Honda Civic Ownership Costs and Resale Value


Economy, versatility, and value

Boldly restyled and significantly enhanced for 2015, the new CR-V raises the bar with major updates that delivers greater powertrain performance, added fuel economy and enhanced safety. The end result is more value and fun for our loyal customer base.

“The competition will find it difficult to match the new CR-V in looks, fuel economy, feature content and safety,” declares Kelley Blue Book, “but where it really stands out is value for the money.” Motor Trend editors were “especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 Honda CR-V does virtually everything well.”

Lower costs to maintain than most vehicles in its competitive class.

Discover how the Civic stacks up against its competition. Featuring upscale technology, a roomy interior cabin, ample storage space and versatility, the Honda Civic is the perfect getaway vehicle to take the family on that beach trip or picnic at the local park. With agile handling and an all-around fun-to-drive vehicle package, the Civic is the start of an adventure. Honda doesn’t overproduce to satisfy union contracts, nor does it have excessive year-end rebates that act to undermine its value. Think about it. An automotive manufacturer that has gimmicky year-end sales whereby they substantially cut the cost of their vehicle thousands of dollars undermines the resale value of their product. Honda doesn’t do this! Honda doesn’t have to do so! Its products sell!

2015 Honda CR-V - Edmunds True Cost To Own

Examine the average True Cost to Own® (TCO®) for the Honda CR-V, and compare it to its competitors. The mid-size SUV you want could actually be the least expensive in the long run.

  • In comparison, the 2015 Nissan Rogue S (2.5L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic) costs $38,304 based on a 5-year estimate with 15,000 miles driven per year.
  • In comparison, the 2015 Ford Escape SE 4WD costs $40,001 based on a 5-year estimate with 15,000 miles driven per year.
  • In comparison, the 2015 Hyundai Elantra SE (1.8L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual) costs $31,922 based on a 5-year estimate with 15,000 miles driven per year.
  • In comparison, the 2015 Toyota RAV 4 SUV (LE 2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed automatic) costs $38,304 based on a 5-year estimate with 15,000 miles driven per year.

These factors all explain why the Honda CR-V won Motor Trend’s coveted 2015 Sport-Utility Vehicle of the Year Award and why rated it among the most economical in its class based on its True Cost to Own® calculations.


It’s among the best resale values in its class.

Honda has consistently taken top honors in its class. Our competitors have tried to gain an edge with a lower up-front price, but have you considered the long-haul and looked at the whole picture? Honda vehicles have an established reputation for being lower maintenance and having better resale value giving us a decisive edge over the competition.
2015 Honda CRV LX (2.4L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic) $37,530
2015 Nissan Rogue S (2.5L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic w/Produ. End 12/31) $38,304
2015 Ford Escape SE 4WD $40,001
2015 Toyota RAV 4 SUV  (LE 2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed automatic) $39,066
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The CR-V is notably enhanced with multiple functionality upgrades, including a new configurable center console, new rear console heat/air ventilation ducts, and an available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. A redesigned high-quality and high-tech interior further increases the CR-V’s sophistication.

CR-V Inside and Out

The 2015 CR-V includes easy-to-read instrumentation and, for the first time on CR-V, Honda’s new 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio telematics interface. Noteworthy features include:

  • Display Audio, standard on EX and above trim levels, allows the user to tap, pinch, and swipe – just like on a smart phone or tablet – to control audio and other telematics features, including the available next-generation HondaLink? and the Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System?
  • A full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) that offers a range of customizable features via fingertip controls on the steering wheel.
  • The audio and telematics systems offers a high level of connectivity, including a standard Pandora®11 internet interface and SMS text messaging function, Bluetooth®12 HandsFreeLink® phone interface.

Every CR-V has been refined inside and out. Lean back in the available leather-trimmed seats, and let in a little light through the power moonroof with one-touch control (EX and above.) All this luxury, and you’ll still enjoy room for give, 60/40 split rear seats, and plenty of cargo space.

CR-V Versatility


Awards and Accolades

“The refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V checks all the boxes for compact-crossover shoppers,” declares Automobile Magazine, “and no other competitor offers such a well-rounded package as this more efficient, more refined, and better-equipped CR-V does.”

“Honda’s CR-V is already known for its efficiency and utility,” observes, “and the 2015 CR-V enhances those qualities. The refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V gets a new engine and transmission aimed at further improving efficiency plus new safety, comfort and convenience features. If you’re shopping for a top-shelf compact SUV, the CR-V remains one of your best bets.”

The 2015 Honda CR-V was also the recipient of Motor Trend’s 2015 Sport/Utility of the Year®.

The 2015 Honda CR-V ranks #1 out of twenty-two Affordable Compact SUVs, according to U.S. News and World Report.

2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year