What is the best year for a used Honda CR-V?

My current car is starting to die on me, and I’ve been wanting to upgrade to something more spacious that’s still affordable. I’ve been looking at the Honda CR-V, but which models are the best to look for?

Macy Fouse · Answered on Jan 17, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The Honda CR-V is one of the most popular compact SUVs for a reason—they’re reliable, affordable, spacious, and smooth. That doesn’t mean every year of the CR-V is worth buying, though. If you’re on the hunt for a pre-owned model, here are the best years for a used Honda CR-V:
Year: 2020 Typical listing price: $23,400 What makes it great:
  • Updated technology
  • Plentiful standard driver assistance features
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Increased cargo space
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Award
Year: 2016 Typical listing price: $16,700 What makes it great:
  • Ride quality
  • Top-notch comfort
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Modern technology
Year: 2021 Typical listing price: $27,300 What makes it great:
  • Voted “Best Compact SUV for the Money” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Boosted cargo space and storage
  • Choice of hybrid model
  • Top safety features
  • Good fuel economy
  • Up-to-date technology
Year: 2005 Typical listing price: $5,400 What makes it great:
  • Affordable
  • More safety features than rivals
  • Good resale value
  • Reliable
  • Great handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
No matter which model you go with, you can rest easy knowing you’re paying less than you would for a brand-new CR-V—and you’re more likely to pay less for your car insurance, too!
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