2011 Honda CR-V Review

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The 2011 Honda CR-V is homely, as well as unexciting to drive; yet it's a great minivan alternative on many counts—appealing to practical shoppers with a roomy, versatile interior and top safety ratings.

The Honda CR-V is far from exciting to look at; it's a little bulbous and homely at first glance, and the interior styling isn't much more inspiring. But families looking for practicality, frugality, and versatility—but eschewing minivans—will find a lot to love in this roomy crossover.

While the CR-V used to look more like a mini-SUV, with a boxier appearance, more upright stance, and a spare wheel and tire mounted on the back, its last full redesign made it more in line with the softer crossover vehicles. It could now be considered a more compact alternative to minivans—just with hinged back doors and a slightly more rounded roofline.

Although the CR-V doesn't include paddle-shifters or the like, its 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission are surprisingly responsive. The CR-V isn't exciting to drive, but it handles confidently, and its available all-wheel drive system works together with the stability control system.

Some vehicles this size attempt to cram three rows of seating in, but the CR-V has enough space for five adults in two rows. The back seat folds down for a completely flat loading floor, and in general the interior—with a low loading floor—feels larger and more usable than that of many other compact crossovers.

The CR-V fits virtually all the practical tickboxes on your shopping list. It has for several years been one of the best-rated vehicles of this size for safety, with top crash-test ratings and Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS. And it's been top-rated for reliability as well as for resale value.

One area in which the CR-V is slightly disappointing is features. If you can live with a basic set of standard features, the base LX, or mid-grade EX, can be quite the deal; but in order to get an essential feature like Bluetooth (hands-free)—or a USB interface—you have to opt for the top EX-L model with navigation.

As the Honda CR-V hasn't significantly changed since the 2007 model year, cited reviews are of vehicles for that model year or newer.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
2011 Honda CR-V 4WD 5-Door SE

2011 CRV just some better than the 2000 in some ways.

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The 2011 Honda CRV replaced the 2000 Honda CRV. It offered no timing belt, comparable mileage and more power. It had about the same amount of room. It does not handle as well as the 2000. The interior is... + More »
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Friday, April 10, 2015
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Blind Spots This car needs a seeing eye dog, the seats are like a park bench.

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The car runs great,but you get out on a long trip of 100 miles or more, when you get out you feel like you have been beat with a club. This will be my last Honda.
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Sunday, August 21, 2016
For 2016 Honda CR-V

happy with it

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but for the phone connecctivity everything is ok maybe a little better gas millage!
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