2013 Honda CR-V
There are 4 user reviews for the LX 2WD trim shown below
- Steering wheel-mounted audio controls & back-up camera STANDARD!
- No cargo shelf available for this generation CR-V (actually made my own for under $25)
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Love the new styling cues for this generation CR-V. So far, gas mileage has been exceptional, getting 23 city and 35 highway using the "Econ Assist". Engaged, acceleration is smooth and steady, but if you want to goose it, you need to turn it off. When not in use, it becomes quite peppy with more than enough "oomph" to get you into freeway traffic. Cargo space behind the rear seats is 38 cubic ft and is the same as what we had behind the third row seat in our Oddysey that we traded in order to downsize. We are still able to pack everything we took on vacation last year! All in all, this is a very dependable SUV and I am sold on Hondas!...read morehide
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- Fuel economy = Excellen; affordable, reliable, great look, just perfect!
- The material on the seat was not my first choice, but...
Purchased As New
Overall excellent choice. Most of my cars have been Honda, I had others; nice european cars in the past, but you can't beat the affordability, reliability and overall performance and great warranty. By the way I was given the option to change the seats so I have leather seats (pay very little extra) with my new CR-V LX....read morehide
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- Very good fuel economy, silky smooth ride
- None significant so far
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Fuel economy: real winner here. I am getting more than 33 MPG in mostly-highway driving (90/10 highway/city mix with highway ~68 mph cruise-control in Econ mode). These are real pump-verified numbers as the onboard computer tends to be a little off (mostly on the "optimistic" side). When I do a tank of Gas in mixed 40/60 City/Highway driving I get about 30-31 mpgs. Again - all numbers verified at the pump. I consider these as excellent results, very happy with this. It is significantly better than promised. However, I am in sunny California having driven through the car's first winter so your mileage may vary. I did notice that as the weather is getting warmer - the car's mileage seems to be even improving slightly.
As some people noted, if someone so desires and drives the car on the highway at low speeds (~55 MPH) you can get some truly outstanding numbers - approaching the 40 mpg. I was never able to get this done for anything resembling a full tank so I can't provide conclusive proof but if you follow your mpg indicators you will see that this appears feasible if you can drive like this (I can't).
I have absolutely no idea why people (who don't drive off-road) would choose the AWD and be penalized with inferior fuel economy for each and every mile they drive.
The car drivetrain is silky-smooth, the engine is very quite, it gives you the ride of a luxury car.
Road noise - I have read people complain about this. For me it is NOT a significant issue at all. I think I felt what they are referring to - a somewhat elevated road-noise, mainly noticeable on concrete (not asphalt). What can I say - the car's ride is so smooth, the transmission and engine so well-behaved, the road noise so contained that it is really a none-issue for me.
The LX 2WD is a phenomenal value for your money. The two misses I see with it are: no hand-rest for passenger (really, Honda?) and no heated seats option (I would gladly pay for this). But overall, great value for your money.
Oil change: this was not clear to me so hopefully other readers will find it useful. The car's computer keeps track of your remaining oil life and is supposed to ignite a light when remaining light goes below 15%. So far I have done more than 3000 miles (mostly highway) and I am still at 70% remaining oil life. Looks good.
Power: Again, the source of many complaints in online reviews. My perspective on it is the following, I hear what you are saying but not a major concern of mine. The only time I noticed it was when I took a trip up a steep long incline, the car had to downshift and raise the RPMs to keep the speed I wanted to drive in. IMHO there is plenty of power to accelerate when needed both in the city and on the highway. I realize that there is a trade-off between acceleration and gas mileage and I am willing to accept less acceleration for better mileage. When cruising at ~65 mph the car engine is very relaxed with rpms below 2000 so you have a lot of room to "step on it" if needed....read morehide
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- Better than average fuel economy, roomy, comfortable, Honda reliability
- Preferred styling of previous CRV version
Purchased As New
We researched and tested a bunch of small SUVs and the Honda CRV was the best value for the money. Gas mileage was better than most, it had the most seating and storage space, and it cost less than competing brands. We traded in a 9-year old Accord, which never had any problems, so I am happy sticking with Honda....read morehide
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