2015 Honda CR-V

Rating7.7

Ranked #7 in Compact Suv

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$23,445 - $32,895

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Key Spec of 2015 Honda CR-V
fuel economy

27/30/34

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

185 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Excellent fuel economy

Unimpressive powertrain

Revamped exterior styling

Plenty of standard features

Better sound insulation

Spacious Interiors

Revised suspension

Excellent cargo space

New CVT replaces the old transmission

2015 Honda CR-V Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 9, 2022

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The 2015 Honda CR-V ranks at the top of the compact crossover SUV segment, and to keep the CR-V fresh against other top-selling cars like the Toyota RAV4, Honda gave it a major refresh. The 2015 CR-V gets revised exterior styling, more appealing features, and technology, and the 2.4-liter direct-injection engine with continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) now delivers 185 horsepower. Compared to the outgoing model, the 2015 CR-V's new powertrain setup not only delivers more power but better fuel economy as well. Expanding the lineup to four trim levels, the refreshed Honda CR-V adds new top-range Touring trim with premium features and class-leading safety technology. The 2015 CR-V is a family-friendly crossover where all occupants are treated to comfortable and a roomy interior. With ample seating space in both rows, the Honda's five-passenger SUV offers a class-leading cargo space of up to 70.9 cubic feet. Moreover, standard and available tech features in the 2015 CR-V see an improvement over the outgoing model.


2015 Honda CR-V For Sale

The 2015 Honda CR-V LX FWD has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $23,445 and comes decently equipped, making it a value choice. Priced at $25,545, the 2015 CR-V EX adds more interior features such as a moonroof, a LaneWatch blind-spot camera, and heated front seats. For a leather-appointed CR-V, opt for the EX-L which starts from $28,145. The new Honda CR-V Touring priced at $32,895 is the most equipped model and is the best choice for shoppers who want more active safety features such as adaptive cruise control and forward-collision warning with automatic braking, among other features. All models are available with FWD or AWD configuration. The used 2015 Honda CR-V with AWD goes at an average list price of $19,200. Prices range from $16,000 to $23,600 depending on your choice and condition of the vehicle.

2015 Honda CR-V Buying Advice

The 2015 CR-V is a part of the fourth generation that spans from 2012 through 2016 model years. Used compact SUV shoppers should look out for the 2015 model, as it received a major refresh - improved sound deadening, retuned suspension, and handling along with a new CVT transmission. If a fully-redesigned 2017 CR-V falls in your budget, it is the way to go.

2015 Honda CR-V Latest Updates

  • Jun' 23, 2022 : Honda Gives A Glimpse At The Next-Gen 2023 Honda CR-V SUV's Interior After Teasing Its Exterior Read More »
  • May' 26, 2022 : 2023 Honda CR-V Teased, Full Reveal By This Summer Read More »
  • May' 21, 2022 : The Top 10 Cheapest Honda Cars To Buy In 2022 Read More »

The 2015 Honda CR-V is a good compact crossover SUV. It is quite a practical SUV that handles like a small car and comes at an affordable price tag. With its excellent predictable reliability ratings and good fuel economy, Honda aims to offer a fuss-free and pocket-friendly ownership experience to American families. With the 2015 update, the new CR-V's overall driving experience has improved, and so is its value statement. Even the new CVT that replaced the traditional five-speed transmission works to make the ride more enjoyable and comfortable.


Over All Rating

7.7

Out of 10

6.00
9.00
7.90
8.00
8.10
8.00
8.70
6.00
Notable Rankings

#7 in Compact Suv

#9 in Suv


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Trims

LX$23,445 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
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio

EX$25,545 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Premium cloth Seat trim
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

EX-L$28,145 onwards

  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

Touring$31,645 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • Navigation system
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/HD/Satellite

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2014 Honda CR-V
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2014 Honda CR-V EX-L SUV

EX-L

$15,697
Est. $213/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,595 Below market
RMV: $19,292
Columbus, OH
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2014 Honda CR-V
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2014 Honda CR-V EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

$13,900
Est. $188/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,164 Below market
RMV: $17,064
Clinton, IL
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2015 Honda CR-V
5
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $1749018 Jun 2022

2015 Honda CR-V EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT)

$16,990
Est. $230/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,797 Below market
RMV: $20,787
Homestead, FL
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2014 Honda CR-V
19
Price Drop, $1500
Previous Price: $1450018 Jun 2022

