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Which 2021 Honda CR-V is Right for You?

Which level of trim best fits your needs in a new Honda CR-V?

The 2021 Honda CR-V is one of the better compact SUVs you can buy. Ingredients for the CR-V's recipe for success include a decades-long history of reliability and high resale value, easy and efficient driving manners, practicality, and one of the roomiest interiors in its class. A slight design and feature refresh for 2020 has helped the 5-passenger Honda CR-V compact SUV remain Honda's best-selling vehicle in Canada. And it all comes at a price tag that's digestible to value-conscious buyers.

All 2021 CR-Vs are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine, rated at 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque matched to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Fuel economy estimates are competitive, with front-wheel-drive (FWD) trims scoring a combined city and highway estimate of 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres. In contrast, the all-wheel-drive (AWD) trims are rated at 8.1.

A total of six 2021 CR-V trim levels start with the base $30,270 (all Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices in Canadian dollars) LX-2WD—the only trim available with FWD. Next up is the mid-line $32,770 LX, $36,970 Sport and $38,770 EX-L trims. If you are looking for the most full-featured CR-Vs, there are the top-line $42,070 Touring and $43,870 Black Edition.

Standard CR-V safety systems and driver assists includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist. The Sport and EX-L trims add Honda Lanewatch blind-spot monitoring, while the topline Touring and Black Edition get their own Blind Spot Information system and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor systems.
To help you decide which 2021 Honda CR-V is just right for you, here's a breakdown of the popular compact SUV's trim levels:

2021 Honda CR-V LX-2WD - Starting MSRP $30,270 

Key standard features include:

  • Turbocharged 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel-drive
  • Heated front seats
  • Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • ECON mode button
  • Idle-stop


2021 Honda CR-V LX - Starting MSRP $32,770 

Adds or replaces LX-2WD features:

  • All-wheel-drive
  • Honda Sensing Technologies
  • Auto high-beam


2021 Honda CR-V Sport - Starting MSRP $36,970 

Adds or replaces LX features:

  • Dual exhaust/chrome finisher
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • Power moonroof
  • Roof rails
  • Body-coloured power door mirrors/ integrated turn signals
  • Variable intermittent wipers


2021 Honda CR-V EX-L - Starting MSRP $38,770 

Adds or replaces Sport features:

  • 8-speaker premium audio system
  • Leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Heated rear seats (outboard only)
  • Woodgrain instrument panel trim
  • Satellite radio
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Driver’s seat position memory
  • Front passenger’s seat/4-way power adjustment


2021 Honda CR-V Touring - Starting MSRP $42,070 

Adds or replaces EX-L features:

  • LED headlights
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Dual exhaust/chrome finisher
  • LED fog light/5 LEDs


2021 Honda CR-V Black Edition - Starting MSRP $43,870 

Adds or replaces Touring features:

  • Black Edition-specific leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Instrument panel trim finish / black woodgrain
  • Black Edition-specific 19-inch alloy wheels

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