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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    5 out of 5 stars

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Honda CR-V (12-) 4X4
2 reader reviews for Honda CR-V 4x4.
  • 2.2 i-DTEC EX 5dr

    Robert Smith , Wiltshire . Date: 07/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    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 and better handling car, but I did not consider this was worth the extra 10k up and above the EX CRV for a comparable spec. I have been really pleased with the car and overall it is quieter and nicer to drive than my old one. I find the ride ok, although the larger wheels do make the ride a little stiffer, but nothing to put me off. The auto box is good, although the fuel consumption is not as good as my old manual model. My advice would be to read the reviews and then drive the car, I found the issues raised in motor mags reviews were not a problem to me, but then I guess I drive it like a 4x4 and don't really expect it to handle like a sports car.

  • 2.2 i-DTEC EX 5dr

    Alistair How , Yorkshire . Date: 17/11/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    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 more like an estate car and space - boot and cabin. With three children not having a duff middle seat in the back was essential - the CRV was the only AWD I could find with a flat floor. Also a space saver tyre and a number of the toys that I wanted. Looked far more modern and appealing than the last model.

    Compared it against the VW Tiguan - OK but expensive for what you got, the Volvo XC60 - expensive, stylish but not that good on the running costs, Mazda CX5 - great engine but a bit too plastic.

    In top spec EX in polished metal (grey) pretty much all the toys were included. I added the Robust pack which was a rubbing strip, metal finishes front and rear and a side step. The latter seems a bit of a con because it is only on half the car. Sunroof is huge and opens up what can be a bit of a dark space if you opt for black leather. Other highlights - great stereo with lots of options and ease of use with the Ipod and phone. Automatic tail gate. Keyless entry - again only on the top model has taken me by surprise - I really like it, and the fact that you can lock the car from the boot mounted button is great. Reversing camera over all the range is a nice touch. Boot is huge and because the overhang at the rear is behind the wheels it can take a set of golf clubs across the car. First few miles the seats felt supportive and

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