Honda CR-V Car Reviews

The Honda CR-V is a small 4x4 that has been in production since 1995. The stylish 5-door, 5-seater is available with a 2.0 litre petrol engine or a 2.2 litre diesel engine, and with a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Price Range: £22,000 - £33,950
Insurance Groups: 24 - 27
MPG Range: 37 - 63
Score: 3.5/5
Practical and reliable
Spacious
Good handling
Not brilliant off-road
A little noisy at high speeds
Style is bland

Latest Honda CR-V Car Reviews:

Honda CR-V 2.0 SE+ 5dr - March 2012
The CR-V is a good, if rather pointless, car. It's fairly nice to drive on the blacktop which is good because it's hopeless off-road. However, if all you want is a five seater family car, why buy a...
Honda CR-V 2.0 SE+ T Auto 5dr - February 2012
The Honda CR-V is a 4x4 that has been designed for use on the road mainly, and this means its suspension is a little softer and more forgiving than those built for regular off road use. The vehicl...
Honda CR-V 2.0 ES-T 5dr - March 2012
The Honda CR-V 2.0 ES-T 5dr is well equipped, comfortable and blessed with Honda's rock-solid reputation for reliability. However, it's pricey to run, dull to behold and uninspiring to drive.
Honda CR-V 2.0 EX with Advanced Safety Pack 5dr - March 2012
The CR-V 2.0 EX with Advanced Safety Pack is a decent soft-roader which offers plenty of practicality, a nice driving experience and superb Honda build quality, all for a reasonable price. It's hop...
Honda CR-V 2.2i-DTEC SE+ 5dr - March 2012
The Honda CR-V 2.2i-DTEC SE+ is a decent car, offering plenty of interior space and relatively low running costs. However, we fail to see the point of the CR-V and if you're just looking for a fami...

Honda CR-V Overview

The CR-V is geared towards providing an enjoyable on-road driving experience. Handling is neat with good road grip, and the steering is light and responsive. The ride is a smooth and refined one, although noise is a little more noticeable at higher speeds. The CR-V delivers an accomplished off-road drive but will not compete with true off-roaders.


The supportive seats are very adjustable, as is the steering wheel, allowing for maximum comfort. Accessibility to the cabin is very good and head and legroom is generous throughout. The boot is just as spacious as the attractive interior, with the option of folding the rear seats forward to create even more space.


There are several levels of trim available, all featuring a decent amount of standard kit. Air conditioning, alloy wheels and steering wheel-mounted stereo controls are all standard, while satellite navigation and a rear-view camera come with the top-spec EX model.

Background

The Honda CR-V was introduced in 1995. It featured a 2.0 litre engine with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car was given a facelift in 1999 and received an upgraded engine.


The second generation CR-V was introduced in 2002. It sported a completely redesigned exterior and received minor updates until it was refreshed in 2005. The refreshed model sported new wheels and headlights.


The third generation of the car debuted in 2007. Engine options were upgraded and it featured many more technological innovations. The car also received excellent crash test ratings.


The fourth generation Honda CR-V has been in production since 2011, with a 2012 release date in Europe.

Summary

The Honda CR-V is a reliable and stylish 4x4 that comes with generous levels of equipment. It features a large interior and makes an excellent family car.

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