Review

Honda CR-V SUV

Price  £22,000 - £36,200

Honda CR-V SUV

reviewed by Carbuyer

Pros
  • Practical interior
  • Very comfortable
  • Great build quality
Cons
  • Five-seater only
  • 2WD model is petrol only
  • Not a proper off-roader

The Honda CR-V is a road-biased SUV that is better suited to driving on road than off it. The car has good looks and a classy interior that gets Honda's legendary build quality and lots of equipment to make it a rival for cars such as the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

The interior of the CR-V is spacious, with a big boot, and also has rear seats that fold completely flat at the pull of a handle to offer a flat load area.

The Honda CR-V can be had with a 1.6-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre petrol, but the larger 2.2-litre diesel is the best engine to go for if you want a decent mix of economy and performance. Honda also offers a five-speed automatic gearbox as well as the standard six-speed manual.

The range starts with the basic S model, moves up to SE trim (which has all the equipment you could ever need), while the SR model gets a leather interior, and the range-topping EX has a level of equipment to rival an executive saloon.