2014 Honda CR-V Review


In Cars.com's Chicago home base, options abound for our famed deep-dish pizza, but one in particular, Giordano's, stuffs enough universally accessible qualities into its pies to make it a down-the-middle crowd pleaser. Therefore, it's the one out-of-towners always seem to know. Well, the best-selling Honda CR-V is the Giordano's of crossovers, and the 2014 version is no exception. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays touts a sprightly powertrain, improved ride quality, and competitive mileage and cargo space. Could a poor crash-test performance quell buyers' CR-V cravings? Read Mays' review and decide.

2014 Honda CR-V Review

Cars.com photo by Kelsey Mays.

By Matt Schmitz | February 14, 2014 | Comments (7)



"Characteristic of Honda models, the CR-V's seats are supportive, with more generous cushioning than is the automaker's norm"

Kelsey, this is big over-generalization. I am not impressed with Honda sitting. Honda makes seats supportive but too hard. Mazda nailed sitting much better.


Owning one of these puppies tells an inside story.

Honda keeps skimping out on the headlights by using dual beam H4 on these are compromising the visibility during night time or bad weather.
The JDM has HID or projectors. The EU version has quad headlamps. Yet, we are getting the short stick in the US and Canada.


I own a new CRV and it's a great vehicle. Typical Honda quality and reliability, which is to say, top of class. There's a reason why it outsells all it's competitors.


Can't stand the design of the grille or c pillar. Looks like a chickmobile. Rav4 looks more like a man's vehicle.


"Typical Honda quality" - which one is that?


Haters will always be haters largely because they're uneducated and ignorant.

I recently leased 2014 CRV EX 2WD in Canada, the options in terms of selecting the interior and exterior colours are very limited. The seating is not great couple of times found to be noisy from back cushion. Well I dont like the look from rear end as it is totally girlish sorry to girls but much better than gross RAV4 no offense to Toyota. The overall ride is fantastic, love ECO mode as it has enable CRV to run like CIVIC on gas though turn it off on highway to get more power. I traded my worst ride Hyundai 2011 GLS Tucson and always had lot of issues with Tucson from Day one irrespevtive of smooth and powerful CRV which has gadgets to work not to show off as they exists in Tucson. The engine is bit noisy like Tucson and RAV4 but what you expect from Trucks? The interior capacity and redesign in 2012 and later models is perfect to provide lot of room wish Tucson designer learn from Honda from many things rather than promising but not delivering. Honda delivers what they promise 99%. The one push button feature on CRV for extra cargo is great and every one will love it when ever need to load it.

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