2014 Honda CR-V LX

LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

$13,000
Est. $176/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,885 Below market
RMV: $15,885
Glen Burnie, MD
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2016 Honda CR-V
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Price Drop, $2100
Previous Price: $2290010 May 2022

2016 Honda CR-V EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)

$20,800
Est. $282/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,569 Below market
RMV: $25,369
Elizabeth, NJ
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2014 Honda CR-V
19
Price Drop, $1035
Previous Price: $1499521 Jun 2022

2014 Honda CR-V EX

EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

$13,960
Est. $189/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,069 Below market
RMV: $17,029
Alpharetta, GA
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2014 Honda CR-V
19
Price Drop, $600
Previous Price: $1555015 Jun 2022

2014 Honda CR-V EX

EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

$14,950
Est. $202/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,266 Below market
RMV: $18,216
Blue Springs, MO
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2014 Honda CR-V
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Price Drop, $1108
Previous Price: $1354122 Jun 2022

2014 Honda CR-V EX-L

EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

$12,433
Est. $168/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,683 Below market
RMV: $15,116
Gadsden, AL
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2014 Honda CR-V
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2014 Honda CR-V EX

EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

$10,990
Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,327 Below market
RMV: $13,317
Flowood, MS
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Colors and Styles

2015 Honda CR-V in Basque Red Pearl color
Basque Red Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V, yet again proves to be the best seller. With affordable pricing that ranges from $23,445 for the base trim up to $32,895 for the new range-topping Touring trim, the 2015 CR-V brings more attractive styling, noteworthy technology, and the 2.4-liter direct-injection engine with CVT delivers more power and better gas mileage. With four trims on offer, a front-wheel drivetrain is standard while the all-wheel-drive system costs about $1500 more on every trim.

It goes up after rivals such as the Ford Escape and Kia Sportage which are also quite popular in the affordable compact SUV segment.

In case you are looking for your first car, the Used Honda CR-V will be an affordable choice that's cheaper to maintain and easy to live with. J.D. Power gives the 2015 CR-V a reliability rating of three out of five, which is above-average in the class. Also, the CR-V’s five-year estimated costs of ownership which include the cost of gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs come to $19,870, which is slightly below average for the class.


Buying Advice

The EX-L trim which is priced at $28,145 for the front-wheel-drive version, offers the most bang for your buck. It adds many useful as well as convenient features that make the overall experience feel more modern. Most features that are not present in the EX-L can be opted for from the optional features list. 

Features

The Honda CR-V is available in four different variants; LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the 2015 CR-V LX model with front-wheel-drive is $23,445, the EX is $25,545, the EX-L is $28,145 and the Touring is $31,645. All trims offer an option to choose between a front-wheel-drive system and an all-wheel-drive system. All CR-V trims are powered by a 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine that is mated to a CVT.

2015 Honda CR-V Features

Useful features such as a rearview camera, a USB port, hands-free text messaging, Pandora internet radio, and Bluetooth are offered as standard now. The higher trims add features such as a moonroof, navigation, a 7-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker stereo system, satellite radio, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Trim

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP (FWD)

$23,445

$25,545

$28,145

$31,645

MSRP (AWD)

$24,695

$26,795

$29,395

$32,895

Key Features

Keyless entry

Adds or replaces features of LX

Adds or replaces features of EX-L

Adds or replaces features EX-L

 

Cruise Control

Interior cargo shade

Variable speed intermittent wipers

Blind Spot monitor

 

Pandora internet radio

Fog lamps

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Smart device integration

 

Auto-off headlights

Electrochromic rearview mirror (Optional)

Heated front seats

Adaptive cruise control

 

Vehicle anti-theft system

Remote engine start (Optional)

Remote engine start (optional)

Heated front seats

 

Back-up camera

Smart device integration

Driver lumbar

Remote engine start

 

Optional rear parking aid

Heated front seats

Leather seats

Integrated turn signal mirror

For comparison, the base Nissan Rogue S starts around $24,000, the base Toyota RAV4 S is about $23,000, and a base Ford Escape S is just under $24,000. But the difference in standard equipment and available options must be compared before coming to a conclusion.

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Engine and Performance
7.9/10

The 2015 Honda CR-V's direct-injected 2.4 L four-cylinder engine and its continuously variable automatic transmission deliver 185 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft of torque which is adequate for everyday driving. The new CR-V'sdriving experience exceeds the expectations for a utility car. With an update to suspension, wheels, and tires, Honda's new Cr-V model has good handling precision and ride quality.

