Great car with a weak air conditioner
We decided to down size from our bigger SUV to something a little smaller and more economical as we are now empty nesters. We travel regionally and need an SUV for ground clearance as well as day to day metro driving. We bought a 2013 Honda CRV VTI-L AWD with just over 100k's. It has the 2.4 litre engine and 5 speed auto. The car is easy and light to drive with good quality build and comfortable leather seats. There is ample space front & back and when you drop the back seats they drop flat.
The Engine: This is a strong and reliabl...
Purchased in October 2020.
A few issues
I've had this car for 1.5 years and have done 14,000km and I've had a few issues, the head unit went crazy and started doing random phantom button presses, the head unit was replaced.
The tailgate hatch developed loud squeal from the hatch strut that was replaced, the hatch strut was replaced.
About to take the car back due to high fuel consumption 9.8 l/100km, it has never gone below 9.7 even after 800 km of freeway driving and the emergency braking will sometimes slam the brakes on when the cars sees road markings for a bus ahead
Purchased in September 2019 for $42,000.00.
Too many issues with this car seriously
We bought a crv last year, 2019, as our family car because we were expecting to have our first baby. I consider it a quality car, the look and the feel is premium. I haven’t been using the car much since March this year because of work from home arrangements due to the pandemic. Only time I got to use the car again was last month, November, when my daughter started childcare. Problems started to arise and I immediately noticed a clicking sound when steering the vehicle, doing full turns left or right. It was irritating to hear and most times yo...u feel it on the steering wheel when it occurs. Another major problem I had with this car, which really made me nervous because I was with my daughter at that time, was the transmission failures. I already had two instances wherein the car made loud grinding gear noise and stopped moving while trying to accelerate from a full stop. The last thing I would want is my car breaking down in front of me while I’m with my 1 year old daughter. I had with me the dashcam footage as evidence and I brought the vehicle to the dealership for a diagnostic. Customer service from eastern honda was superb and they even paid for my uber fare, 5/5 stars for you, but I was quite disappointed to hear that the steering noise was from a damaged steering rack because the lubrication had leaked and according to them would take a while (like two months) to get replaced since parts will be ordered from Japan. While transmission issue which I’m really concerned about, they said was a normal issue with a CVT when slowing down to a stop and quickly accelerating... I was like, that is normal really?? If I had known about this cvt trans issue with crvs then I wouldn’t have bought it and just went for a different SUV during that time but this was on me for not doing enough research before purchasing. For someone who wants to buy the latest crv models, it pays to research, consider this as sort of a warning. I might just be one of the unlucky ones to get a lemon but please research before buying a crv so that you are aware of the current issues this car is facing. Believe me you wouldnt want to experience the hassle and stress im getting now.
Purchased in January 2019.
Lots of rattles and lots of features removed compared to overseas models
I have a now 10 month old VTi-LX AWD model. Noticed a couple of months ago a really bad rattle coming from the centre console area. Luckily the service manager at local Honda is from Canada and knew what is was. One of the drivers seat bolts had come undone and was loose in the body. They found it and replaced it with a new bolt and nut. Apparently the seats do not bolt direct into the frame but have a nut and bolt arrangement.
Like other people, there are lots of dashboard/door/engine bay/sunroof noises that can't be traced. When I took...
Purchased in January 2020 for $44,000.00.
Winner on Paper but packed with cluster of issues from parts to customer service to overall quality.
We chose this car because it ticked a lot of boxes on the paper e.g. 7 seats yet medium size, panoramic sun roof, turbo etc. but my experience so far after driving it for 18,000kms in 1.5 years is not too far from 'bad'.
1- Parts and Customer service: We had a cracked wind screen and it took 3 months to get a replacement because of some issues with Honda's production line in Japan and oddly there was no stock anywhere in Australia.
2- Warranty and Customer Service: We noticed moisture in our rear lights this winter and took it to the dealership...
Purchased in June 2019.
Primarily my commuter car (3days a week), but also great to take the family out on weekends. I love the responsiveness of the engine and the feel of the drive which reminds me more of a sedan than a standard SUV. Can't comment on service as yet as it is under 1 year old but so far everything is ticking along nicely with no servicing needs at all.
