2021 Honda CR-V vs. Its Competition

2021 Honda CR-V (CR-V Hybrid)
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford Escape is new and steers more car-like; we especially appreciate the hybrid version.

The Chevy Equinox is aging, but still popular.

We like the Honda’s interior better.

The Nissan Rogue is more affordable in many cases, but the Honda’s a classier ride; a new Rogue arrives late in 2020.

RAV4 vs.

CR-V: The two go toe-to-toe for shoppers’ attention and there’s hardly a bad pick.

The RAV4 makes concessions for its style, the CR-V doesn’t make many promises with its looks.

The CR-V is more refined, base RAV4s are better equipped.

The Forester was our Best Car To Buy 2019 and we highly recommend driving it.

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Quick Specs
6.5
The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet.
6.2
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in size and mission—and in price.
6.7
The 2021 Nissan Rogue nudges its way upstream with a more refined ride and more standard features but the powertrain doesn’t take any steps forward.
6.5
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
MSRP From     
$25,350$23,800$26,050$26,350$24,885$24,495
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
LX 2WDFWD 4-Door LFWD SLE FWD (SE)S FWDCVT
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll 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/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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