We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

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

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
102 reader reviews for Honda CR-V 4x4.
  • 2.0 VTEC SE 5dr

    stephen Gradon , Cheshire . Date: 19/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Struggles for grip from the front wheels, especially in the wet. Cabin room is excellent as is the luggage space.

    Some minor niggles with the interior trim, ie annoying rattle from a window trim and the plastics mark very easily.

    Good visibility looking forward, poor looking to the rear, especially with the head rests in place. A great vehicle for transporting the family around in. Road noise intrudes at speed but the engine is one of the best around. All in all I would buy another one.

  • 2.0 VTEC SE 5dr

    William Hammond , Cheshire . Date: 01/11/2004
    • 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

    My car

    The CR-V is an excellent family vehicle with loads of space for everything you are likely to carry.

    It's also a relaxing car to drive over long distances due to light steering and clutch combined with a good driving position. These attributes also make it an ideal woman's car. As Honda say, it will go some places where an ordinary car cannot but that is about the limit of it's four-wheel-drive capability.

    It has certainly proved useful towing our caravan across wet grass fields when a standard front-wheel drive would lose traction. Steering will be too light for some and straight line stability is not the best.

    The engine is very quiet with plenty of power and the gears shift smoothly through the range without fuss.

    First gear ratio seems too low but on the plus side is ideal for towing and hill starts. The only problem we have had is the seat material becoming "bobbly" on the front edges indicating premature wear. Honda has replaced the affected seats without quibble.

    All in all, it's an excellent vehicle, which we would consider buying again.

Honda CR-V 4x4

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014