Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2000 Honda CR-V OVERVIEW
Honda's CR-V was not designed to tackle tough terrain. Honda knows most sport-utilities rarely leave the pavement, let alone venture into real rough stuff. For most of us, a little extra ground clearance and four-wheel traction are enough to satisfy our SUV needs: running family errands, battling winter slush. The Honda CR-V offers utility, car-like driveability and full-time four-wheel drive. These first two are attributes minivans are designed to address and the CR-V offers the usefulness of a minivan.