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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 Sport 5dr

    Hamish Mckay , Aberdeenshire . Date: 17/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had the crv for 2mths now excellent drive only downside mine is the automatic and drinks petrol like there's no tomorrow,struggling to get 25mpg and thats sensible driving.If you put the foot down the gauge goes down just as fast.Wish I had gone for the diesel as is an exceptional motor one of the best I've had.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Executive 5dr

    Gilbert Watkinson , Surrey . Date: 10/01/2008
    • 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

    My car

    This is my third CRV, and they have been the most reliable cars I have ever owned.

    I drive an average of 30,000 miles per year, and because of the CRV's raised driving position it has all been completely stress free.

    My first CRV was a manual petrol model, which I only had for 1 year (30,000 miles) before trading it in for an Auto petrol model, which my wife absolutely loved to drive also.

    After a further 60,000 miles I traded the Auto model in for the current diesel model, and I'm just over the 42,000 mile mark, with no regrets whatsoever!

    The diesel took some getting used to (about 2 weeks) but was worth the wait. On a drive to Scotland last summer I stuck to 61 MPH (on the cruise control) and averaged just over 56 MPG!!

    I have driven it extensively around the British Isles, and throughout France, and have never found it wanting.

    My only wish is that Honda would bring out an Auto diesel model, and the grapevine seems to indicate that Honda is working on it.

  • 2.0 VTEC SE-Sport 5dr

    David Cunningham , Stirlingshire . Date: 28/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My particular model has a ridiculously high rev problem at low speeds. Makes it a difficult car to drive around town as the revs will not drop when changing gear with the clutch engaged. has been back to the dealers with this problem too many times to recount. Same old reason given is that it is inherent in this particular model - rubbish!!

  • 2.0 VTEC Executive 5dr

    Peter Akrill , East Yorkshire . Date: 26/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a CR-V in Oct 2005. As I have a disability I have to drive an automatic and I opted for a 2.0 Petrol Executive Auto.

    I have been very pleased with the build quality, the practicality of the vehicle is superb and the reliability and confidence the car inspires is without question. My car has only ever been back for routine servicing.

    Now the BUT...

    I have found the lack of pulling power from the 2.0 engine on inclines to be very poor. When traveling I find myself constantly having to press the button on the gearstick to keep in a lower gear to keep up with other vehicle even though we are only at around 70mph.

    I have also been very disappointed with the fuel consumption. on a long run I have to travel very steadily to achieve over 30mpg (27 - 28 being more the norm) and if I am using the car round town it achieves only around 19mpg.

    I think the car would be better with either a more powerful engine or maybe an auto box with more than 4 forward gears. It seems as 5 or 6 gears are more the norm these days.

    I have been tempted to think maybe my car was faulty but I have a friend who has the identical car. His is the same and he has been told by the dealer not to expect any better.

    Overall I would say a great designed well built car but buy the diesel. If like me it has to be auto, then buy something else.

    I believe Honda has fitted electrically operated power steering to the new model in an effort to improve the MPG. They are obviously aware of

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