2017 Honda CR-V vs. Its Competition

2017 Honda CR-V Touring
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Honda CR-V competes in what's probably the most contentious segment in the industry: compact crossovers.

Nearly every automaker fields a solid rival and it's hard to go wrong with any choice.

But your shopping list should definitely include the Subaru Forester, which is nearly as space-efficient as the CR-V and gives the Honda a run for its money in terms of value and safety.

But the Subaru is all-wheel drive-only, which may not appeal to those in the Sun Belt.

Hyundai's Tucson is stylish and boasts a refined interior, but its advanced safety tech is expensive.

The same is mostly true for the Kia Sportage, which shares a lot of its underpinnings with the Tucson.

Familiar nameplates like the Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape have fallen behind the times in terms of refinement and packaging, but the Toyota includes automatic emergency braking as standard and the Ford is particularly stylish inside and out.

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Quick Specs
7.8
It's hard to imagine a compact crossover better aligned with the needs of most buyers than the 2017 Honda CR-V.
6.3
The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive.
7.0
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson doesn't live on the cutting edge, but it's an attractive, economical crossover SUV that's worth a spot on your shopping list.
7.0
The 2017 Kia Sportage beefs up its sport-shoe styling—and its hardware—as it tackles the crossover-SUV niche head-on.
7.2
One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.
7.3
There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.
MSRP From     
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Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
LX 2WDS FWDSE FWDLX FWD2.5i ManualLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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