2013 Honda CR-V

MSRP $22,795

Ranked #15 in Suv

7.1

Overall Rating

2013 Honda CR-V Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 9, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2013 Honda CR-V is one of the toughest products in Honda's lineup. It undeniably is an exciting SUV that offers the versatility, safety, and comfort that SUV drivers need. A car that is driven for more than just one season and buyers should expect to see amazing gas mileage in this one. The Honda CR-V was engineered with the most advanced and high-quality materials in every aspect. 

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Pros

It has plenty of cargo and passenger space

Exceptional fuel economy

An easy-to-use interface

Best results in crash tests

Cons

There is no engine upgrade available

Manual transmission is not available

Rear seats can't be moved forward or backward

What's New?

No significant changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22795

bodystyle

dr Crossover

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LX$22,795 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Honda CR-V in Basque Red Pearl color
Basque Red Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

8.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2013 Honda CR-V is a great compact SUV for those who want performance and reliability in an affordable car. With a four-cylinder engine, this Honda vehicle will provide sufficient power for any driver. It faces off against other prominent crossovers like the Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, and Nissan Rogue.


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2013 Honda CR-V Features

The 2013 CR-V models come in three trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-L. In general, the Honda CR-V LX should satisfy most customers. Standard features include Bluetooth, keyless entry, USB connectivity, a 4-speaker audio system, and a rearview camera. Compatible smartphones can also access Pandora Internet Radio through the stereo system. The vehicle comes with an upgraded stereo system, satellite radio, and a DVD entertainment system for the rear seats with automatic climate control.

Trim

LX

EX

EX-L

MSRP (Manual)

$23,625

$25,725

$28,375

MSRP (Automatic)

$24,875

$26,975

$29,625

Key Features

Keyless entry

Adds/upgrades the features of LX trim

Adds/upgrades the features of EX trim

 

16-inch wheels

Foglamps

Dual-zone climate control

 

Automatic headlights

Sunroof

Heated side mirrors

 

LED running lights

Rear privacy glass

Leather upholstery

 

Air-conditioning

Six speaker sound system

Heated front seats

 

Tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel

17-inch alloy wheels

Seven speaker sound system

     

Height adjustable driver’s seat

     

6-inch touchscreen

We Recommend

As all trims come equipped with a long list of standard features, we recommend opting for the EX trim with all-wheel drive. This trim has all the features and an upgraded infotainment and safety stuff too. In addition, if you want to explore all Honda has to offer, the EX-L trim would be ideal. 

2013 Honda CR-V Engine and Performance

9.0/10

A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine powers every 2013 Honda CR-V. It produces 185 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. Automatic transmission and front-wheel drive come standard, with all-wheel drive available as an option. CR-V equipped with all-wheel drive sends power exclusively to the front wheels until slippage is detected when power is sent to the wheels that are most traction-oriented.

On the performance front, the CR-V can sprint 0-60 mph in 9.9 seconds and run a quarter-mile in 17.3 seconds. Its composed handling and the carlike ride will appeal to drivers. The CR-V provides sufficient power for most scenarios, but the engine's noise can be a distraction, and its highway performance could be improved.

Model

Honda CR-V

Ford Escape

Kia Sportage

Nissan Rogue

MSRP

$23,625

$23,365

$19,850

$21,155

Engine

2.4L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.4L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed manual

CVT

Power

185 hp @ 7,000 rpm

168 hp @ 6,000 rpm

176 hp @ 6,000 rpm

170 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

163 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

170 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

168 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

175 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

9.9

9.2

9.3

9.5

Quarter mile (mph)

17.3

16.9

17.1

17.3

Top speed (mph)

125

123

128

121

All of the cars listed in the table have inline-4 cylinder engines, and all are reasonably capable, but not quite as powerful as the CR-V. While all of the cars in the segment have similar 0-60 times, the Ford Escape is the fastest. On the other hand, the Kia Sportage is capable of revving up to 128 mph. 

2013 Honda CR-V Fuel Economy

7.0/10

It does not come as a surprise that Honda builds reliable and economical vehicles, and the 2013 Honda CR-V is no exception. Front-drive models are estimated to combine 26 mpg and get 23 mpg in the city/31 mpg on the highway. Vehicles with all-wheel drive drop to 22/30/25. These ratings make it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the segment.

Model

Honda CR-V

Ford Escape

Kia Sportage

Nissan Rogue

MPG (city)

23

22

20

26

MPG (Highway)

31

31

27

33

MPG (Combined)

26

25

23

28

Fuel Capacity

15.3

15.1

14.5

14.5

Range (City/highway)

352 / 474 / 398

332 / 468 / 378

290 / 392 / 334

377 / 479 / 406

This comparison shows that the Nissan Rogue has the best-combined mileage of 36 mpg, followed by the Kia Sportage with 23 mpg. There is no difference between the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape fuel tanks, both of which hold 15 gallons. On the other hand, the Nissan Rogue has the best range of all the vehicles in its class, covering roughly 400 miles. 

