The Honda CR-V isn't all that trendsetting for features, although it does keep pace with the market in connectivity and entertainment and have a well-rounded feature set that's not missing any basics. Although the CR-V isn't quite up to snuff on value against some of its rivals, as you do need to step up to the pricier EX-L model in order to get satellite radio or a navigation system.
But Honda hasn't ignored some items that are expected today--like Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and streaming audio. They're both standard on the entire model line, and the control display (i-MID clearly displays information, while you can toggle through its displays from the steering wheel. This system can handle SMS texting (reading and pre-set replying) and has a Pandora app, with the screen capable of displaying cover art, turn-by-turn directions, and trip computer data. You also have the option to display wallpaper (your personal pictures).
Trim levels of the CR-V will be familiar to anyone who's shopped for a Honda in recent years. LX, EX, and EX-L trims span a reasonably wide range of equipment, with the navigation system and rear entertainment system reserved for the top version. At the top of the lineup is a rear entertainment system with seven-inch display, DVD player, wireless headphones, and remote. Those EX-L models also get some upgraded interior trim plus leather upholstery, a ten-way driver’s seat, heated front seats, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, and a higher-power (328-watt) sound system.