The 2013 Honda CR-V is the pinnacle of what a crossover should be – versatile and totally space efficient. It’s also one of the safest vehicles on the market. It’s likely to meet the needs of any family looking for a vehicle in this segment, especially the price tag.
The backseat is impressively comfortable, but also folds down very conveniently. Open one of the back doors, and with one arm and a simple pull of a strap, the lower cushion tumbles forward into the floor, the headrest angles forward, and the rear seatback flips forward, all tucking nearly behind the front seat, to a completely flat position. With rear seats in use, it has 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space and an astonishing 70.9 cubic feet with them down. Cargo loading is aided by the liftover height being only 23.6 inches. And up front, there's a fantastic selection of cupholders, cubbies, and cargo trays.
Another selling point for families, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2013 Honda CR-V with a five-star crash testing score overall, and in frontal and side impact testing. It also earned “good” scores, the highest available, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For additional safety, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera is an optional upgrade and offers either wide, normal, or top views. These have caused the 2013 Honda CR-V to be a Top Safety Pick.
When considering fuel efficiency, the 2013 Honda CR-V boasts the highest numbers in its class. It is available in several trim levels, ensuring drivers can find one that’s perfect for their family. The highest level EX-L models have available entertainment systems that easily compete with much more expensive luxury vehicles.
*Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.