Honda CR-V SUV (2012-2018): owner reviews

“The Honda CR-V is a spacious SUV that’s reliable and comfortable, but isn’t quite as desirable as some rivals”

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

69%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 22reviews
  • 30reviews
  • 3reviews
  • 3reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (11 cases)
  • Engine (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics (7 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Engine, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5 turbo

Year of registration

2018

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car but owners manual is virtually unusable due to it's complexity . Very disappointed as I am unable to comprehend it at all.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.2 Dtec SE model

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
I bought the car mainly to tow my 1,500kg caravan which it does easily. When towing it manages 30mpg and on long solo runs it returns 55mpg, or around 48mpg running about. The car has performed effortlessly and to date I have had no problems. I was called upon to pull a Volvo driver's caravan out of a very muddy field, and it did this with ease after a slight wheel spin before the 4 wheel drive switched in. I am hesitant in buying a newer model as I cannot imagine it being any better for my needs; although Honda are renowned for testing their cars before production. It has lots of space, too. If the car doesnt have a good run for a couple of weeks I take it out just to clean the dpf and I always have it serviced by the dealer with so it gets the latest updates. Great car.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Earth Dreams Diesel

Year of registration

2017

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
I previously had a 2014 model CRV with 2.4 diesel engine and covered 150k miles in it. It was far better at 150k miles than this new CRV with "earth dreams" (nightmare!!) engine. It broke down at 867 miles! Had to be towed to dealer! The steering wheel is narrower and silver paint work on steering wheel looks like a 5 year old sprayed it! The ride is now unnerving as it wallows about about like an old tub,. The seats have been shortened at the legs & are very uncomfortable. Oh yes and new "earth dreams" engine has quite a turbo lag when you put the foot down.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6 diesel S model

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
This is my second CRV, I had the first one for ten years and was so impressed I bought a nearly new one registered July 2014. What a mistake. Despite the new car looking very stylish and being comfortable I have been beset by niggles with warning lights on the dash needing to be reset on a regular basis. Worse than that was the clutch judder when starting from cold. Gear selection was a problem too. Power would suddenly drop off as I tried to pull away sometimes. Took the car back to Honda main dealers and when I tried to explain the problems I was patronised by a service reception chap to such an extent I refuse to even have anything to do with the service reception dept at this dealer, I phone the service manager direct. After checking the car over it was decided the car needed a new clutch and flywheel - these only took eight weeks to be delivered!! Not quite what I had expected. Less than a 1000 miles after these defective parts were replaced the clutch judder is back so clearly the problem was not fully resolved. I have persevered with this car since I cannot yet afford to get rid of it - rest assured it will not be for another Honda. I anticipate another clutch assembly will need to be fitted so that will be 3 clutches in under 20k this car has used. There is clearly a problem for Honda to sort out but once the car is out of warranty I wonder who will pay - I already believe I know the answer and it won't be Honda.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Petrol EX

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
1st time buying a Honda Approved car from main dealer. Chose CRV EX Auto. Had an issue with the pre-sale check of very worn brakes, but Honda head office very supportive & helped negotiate dealership contribution to the replacements. I've driven autos for years,it took a while to get used to this auto box as the Honda felt so sluggish up even a mild gradient. But understanding the paddle shifts work better than kick down on this car. The S mode (Sequential, not Sport!) is fabulous for a bit of oomph and using those steering wheel paddles to make the changes bring the car alive and it has excellent acceleration when you need safe, quick motorway overtakes etc. The rest of the time cruising around in D on the box letting it do all the changes for local trips or motorway journeys is great. I'm managing 36mpg from this petrol auto & that's a lot of London driving included, so I think that's good. Steering took a bit of getting used to, car feels a little vague, you have to work with it a bit. Build quality seems very good. I like the seat support and sitting high in an SUV gives clarity, great for reading roads well ahead. Has an advantage that you don't get so dazzled by saloon cars' headlights too. Slightly bumpy ride sometimes. Local Honda dealership seems very efficient. I like the useful rear camera, parking sensors, sat nav: the, dials & knobs all easy to reach. The car is quiet inside and I'm really enjoying it. Boot space with seats up vg. with seats down- cavernous. I like the privacy glass, feels safe to leave an almost invisible grocery bag on the back seat. The big mirrors make the car feel wider than it is, they add about a foot. I've learnt to gauge it now, also, if a humping great truck is heading at you in a narrow space, or a motorbike is weaving closely between stationary cars at lights you can simply 'button' the mirrors to retract for a few seconds, VERY useful.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Seems very reliable so far apart from a glitch with worn brakes from Honda Approved dealership when I bought the car. Honda head office very supportive and helped with dealership agreeing to pay for replacements.
Performance

