Honda CR-V 1.5 VTEC Turbo EX 5dr CVT Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £38,185What Car? Target Price£34,653
Review

All versions of the CR-V are okay – rather than outstanding – to drive. Five-seat models are very practical, while the poorly planned seven-seater disappoints

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Too pricey to endorse unless you have to have the following: bigger 19in alloy wheels, a panoramic glass sunroof, a head-up display, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, an eight-way powered driver's seat with memory or a hands-free powered tailgate.

Hooked up to the CVT automatic gearbox the 1.5-litre produces 190bhp and all auto 'box versions come with four-wheel drive as standard. It’ll get the big CR-V from 0-62mph in 10.0sec and it’s peppy enough for most scenarios, without feeling quick. The CVT gets more power and torque than the manual version, and although it's slightly slower on paper we prefer its smoother power delivery. For towing or regularly carrying lots of people, rival diesels may prove a better bet, though, and it managed only 33mpg in our test.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

31.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

561

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

201

g/km

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