2013 Honda CR-V EX-L Automatic Coupe Hybrid AWD 

  • $29k
  • 2.4L Hybrid
  • 22 city 30 hwy
7.6 Out of 10
$28,795
 
The hybrid system now has a lithium-ion battery pack that provides greater voltage, which increases overall horsepower and torque.
by cars.com (Dec, 2012)
Acceleration is fairly strong, thanks in part to the electric motor's assist, which comes in the form of pure torque.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Honda CR-V

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

CR-V EX-L
8.5
RAV4 XLE
8.8
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

CR-V EX-L
8.3
RAV4 XLE
8.2
Fuelly MPG and EPA highway mileage

Air quality

Help the world breathe easier with higher scores.

CR-V EX-L
6.8
RAV4 XLE
7.5
NMOG/mile, carbon monoxide/mile, nitrogen oxide/mile and EPA Smog Score

Climate friendly

Higher scores leave less of an impact on global warming.

CR-V EX-L
6.8
RAV4 XLE
6.8
combined CO2/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

7.6

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

CR-V EX-L
7.6
RAV4 XLE
7.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Honda CR-V

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

CR-V EX-L
7
RX 350
5

EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

CR-V EX-L
$7,937
RX 350
$10,896
Sorento SX
$10,044

Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

CR-V EX-L
40 MPG
Pathfinder SV
19 MPG
RX 350
21 MPG

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

CR-V EX-L
$2,178
RX 350
$2,684

Reviews Word on the street for the Honda CR-V


7.5
The top of the dash wraps around toward the driver, and it's covered in pleasantly soft-touch materials-unlike other, grimmer Honda interiors.

9.1
The front has a forward slope to it, with a large grille that actually cuts into the headlights.

7.6
The LX, EX and EX-L can be fitted with the new Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, while CR-V EX-L buyers can opt to add either the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with a 6.5-inch dash-mounted touch-screen or a DVD-based Rear Seat Entertainment system that features a single 7.0-inch hi-resolution LCD screen that flips down from the headliner.

Overall

8.1 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

Last year, instead of adding a six-speed automatic to the lineup, Honda made the gear ratios taller for the five-speed automatic transmission.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
With combined ratings of 34 mpg (manual) or 37 mpg (CVT), former CRX owners will likely whine that their cars got better mileage than that-which they likely did.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Most of the alternatives to the 2013 Honda CR-V include both a six-speed automatic transmission and direct-injection engines, but the CR-V may seem a little behind the times with its five-speed automatic and lack of DI.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)

Transmission

It retains a five-speed automatic at a time when most rivals have moved to six speeds, and its engine forgoes direct injection.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
The 2013 Honda CR-Z is rated at a combined 37 mpg with the CVT, a respectable number-though far from the highest.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
You can also specify a six-speed manual gearbox, very rare for a hybrid, that makes it sportier to drive but knocks down the mileage to 34 mpg combined (31 mpg city, 38 mpg highway).
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Performance

While 130 horsepower might not sound like much, the broad torque curve makes freeway passing and darting through intersections a breeze.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)
Plus, handling and braking are light-years beyond any mainstream hybrid we've driven.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)
But they also had minimal safety equipment, far fewer features, polluted more, and weighed 700 pounds less.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Handling

All LX models are fitted with 16-inch steel wheels and 215/70 all-season tires, while EX/EX-L versions have 225/65 tires on 17-inch alloy wheels.
by KBB (May, 2013)
For ultimate 4-season security, the 2013 CR-V is available with Honda's Real Time AWD (all-wheel drive) with Intelligent Control System.
by KBB (May, 2013)
In marked contrast to many other vehicles, the upline EX – and particularly the EX-L version – leads the CR-V's resale value index, with all-wheel-drive versions also besting front-drive models.
by KBB (May, 2013)

Interior

There are LX, EX, and EX-L trims, with a navigation system and rear entertainment system reserved for the top version of the EX-L, these versions do get some upgraded interior trim plus leather upholstery, a ten-way driver’s seat, heated front seats, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, and a higher-power (328-watt) audio system with subwoofer.
by The Car Connection (Aug, 2013)
The Tucson is smaller inside and out, and you'll feel it in the cramped interior and firm seats.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
It's also very quiet inside the cabin, even over concrete freeways.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Honda
Body style Coupe
Model year 2013
City range 336 miles
Highway range 459 miles
MSRP $29k
Annual cost $7,937

Manufacturing Emissions

Energy per car made 1,916 kWh/vehicle

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.4L
Air compressor None
Fuel Hybrid
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 4x4

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 11.81 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.01 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 65

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
Airbags
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera Standard
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 71.6 in
Front track width 61.6 in
Height 65.1 in
Ground clearance 6.7 in
Length 178.3 in
Wheelbase 103.1 in
Curb weight 3,529 lb
GVWR 4,564 pounds
Tow weight 1,500 pounds
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 53 ft³
Rear seat room 48 ft³

emissions

EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 7
Carbon monoxide/mile 1.1 g
Combined CO2/mile 343 g
Methane/mile 0.02 g
NMOG/mile 0.04 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.04 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 135 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 2
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas No

power & handling

Max torque 163 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM
Max HP 185 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 19.08 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Wattage 360 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer Yes
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C Standard
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $152
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails Optional
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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