5 out of 5

For AutoGearbox CRV owners, please get to know the the paddles on the steering wheel , then this rating gets FIVE stars! If you don't, then it only gets 1 star! You can really get sharp acceleration for manoeuvres like safe responsive quick motorway overtaking: In regular D mode using those paddles seems better than kick down, and if you put the gear lever into S mode ( S for Sequential, not Sport) and use the paddles, you really can get a move on if you need to. Based on realising this, the Honda gear box is wonderful.
Running Cost
I do London driving as well as all the other stuff, so for a big car with auto gearbox, averaging 36 mpg petrol seems quite reasonable. I recall a Jaguar dealer once saying "we don't make much profit on the cars, we make it on the servicing" so most dealerships aren't going to be cheap, nor is car ownership.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
no issues to date with the car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
It's Brilliant
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Honda parts are reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
faultless
Running Cost

4 out of 5

what was expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Surprising for Honda it has had failed aircon, failed airbag system, and loose connection of dash instruments

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Doesn't breakdown but the engine management light comes on a regular bases due to low fluids even if the oil/water is a mm below rec level.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

I seem to always putting fuel in it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42.5
Review
Since purchasing I have had no problems.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Cheap for the size of car but not as good as brand new cars.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Review
OK apart from rear brakes binding

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT WHICH IS WHY I HAVE KEPT IT SO LONG
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I AM DISAPPOINTED WITH MPG

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
All wheel drive dual pump fluid had to be changed due to knocking noises on full lock. Two central locking actuators have failed.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Servicing is quite expensive at main dealers. Common parts are reasonably priced. Depreciation is lower than some other cars.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
Regular service,and have replaced tyres
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Average mileage of 36.4 mpg can get up to 42mpg on long runs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
so far faultless
Running Cost

4 out of 5

mpg not brilliant but expected with lots of town work in a bigish car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
ex on fuel always starst first time and great in the snow
Running Cost

4 out of 5

havent had any costs to date

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
starts frirst time comfortable to drive easily fixed when there is a probloem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

just fuel and cam belt insurance and tax

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
V reliable so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Wish petrol and tax was cheaper

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
What I would expect from Honda - excellant
Running Cost

5 out of 5

For the Type and Size of Car - Very Good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
very happy
Running Cost

5 out of 5

MPG is good so far

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
NOTHING GONE WRONG AFTER 22000 MILES
Running Cost

4 out of 5

tyre wear a bit on the heavy side

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Review
no problems at all

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Never failed,
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I would like more MPG but i can not afford a new more efficient car, for what it is i am content

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
no problems to date
Running Cost

5 out of 5

very economical for a 4x4

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
Had to replace front drive train
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Honda parts are expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Review
No problems experienced - well built

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
No problems. Owned a Honda CR-V previously for 5 years and never had any problems.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not had this one long enough

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

26
Review
no problems.but not had car very long.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43.5
Review
In 2.5 years of ownership nothing has gone wrong.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Apart from fuel there have been no other costs as it came with a 5 year service package.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
It is serviced and just goes.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Petrol costs are high but rest is very good so overall it is average.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Running Cost

3 out of 5

caravan towing major use

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Works perfectly. had a problem with the air con last year, they wanted to charge meŁ400+. Wife found an entry from Honest John by which I tapped in a series of entries which cured it for free - still OK.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

It feels expensive! but it is so comfotable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

es, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Comfortable reliable nice to drive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES-T, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good reliable and well built. Does exactly what i expected it to do.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A very practical car with good economy and first class dealers

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ex, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Best car i have ever owned,honda cars are exerlent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE SPORTS, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

West One, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Brilliant car and very reliable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Ex, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent in all aspects. Now waiting for a hybrid version.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Spacious, 4x4 capability isn't great but suitable for my needs (unmade up road to my house can get bad in winter). Would prefer slightly better fuel economy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ex 2.2 i-ctdi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Comfortable, easy to drive, spacious

