2001 Honda CR-V Consumer Review: Going the distance

2001 Honda CR-V - Consumer Review

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LX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Going the distance
By dave on


2001 Honda CR-V LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Bought this car new to use for work. Had heard great things about Honda reliability and despite it's small size, my 6'3, 250 lb. mass fit pretty well. Wise choice. By any objective, practical measure, this has been an outstanding car. I flog it relentlessly and in 163,000 miles it has never let me down. In fact, except for scheduled maintenance items, nothing has ever gone wrong with it. Delivers 21 city and 27 on the road at 75mph, also will plow thru even deep snow effortlessly with it's seamless on demand AWD system. Always has looked a bit weird, but the inherent goodness grows on you. No plans on replacing it as I see no reason why it won't go another 100,000 miles... still runs like new.

Best Features

Build quality, comfort (though it is a little noisy), anvil like reliability, gas mileage.

Worst Features

Quiet the cabin. Actually, I just rode in a new one and they have.
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