2013 Honda CR-V


Ranked #8 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$22,795 - $30,295

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Key Spec of 2013 Honda CR-V
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


185 hp @ 7000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

It has plenty of cargo and passenger space

There is no engine upgrade available

No significant changes

Exceptional fuel economy

Manual transmission is not available

An easy-to-use interface

Rear seats can't be moved forward or backward

Best results in crash tests

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

Updated on: May 9, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2013 Honda CR-V is an excellent choice for shoppers looking for a dependable compact SUV with good fuel economy, reasonable pricing, and a lot of standard equipment. Coming off a complete redesign just last year, the 2013 CR-V carries over mostly unchanged. The 5-passenger CR-V's dimensions are modest but Honda's clever packaging offers ample interior room and class-leading cargo space. The Honda CR-V is available for sale in three trim levels: LX, EX, and leather-appointed EX-L. Every model uses a fuel-efficient 185 horsepower 2.4-liter I-4 engine with a standard front-wheel drive. Honda does offer an option for four-wheel drive, making the compact crossover tackle mud and snow efficiently. The 2013 CR-V's handling is remarkably sporty but its five-speed automatic transmission is geared for efficiency.

2013 Honda CR-V For Sale

The 2013 Honda CR-V LX 2WD starts at an MSRP of around $22,795 which will satisfy most shoppers' needs. The more popular choice for used compact SUV buyers is the mid-level EX which starts around $24,895. Moreover, the 2013 CR-V EX's average price is lower than what you will pay for a new compact SUV.

2013 Honda CR-V Buying Advice

The Honda CR-V's fourth-generation spans from 2012 through 2016, with the 2017 model getting a full redesign again. Since the 2013 model received no change, you may get essentially the same vehicle for less money if you opt for the 2012 model. Also, check out the 2015 model which replaced the traditional automatic with a CVT - better mpg ratings than older models.

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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, high 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 CR-V was engineered with the most advanced and high-quality materials in every aspect. The top competitors of the 2013 Honda CR-V compact crossover include Nissan Rogue, Kia Sportage, and Ford Escape. Still, the Honda CR-V's repair history and high re-sale value continue to propel its long-term sales in the States.

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#8 in Compact Suv

#12 in Suv

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LX$22,795 onwards

  • 16-inch silver styled steel Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Parking assist
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio

EX$24,895 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Premium cloth Seat trim
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

EX-L$27,545 onwards

  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim


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Colors and Styles

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

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2013 Honda CR-V is a great compact SUV for those who want performance and reliability in an affordable car. With a standard four-cylinder engine, this Honda's compact SUV provides sufficient power for daily driving needs and hauling the family's cargo. It faces off against other prominent crossovers like the Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, and Nissan Rogue.

The 2013 Honda CR-V must be on the shopper's list if you are in the market for a used SUV. Highly rated, the fourth-generation models have a strong repair history and high resale value. The 2013 model had one recall for a brake shift interlock that may fail and allow the SUV to shift out of park without applying the brake. Moreover, the CR-V's above-average reliability ratings and perfect safety score add more value to the deal.

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Buying Advice

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. 

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The 2013 CR-V models come in three trim levels: LX, EX, and EX-L. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the 2013 CR-V LX 2WD starts at around $22,795, the EX starts at just under $25,000 while the EX-L begins starts at just under $28,500. For a fully-loaded CR-V with navigation, you will have to shell out approx $31,000. Adding an all-wheel-drive will cost about $1,250 extra. 













Key Features

Keyless entry

Adds/upgrades the features of LX trim

Adds/upgrades the features of EX trim


16-inch wheels


Dual-zone climate control


Automatic headlights


Heated side mirrors


LED running lights

Rear privacy glass

Leather upholstery



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

In general, the Honda CR-V LX should satisfy most customers as it offers a decent number of standard features including 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 in the higher EX and EX-L trims.

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Engine and Performance

The 2013 CR-V is a good daily driver with car-like handling and a comfortable ride. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine powers every 2013 Honda CR-V model. It produces 185 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque and comes with a five-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and an all-wheel drive is an available option. For its size, the 2013 CR-V offers a carlike ride and composed handling. The engine offers adequate power for most driving situations but it can use more power on the highway.

On the performance front, the 2013 CR-V EX-L AWD accelerated from 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds and run a quarter-mile in 16.9 seconds. Its composed handling and the carlike ride will appeal to drivers. When properly equipped, the Honda CR-V is rated to tow 1,500 pounds. The crossover has sufficient power for most scenarios, but the engine's noise can be a distraction, and its highway performance could be improved.


2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Kia Sportage

2013 Nissan Rogue







2.4L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.4L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4







5-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed manual



185 hp @ 7,000 RPM

168 hp @ 6,000 RPM

176 hp @ 6,000 RPM

170 hp @ 6,000 RPM


163 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

170 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

168 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

175 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

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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. 

