2014 Honda CR-V

MSRP $23,120 - $30,620

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7.6

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2014 Honda CR-V Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Honda CR-V is a known name in the crossover segment and for all the good reasons. It comes with a good set of features and offers better comfort than its competitors. For 2014, the Honda CR-V has not received any updates and comes with the same performance, comfort, and efficiency. The engine offers good performance but can sometimes feel underpowered on highways.

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Pros

Refined engine 

Many standard features 

Loads of interior space 

Cons

Single engine option 

Only automatic transmission on offer

Lower ground clearance 

What's New?

No major changes for the 2014 model 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23120

bodystyle

4dr Crossover

passenger capacity

5

top speed

124 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

185 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

163 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

5 speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

103.1 in.

length

178.3 in.

width

71.6 in.

height

64.7 in.

curb weight

3305 lbs.

ground clearance

6.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

104.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

70.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

850 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/27/31 mpg

highway range

474.3 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

LX$23,120 onwards

EX$25,220 onwards

EX-L$27,870 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Honda CR-V in Atomic Silver color
Atomic Silver

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

6.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The 2014 Honda CR-V is available in three trims, namely the LX, EX, and EX-L. The staple features of the CR-V like reliability, practicality, and ease of maintenance are present across all the trims. The prices start at $23,120 for the base trim and go up to $27,870 for the top-of-the-line EX-L trim. It faces competition from the likes of Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4.


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2014 Honda CR-V Features

The 2014 Honda CR-V is available in three trim options namely, the LX, EX, and EX-L. It falls in a price range that extends from $23,120 for its base variant and goes up to $27,870 for its top-rack variant. All the trims come with a spacious interior, good cargo capacity, good safety ratings, and above-average reliability ratings. As expected, the list of creature comforts goes up as you climb the trim ladder.

Trims 

LX

EX

EX-L

MSRP

$23,120

$25,220 

$27,870 

Key features 

2.4-L inline-four engine

Adds to or upgrades to the LX trim

Adds to or upgrades to the EX trim

 

Power window, door, and tailgate locks

Fog lights

Heated side mirrors

 

Cruise Control

Rear privacy glass

Roof rails 

 

Tilt and telescopic steering

Retractable cargo area cover 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seat

17-inch alloy wheels

Heated front seats 

 

Hill-start assist 

One-touch panoramic sunroof 

Leather-trimmed upholstery

 

Eco-assist system

Body-colored side mirrors 

SiriusXM radio 

Which trim should you buy? 

We believe that the EX trim offers better value and comes with most of the features of the top trim. The EX trim gets upmarket features like a panoramic sunroof, automatic on/off headlights, a 160W audio system with 6-speakers for better output, a security system, etc. Hence, it's wise to save some bucks and spend it on preventive maintenance of the vehicle.

2014 Honda CR-V Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2014 Honda CR-V comes with only one engine option, which produces about 185 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque from its 2.4L of cubic capacity. It is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and offers reasonable performance. It offers a strong mid-range acceleration and might feel stressed on the highways. We expected a slight power bump for the 2014 model, but you have to make do with what’s available. It comes with an FWD configuration as standard. An optional AWD configuration is available for those looking for more traction.

Models(2014)

Honda CR-V 

Ford Escape 

Subaru Forester

Toyota RAV4

MSRP

$23,120

$23,100

$21,995

$23,550

Engine 

2.4-liter inline 4

2.5-liter inline 4

2.5-liter flat-4

2.5-liter Inline 4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

5-speed Automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power

185 hp @ 7000 rpm

168 hp @ 6000 rpm

170 hp @ 5800 rpm

176 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

163 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

170 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

174 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

172 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

0-60mph (sec)

8.4

9.1

9.0

8.5

Quarter-mile (sec)

16.2

16.9

16.9

16.5

Top Speed (mph)

124

123

125

120

The CR-V is equipped with a slightly smaller engine as compared to its rivals. It does a 0-60 mph sprint in about 8.4 seconds and a quarter-mile drag gets completed within 16.2 seconds. The performance figures are very much in line with what the competition offers. The Toyota RAV4 is the second-best vehicle for performance and offers very similar results as that of the CR-V. The Ford Escape and Subaru Forester are almost the same in terms of performance and offer the same engine cubic capacity.

2014 Honda CR-V Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2014 CR-V is one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the segment. The CR-V comes with a 15.3-gallon fuel tank and offers 23 mpg, 31 mpg, and 26 mpg in the city, on the highways, and in mixed driving conditions, respectively. On a full tank of gas, you can expect a range of 352 miles in the city, 474 miles on the highway, and 397 miles in combined conditions.

Models(2014)

Honda CR-V 

Ford Escape 

Subaru Forester

Toyota RAV4

MPG (city)

23

22

24

24

MPG (Highway)

31

31

32

31

MPG (Combined)

26

25

27

26

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

15.3 gal.

15.1 gal.

15.9

15.9 gal.

