For The 2.0-litre petrol engine is refined and quiet; EX trim has a lavish interior with lots of kit as standard, including panoramic sunroof and full leather upholstery.

Against Off-road ability is limited and the top-of-the-range trim is very expensive.

Honda CR-V Crossover

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

The CR-V EX is very luxurious with plenty of standard kit, but that comes at a hefty price. Lower trim levels offer all the kit you need for less money. We’d recommend an SE model instead.

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10.2 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
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Target Price team says:

All the engines are smooth, but our favourite is the punchy 158bhp 1.6-litre diesel. It comes with four-wheel drive, whereas the 118bhp version is front-wheel drive only and the 153bhp 2.0-litre petrol is available in front- or four-wheel-drive form.

Buyers with no intention of towing or venturing off road can stick with the front-wheel-drive versions, because in most situations you’ll struggle to tell the difference between the two- and four-wheel-drive models.

Equipment levels are good, as long as you avoid the entry-level trim. We’d go for an SE model, which comes with all the kit you need for a reasonable price.

Honda dealers always score highly in customer satisfaction surveys, but they’re tight with their discounts. That said, CR-Vs are famed for their strong resale values, so you should lose less money in depreciation than with many rivals.

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