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Pretty good apart from excessive tyre wear

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Does exactly what i need. Starts first time every time, never breaks down, is comfortable and has 4wd when needed.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

i-ctdi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Reliable, brilliant in snow and ice, a workhorse, large and flexible.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

executive, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Well designed suv which serves it's purpose as everyday vehicle and regular tow vehicle of trailers, stock trailers and caravan. Regularly achieves over 40mpg on daily 70 mile round trip commute to work

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

executive, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Tough. Well-built. Reliable. Durable. Spacious. A decent vehicle in every way. Very happy with it

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

es, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Reliable, practical, fun to drive. It does everything it supposed to well.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

es, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very reliable but high maintenance

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good all-round family vehicle, reliable, safe and pretty good to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
As this is my first honda, i am disappointed at several niggling faults which i have experienced. These though were rectified quite promptly by my honda garage. Even so, i did not expect such failures from this brand.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent car, heavey on petrol, very reliable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

es, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good allrounder,very adaptable car, good towcar. Suspension slightly too soft.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES CDTI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very relable economical good to drive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I love it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant. I cannot imagine a better car for our needs. Fantastic!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES Auto Exec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Totally brilliant overall. An excellent compromise between all factors needed of an all purpose vehicle. Irreplacable economically.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good, handling in the snow and ice is excellant. Only negatives are that the heating does not appear to be powerful enough and the entertainment system does not integrate well with my music on my iphone (only av output)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
+ points : totally reliable, comfortable with a good ride, well put together - points : front styling weird, poor quality interior plastics

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Overall, excellent; very well-built, -designed, -equipped and comfortable. A bit underpowered (2-litre petrol), a bit of a bumpy ride.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great brand. Excellent all-round family car - ideal for my needs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Practical, comfortable family car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ex, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Exellent all that i need in a motor

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Various problems not up to the expected standards from honda especially in a relatively expensive car. Service very poor and build quality not to the standard of my previous model crv.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

EX, 2.0litre to 3.0litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Extremely reliable and comfortable. I feel grateful that i was able to afford it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0litre to 3.0litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Brill, fabulous

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2016 black edition

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

10000
Review
I had 09 ex 2.2 diesel for 7 years with excellent through out then swapped it this 2016 1.6 diesel black edition. Comparing the two for fuel economy, with my driving style 1.6 is about 6 mpg more economical. The new 1.6 engine uses a DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER that annoys especially when you're in a rush, if the dashboard light comes on, don't turn the engine until the DPF light is out. Unless you continue to drive until the DPF light goes out, the filter won't regenerate, and can cause trouble. The light comes on after a few short distance trips or during town driving. I experienced this twice in one month, unluckily.
Reliability

3 out of 5

as above mention
Performance

3 out of 5

will let you down in starting point
Running Cost

3 out of 5

more likely the same with my previous crv.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Executive, 9 speed Auto with Sensing Pack

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
This is my first Honda, I bought it for a number of reasons, mainly though for load carrying capacity and advanced cruise control. I have to say, its quiet and comfortable, but the fuel usage is higher than I expected. The car appears to be well put together, I have 3 real problems, the Sensing Pack, includes i-ACC, this stands for intelligent advanced cruise control, this is my biggest concern, it is frustrating at best, dangerous in its operation at worst, the car without the i-ACC would be fine. The second thing is the touch screen, it can for no reason stop working, the Honda official fix is to disconnect the battery, leave it for 30 minutes, reconnect the battery and see if it works, if it doesn't, then replace the unit, which alas probably has the same problem, though mine has now been working for 3 months. The panoramic sun roof leaks air and whistles when it gets hot, I live on the Algarve and trust me it gets hot. The "intelligent"cruise control is the worst thing about the car, it has scared me a lot on 2 occasions, I am actually understating my actual feelings on this mater. This car is actually very good, I like it, just stick with the standard cruise control and all will be well. Just do not rely on Honda's customer service, its not too good.
Reliability
Looks good to me, except for the touch screen thing, but I am informed there is a new version on the way, but will not be retro fitted.
Performance
Before I retired, my company cars buy choice had been VW passats, the 2000 cc,140 bhp one, they went quite well, the Honda is very similar in performance from its 1600 cc 160 bhp engine, do not be put off by the smaller engine, I did have some concerns, now I can say were totally unfounded.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