The new CVT transmission does a good job of handling all that power efficiently but is not good with getting on a quick move. The throttle response feels quick and the power is delivered in a linear fashion. Even at high RPMs, the engine remains silent and retains its refined nature. Thanks to the lightweight construction, the CR-V feels quick for a compact SUV as it can reach 60 mph from a standstill in just 8.5 seconds.

Model

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Kia Sportage

MSRP

$26,795

$27,400

$50,740

Engine

2.4 L I-4

1.6 L I-4

2.4L L4 DOHC 16-valve

Drivetrain

All-wheel-drive

All-wheel-drive

All-wheel-drive

Transmission

CVT

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

185hp

178hp

182hp

Torque

182lb.-ft

184lb.-ft

177lb.-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.5 seconds

9.4 seconds

9 seconds

Quarter mile (mph)

16.7 seconds

N/A

16.5 seconds

Top speed (mph)

117 mph

N/A

130 MPH

In terms of performance, the Honda CR-V beats all its rivals. Its efficient but also more powerful engine in the segment, helps it charge ahead of all its rivals in a straight-line sprint. The Ford Escape, even though more expensive, is the slowest SUV in the segment. Only the CR-V comes with a CVT which means that it is prone to the typical rubber-band effect in comparison to its rivals.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2015 CR-V's fuel economy has significantly improved: the front-wheel-drive models return EPA estimated provides 28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. The AWD models get 27/33 mpg. The light curb weight and the CVT help this Honda achieve such class-leading fuel economy numbers. The 2014 CR-V had EPA numbers of 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway for front-wheel drive and 22/30 with all-wheel drive.

Model

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Kia Sportage

MPG (city)

28

22

19

MPG (Highway)

34

30

26

MPG (Combined)

29

25

22

Fuel Capacity

15.3 gallons

15.5 gallons

15.3 gallons

Range (City/highway)

341/465 mi

320/401 mi

290.7/397.8 mi

With a fuel tank capacity of 15.3 gallons and excellent fuel economy numbers, the new Honda CR-V offers the best range on a full tank. It is followed by the Ford Escape which offers a combined MPG of 25 which is slightly less than the CR-V. This makes it the most pocket-friendly family SUV that you can get in its class.

Interior
8.1/10

The 2015 Honda CR-V’s refreshed interior offers more comfort, features, and seating space this year. The biggest highlight this year is the new CR-V Touring which comes with high-tech interior features and a leather-appointed cabin. The 2015 CR-V's interior has a new audio display, upgrades to certain trim and textures, and added center console along with rear A/C vents. Stepping inside the cabin is an easy affair as the wide-opening doors make it easy entry and exit.

Once on the inside, you will realize that the interior of the CR-V offers more space than most of its rivals. The high seating position helps in providing a good view of the road up ahead even though the rearward visibility is a bit limited. In terms of cargo capacity, the 2015 CR-V offers a class-leading maximum cargo volume in the class, at 70.9 cubic feet. It is a near-perfect ride for a weekend getaway with your family as it can pack in the most luggage without any fuss. It is followed by the Ford Escape which offers slightly less space on the inside, in comparison to the CR-V. The Kia Sportage on the other hand lacks behind all its rivals in terms of space and cargo capacity.

Model

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Kia Sportage

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

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

38/58.6/41.3

39.9/56/43.1

39.1/56.7/41.4

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

38.6/56.4/38.3

39/55.3/36.8

38.5/55.1/37.9

Cargo Capacity to 2nd seat (cu.-ft)

35.3

34.3

26.1

Cargo Capacity to 1st seat (cu.-ft)

70.9

67.8

54.6

The dashboard looks simple but modern with a dual-screen setup. The materials used on the inside are a mix of hard plastics, soft-touch leatherette, and faux wood trims. The best part of the CR-V's cabin is still the seats that provide excellent overall comfort and support. The front seats hold you well into your place and the side bolstering keeps you in one place while taking on sharp corners. While the cushioning is neither too soft nor too hard, the upholstery feels a bit on the cheap side of things. The rear seats offer more than adequate legroom to stretch out with enough storage space to store your knick-knacks.

