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If you’re on the hunt for a compact SUV, odds are you have the CR-V on your list of vehicles to check out. And why not? The Honda CR-V is a modestly priced compact SUV that’s safe, reliable, and has plenty of great features to offer. But when it comes to this year’s model, how many miles can you actually expect the Honda CR-V to last?

There’s a lot to like about the CR-V

A gray 2021 Honda CR-V Touring
2021 Honda CR-V Touring | Honda

The Honda CR-V has a lot going for it. While it’s on the smaller side, its cabin offers plenty of room for its driver and passengers alike. It also offers pretty impressive fuel economy ratings and, according to Consumer Reports, competent handling.

You can expect this year’s model to come well-stocked with features too. Opt for the base Honda CR-V, which rings in at $25,350, and enjoy standard features like a five-inch touchscreen audio display with Pandora compatibility. Upgrade to a higher-ranking trim level, and the CR-V offers up features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, voice-activated navigation, and wireless device charging.

And when it comes to safety? The CR-V comes equipped to inspire confidence at every turn. It’s standard with safety features such as forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, and road departure mitigation. The IIHS also recognized this year’s model as an IIHS Top Safety Pick. 

How reliable is the Honda CR-V?

2021 Honda CR-V Touring
2021 Honda CR-V | Honda

The Honda CR-V is reliable too. According to Consumer Reports, the 2021 model even earned a four out of five predicted reliability rating. Meanwhile, last year’s model earned a five out of five reliability rating. In fact, according to Consumer Reports’ data, most Honda CR-V models have earned either a four or a five out of five reliability rating. All in all, that’s pretty impressive.

How many miles will a Honda CR-V last?

But how many miles can you actually expect a Honda CR-V to last? While it’s certainly great that the CR-V offers plenty of interior amenities and is known for being both safe and reliable, what’s often equally important to compact SUV shoppers is how many miles a vehicle is actually able to last. Fortunately, when it comes to this year’s model, you can expect it to last a reasonably long time.

According to iSee Cars, which analyzed upwards of 15.8 million cars sold in 2019 to find out which models boasted the highest percentage of vehicles that reached 200,000-miles, 1.1% of CR-V models sold in 2019 reached the 200,000-mile mark. To put that into perspective, that’s 2.8 times greater than the segment’s average. There’s no denying that that’s pretty impressive.

Does this SUV deserve a spot in your driveway?


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But is all of this to say that the CR-V deserves a spot of its own in your driveway? Not necessarily. The CR-V has plenty to offer and, according to iSee Cars’ data, a good number of models sold do reach that 200,000-mile mark. But to find out whether or not the CR-V is a good fit for you, we recommend heading to your local dealership for a test drive.