Honda CR-V 2021
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE28 MPG City / 34 MPG Highway
- ENGINE1997 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
If you're seeking a compact SUV with impressive versatility, know that the 2021 Honda CR-V does just about everything well, which earned it an Editors' Choice award. The two-row Honda provides an attractive and spacious cabin bolstered by bountiful storage solutions that are perfect for pack rats and road trips. While neither of its four-cylinder powertrains—one turbocharged, one hybrid—are especially quick, both have notable fuel-economy ratings. Compared with the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, the CR-V is less entertaining from behind the wheel, but it has a pleasant ride and never feels uncoordinated. It also comes equipped with myriad active-safety features and offers all manner of popular technology. These qualities and a sophisticated appearance make the 2021 CR-V one of the best compact SUVs for small families.
What's New for 2021?
Honda transitions the CR-V into 2021 without making any significant changes.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- LX - $27,625
- EX - $30,135
- EX-L - $32,725
- EX Hybrid - $32,835
- EX-L Hybrid - $35,425
- Touring - $37,425
Touring Hybrid - $38,625
We think the EX Hybrid is the CR-V to get. Not only does it come stocked with popular standard features that include blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it's more refined and fuel efficient than the gas model. While our chosen eco-minded CR-V doesn't offer any options, it comes standard with all-wheel drive.
Features & Options
Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA) ★★★★★
The CR-V earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and it was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Honda also comes standard with a suite of driver-assistance technology to help prevent collisions from happening in the first place. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning
- Standard adaptive cruise control
Honda covers every CR-V with limited and powertrain warranties that are competitive with most other manufacturers. The Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage are the exceptions, besting Honda and company with an unrivaled 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Their limited warranty is significantly better, too.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance