we purchased out 2013 CR-V a year ago.
it has been a solid performer, however the gas mileage for the class of car has a lot to be desired.
We like the roomy interior and the design of the vehicle.
It defintley has the room to take four to five people confortable, and the cargo space.
we use it each weekend to travel back and forth to the NJ Shore.
It has the space to hold everything without any issues.
Compared with my previous vehicle, a 2004 Honda CR-V, the 2013 is VERY disappointing in all aspects EXCEPT fuel economy.
Awesome fuel economy.
With the ECO button activated and reasonable acceleration I get 33-34 miles per gallon highway driving and around 27 mpg in city traffic.
A few neat technological gimmics.
They are NOT necessary and I would not pay extra for them if they were sold separately.
There are two fuel economy meters.
One provides your mpg, as you drive, in a numerical readout in the middle of your speedometer.
The other is a color lighting system surrounding the speedometer.
You can make a game of trying to keep the color fully green, which is optimum for fuel economy.
GREAT rear storage capacity, heated front seats, fog lights and a backup camera.
Since my 2004 model, the body and notably the rear have been redesigned resulting in a SERIOUS safety hazard - reduced rear mirror vision and serious side blind areas.
Loss of front leg room.
Poor seating design.
Poorly placed, poorly designed subwoofer.
Center console instead of far superior fold down table.
Loss of multiple CD changer.
Luxury HVAC system is awful.
I had many more comments and details, but there is inadequate space here for them.
Summary - if you has the old design of CR-V, like my 2004 model, you will NOT be happy with the 2013 except for fuel economy!
6 month old crv doesn't start when its cold. One dealership checked it and said everything was ok. I went to a different dealership when it happened again and they didn't even check it, the guy just leaned back in his chair and said "that's normal, the crv has a small battery". The vehicle also sits lower on the left side than the right side. The dealership looked at it and told us something was definitely wrong with it. They took hours trying to figure it out then told us it was normal when they couldn't find the problem. So far we've had the CRV for 8 months and its been in the dealership several times. The body panels weren't even aligned properly when we bought it.
Rides nice, fuel economy is good, AWD is great in the winter, enough room for camping gear.
The headlights need to be improved, the bright lights are horrible. The left side sits lower than the right side (the dealership said this is common in all crv's but so far I haven't been able to find another like ours). The stereo is no good at all. Goes through 2/3L of oil between changes. Does not start in the cold weather due to a small battery. Could use a power adapter in the rear hatch area, a lighted glove box would be nice. Could use better wipers.
I don't know what's going on with Honda, but it's not as used to be.
Build quality is definitely not up to par.
Bought a brand new CR-V a year ago.
After the first rain, it had a spare tire wheel compartment full of water.
It took dealership 3 tries and an external shop to fix leaking problems. Battery died when weather hit below 0.
This should not happen on a 10 months old car.
Wheel wells have no protective covers.
Dealership told me it was done by design and the bare metal is treated for rust corrosion, but rust corrosion doesn't protect from stones chipping at the paint.
And to top it off, all lug nuts are rusted.
Car is 1 year old!!!
Very, very disappointed!
Better wheel well protection.
Use better quality lug nuts.
Better quality control for water leaks.
We researched vehicles for years and after buying a used 1998 Honda Odyssey and being so impressed by how everything still worked well and was built so well, (unlike our GM vehicles, where everything breaks, ac vents, windows don't work, etc.), we decided we wanted some of that Honda reliability! We wanted a CRV so it would be easier to slip in & out of & still have room for people and my husbands drums when he plays with bands.
It accomodates everything and very well! I often look into other suvs in parking lots to see if they have as much room inside as our CRV and they never do, esp. in back. Other owners of CRVs up to 10 yrs old tell me they love it, no problems ever! It's a joy to own!
Love the color, mountain air, the sharp design, which all the other suv's have now copied! The back-up camera, MP3, usb, etc plugins, spacious interior and cargo area, great gas mileage 26/31, heated leather seats, easy to clean and slide into and out of, zippy acceleration, eco fuel saver button, lots of cup-holding spaces and cubbies for storage, very handy with grandchild aboard.
Beautiful, fun, affordable and most of all, so reliable.
Quiet the road noise. Usually not too bad unless road is rough, but most of them are a little.
Make EX-L more available and affordable.