Honda CR-V SUV
Price £22,000 - £36,200
- Practical interior
- Very comfortable
- Great build quality
- Five-seater only
- Expensive to buy
- 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.