2013 Honda CRV in Baton Rouge, LA
The all-new, fourth-generation, Honda CR-V debuted late last year with upscale styling, excellent fuel efficiency, and a host of standard convenience features, making it one of the most fun and functional compact SUVs in America. The CR-V returns for 2013 as an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and is distinguished by a NHTSA 5-star Overall Vehicle Score1. Along the way, it has also earned awards from Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com and J.D. Power and Associates. The 2013 Honda CR-V is one sale now with an MSRP beginning at just $23,625.
Compact on the outside and roomy inside, the CR-V represents an unparalleled balance of size and capability in the entry SUV segment. With its car-like interior comfort, a smooth and quiet ride, plus innovative features, the versatile CR-V is a great fit for families or anyone with an active lifestyle.
The CR-V model lineup carries over for 2013, starting with the exceptionally well-equipped CR-V LX with standard air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink, rearview camera, color i-MID display, remote entry, 160-watt 4-speaker audio system and Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS). The CR-V EX adds a number of features including an upgraded 6-speaker audio system, power moonroof, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The CR-V EX-L builds on the rich content of the CR-V EX by adding more features including a leather-trimmed interior, 10-way power driver’s seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, and a 328-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM® Radio3. Available features for the CR-V EX-L include the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System4 with Voice Recognition™ and FM Traffic, or a DVD Rear Entertainment System5. Real Time AWD (all-wheel drive) with a swift-acting electronic Intelligent Control System™ is available on each model.
The Honda CR-V’s body is designed to contribute to high fuel efficiency and vehicle safety while enhancing the functional and refined aspects of this entry-level SUV. The CR-V has an aggressive and aerodynamic stance with deep sculpting of the bodylines and a bold front fascia. The highly rigid unibody construction combines with lightweight suspension components, noise insulation and aerodynamic features including underbody covers and a rear spoiler to enhance quietness and ride quality.
Large 5-spoke wheels (17-inch alloy for the CR-V EX and EX-L, and 16-inch steel for the CR-V LX) and bold fender flares emphasize the vehicle’s dynamic presence and capability. All CR-V models feature an exterior Expanded-View Driver’s Mirror that adds an additional 5.5 degrees of visibility at the outer edge of the mirror’s field of view, which can assist the driver in detecting other vehicles or road conditions that they might not otherwise see in a conventional mirror.
The interior of the 2013 Honda CR-V combines a sedan-like driving position with abundant comfort and convenience features, and standout utility and versatility. The CR-V’s “small on the outside, big on the inside” packaging is the key to its appeal. The roomy 5-passenger seating layout provides plenty of space to stretch out, front and rear, and there’s abundant storage, including a large center console. When it comes to utility, the low cargo floor and lift-over height ease loading, and the innovative Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback can quickly drop the seatback using release levers located near the tailgate opening or via a pull-strap accessible from each rear door.
The CR-V is well equipped with sophisticated instrumentation that includes an average fuel-economy indicator, instant fuel economy, miles-to-empty indicators, an engine oil-life indicator and more. A standard full-color “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID) offers a range of customizable features via fingertip controls on the steering wheel. A multi-angle rearview camera, standard on all models, provides a choice of three different views on the i-MID or navigation screen, offering more visual information for the driver when backing up.
The CR-V LX comes standard with a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers; the CR-V EX and EX-L have six-speaker systems. The audio system offers impressive connectivity, with a Pandora® internet radio interface (with compatible iPhones) and a convenient SMS text messaging feature (with compatible smart phones) that can read incoming texts aloud through the audio system. The standard Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink™ phone interface offers convenient hands-free calling. Models equipped with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ include FM Traffic, which has no monthly fee. A DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES) with a 7-inch screen and a wireless remote control is available on the CR-V EX-L.
The CR-V features a sophisticated powertrain that offers a refined balance of versatile performance for city and highway driving and high levels of fuel efficiency for an SUV. All CR-V models are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque (SAE net). In keeping with Honda’s proven commitment to the environment, the CR-V engine meets strict California Air Resource Board (CARB) Ultra Low Emission Vehicle-2 tailpipe emissions standards and Federal Tier 2-Bin 5 emission standards.
