Our cars: Honda CR-V - July

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Honda CR-V 2.2 i-DTEC auto EX

Week ending July 19
Mileage 21,500
Driven this week 779 miles

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The Honda is chock full of clever thinking (suspension tuning and gearbox excepted), but for a family oriented soft-roader I was quite surprised to find that the CR-V has an 'off road tracking mode'.

If the car wanders off the recognised roads on the sat-nav, this function plots markers along your chosen route through the middle of nowhere, allowing you to follow it back again on a return journey.

Now all I need to do is tackle some slightly more demanding off-road terrain to see if the car's abilities match its promise...

Will Willams

Week ending July 5
Mileage 20,110
Driven this week miles

One of the features that I love about the big Honda is its continual ability to swallow huge loads with the upmost ease. Most recently it not only lugged all of my camera kit (no mean feat in itself, because us snappers aren't known for packing light), but the photographic kit of chief photographer John Bradshaw as well. The rear seats can be reclined, too, for your passengers' comfort, or inclined in this case to give you a few extra inches of room in the boot.

In brief, this load comprised two large camera bags, two large Pelican cases, just the five tripods, tons of cleaning kit and buckets, umbrellas and a mobile pressure washer. All but the pressure washer managed to squeeze in to the boot with the luggage cover concealing it all from prying eyes. To be honest, I'm still struggling to find a load that the C-RV cannot carry.

Will Willams

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