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MSRP: $23,320 - $32,770
Invoice: $21,905 - $30,751
MPG: 27 City / 34 Hwy
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Honda CR-V Interior

Reviewers say the 2015 Honda CR-V’s interior is much improved over that of previous models, thanks to nicer materials and textures that make for a more upscale environment. Still, a few critics say the CR-V’s cabin can’t compete with the quality interiors of competitors like the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5. Test drivers say the CR-V’s cabin is roomy and its rear seats are some of the most spacious in the class. They also like its long list of standard and available features.

  • "Inside the five-place cabin, occupants will note improved textures and materials throughout - think premium." -- Autoblog
  • "The interior still feels busy though, because of all the different textures and hues of greys and blacks; you still have the flimsy high-gloss black door panels, which don't quite blend with the matte-finish dash, as well as silver door trim that's rougher than the brushed console trim, which is also different from the chrome door handles. It's a pleasant place to be in, but the tweaks aren't enough to catch up to the quality of the CX-5 or Escape." -- Yahoo Autos
  • "Parked next to the 2015 CR-V, last year's model looks like an exercise in price-cutting. The same is true of the updated interior, where a few tweaks and a splash of better trim combine for an entirely more pleasant environment, including the way in which road noise fades to a murmur." -- Car and Driver
  • "Other interior updates include nicer materials and a slightly revised center stack, and these changes go a long way toward improving the CR-V's previously drab interior." -- Automobile Magazine

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Seating

The 2015 Honda CR-V seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Leather upholstery, heated front seats and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat are available. Test drivers praise the CR-V’s spacious, adult-friendly rear seats. The front seats are also roomy, and drivers can easily find a comfortable seating position, they add. Reviewers also note that additional sound deadening materials keep the CR-V’s cabin quieter than it was in previous model years.

  • "Honda does a superb job giving passengers a genuinely roomy interior with an airy feel. Pillars are pushed out, headroom is ample and even big folks fit in the back." -- Edmunds
  • "For example, extra sound insulation has resulted in a more tranquil cabin. It's not silent, but it is quieter. There's not much road noise in general, but you will hear every bump in a bad surface." -- AutoTrader
  • "Seating is supportive and comfy, with plenty of room for adults both front and back." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Don't let its ‘compact crossover’ designation deter you, as the CR-V's interior is unexpectedly cavernous. Short or tall, thin or wide, drivers and passengers of all stature will find the cabin very comfortable and accommodating, whether they sit in the first or second row." -- Autoblog

Interior Features

The 2015 CR-V comes equipped with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a USB port and Pandora integration. A power moonroof, navigation, a 7-inch touch-screen display, a seven-speaker stereo system, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, forward collision warning with a collision mitigating braking system, lane keeping assist, push-button start and adaptive cruise control are available.

Reviewers are pleased with the amount of standard and optional technology features available in the CR-V. Some also report that the dashboard and center controls have a clean, uncluttered layout.

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  • “Inside, there's a bigger display for the audio and other systems. …” -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Abundant tech features help the CR-V stand out, though: A rearview camera, Pandora interface, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity are standard equipment on all models. These are options on most competitors and, in some cases, not available at all." -- Edmunds
  • "The dashboard flows downwards from either side to the center stack, which features a simple layout with relatively few buttons." -- Left Lane News (2014)

Cargo

The 2015 Honda CR-V has 35.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 70.9 cubic feet of space with the rear row folded, which is one of the largest cargo capacities in the class. Automotive journalists agree that the CR-V’s rear seats, which fold nearly flat with the pull of a lever, make it easy to use its large cargo area. A power liftgate is newly available for 2015.

  • "The CR-V remains near the top of the segment for cargo space and adds convenient features like the ability to drop its split-folding second-row seatbacks via handles in the cargo area. The seatbacks don't fold completely flat, however." -- Edmunds
  • "The rear seats flip-and-fold to ‘almost flat,’ allowing plenty of space for most of what you haul from the home-improvement store." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "All of the competitors in this segment offer a lifting tailgate and folding second-row seats, but a key selling point in the Honda is its very low cargo floor, which eases loading and increases capacity." -- Autoblog
  • "A large center console storage bin provides enough space to stow a full-size purse, while the 37.2 cubic-foot-trunk aft of the rear seats provides enough room to swallow truly bulky items." -- Left Lane News (2014)
Review Last Updated: 10/17/14

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