Consumer Reports is known as one of the most relevant and straight-shooting automotive review avenues. They found similarities when comparing the CR-V to Mazda’s CX-5, but only the CR-V is Recommended by Consumer Reports. The Honda CR-V performed well in tests, is reliable in the Annual Auto Survey and performed well in government and industry crash tests.
The Honda CR-V EX is a more family-friendly SUV, with a large backseat, easy access, lots of cargo space, and a comfortable ride. It is notably quicker and more responsive than the CX-5, with a refined drivetrain.
CR’s testers found the CR-V to be functional and easy to live with, if not particularly exciting to drive.
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