My car before this was a Lexus RX 450 h, 3500 cc, 299 bhp, I was getting around 32 mpg with my normal driving, 75 mph indicated on motorways. The Honda with its 1600 cc, 160 bhp achieves 40 mpg, nothing like any of the figures I have seen, this is not a problem as it was not my reason for buying the car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SR NAV 2.0 i-VTEC Auto

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Review
The Honda CRV is a reliable SUV with proven pedigree. Pros: 1) The auto gearbox is smooth, but can be sluggish when acceleration is required. This is easily resolved by understanding the paddle shift. This will improve the driving experience. 2) The cabin is comfortable for both the driver and passenger. 3) The ride is good and does absorb the uneven roads etc. 4) The boot system is very flexible for luggage and moving goods etc. 5) Great SUV in the £25-30K bracket with good discounts available with dealers via various websites!! Cons: a) The petrol autobox averages 22-25 mpg. b) Parts and accessories can be expensive. c) SUV is not as high others e.g. Nissan X-Trail
Reliability
Excellent. Only issue was stone trapped in suspension. This caused a squeaky noise for 2 weeks. Easily resolved by removing stone.
Performance

3 out of 5

It's important to understand the paddle shift to enhance the driving experience.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Petrol autobox gives 22-25 mpg. Car tax is not great £285 due to emissions. I'm not a fan of diesel.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 Diesel, DTEC, SE, 5 dr, 2wd

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

62
Review
I shall start with the good points - 1. The performance - I find that with a steady right foot, this SUV returns 60 plus mpg constantly. Acceleration is smooth and its happy driving A roads and motorway. Good ride height so the car feels bigger than it is. 2. Room in the car - easily seats 5 adults with too much discomfort, and plenty of space in the boot. Don't go expecting the little cubby holes to tuck things away though. Unlike most cars I have had, the only place to hide you de-icer, mini compressor, etc is in the spare wheel well. Ride comfort is very good. 3. Build - solid build, nothing fallen off yet. 4. Service support - I can't fault my Honda dealer. Friendly and helpful all the time (See Not so good point 1) Also took out the 5 yr service plan, which is now free with all new cars. The not so good points 1. I have a minor electrical fault that re-occurs. It relates to a sensor in the air/exhaust system, and keeps putting the fault light on the dash. So far it has been reset twice with no fault and had a sensor replaced twice. Honda seem to think it will fail again in about 5K-7K, so that's not so good. Whilst the car is covered by the warranty I am not gonna worry too much. 2. Tyres - not sure what the average is for a good set of tyres now days, but I have just clocked 13K and I have about 20% tread left on the front. We shall see how much more I get out of them. 3. Cost of Honda approved accessories - There too are well made but three times the price of the "motor factor" outlets. Get what you pay for I guess.
Reliability

4 out of 5

One minor reoccurring fault.
Performance

5 out of 5

See remarks
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good mpg, service plan covers garage costs, and even after the plan runs out the cost of a service is £165, which I think is reasonable.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

EX diesel

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
This is my 3rd CRV. They have all been super-reliable. This new one is the best as it is smoothest, quitest and most comfortable. Wish they still had the sliding rear seat. Mine is auto so it is not really economical - I never see more than about 38mpg. I ruled out the opposition because I couldn't get the advanced cruise or rear camera with the others without paying a fortune! The others are catching up in this dept so I might have a change next time! It is a really good car and marvellous towing and in the snow.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Only fuel consumption is very poor.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
outstanding
Running Cost

3 out of 5

could be more fuel efficent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Running Cost

3 out of 5

a little heavy on fuel

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43.5
Review
120000 only tyres required and then only two sets so far
Running Cost

4 out of 5

annual fix price service ok and good mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Its a Honda It will never brake down
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Price is fine

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
Only visit garage for service/mot
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Happy with mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
quite good never let me down inspite of many minor niggles
Running Cost

3 out of 5

service charges a bit of a rip off, not looking forward post warranty what charges might be.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

22
Review
very reliabe
Running Cost

2 out of 5

very expensive on fuel

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

27
Review
Disappointing number of faults given Honda's reputation for reliability
Running Cost

2 out of 5

High petrol & servicing costs

Owner Review