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For S-T trim brings additional kit over the S, including sat-nav and Bluetooth as standard. The 2.0-litre petrol engine provides smooth power delivery with reasonable performance.

Against Off-road ability is limited and entry-level trim could do with more kit. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is less economical with four-wheel drive than it is with two-wheel drive.

Honda CR-V Crossover

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

The 2.0-litre engine is refined, but the diesel engine makes more sense. It’s worth upgrading to SE trim for more standard kit, too.

What Car? readers say

3.333333


Key facts

0–60mph
10.2 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
38.2
Tank range
miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

All the engines are smooth, but our favourite is the punchy 2.2-litre diesel. Buyers with no intention of venturing off road can stick with a front-wheel-drive 1.6-litre diesel or 2.0-litre petrol version (the 2.2-litre diesel is available only with four-wheel drive). Unless you’re driving on snow and ice, you’ll struggle to tell the difference between the front-wheel-drive car and the 4x4 models.

So long as you avoid the entry-level trim, comfort and safety equipment levels are good. We’d recommend 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 very tight with their discounts. That said, CR-Vs are famed for their extremely strong resale values, so you should lose less money in depreciation than with many rivals.

Reader test team says:

Honda CR-V Crossover 2.2 i-DTEC EX 5dr

After four years in an Audi, I wanted some 4x4 capability for the winter and with a new dog, a larger boot. After an extensive search, the CRV seemed…

PAUL SMITH

1 out of 5 stars

Honda CR-V Crossover 2.2 i-DTEC EX 5dr

I replaced an 07 Honda CRV with the new model. After reading your reviews on both the BMW X3 and the Honda CRV, I drove both. The BMW was the quicker…

Robert Smith

5 out of 5 stars

Honda CR-V Crossover 2.2 i-DTEC EX 5dr

The need for economy pushed me down from a full sized SUV (Merc ML) to a more compact model and the CRV won through. The winners were comfort - drives…

Alistair How

4 out of 5 stars
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