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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Euro NCAP didn't crash test the previous generation CR-V (they only began 4x4 testing in 2002), but for its age the body is strong and all models come with driver and passenger airbags and ABS. All models are fitted with the mandatory immobiliser, but an alarm is an optional extra.

More space inside than your average five-door estate; and the height means that you can take bulky goods, too. Good rear seat space with folding seats and a split rear tailgate.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda CR-V (97-01).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
ES optional equipment
None available

ES Executive equipment

ES Executive standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
ES Executive optional equipment
None available

LS equipment

LS standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
LS optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

West One equipment

West One standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
West One optional equipment
None available