2013 Honda CR-V Interior

7.0/10

The CR-V now provides a richer, more comfortable, and luxurious vehicle to drive. With the larger amount of space, the CR-V provides perfect for either a family or an individual. A roomy interior gives you a convenient and comfortable place to travel with your family. It features an array of amenities like cruise control, automatic climate control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with remote controls for audio and temperature, power windows and door locks, adjustable front driver's seat height, and a rear fold-down seat that make every ride smooth and relaxing. 

The five-passenger Honda CR-V has comfortable and supportive front seats, and the second row is spacious enough for most passengers. Cloth seats come standard. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat are available. The CR-V’s interior materials could be nicer; it has a number of hard plastics. CR-V crossover SUV provides comfortable seating for five people, as well as 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded.

Model

Honda CR-V

Ford Escape

Kia Sportage

Nissan Rogue

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.9 / 56.8 / 41.3

39.9 / 56.0 / 43.1

39.1 / 56.7 / 41.4

41.6 / 56.5 / 43.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.6 / 56.4 / 38.3

39.0 / 55.3 / 36.8

38.5 / 55.1 / 37.9

36.6 / 55.9 / 37.9

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

37.2

34.3

26.1

39.3

There is no doubt that the Ford Escape is the most spacious option. In close pursuit are Nissan and Kia. Seating in the Escape's front and second rows is quite comfortable. Cargo space is the strongest suit for the Rogue with 39.3 cu-ft, followed by the CR-V with 37.2 cu-ft. Major interior features include-

  • 10-way power driver seat w/power lumbar
  • Reclining leather heated front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split sliding fold & tumble forward rear seats w/rear heating functionality
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system
  • 4 cargo area tie-down anchors

How intuitive is the 2013 Honda CR-V’s infotainment unit?

Honda's 2013 CR-V is loaded with technology to make driving more enjoyable for the driver and passengers. The CR-V comes with a four-speaker audio system, a USB port, and Bluetooth as standard equipment. A compatible smartphone can also be used with this stereo system to play Pandora Internet Radio. A satellite radio system, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and automatic climate control are available as options.Some other salient infotainment features include:

  • 6-inch touchscreen
  • Honda infotainment system
  • 7-speaker 328W audio system w/subwoofer
  • Bluetooth phone and audio streaming
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Pandora internet radio for iPhone

2013 Honda CR-V Exterior

6.0/10

The 2013 Honda CR-V looks more elegant and refined than before. The CR-V's familiarity brings immediate comfort. The conservative styling is very similar to that of the previous generation. The halogen headlamps work fine, but Honda's three-slat grille is the ultimate sign of Honda style. There is no doubt that the 17-inch rims seem a bit small, and bigger wheels would have accented the overall proportions of the crossover nicely.

CR-V crossover SUV provides comfortable seating for five people, as well as 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded. The right size for busy lifestyles, the 2013 Honda CR-V has an aerodynamic shape that looks sleeker and smarter.

Model

Honda CR-V

Ford Escape

Kia Sportage

Nissan Rogue

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,305

3,515

3,157

3,393

Length (in.)

178.3

178.1

174.8

182.3

Width (in.)

71.6

72.4

73.0

72.4

Height (in.)

64.6

66.3

64.4

66.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.3

7.9

6.8

7.4

Wheelbase (in.)

103.1

105.9

103.9

106.5

The Kia Sportage is without a doubt the most compact car among the four cars in this group, whereas the others are much longer and wider, which makes them heavier. The ground clearance is highest in the Kia Sportage and lowest in the Honda CR-V. The Nissan Rogue is the longest car here and also features the longest wheelbase. Few major exterior features include-

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-on/off
  • Full-length tail lights
  • Powered and heated exterior mirrors
  • Heat-rejecting green-tinted windshield glass
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Roof rails
  • 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels w/all season tires

2013 Honda CR-V Safety

7.0/10

The 2013 Honda CR-V received a perfect five-star rating in the frontal and side crash tests, as well as four out of five stars in the rollover test, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Top Safety Pick status was given to the CR-V by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2013 Honda CR-V comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Additionally, every CR-V model comes with a backup camera. Other notable safety features include:

  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Cruise control
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction Control
  • Available Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2013 Honda CR-V Final Verdict

The Honda CR-V continues to be one of the fastest-selling compact SUVs. It's a highly refined, well-rounded compact SUV with excellent fuel economy and versatility. It offers good comfort, features, and performance for a reasonable price. It's bigger, safer, more refined, physically comfortable, and roomier than before, with the same stellar fuel efficiency. The 2013 model is a bit more refined but remains equally capable off-road. All in all, it is one of the most pleasant vehicles to drive in the segment.