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2013 Honda CR-V EX SUV

2013 Honda CR-V Review

(0 Stars)  The Honda of compact SUVs.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The CR-V is unchanged for 2013 after a full redesign for 2012.
Overview
Honda’s CR-V was redesigned for 2012, but fans of the cute ute will immediately recognize it as a “Comfortable Runabout Vehicle.” As always, interior fit and finish is admirable, and the controls are straightforward and easy to use (although the upper models’ navigation system has a rather dated look and feel). The crossover continues to be powered by the same 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine (and five-speed transmission) from the previous generation, but it has been modified to provide better power and better fuel economy. The engine now makes 185 hp, and engineers have eked out between one and three more mpg over the last generation, but the car sacrifices little in the name of saving fuel. It’s punchy if not quick, and although the five-speed transmission languishes behind the competition in the number of forward gears, its responsiveness and shift smoothness are still near if not at the top of the segment. Steering and grip are admirable as well. The CR-V’s convenience features are its greatest strengths, however. The rear cargo area’s load floor is quite low, and drivers can fold the 60/40-split rear seat remotely with levers mounted to either side of the trunk. All in all, the CR-V proves to be a well-thought-out, well-executed mix of sport and utility, something we’ve come to expect from Honda.

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2013 CR-V EX Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L i-VTEC in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 22 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 25 MPG combined and 383 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.3gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 185 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 163 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'13 Honda EX SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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