While you can easily find sportier and more sophisticated compact crossover SUVs, the 2014 Honda CR-V remains a best seller due to its strong design, ingenious use of space, and good fuel economy. The CR-V's reputation for reliability and strong resale doesn't hurt, either.
This review is for a 2014 Honda CR-V used for in-town daily driving. The car is comfortable, fuel efficient, and easy to drive. It has leather seats with front seat heaters, a roof rack, and a trim package.
Routine maintenance is performed on a regular basis. There have been no major mechanical issues over a four year period, although the battery had to be replaced once.
It does not have a navigation package. However, it does have Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in USB connection, and a separate Audio input jack.
The Bluetooth connectivity feature enables the ability to use a cellular phone for navigation, phone calls, and receiving text messages.
The USB connection is used primarily for charging devices such as cellular phones and tablets. It also keeps devices charged while in use, which provides the ability to use a phone's navigation system. It has a separate auxiliary Audio input port for playing Audio files from external devices using a male-to-male 3. 5 mm Audio cable. This is a nice feature for playing music playlists or Audio books from an external device.
The car is used for short city driving trips most of the time. It has been used for one to three hundred mile trips on occasion with good performance and gas mileage. The econo mode helps with better gas mileage with a small decrease in power performance.
Overall I have been very happy with this car. There have been only two unsatisfactory issues:
1. A defective battery and.
2. Difficulty getting a Bluetooth device to play through the car speakers.
Does the motor run well or not?
The car itself is very comfortable, I chose leather seats and they provide easy clean up and a great ride. I like that the car is a smooth ride. All the bells and whistles are easy to use and its got a bit wider wheelbase than the previous model. My biggest issue with the vehicle is that there always seems to be something that sounds or does strange thing inside the function of the motor, etc. The vehicle shakes, very badly and rattles in the motor when idle. I have had the brakes not function correctly on random occasions which makes me feel not safe, but upon having it checked out, they cannot find anything wrong with the vehicle or the brakes. Sometimes it feels as though it is trying to downshift at times that it shouldn't, like on a freeway. Again, they cannot find anything wrong. So, it seems to be a good car that will run forever, if you can get past the random issues that Honda does not seem to see as issues.
don't expect to much power cause it only has four cylinder engine.
The Honda CR-V is a very affordable and reliable vehicle. The four cylinder engine does not offer to much power especially on inclines. The base model does not come with passenger seat hand rest. It is a very light SUV and sometimes does not handle well on curves and windy driving conditions. On impact it is likely to flip over. The back seats don't have a/c controls and the leg space is limited for tall passengers. The front seats don't come with back storage pockets. The only USB port is inside the middle compartment and have to be opened to access the USB port. Noise reduction in this model is extremely great considering that is it is a basic SUV. The trunk has sufficient room for loading decent amount of goods. Overall it is a great SUV and very practical for city and highway driving. This is my third Honda CR-V and I am very pleased with Its cost ( approximately $24, 000 ).
Watch This: 2014 Honda CR-V AWD on Everyman Driver
Watch This: 2014 Honda CR-V AWD on Everyman Driver
2014 Honda CRV Tips and Tricks Review
Off-Road Review: 2014 Honda CR-V on Everyman Driver
Honda CR-V SUV review - CarBuyer
Compare Models & Key Features
For Sale Near Me
Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.
Moderate Overlap FrontG
Driver-side Overlap FrontM
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
* Optional Safety Feature
Safety Recalls (0)
This Vehicle Has No Recalls
Update ZIP Code
Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price (Used)
Updated weekly, the Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price for used cars is generally the
midpoint of the Fair Market Range. It is Kelley Blue Book's estimate of what a consumer can
reasonably expect to pay this week in their area for this year, make and model used vehicle with
typical miles and configured with their selected options, excluding taxes, title and fees, when
buying from a dealer. It's based on actual used-car transactions, plus data from other reliable
third-party sources as well as market conditions.
Kelly Blue Book® values and pricing are based in part on transactions in your
J.D. Power Ratings Disclaimer
2. J.D. Power’s Power Circles Ratings do not include all information used
to determine J.D. Power awards. See jdpower.com for more information. Your experience may vary. All
information provided by J.D. Power is owned by J.D. Power and is protected by U.S. and international
copyright law and conventions. Reproduction, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the express
written consent of J.D. Power, other than printing copies of the J.D.Power content by site visitors for
their personal use. J.D. Power® is a registered trademark of J.D. Power.
Initial Quality Study: After 90 days.
Write a Review
2014 Honda CR-V
The Car Connection is VehicleHistory.com’s trusted resource for unbiased expert reviews
vehicles you find on our site. If you’re curious about their review process, we
you to read
the “How We Rate Cars” explanation from The Car Connection’s website:
Our reviews are the product of decades of experience from some of the most experienced
automotive writers working today.