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Fuel Economy

With front-wheel-drive, the 2013 CR-V retuns an EPA estimated 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, which is above-average in the compact SUV class. The all-wheel-drive models get mileage of 22/30 mpg city/highway, just 1 mpg lower than the FWD CR-V models.


Honda CR-V

Ford Escape

Kia Sportage

Nissan Rogue

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MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Capacity





Range (City/highway)

352 / 474 / 398

332 / 468 / 378

290 / 392 / 334

377 / 479 / 406

Comparatively, the Nissan Rogue has the best gas mileage of 28 mpg combined, followed by the Kia Sportage rated at 23 mpg. There is no difference between the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape's fuel tank sizes, both of which hold 15 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline. On the other hand, the Nissan Rogue has the best range of all the vehicles in its class, covering roughly 400 miles in mixed driving conditions. 


The 2013 Honda CR-V is one of the most accommodating SUVs in the class, thanks to its spacious interior, comfortable seating, and class-leading cargo dimensions. The five-seat CR-V's cabin offers supportive front seats as well as spacious rear seats that are good for almost every adult along with 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With rear seats folded, the CR-V offers 70.9 cubic feet of cargo, which is above-average in the class.

The long list of interior features in the 2013 CR-V further adds value in making it a top-rated car in the segment. The base LX and EX trim sports cloth upholstery and a manually-adjustable driver's seat, while the EX-L adds leather, along with heated and power-adjustment features.

The standard interior features include 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.


Honda CR-V

Ford Escape

Kia Sportage

Nissan Rogue

Seating Capacity





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)





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

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

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After the complete redesign last year, the 2013 Honda CR-V looks more elegant and refined than before. Though the new CR-V model has similar dimensions to the previous generation, it looks larger than before. The conservative styling is very similar to that of the previous generation, but the new model is more aerodynamic. It has a steeply-raked windshield and lower roofline than before. The halogen headlamps work fine, but Honda's three-slat grille is the ultimate sign of Honda's style. The base LX model comes equipped with 16-inch steel wheels and 215/70 all-season tires. For bigger 17-inch alloy wheels paired with 225/65 tires, opt for the EX or EX-L variants. 

The CR-V's dimensions allow the compact crossover SUV to offer comfortable seating for five people, as well as 39.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat. The 2013 model is 14.9 feet long with a curb weight ranging from 3,305 pounds to 3,545 pounds depending on the trim and configuration. The right size for busy lifestyles, the 2013 Honda CR-V has an aerodynamic shape that looks sleeker and smarter.


2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Kia Sportage

2013 Nissan Rogue

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Ground Clearance (in.)





Wheelbase (in.)





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

The 2013 Honda CR-V earned a perfect five-star safety rating in the frontal and side crash tests, as well as four out of five stars in the rollover test, conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also, the CR-V received a 2013 Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The 2013 CR-V LX comes with a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Additionally, higher 2013 CR-V models come with advanced safety tech and driver-assistance features. 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 Vs. 2013 Ford Escape

Both the Honda and the Ford are the highest selling cars in the segment and both justify their price well. The crossovers are well-endowed with features and look great. The Honda provides a lot of reliability and a very comfortable interior. It offers a spacious cabin that is bigger than the Escape’s while also carrying more load in the cargo space.

The Honda has a more powerful engine but the Escape posts quicker times. The Honda CR-V packs a lot more when compared to the Escape and is a better overall package. 

2013 Honda CR-V Vs. 2013 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage and the Honda CR-V are the most VFM propositions in the segment but have different approaches. The CR-V takes a very reliable and sophisticated approach with a comfortable interior and a super-refined engine.

The 2013 CR-V is more powerful and fuel-efficient than the Sportage as well. The Sportage does take away some brownie points in cabin space but is annihilated by how well the CR-V packages itself. 

2013 Honda CR-V Vs. 2013 Nissan Rogue

Both the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue are fierce competitors with very similar setups inside. The only difference here remains that the latter uses a 5-speed automatic gearbox while the former utilizes a CVT for better fuel economy.

The Rogue remains quicker on its feet with a slight advantage in the timings and is also more fuel-efficient. It is also more spacious and has a bigger boot. The CR-V gains a lot when it comes to reliability and driving experience with a near-perfect suspension setup and a potent engine under its hood.

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.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr Crossover

engine type

144 cu in

horse power

185 hp @ 7000 rpm


163 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm


5-Speed Automatic


178 in


103 in


69 in

curb weight

3424 lbs


65 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

passenger volume

101.5 cu ft

cargo volume

70.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

23/26/31 mpg

highway range

474.30 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Honda CR-V 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $39,686
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$1,739$1,411$1,079$658$266$5,153
Taxes and Fees$2,455$189$242$169$221$3,276
Total Cost-To-Own$10,406$7,012$6,606$8,119$7,543$39,686
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