Purchased in December 2019 at Westpoint Autos for $37,000.00.
Sensors are not functioning
CR-V parking sensors both at the front and rear are not functioning after a year of purchase. Both sensors have gone quiet when parking and one of the rear sensors fell inside because it was not glued well I think. During the first month of service after purchase itself, one of the rear sensors fell off its pocket and the service person fixed it. Parking sensor issues are ongoing for the Honda CR-V I currently own
Purchased in February 2019.
- Verified purchase
Love this car.
I bought this car to travel upon retirement.i did 17,000 kms the first 6 months throughout central Australia.it ran perfectly,good fuel consumption,and everything worked as it should.
I had no need for the roadside assist at all,I did stay mostly on sealed roads,however at times left for unsealed roads.
I use the car almost daily in the city ,for my needs and to help move grandchildren around.
The car is now 12 months,had all its scheduled services With no issues found.
Love this car
Purchased in July 2019 at Dave potter honda for $33,000.00.
Love this car so much
We drive this car daily. We use it around town as well as take it on trips. It is comfortable to drive as well as ride in as a passenger. It is serviced every time it is due and apart from a recent minor recall,we have never had a problem with it.
Purchased in February 2019 at Honda Dealers for $55,000.00.
Welcoming outstanding sevice
To and fro for work on road 30 km everyday
6 days a week
Every 10,000 k no problems ,all good excellent, tyres good Ladies so nice and helpful happy in all with my car and the service
Purchased in January 2020 at Townsville honda.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Family and general home servicing.holidays.health Used every day. Every 10000 kms. Could do with lane assist on the right side and gps speed indicator on the gps screen Good turning circle
Purchased in February 2020 at Burswood Honda for $40,000.00.
Love this car! Nice to drive, nice internal finishes and design. Amazing interior space!
I use it everyday for work, shopping, picking kids from school, camping, interstate travel. Nice exterior and interior design, plenty of leg room for tall people in front and rear seats. Really love it and highly recommend it. Our family has two CRV’s, I have the CRV Vti and my husband has the AWD ( different colours lol!)
We love the cars, we find them good value for money for a Japanese brand.
We bought a full kitchen in IKEA and it fitted perfectly in one CVR , the back seat fold down completely flat! The magic seats only Honda has!
Thank you very much
Very happy with our CRVs!!
Purchased at Rolfe Honda .
All round good car
Since buying this car in February 2019 it has not let me down. It is economical on petrol and very roomy inside. Not a fan of the electronic boot but have now become used to all the other electronic driver assistance (or not so) gadgets. My biggest disappointment is with Honda as I agree with another writer regarding the "Honda Tailored Service" doc. provided to me on the purchase of the car. Why imply verbally and give me a document that shows the price of the yearly service up to 100,000 km when on the first service the price had rise...n. I was provided that first service at the price the document stated but not sure Honda will honour the price next time. So I maybe going somewhere else. The service pricing does not take away that the CR-V is a great family car, but buyer beware with regards to warranty pricing.
Purchased in February 2019.
Great car / good service
Great family run around - used daily both long & short distance trips @ around 25k per year - economical for size of vehicle - Serviced regularly according to log book with Honda dealership - around 50k so far
Purchased in September 2018.
Driving Good Fuel Terrible
Drive to work go visit family and friends going out to places on weekends. We use the car every day. We service the car when it’s due the mechanic says it’s in good working order the only thing I do not like about this car it’s a petrol guzzler.
Purchased in December 2019 at Honda Dealers.
THIS IS PERFECT. GREAT drive.
Commuting to work, service after school such as nanny work and leisure transportation.
I use the car daily. I have only had the car serviced once for the complimentary service for a new car. No issues with the car at this point.
Purchased in January 2020.
It's good but it's still not perfect
I used it for working and family transportation every day, we services as manufacture plan or every 10000 kms as it's still new we are waiting to service for 10000 km to see what the Honda mechanic says.
Purchased in January 2008 at Toyota Dealers for $37,000.00.