Range (city/highway/combined)

352/474/397

332/468/377

382/509/429

382/493/413

The Forester is the most fuel-efficient despite its slightly bigger engine than the CR-V. The CR-V, on the other side, fares quite well in the fuel economy department and is just second to the Forester. The Escape is the least efficient and has the smallest fuel tank, thus resulting in a range lesser than the competition. The CR-V and RAV4 offer the same efficiency, but RAV4 takes an upper hand by offering a better range owing to its bigger fuel tank.

2014 Honda CR-V Interior

7.0/10

The 2014 CR-V can accommodate up to five passengers. The front seats are supportive and comfortable, while the rear row is quite spacious for most people. The LX and the EX trims get cloth upholstery, while the top EX-L trim gets leather upholstery. The cabin is well designed, but extensive use of hard plastics can be a turn-off for many people. The visibility from the driver’s seat is good, and not many blind spots are encountered. Honda has cleverly designed the cubbies to store your necessary stuff without any struggle. 

Models(2014)

Honda CR-V 

Ford Escape 

Subaru Forester

Toyota RAV4

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)

39.9/58.6/41.3

39.9/56.0/43.1

41.4/57/43

39.8/57.3/42.6

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)

38.6/56.4/38.3

39.0/55.3/36.8

39.8/56.5/41.7

38.9/55.4/37.2

Cargo Capacity

37.3 cu-ft 

34.3 cu-ft

34.4 cu-ft

38.4 cu-ft 

The CR-V has a decent amount of cargo capacity, measuring 37.3 cu-ft, which can be extended by folding the rear seat. The RAV4 is more practical and offers better cargo capacity. The rear legroom in the CR-V is decent, but the Forester offers better rear legroom and is maximum in comparison. The Escape and the Forester offer nearly the same cargo capacity. Some of the standout interior features of the 2014 CR-V are:

  • i-MID with 5-inch LCD screen and customizable feature settings
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seat 
  • Remote entry system 
  • Dual-zone climate control (EX-L trim)

How intuitive is the 2014 Honda CR-V’s infotainment unit?

The 2014 CR-V is equipped with a 5.0-inch infotainment display. In our opinion, the screen is small in size, and it can be difficult to view all the settings clearly under direct sunlight. For a good audio experience, the CR-V is equipped with a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 4 speakers. 

With the EX-L trim, the experience gets even better, owing to the presence of a 328-watt 7-speaker audio system. You also get support for SiriusXM satellite radio and navigation system with voice recognition in the EX-L trim. Some features like Bluetooth, AUX, and USB connectivity are standard across all trims. Some of the standout infotainment features of the CR-V are:

  • 160-watt audio system with 4/6 speakers
  • i-MID with 5-inch LCD screen and customizable feature settings
  • XM Radio (EX-L)
  • 328-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 7 speakers, including subwoofer (EX-L)
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition (EX-L)
  • Available Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System (EX-L)

2014 Honda CR-V Exterior

9.0/10

The exterior dimensions of the 2014 CR-V are very similar to the competition. However, it looks more like a typical SUV owing to its design. The front fascia looks sleek with a narrow and smaller grille than usual and sharp multi-reflector halogen headlamps with auto on/off functionality. It also gets DRLs to accentuate the look. The side profile is a simple affair as a character line passed through the door handles. The wheel arches get black cladding on them which offers a rugged SUV look to the CR-V.

Models(2014)

Honda CR-V 

Ford Escape 

Subaru Forester

Toyota RAV4

Curb weight (lbs)

3305 lbs.

3598 lbs.

3366 lbs.

3435 lbs.

Length (in.)

178 in.

178 in.

181 in.

180 in.

width (in.)

72 in.

72 in.

71 in.

73 in.

height (in.)

65 in.

66 in.

66 in.

65 in.

Ground Clearance (in)

6.7

8

8.7

6

Wheelbase (in.)

103.1 in.

105.9 in.

103.9 in.

104.7 in.

The CR-V comes with a 6.7-inches of ground clearance, which is less for its class. The Forester offers a class-leading ground clearance, while the RAV4 offers the least clearance. The Honda CR-V is lighter as compared to the rivals, which aid in good fuel efficiency. Overall, the exterior dimensions of the CR-V are very similar to the competition. Some of the standout exterior features of the CR-V are:

  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Fog lights 
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Roof rails 
  • Heated side mirrors

2014 Honda CR-V Safety

6.0/10

The 2014 CR-V comes with ACE body structure, and it utilizes several connected structural elements to distribute the impact of the frontal collision and ensure the safety of the occupants. The NHTSA has given it an overall 5-star safety rating in various crash tests and the IIHS has also tagged it as “Good” in frontal crash tests. The CR-V is also equipped with brake assist, ABS, and EBD as standard to help the driver while controlling the vehicle. Some of the standout safety features of the CR-V are:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist 
  • TPMS
  • Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure 

2014 Honda CR-V Final Verdict

The 2014 Honda CR-V is a well-rounded package and offers most of the features that a buyer can ask for in this segment. It offers a good interior, better fuel efficiency, reliability, practicality, and many standard features as compared to its competitors. The CR-V also scores well in the safety department, and going by the track record of Honda, it's a must-buy in our opinion.