auto setting. Heat is OK"

Anonymous, OK (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C wouldn't work, fuses were missing"

Michael A., CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Heated air always comes from driver's side vents regardless of where the controls are set"

Michael K., MI (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heater system

"A faulty motor in the system was determined to be the problem. a replacement is on order"

Michael K., MI (2017 Honda CR-V Touring 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"A PIECE FELL OFF"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Driver seat foam piece was defective. Replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The. Trim inside the door latch on the inside falls out on occasion"

Joyce C., AZ (2017 Honda CR-V Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"dead battery after being parked for 2 weeks. All electronic and computer systems failed because of this. Dealer servicing knew nothing about the problem but found it on line. Honda Corp had sent out tech sheet to dealerships in March about a software glitch with no remedy nor date for remedy. The electronics are running after the car is turned off and if the car is not driven, the battery dies quickly. Need to file complaint under LEMON LAW"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Battery died on three occasions Also car runs cold, at 20*F car will never warm up unless driven. Even after 20 mile trip car will cool down when stopped at idle. So much that the heater will blow cool air. Honda state car working as intended"

Shawn L., NY (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Parking brake

"Froze in place. Would not allow car to be started. Attempts drained battery. Had to call AAA. Jump started car. No explanation nor any problems since"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Honda CR-V LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"electric emergency brake drains the battery"

Lou S., CO (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"The A/C system did not function on delivery. The problem was fixed when I returned to the dealer. Apparently the problem was for some reason a fuse was missing"

Douglas D., NM (2017 Honda CR-V EX-L 1.5-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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