What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Spacious, versatile and efficient for a 4x4

Against Not as reliable as some Hondas; disappointing dynamics

Verdict A great all-round SUV that will suit most families.

Go for… 2.2 i-CTDi ES

Avoid… 2.0 I-VTEC EX

Honda CR-V 4x4
  • 1. This version of Honda's CR-V has a definite soft-roader feel and it's certainly better suited to the urban jungle than the Amazon.
  • 2. The CR-V is available with a petrol engine, but the 2.0-litre is underpowered. The 138bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine makes much more sense.
  • 3. Petrol models manage an average of 34.9mpg, while the diesels return 43.5mpg. Emissions of 192g/km for the petrol and 173g/km for the diesel.
  • 4. owners complain about the quality of plastics used in the cabin, and the fact that they easily mark or scratch during everyday use.
  • 5. As with any 4x4 that has limited ground clearance, you should check the underside for damage.
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