Major interior features include-

  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry 
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Front reading lamps
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Cruise control

The new Honda CR-V gets a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen that feels intuitive and responsive to use. However, there are occasional lags that we faced during our usage. It still does not support Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and instead gets an in-built navigation system in the range-topping trim. The display is bright enough to remain visible even under direct sunlight.

Some interior feature highlights include:

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Smart Device Integration
  • USB connection
  • HD Radio
  • Rearview camera
Exterior
8.0/10

With an exterior refresh, the new Honda CR-V may still not be a head-turner for many shoppers but it sure does dissolve itself well in the ocean of compact SUVs. However, there are still many sporty elements added to the mix which make the CR-V stylish if not stand out in its class. The 2015 model year offers refreshed exterior styling that brings interest back to Honda's design language. 

At the front, the sharp and angular headlights give an imposing look to the design while the chrome surroundings around the fog lamps help break the monotony. From the side, there is no getting away from the fact that the CR-V is more of an MPV than an SUV. At the rear, the vertically placed tail lamps help break the monotony and keep things on the more subtle side.

Model

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Kia Sportage

Curb Weight (lbs)

3552

3684

4608

Length (in.)

179.4

178.1

174.8

Width (in.)

71.6

72.4

73

Height (in.)

65.1

66.3

64.4

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

7.9

6.8

Wheelbase (in.)

103.1

105.9

103.9

While looks are subjective, the Honda CR-V follows the philosophy of offering simple and sober design rather than cutting-edge in-your-face looks. In comparison, it is the longest but also the lightest SUV in its class. The Ford Escape on the other hand gets the longest wheelbase while the Kia Sportage is the smallest SUV you can get for the price. Few major exterior features include-

  • Rear spoiler
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Rocker Panel Extensions
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Front Fog Lamps

Compare Honda CR-V dimensions with rivals >>

Safety
8.7/10

The 2015 CR-V received four out of five stars overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the CR-V a top score of Good in all five crash tests and named it a Top Safety Pick+ for 2015.

The base LX comes with a rearview camera, while the most advanced safety features are reserved for the top-range Touring trim. Salient safety features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking
  • A rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning 
  • Emergency automatic braking
  • LaneWatch (a passenger-side blind-spot camera)
  • Lane keep assist
Competition
6.0/10

2015 Honda CR-V vs 2015 Ford Escape

In the compact SUV market, the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape are the closest and oldest competitors in the segment. They have combined utility with practicality and carved a niche for themselves. However, when pitted directly against one another, there are minor differences between the SUVs. Compared to the American brand, Honda’s Japanese culture allows it to grant better reliability.

Additionally, it is the more sought-after option when performance and frugality are concerned. So, while the Ford Escape is an enjoyable proposition, the CR-V gains a minor competitive edge.

2015 Honda CR-V vs 2015 Kia Sportage

In all comparable aspects, the Kia Sportage fails to overtake the Honda CR-V. While its performance is praiseworthy in isolation, CR-V’s better acceleration, higher frugality, and larger boot allow it to remain at the helm of affairs.

Additionally, it has a more pliant ride quality. Compared to the Sportage’s cramped rear seats and boring design, the CR-V looks enticing and resonates with comfort. 

Final Verdict

The Honda CR-V is quite practical and a family-oriented family SUV. Its excellent fuel economy and spacious cabin make it a cost-effective as well as a versatile vehicle. Be it going around in the city or taking long-haul trips with your family, the 2015 CR-V can handle it all. The excellent reliability scores also add to the fuss-free ownership experience. Thus, it is for buyers looking for a comfortable SUV that can keep all the family members happy. It is not for buyers looking for an exciting or performance-oriented vehicle in the class.

Check out the new 2022 Honda CR-V >>

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$32895

body style

4dr Crossover

engine type
displacement

144 cu in

horse power

185 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

181 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

2 speed CVT w/OD

dimensions
length

179.4 in

wheelbase

103.1 in

width

71.6 in

curb weight

3624 lbs

Height

65.1 in

Ground Clearance

6.8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

101.5 cu ft

cargo volume

70.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

26/29/33 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Honda CR-V 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$28,602
5 Year Cost To Own
$39,686
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $39,686
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,364$1,948$1,795$2,136$2,054$11,297
Insurance$1,069$1,094$1,100$1,219$1,183$5,665
Fuel$1,573$1,610$1,677$1,704$1,823$8,387
Maintenance$221$786$537$1,905$1,561$5,010
Repairs$-15$-26$176$328$435$898
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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