The 2021 Honda CR-V Is the Most Comfortable Compact SUV According to Consumer Reports

Comfort is a big deal for many car buyers these days. It used to be that comfort was a luxury and could only be expected when buying a Bentley or some such fancy-schmancy car. These days comfort has become a major factor that is to be expected at nearly any price point. Consumer Reports just named the 2021 honda CR-V the Most Comfortable Compact SUV furthering the expectation that cost doesn’t have to equal comfort. 

A red 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid parked on a desert road by the mountains
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The 2021 Honda CR-V the most comfortable compact SUV

The Consumer Reports “Most comfortable Compact SUVs” list considers multiple things; space, cabin comfort, and even gas mileage. Gas mileage is key here because this is most people’s reasoning for opting for a smaller SUV rather than a huge three-row. 

2021 Honda CR-V Touring is a compact SUV seen driving in a neighborhood
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Although there are many great options on this list, like the 2021 Subaru Forester and Toyota Rav4 Prime, the 2021 Honda CR-V came out on top as the most comfortable compact SUV. 

Is the 2021 Honda CR-V a good car? 

Consumer Reports says the 2021 Honda CR-V has generous seat room, tons of cargo space and gets 35 mpg overall with the hybrid powertrain. Even the base-model 1.5-liter engine gets an impressive 28 mpg. 

There is so much about the CR-V that deserves praise like this. Small things like wider door openings in the front and back make this compact SUV all the more roomy and comfortable.

Wider doors make it easier to get in and out of, and since it’s an SUV, it also makes getting gear in and out a bit easier. Even the ride is fairly comfortable, considering the stiffer suspension needed to be secure off-road. 

Aside from just the comfy aspects, Consumer Reports loved the 2021 Honda CR-V. The firm suspension makes for a solid and grounded SUV with lovely handling that ensures confidence to its driver. 

Reliability is yet another factor sending the Honda into prime territory. Over the years, the Honda CR-V has experienced very few significant reliability issues resulting in a rating of 4 / 5 on predicted reliability from Consumer Reports. 

Consumer Reports ranked the CR-V high across the board

Consumer Reports called the 2021 Honda CR-V the most comfortable compact SUV in the game and gave it an overall rating of 82/100. This is a strong rating for anything, but for an SUV to get this score is significant. 

The Honda CR-V has had a strong reputation for quite a while now. It earned this reputation for the same reasons CR still loves it. Its commitment to utility as an SUV mixed with its efficiency makes this the CR-V the massive hit it is today.

White 2021 Honda CR-V at an auto show named most comfortable compact SUV by Consumer Reports
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It should come as no surprise that the CR-V topped this list because the CR-V was made specifically to dominate lists like this. It is small, light, and peppy while also having plenty of cargo space and room for passengers to deliver on all aspects of what it means to be a compact SUV.

Not only does it meet these standards, but it delivers even further with things like a quiet cabin, crisp handling, and a refined interior. From every angle, the 2021 Honda CR-V is the most comfortable compact SUV in the game.