Used Car: 2013 Honda CR-V Review
The 2013 Honda CR-V trumps other used compact SUVs with its reviewer-praised nimble handling and roomy interior, as well as its excellent reliability rating.
The 2013 Honda CR-V is powered by a four-cylinder engine and has an automatic transmission. Though most reviewers said that the CR-V’s powertrain is fine for most drivers, a few commented that it could use more power in certain situations. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. With front-wheel drive, the 2013 CR-V gets 23/31 mpg city/highway. While that fuel economy is good for the class, reviewers said the CR-V really stands out with its car-like ride and nimble handling, as well as easy maneuverability in tight quarters. The 2013 Honda CR-V has an outstanding reliability rating, and it was named our 2013 Best Compact SUV for Families when it was new.
Test drivers agreed that the 2013 Honda CR-V has a practical interior with plenty of passenger space, though a few thought the materials could be of higher quality. The CR-V has among the best overall cargo capacity in the class, and test drivers were pleased with its abundance of small-item storage as well. Standard features in the 2013 Honda CR-V include Bluetooth, a rearview camera, Pandora Internet radio connectivity and a USB port. Available features include navigation, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, leather upholstery and a power driver’s seat.
Other SUVs to Consider
Reviewers said that the 2013 Mazda CX-5 has sporty performance, and it is one of the few models in the segment available with a manual transmission. The CX-5 also gets slightly better fuel economy than the CR-V, and reviewers like its modern cabin design.
If reliability is a priority for you, consider the 2013 Toyota RAV4. Like the CR-V, it has an excellent reliability rating. It also has slightly more cargo space behind its second row than the CR-V does and gets good fuel economy for the class.