2013 Honda CR-V Combines Value, Features and Efficiency in Right-Sized Package
The CR-V returns for 2013 as an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and is distinguished by a NHTSA 5-star Overall Vehicle Score. Along the way, it has also earned awards from Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com and J.D. Power and Associates.
The Honda CR-V's body is designed to contribute to high fuel efficiency and vehicle safety while enhancing the functional and refined aspects of this entry-level SUV. The CR-V has an aggressive and aerodynamic stance with deep sculpting of the bodylines and a bold front fascia. The highly rigid unibody construction combines with lightweight suspension components, noise insulation and aerodynamic features including underbody covers and a rear spoiler to enhance quietness and ride quality.
Large 5-spoke wheels (17-inch alloy for the CR-V EX and EX-L, and 16-inch steel for the CR-V LX) and bold fender flares emphasize the vehicle's dynamic presence and capability. All CR-V models feature an exterior Expanded-View Driver's Mirror that adds an additional 5.5 degrees of visibility at the outer edge of the mirror's field of view, which can assist the driver in detecting other vehicles or road conditions that they might not otherwise see in a conventional mirror.
Interior and Features
The interior of the 2013 Honda CR-V combines a sedan-like driving position with abundant comfort and convenience features, and standout utility and versatility. The CR-V's "small on the outside, big on the inside" packaging is the key to its appeal. The roomy 5-passenger seating layout provides plenty of space to stretch out, front and rear, and there's abundant storage, including a large center console. When it comes to utility, the low cargo floor and lift-over height ease loading, and the innovative Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback can quickly drop the seatback using release levers located near the tailgate opening or via a pull-strap accessible from each rear door.
The CR-V is well equipped with sophisticated instrumentation that includes an average fuel-economy indicator, instant fuel economy, miles-to-empty indicators, an engine oil-life indicator and more. A standard full-color "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID) offers a range of customizable features via fingertip controls on the steering wheel. A multi-angle rearview camera, standard on all models, provides a choice of three different views on the i-MID or navigation screen, offering more visual information for the driver when backing up.
The 2013 CR-V exemplifies the Honda approach to safety. As standard equipment, every CR-V incorporates: VSA electronic stability control system with roll-over sensor; ABS with Brake Assist; driver and front-passenger airbags; side-curtain airbags; front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure helps make the CR-V highly effective at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal crash. A pedestrian injury mitigation design in the front of the vehicle is also included, as are daytime running lights (DRL).
Third-party analysis highlights the CR-V's safety credentials. The CR-V has been named a TOP SAFETY PICK (the highest rating possible) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting vehicle occupants involved in front, side and rear crashes. The rating also factors in standard electronic stability control as well as rollover performance based on ratings in IIHS tests. The CR-V earned the highest-possible score of GOOD in all four ratings, including the rigorous roof-strength test. The CR-V also earned NHTSA's best-possible Overall Vehicle Score of 5-Stars, with 5-Star ratings for the frontal crash safety test and both side crash safety tests1 in all evaluated front and rear seating positions and scenarios.
The CR-V features a sophisticated powertrain that offers a refined balance of versatile performance for city and highway driving and high levels of fuel efficiency for an SUV. All CR-V models are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque (SAE net). In keeping with Honda's proven commitment to the environment, the CR-V engine meets strict California Air Resource Board (CARB) Ultra Low Emission Vehicle-2 tailpipe emissions standards and Federal Tier 2-Bin 5 emission standards.
The engine is paired with a standard 5-speed automatic transmission that works in conjunction with the engine's Drive-By-Wire™ throttle control to smooth shifting action, and Honda's unique Grade Logic Control system can intuitively hold the most appropriate gear on hilly roads, reducing unnecessary shifting. For the all-season confidence of all-wheel drive, the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is available to help access available traction in low-grip driving conditions such as snow, rain and unpaved road surfaces.
The CR-V has an EPA fuel economy rating of 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined (FWD) and a compact SUV-class leading 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined rating for the AWD CR-V. Standard Eco Assist indicates to the driver when the vehicle is being operated in an efficient style via "green" visual cues surrounding the speedometer, and a selectable ECON Mode alters operating characteristics of the vehicle to support an efficient driving style.
In the relatively short time it has been on sale, the fourth-generation CR-V has earned significant recognition. Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com named it a "2012 Best Redesigned Vehicle." According to the editors, the CR-V "boasts greater comfort, improved fuel economy and enhanced dynamics across the range while offering impressive options that include a more sophisticated version of its Real Time AWD."
The 2012 CR-V was ranked number one in Best Retained Value in the SUV $25K–$35K category by Edmunds.com and named one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. The 2012 CR-V was also named the top Compact Crossover SUV in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new vehicle ownership.
Discounts are based off a 2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation and 2013 Honda Civic EX-L with Navigation MSRP plus any added Supplemental Dealer Installed options.
Lease Special for well qualified buyers that qualify for current Honda Financial Services offers.
All offers valid from January 7th 2013 through January 31st 2013. All offers exclude $384.00 closing fee, tax, title and tags. These specials are not valid with any other offer and cannot be combined with any prior deal negotiated before the start date. Not all credit scores will qualify. Must take new car delivery on a vehicle from dealer stock by close of business on January 31st 2013. All added supplemental dealer installed options are extra. See dealer for any further details.
Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.