$21,500 - $22,300
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EX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,500 - $22,300
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21-22 City / 25-26 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC 16-valve I4 engine
  • Multi-point programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI)
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD, grade logic control
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Real-Time 4-wheel drive
  • 4.77 final drive ratio
  • 4.44 final drive ratio
  • Toe-control link independent front suspension
  • Reactive link double wishbone rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P205/70SR15 all-season SBR tires
  • (5) 15" alloy wheels
  • Exterior spare tire carrier w/tire cover
  • Variable pwr rack-and-pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 15.3 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Pwr moonroof
  • Chrome accent grille
  • Dual body-color pwr mirrors
  • Privacy glass
  • Rear splash guards
  • 2-speed intermittent windshield wiper blades
  • Rear intermittent wiper w/washer
  • 2-way rear tailgate/glass hatch combination

Interior Features

  • Reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Driver seat manual height adjustment
  • 60/40 split fold-down reclining rear seatbacks w/adjustable outboard head restraints, center armrest
  • Driver/front passenger armrests
  • Floor mats
  • Front/rear beverage holders
  • Door pocket storage bins
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Dual mode trip odometer
  • Tachometer
  • Low fuel/oil pressure indicator light
  • Maintenance interval indicator light
  • Pwr windows w/auto-up & driver-side auto-down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry system w/rear window release
  • Cruise control
  • Remote rear glass hatch release
  • Air conditioning w/micron air filtration system
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/cassette/6-disc CD changer-inc: (6) speakers
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Removable folding picnic table (26.7"H x 29.9"W x 33.5"L)
  • Retractable center tray table w/cup holder
  • Front/rear grab handles
  • Front/rear map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Cargo hooks
  • Waterproof rear storage well
  • Front/rear accessory outlets

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front 3-point seat belts-inc: automatic tensioning system, adjustable anchors
  • (3) rear 3-point seat belts
  • Rear child seat tether anchors
  • Childproof rear door locks

2002 Honda CR-V Owner Reviews

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A Tale of Two Cars: Beast of a power train. Mediocre passenger compartment

2002 Honda CR-V EX

The review falls into two areas: (1) power train, (2) amenities. POWER TRAIN This car, now 17 years old, has over 200,000 miles on it. In all this time, nothing has ever broken down or needed replacement in the engine, radiator, ignition system, exhaust system, engine electrical, transmission, on-demand 4WD differential, power steering, axles/wheels, or brakes (excluding consumable parts and recommended maintenance). 5 STARS. DRIVER AMENITIES (a) The car's air conditioning system has experienced catastrophic failure on three occasions, costing thousands to repair;; the last failure has not been repaired due to lack of funds. (b) The vacuum-driven airflow routing selectors (e.g., VENT<>RECIRC, airflow output location, etc) have become inoperative, making it impossible to select DEFROST output (to windshield), which is unsafe. (c) The electrical wiring has degraded to where the driver's door can't be operated using the remote (transmitter and receiver are known good); some interior lights no longer come on (bulbs are good); one driver's-door window switch won't operate right-rear window (can be operated by switch below window); etc. 2 1/2 STARS. So, this is a TALE OF TWO CARS: (1) a BEAST of a power train (2) a MEDIOCRE auto body. Unfortunately, repairing the environmental features listed above would cost me well over $6k ' more than the car is worth. FWIW, the car now lives with me in California, but its first 15 years were spent in New Mexico, where it was originally purchased. The NM high-desert environment is hard on cars.