Love it best car ever
Great family car that handles like a dream, it goes on all kinds of roads surfaces and handles great. It gets serviced ever 10000 km, never skipped a beat, would buy another in a heart beat.
Purchased in January 2019.
Love our CR-V
We are a one car family (kids have left home) so use the CRV for all activities even towing a trailer. We find it economical, powerful when needed (we use the power button when overtaking), spacious and has great luxury appointments. The only thing that lets the car down a bit is the car audio system, it has a few quirks like not always connecting to our iphones for apple car play and it’s brightness control can often get stuck and makes the screen go back and forth between bright and dark until we have to shut the whole thing down. Also the c...ar had a rear main seal Oil leak when we bought it but this was fixed on warranty and is ok now. After previously having a 2005 CRV sport for 14years this is definitely a much better car and we were happy with the old one.
Purchased in March 2019 for $43,000.00.
Questions & Answers
I've just sold my 2016 CR-V VTi Limited edition 2.4l which I loved, so I'm now in the market for a new vehicle.
I'm considering the 2020 CR-V VTi X MY21 with the 1.5 turbo but I'm reading lots of reviews about engine problems , vibrations, oil dilution.
Honda dealer said the issue is only in USA but it is the same engine.
Has anyone had any issues with this vehicle.
Hi David, Thanks for your post on your Honda 2016 CR-V, we are pleased to hear on how much you loved your vehicle. In reference to the oil dilution concern, we would like to offer the following advice;
We have received advice from Honda Motor Japan that last year Honda China issued a local recall action for the CR-V Turbo model manufactured in China. The recall addresses an issue that develops when the vehicle is driven for short distances in very cold environments (such as minus -20c) and the engine does not have time to sufficiently warm up. Under these conditions, the result is that fuel can enter the engine and mix with the engine oil. Please be assured Honda Australia has not received any reports of this condition in this country and in particular, we do not experience such extreme climate conditions in this country. If you have an opportunity, perhaps look at some of the positive reviews that our customers have posted on their CR-V purchase. We hope to have you return to the family.
We have the current generation Honda CRV, topping range with a panoramic roof but only with Apple Car-play, so no Android-auto.
The issue I have is that every day, hot or cold, no matter what time of day; the car's brakes squeal? Has any one experienced this with theirs?
We have complained about this to Honda and they say after each and every service, they have not found this problem. I have also noticed some strange noises with the steering column.
Thanks in advance.
Has anyone have their fuel tank leaked mine is leaking under the car talked to dealer getting towed on Monday.
The CR-V line up starts with the $34,849.00 Vi model, and prices through to the top of the range VTi L7 priced at $48,318.00.
Standard features you’ll find on the base CR-V includes:
- 17 inch alloy wheels.
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 7 inch infotainment display.
- Reversing camera.
- Dual-zone climate control.
- USB ports.
- 522L of boot space, total boot space of 1084L.
You have a choice of two engines:
- 113kW, 189Nm naturally aspirated petrol four cylinder.
- 140kW, 240Nm turbocharged petrol four cylinder.
And, you have a choice of just 2WD or 4WD drivetrains.
Points of Praise:
- Comfortable to drive, as well as to ride in as a passenger.
- Good fuel consumption.
- Reliable with long service intervals of 10,000kms between services.
- A responsive engine, which helps getting the CR-V up to speed and out of tight corners.
- Rear seats fold flat, which meant one of our reviews found it easy to transport a full kitchen set from IKEA.
Honda took home the 2021 Award for its CR-V SUV. Our reviewers reported on how they favour the CR-V’s responsive motor, modest fuel consumption, interior and exterior design.
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.6 L/100km||7 L/100km||7.3 L/100km||7.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||57 L||57 L||57 L||57 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||113kW @ 6500rpm||140kW @ 5600rpm||140kW @ 5600rpm||140kW @ 5600rpm|
|Max Torque||189Nm @ 4300rpm||240Nm @ 2000-5000rpm||240Nm @ 2000-5000rpm||240Nm @ 2000-5000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||1,500 kg||1,000 kg||1,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||600 kg||600 kg||600 kg||600 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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