Our automotive experts have over 50 years of collective automotive journalism experience
outlets such as Automobile, Car and Driver, Auto Express, Edmunds.com, MSN Autos, more
newspapers across the country including The Chicago Tribune, and more. Now we have
their talents to create a unique type of review that brings the best of the web together
opinion that readers can act on.
Our team of experts drives nearly 200 new vehicles each year between them, including
drives of new vehicles not available to the general public. The Car Connection’s experts
also travel to
the world’s auto shows to learn firsthand about vehicles nearing production.
How We Test Cars
The Car Connection’s experts test-drive completely new models as well as cars that have
substantially updated with new styling, new safety gear, and new engines and
team also drives some models that haven’t seen major changes as needed to refresh their
the car. In nearly all cases, our experts have driven the vehicle in question in its
form, for the
hands-on experience needed to bring you the best advice.
There are a few vehicles that have not been driven by our experts due to availability.
The Car Connection’s reviews bring you the highlights from the most respected sources
Web. In the rare cases where The Car Connection’s team of experts has not recently
will still bring together the consensus opinion from around the Web and update the
get some “seat time” in the car.
What Is The Rating System
We’re rating cars based on Style, Performance, Comfort, Quality, Safety, Features, and
categories start at 5 (average) and go up or down from there.
Style: Points can be earned or lost based on above- or below-average
interior and exterior style;
excellent or poor interior or exterior style; and exceptional (or very poor) style.
Performance: Points can be earned or lost based on powertrain
braking and handling
performance; ride quality; and transmission. An additional point can be awarded (or
exceptional circumstances, i.e. off-road prowess, or supercar credentials.
Comfort: Points can be earned or lost based on comfort in the front
back seats, or third-row
seats (where applicable); good or bad interior storage; and good cargo capacity. Cars,
trucks with significant cargo capacity can earn an additional point.
Safety: Cars with official crash data gain points for a five-star
rating by the NHTSA, or Top
Safety Pick status by the IIHS. Cars with Top Safety Pick+ status are awarded an
those advanced safety features. An additional point is awarded for cars with exceptional
features such as parking assistance, surround-view camera systems, or autonomous-driving
Cars with official crash data lose points for a four-star overall rating by NHTSA,
ratings by the
IIHS, any three-star NHTSA ratings, no standard rearview camera, poor outward vision, or
notes by the IIHS or federal testers. Cars without crash data aren’t given a rating at
Features: Cars with excellent base equipment earn a point above
Extra points can be
added for exceptional available features, good customization options, good infotainment
with screens larger than 5.0 inches, and good warranty or service programs. Cars may
sub-standard or expensive features; bad feature packages; poor relative value; or bad
Green: Cars are assigned a rating based on their EPA-estimated highway
ratings. Plug-in and battery-electric vehicles start at 8. Electric-only cars with a
of more than
250 miles; plug-in electric cars with an EV range of more than 50 miles; or cars with a
equivalent MPGe rating of more than 100 mpg earn a perfect score.
Our rating system better reflects how people look at their cars. We start in the middle,
take away points based on features, usability and driveability. It’s pretty simple!
A clearer path to 10—and 0. Our system is designed to better identify what’s exceptional
Our ratings are reviewed by experts, every week. Editors constantly evaluate every new
make sure we’re giving readers the best information.
We’re asking for discussion. We want to be as transparent as possible, so we’re inviting
discuss our ratings with the experts.
It’s not like grade school. Our ratings go from 1-10 with 5 being an average score. In
past, most of
our ratings have fallen between 6 and 8 and while our new ratings may have lower scores,
mean we like the car any less. An overall score of 5 is average—anything above is better
How Do We Get There?
For most ratings, we start at 5 and work our way up—or down. Cars gain and lose points
feature availability, affordability, comfort, and quality relative to their competition.
Some of our ratings are based on specific criteria. Safety ratings, for example, are
crash data from both of the major U.S. safety organizations. Green scores are calculated
estimates from the EPA.
All of our ratings are open to the public. Wherever possible, we’ll tell you how we’ve
a car and
why we arrived at the score we did.
We’ve added an “N/A” rating. For cars without official crash safety ratings or other
authorities, we’ve removed those numbers from the overall score to give readers a better
that car’s actual performance. We’ll tell you why we’re withholding a score, and we’ll
those in as
those become available.
We’ve factored “Green” into the overall average. We know many readers and shoppers
economy and we’re rewarding efficient cars.
The Car Connection’s experts consult these professional review sources when writing our
Car and Driver
Kelley darkBlue Book
Road & Track
How Often Are Ratings Changed?
We re-evaluate our ratings for new cars at least once a month—if not more.
How Can I Tell If You Recommend A Car?
We’ll tell you! For most models, we’ll identify our picks for powertrain and popular
think are important to buy.
We’re changing our rating system to better serve our readers and start a conversation
on the road today. We take seriously our responsibility to you and we want to be open