- Bill V

Love my 2002 Honda CR-V-EX

2002 Honda CR-V EX

I purchased my 2002 Honda CR-V in June 2013. 6 years and 25,000 miles of mainly city driving later, it still runs great. This was my first SUV and I really enjoy driving it. Repair costs to date have been modest (approx $1000 per year) with no major repairs to date. There was one Safety Recall in 2017 for the passenger side air bag which was fixed by my local Honda dealer. The body and interior are starting to show the car's age although very minimally (cloth lining is coming loose on driver's side door, left rear caliper replaced due to rust). My mechanic informed me that the transmission will likely need to be replaced in the 1-2 years so I am planning to buying another (used) car in the next 12 months or so. Performance has been really good with quick acceleration and a comfortable ride. Fits 4 adults comfortably and 5 if folks squeeze in. I have always liked the body styling (some say it's a little boxy but that's what I like about it; good cargo room!). The dashboard controls are easy to read although I never liked the vertical gear shift mounted next to the steering wheel. I'm sure that won't be an issue with my next car.

- Allison W

Still safe, sound, reliable after 100,000 miles! What I expect from a Honda.

2002 Honda CR-V EX

I've had my CR-V for 17 yrs. bought it me with 2 miles on it. Currently have 98000 and expect it to lat another 98! I have the Ex With Moonroof, 6 player CD, remote key. It has served me extremely well and I have performed regular checkups. Reliable, easily handled, about 22 mpg highway. Replaced tires twice and serviced brakes and had regular upkeep every 20000 miles, including tune ups. It can be a little boxy in high wind situations and can sway when passing large semi's on a highway. Excellent heating and air, still.

- Susan G

Still going strong with over 200,000 miles!

2002 Honda CR-V EX

My Honda CR-V has been a reliable car over the last 10 years we've owned it. With regular maintenance like oil changes, tires and brakes, the car last about 160,000 miles before had to replace a head gasket. Since that repair, at about 193,000 miles the A/C gave out and had to replace the resistor on the blower motor which was a cheap DIY project. Still driving it at 202,000 miles and going strong. Would definitely recommend this Honda vehicle. It's been a comfortable and reliable vehicle over the years.

- Steven H

Great vehicle love to drive it. Reliable safe.

2002 Honda CR-V EX

I love our car. It is very reliable. Comfortable roomy. No problems that are not routine. Low miles. Tons of lights and outlets. Enjoyable to drive. Easy to fix. Very happy with our Honda. Number one selling vehicles in America right now. Sound system not bad for stock. Six disc CD changer. Going to buy a newer one once we pay off this one. Would recommend this vehicle to anyone and everyone.

- Jamie E

Over 300 thousand miles and still going strong.

2002 Honda CR-V EX

The performance is great, gas mileage good but uses more now its older. I have no major problems of any kind. I have keep up the regular required maintain and believe that has help greatly. It has over 300 thousand miles on it and is still doing great. I would not give it up or change for a different make and model.

- Betty B

230,000 miles and still running

2002 Honda CR-V EX

My car has been passed down from my dad to my brother to me. It has had some problems but considering it has well over 230,000 miles I would say it continues to run well and get me the places I need to go. The radio, AC, windows all still work and create a better, safer vehicle to drive in

- Katie F

It's a good car for trip like camping, hiking and fishing

2002 Honda CR-V EX

It's was perfect when I first got it now about 4 years down the line the car is still running great but sometimes the tires sensor keep popping up that's the only issue I have now but the car is good for small family size and perfect for camping and fishing that what I do on time off.

- bobby O

Its older and I hate it I want a new car.

2002 Honda CR-V EX

I hate the car its just not for me I wished I could own a newer model I have never had a newer model car... But I have 2 kids and bills so maybe one day I can get me a new one... But that is my dream to have a newer car one day all I can do is pray about it and leave it up to god.

- Jason B

Burns oil but reliable car.

2002 Honda CR-V EX

Burns through oil quickly, needing to be added once a month. Good gas mileage and reliable. Not enough windshield wiper speed options, and the speed is marked by 20 not 5. Several options however for heater/air conditioner. The seats are not comfortable for lower and mid back.

- Allison J

Honda CR-Very Good Vehicle

2002 Honda CR-V EX

This car has been very reliable but is quite old so experienced normal wear and tear. In the years I've owned it a driven it past 200,000 miles I've only ever had to do AC repair, brakes, a radiator hose, and oil/tires. It's an excellent and reliable vehicle.

- Allison C

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