The engine is paired with a standard 5-speed automatic transmission that works in conjunction with the engine’s Drive-By-Wire™ throttle control to smooth shifting action, and Honda’s unique Grade Logic Control system can intuitively hold the most appropriate gear on hilly roads, reducing unnecessary shifting. For the all-season confidence of all-wheel drive, the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is available to help access available traction in low-grip driving conditions such as snow, rain and unpaved road surfaces.
The CR-V has an EPA fuel economy6 rating of 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined (FWD) and a compact SUV-class leading 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined rating for the AWD CR-V. Standard Eco Assist indicates to the driver when the vehicle is being operated in an efficient style via “green” visual cues surrounding the speedometer, and a selectable ECON Mode alters operating characteristics of the vehicle to support an efficient driving style.
The 2013 CR-V exemplifies the Honda approach to safety. As standard equipment, every CR-V incorporates: VSA electronic stability control system with roll-over sensor; ABS with Brake Assist; driver and front-passenger airbags; side-curtain airbags; front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure helps make the CR-V highly effective at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal crash. A pedestrian injury mitigation design in the front of the vehicle is also included, as are daytime running lights (DRL).
Third-party analysis highlights the CR-V’s safety credentials. The CR-V has been named a TOP SAFETY PICK(the highest rating possible) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting vehicle occupants involved in front, side and rear crashes. The rating also factors in standard electronic stability control as well as rollover performance based on ratings in IIHS tests. The CR-V earned the highest-possible score of GOOD in all four ratings, including the rigorous roof-strength test. The CR-V also earned NHTSA’s best-possible Overall Vehicle Score of 5-Stars, with 5-Star ratings for the frontal crash safety test and both side crash safety tests1 in all evaluated front and rear seating positions and scenarios.
Below you will find an overview of features included in each trim level of the 2013 Honda CR-V:
- 185-hp (SAE Net), 2.4-Liter, 16-Valve, DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine
- Eco Assist™ System
- Hill Start Assist
- Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
- Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
- Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
- Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise, Audio, Phone and i-MID Controls
- Map Lights
- Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat
- 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers
- Pandora® Internet Radio Compatibility
- USB Audio Interface
- MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
- Remote Entry System
- Folding Power Side Mirrors, Including Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
Adding to or replacing features on the 2WD LX:
- 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers
- One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
- Security System
- Fog Lights
- Rear Privacy Glass
Adding to or replacing features on the 2WD EX:
- Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Air-Filtration System
- Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Driver’s Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment, Including Power Lumbar Support
- Leather-Trimmed Interior
- Heated Front Seats
- 328-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers, Including Subwoofer
- XM® Radio
- Roof Rails
2WD EX-L with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System:
- Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic
- Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise, Audio, Phone, i-MID and Navigation Controls
2WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES):
- Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System
Honda Limited Warranty Information
- Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty (years/miles) = 3/36,000
- Powertrain Limited Warranty (years/miles) = 5/60,000
- Corrosion Limited Warranty (years/miles) = 5/unlimited
Additional Limited Warranty Information
- Accessory Limited Warranty – Honda accessories are covered up to 3 years or 36,000 miles.
- Replacement Parts Limited Warranty – Honda Genuine Parts are covered for 1 year. The warranty coverage for replacement parts purchased from and installed by a Honda dealer include parts replacement and labor.
1 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). Vehicles tested under the new program cannot be compared to MY10 and earlier vehicles.
2 MSRP for CR-V LX 2WD excluding tax, license, registration, and options. Does include destination and handling. See Richards Honda for complete details.
3 Required XM Radio subscription sold separately. Subscriptions are governed by the XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com/service terms. Other fees and taxes apply; see XM Customer Agreement for details. Fees and programming subject to change. Service not available in Canada, Alaska, or Hawaii. © 2011 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc.
4 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the CR-V EX-L in the United States, except Alaska. Please see your Honda dealer for details. Certain functions that rely on a satellite signal will not work correctly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions include, but are not limited to, automatic clock updates and time zone adjustments.
5 Rear Entertainment System (RES) not available with Navigation
6 Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.