Honda CR-V Model Years: Which Ones Should You Get?
The Honda CR-V is one of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market. It combines practicality, reliability, stylishness, and efficiency into one affordable package. As a result, any CR-V you choose will be an excellent choice. However, we wanted to find the cream of the crop.
We scoured sites like US News and World Reports, Consumer Reports, Cars.com, Edmunds, and more, to compile a list of the best years of used Honda CR-V to buy.
The 2015-16 model years for the Honda CR-V are great. They scored top marks for reliability, safety, handling, and interior space. Even the AWD models had excellent fuel economy, with a 26-city/32-highway MPG rating. The 2015 and 2016 models feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). When it comes to downsides, these two years had few complaints. The chief gripes owners had were a stiffer ride quality than previous model years and road noise, which is a common issue for most CR-V models, regardless of the year.
If you’re looking for a cheap vehicle, the 2005-06 model years are excellent options. They have 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 5-speed automatic transmission. They get up to 23-city/29-highway MPG. Now, 15 years later, these models are still hold up. Drivers have praised their smooth engines, reliability, and great fuel economy. They were very few complaints for these model years. The biggest one was, again, road noise. The other notable complaint was the side-swing rear hatch, which can be impractical in some situations.
Interested in a Used Honda CR-V?
Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars, we have a great selection of used Honda vehicles, including the CR-V. And with our certified lifetime warranty, you know that you and your CrossPointe vehicle will be covered. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call.