The 2021 Honda CR-V is an appealing compact crossover that delights customers at the Berkeley Honda dealer, thanks to its attractive cabin, ample space for passengers and cargo, and outstanding fuel economy. The 2021 CR-V also gets a long list of driver-assist and technology features. And the 2021 CR-V continues to garner exceptional safety scores.
The 2021 Honda CR-V seats five passengers and is offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. There’s also a hybrid model. The CR-V employs a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). According to the Berkeley Honda dealership, front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.
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The CR-V Hybrid’s powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works in tandem with two electric motors to develop a total output of 212 hp and 232 lb-ft. Power is sent to all four wheels through an electronic continuously variable automatic transmission (eCVT). The CR-V Hybrid can run on electricity alone at low speeds.
The 2021 Honda CR-V gets outstanding fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway (FWD) and 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway (AWD)* The hybrid model checks in with 40 mpg city/35 mpg highway.
The automotive media continues to give the Honda CR-V high marks. Car and Driver wrote: “If you’re seeking a compact SUV with impressive versatility, know that the 2021 Honda CR-V does just about everything well. The two-row Honda provides an attractive and spacious cabin bolstered by bountiful storage solutions that are perfect for pack rats and road trips. ... These qualities and a sophisticated appearance make the 2021 CR-V one of the best compact SUVs for small families.”
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Standard features for the base Honda CR-V LX trim include a six-way manual-adjust driver’s seat, automatic climate control, an audio system with four speakers, a 5-inch audio display, Bluetooth and a USB port. Also standard are road departure mitigation, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera and automatic high-beam headlights.
The EX trim comes with a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED fog lights, heated front seats, proximity keyless entry, remote start, a moonroof, heated outside mirrors, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring. Other standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, an extra USB port in the front, and two USB ports in the rear.
The EX-L adds leather seating, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, driver’s seat memory, a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a stereo system with eight speakers, and a universal garage-door opener.
The top-of-the-line Touring trim adds a heated steering wheel, LED headlights, navigation, a hands-free liftgate, automatic wipers, satellite-linked navigation, an audio system with nine speakers, interior ambient lighting and wireless charging.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.