Safety, Features & Pricing

In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the CR-V earned the top score, Good, in front-, rear- and side-impact tests. The CR-V's roof-strength score of Marginal, however, is a concern. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the CR-V an overall score of four stars (out of five) in its revamped 2011 crash tests.

Standard safety features include rollover-sensing curtain airbags, antilock brakes, active front head restraints and an electronic stability system. Click here for a full list, and here to see our evaluation of the crossover's child-seat accommodations.

Small crossovers are generally a dependable group, but the CR-V's excellent reliability stands out even in that crowd. The LX's $21,695 starting price is relatively affordable, as small crossovers go. Standard features include power windows and locks, an automatic transmission, air conditioning, cruise control and a CD stereo with an auxiliary MP3 jack. All-wheel drive on any trim runs a reasonable $1,250. Move up the ladder, and you can get a power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, USB/iPod compatibility, heated leather upholstery, a navigation system and a moonroof. A loaded EX-L tops out just under $30,000.

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    Using the Remote Transmitter
    ■ Locking the doors Press the LOCK button. Once: Some exterior lights will flash, all the doors will lock, and the security system sets. Twice (within five seconds after the first pu ...

    Armrest
    Using the Rear Seat Armrest Pull down the armrest in the center seat-back. ...

    Compass Operation
    Compass operation can be affected by driving near power lines or stations, across bridges, through tunnels, over railroad crossings, past large vehicles, or driving near large objects that c ...