2013 Honda CR-V

LX FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 auto trans

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2013 Honda CR-V
2013 Honda CR-V

New For 2013

The CR-V is unchanged for 2013 after a full redesign for 2012.


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.


Front, side, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are ABS, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and stability and traction control.

You'll like:

  • Punchy engine
  • Good ingress and egress
  • Great cargo space/folding seats

You won't like:

  • Transmission has only five gears
  • Predictable styling

Key Competitors For The 2013 Honda CR-V

  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • GMC Terrain
  • Kia Sportage
  • Toyota RAV4
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It appears the Honda CR-V got tired of taking the backseat to the Ford Escape, because in July, the CR-V surpassed the Escape by nearly 5000 units with 27,226 sold. The Toyota RAV4 also had a success story last month as it finally pulled ahead of the Chevrolet Equinox, leaving the GM crossover in fourth with 18,507 sold.
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It appears the Honda CR-V got tired of being second-best for the first three months of this year, as the Japanese CUV snubbed the first position from the Ford Escape with 26,519 units sold in April. Below those two rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox (20,965 units sold) sat comfortably in the third spot once again.
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We wrote and you read. 2012 was a busy year with plenty of notable new metal, which we vetted against the competition time and time again. Below, we have compiled the top 10 most-read comparison tests conducted by Automobile Magazine. Unsurprisingly, the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang make more appearances than any other cars.
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The Honda CR-V climbed to the top of the compact crossover segment in November, with 22,333 units sold. The Ford Escape was in second with 20,970 units and rounding off the top-three spots is the Chevrolet Equinox with 16,821 crossovers going home to customers.
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With the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently upgrading its crash testing and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thinking of doing the same, crash test results are on people's minds. With more than 60 crossovers already on sale – and at least another half dozen coming in the next twelve months – the not-an-SUV, not-a-car, not-a-wagon segment is being closely watched by customers and manufacturers alike.

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2013 Honda CR-V Specifications

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2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
185 hp @ 7000rpm
163 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles. During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer. The dealer will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge. The recall began on May 13, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's campaign recall numbers are S96, S97, and S98.
Potential Units Affected
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
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IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength
IIHS Front Small Overlap

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