2014 Honda CR-V Consumer Review: Great Car... but

2014 Honda CR-V - Consumer Review

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Great Car... but
By polarbear14 on


2014 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


Our 2014 CRV is still a very nice, reliable and economical car. We have had a number of Hondas and find them to be a good value.
The CRV has excellent seat comfort and seating position, great visibility, good ride and handles well ... as long as you don't drive aggressively.
The sills are low and there is a lot of front door frame headroom and width - a good thing for over 60's getting in and out.
It has a real key - not a fob and starter button, a good thing.
We just did a 1400 mile trip and got great highway mileage (33+). As with all Hondas, there are minor annoyances that mar an otherwise great car. We considered similar Toyota, Mazda and Subaru models and liked the CRV best overall. There are issues (see below), but all cars have issues. There are not many negatives. A major negative is Honda's boring color choices: gray, gray and more gray - come on, this is not North Korea. The other annoying things is that the cruise control is useless - works very poorly. To sum up, Honda makes great cars, but drops the ball on specific things.

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Climate control
  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost

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By nmark
on 01/22/14 20:10 PM (PST)

My experience with the 2013 CR-V has not been as stellar. 1. Full-beam headlights are so poor they present a road hazard. 2. Fuel consumption in winter has been pathetic, 22 mpg at best and I am not an aggressive driver 3. In winter temperatures 20 degrees or below, cold air appears to penetrate all 4 doors and the heating cannot cope with the cold. 4. No power door for passenger and driver's door is limited in vertical movement. In summary I am very disappointed with the CR-V EXL AWD, it is not a patch on my 2010 Odyssey for features and quality.

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