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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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102 reader reviews for Honda CR-V 4x4.
  • 2.0 VTEC SE 5dr

    Jair Eastbury , Kent . Date: 22/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    I have had my CRV since 2004 when I bought her when she was six months old. In all this time I have had very little trouble with the car. We have done a lot of miles and she still has the original clutch and most other parts. In fact apart from wear and tear parts all is still original.

    We drive across Europe at least twice a year to Romania without issue even in the snow we have never had to use snow chains and she just ploughs through. She has started in temperatures as low as minus 20 first time.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Chas Kay , . Date: 04/10/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    Why this appears in the 4X4 category and not with the Crossovers is beyond me. Off road it is completly usless.

    I cover over 40000 miles per annum in the UK and abroad - so believe me I become intimately aware of all the good points and bad points of my vehicles. I have had this 56 reg vehicle for a year - taking it from 20k to 60k miles.

    This is a family saloon car and not in the same class as other 4X4s or Crossovers. It is sloppy, sluggish, thirsty and not exactly reliable. The rear diff has a manufacturing problem that Honda know very well and has to have it's specialist oil changed regularly - at crazy prices if taken to a Honda dealer!

    I had a Rav4 before this - and will certainly be returning to what was a much better, more reliable and cheaper to run vehicle very soon.

  • 2.0 VTEC SE 5dr

    KAREN VALLANCE , NORFOLK . Date: 11/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    This is my second CRV. I have had both for 3 years each and am just about to change it for an Audi A3;not because I don't like it but after 3 "trucks" I want a car again. As we have a farm, both these vehicles have done an awful lot of off road work - without any hassle unlike a Freeland which I had previously which often got stuck! No real complaints, never let me down, tyres every 25,000. I do about 24,000 miles a year. Best leg room in the back of all vehicles in this class. Very comfortable on long journeys and the 6th gear really seems to help fuel comsumption on long runs. I will be a little sad to see it go but the A3 is calling!

  • 2.0 VTEC SE-Sport 5dr

    Wendy Blamire , Lincolnshire . Date: 26/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my 02 reg third hand from a main dealer (who supplied it new and bought and sold it subsequently every time) and have had it for nearly two years now.

    Very happy with the ride, although I still look for a sixth gear when driving on the motorway. My family and I live in a very rural area and I needed a car that wouldn't get destroyed by the roads. The CRV fits the bill very well.

    It is well behaved in the snow (which we need because our local roads don't get gritted) which I only appreciated when I drove my husband's saloon and nearly ended up in a ditch!

    As a family we have driven it down to the south of France on two occasions and have been more than happy with the space and comfort it afforded, although the 'picnic table' in the boot is surplus to requirements as if you have a full load it can't be accessed.

    Overall I've been extremely happy with this car and would recommend it to anyone thinking of buying one. The main dealer where I bought my car also service and MOT it and I have nothing but good to say about them.

    My only beef is the small petrol tank which, as the car's a bit thirsty, seems to need filling up every five minutes!

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