2015 Honda CR-V vs. Its Competition

2015 Honda CR-V

The 2015 Honda CR-V blends the features families want--comfortable seats, lots of space for people and cargo, good safety scores, and a wonderfully clever folding rear seat--into a package that sells well year after year.

It's much less stylish inside and out than the more rakish Ford Escape, which also has excellent handling, but the CR-V gets far better fuel economy in real-world use.

The slightly smaller Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson give up interior space without gaining any gas-mileage benefit, though they drive more like small cars.

Closest to the Honda, in fact, is the latest redesign of the Toyota RAV4, which is also far from stylish, perhaps even less exciting, but also offers good interior space and carefully calibrated trim levels.

Finally, the Chevrolet Equinox wins for its sliding second-row seat, along with refinement, but the design is getting old now and it's neither as versatile nor as large inside as the Honda.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2015 Honda CR-V is neither sporty nor particularly quick, but fuel efficiency is excellent and it prioritizes interior space, earnest practicality, and cleverly chosen features in a way that buyers appear to crave.
7.8
The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is more refined and quiet than many of its competitors, while offering the versatility and value that a budget-conscious family would expect.
8.0
With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise.
7.2
The 2015 Hyundai Tucson is a stylish choice in the compact crossover segment, with solid but unexciting powertrains and a strong feature set.
7.6
The 2015 Kia Sportage is nice to look at and good fun to drive when equipped with the turbo engine; it's proof that crossovers don't have to be uninteresting.
7.4
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a practical crossover with confident handling. Just know that driving enjoyment is not its strong point.
MSRP From     
$23,445$22,120$23,450$21,650$21,900$23,680
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door LFWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door GLS2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door LE (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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