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Honda CR-V Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 146 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Honda CR-V

  • Underpowered compared to the competition, but still an excellent choice for those wanting a comfortable and versatile mini SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Honda quality, spacious interior, good highway ride.

  • Cons

    Not enough torque, noisy at high speeds, goofy window switch placement.

  • What's New for 2000

    The 2000 Honda CR-V gets a new SE (Special Edition) package that features a leather-lined cabin.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (84 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love my honda

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Vehicle: 1999 Honda CR-V

I purchased my 1999 Honda CRV in Feb. 2008. It had 98,000 miles on it. Other than the timing belt and regular ware and tear it has been an excellent car. I now have 267,000 miles on it!!!! I recommend honda to anyone who asks..both my kids drive a honda and my dad just bought his first honda a year ago!

Excellent reliability, great performance

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Vehicle: 1999 Honda CR-V

Bought this car used two years ago (2012) with about 80k miles on it. It had had the timing belt replaced already, so I felt pretty confident that this car would last a while before any major mechanical failures, and, so far I've been right. Absolutely no problems in the two years I've owned it, just normal maintenance costs, including new tires. I really love how it drives... it's peppy, handles excellently well, and I love driving it in the snow. I sometimes wish it had a bit more power for acceleration, but not often. I typically just drive it at the speed limit and see gas mileage in the low 20s. Overall I've been very happy with the car and don't plan on getting rid of it any time soon!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Best car ever

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Vehicle: 1999 Honda CR-V

Wish they still made them like this. I am the original owner of my '99 honda crv and now have 191,000 miles on it. No major problems...Just put a new radiator on it about two years ago, the old one just had a pin-hole leak. The original battery lasted 9 years and was still okay, but I decided I'd just be safe rather than sorry and replaced it. Only issue I ever had with it was a bad clunking/thunking when going over even small uneven spots...it was a $12 fix and just needed a new bushing where the sway bar end link went in. We change the oil on time, and change the transmission fluid earlier than what it calls for. I've checked valve clearance and they've always been fine.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

206,000 and going strong!!!!

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Vehicle: 1999 Honda CR-V

I have a 1999 CR-V EX with 206,000 miles and and its still going strong. As others have said, adjust the valves every 20K - 30K (or sooner since its so simple to do in less than an hour without much knowledge at all), change your fluids as scheduled (Transmission, motor oil, rear diff oil, etc.) and it will last a long, long time. Even the cloth interors on these cars lasts forever without showing wear. The vehicle is amazingly roomy inside.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great small suv

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Vehicle: 1999 Honda CR-V

I have had my 1999 Honda Suv for 6 years with no problems! It now has 343000 on the clock but still goes like a dream. The AWD for me is great. I have launched my boat in some really awkward places at Jozini dam but the car never let me down. We had a holiday at Pont D' Outo this year and the car had no problems with the sand we didn't get stuck once!!! And those sand roads are bad.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Great little suv but not

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Vehicle: 1999 Honda CR-V

I bought my car 2 years ago with 104k and now have 144k and really havent had any problems with it..just replaced tires and radiator..i needed something bigger for work and this suv was perfect..plenty of room inside..fit 5 ppl often in the car..awd works very well in all conditions, and is quite fun on a little bit of offroading..but you have to be careful with that.. its awd is good but its not 4WD..i didnt have success on the sand but havent tried it often..mpg are about 25mpg combined..my only complain with the car is that the engine is just too weak..yes its why it gets good mpgs but only 146 hp and 133lb ft..its peppy but just needed more power..but honestly its just so practical

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What's New for 2000

The 2000 Honda CR-V gets a new SE (Special Edition) package that features a leather-lined cabin.

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Gas Mileage


  • 20
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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