Honda CR-V 1.5 VTEC Turbo SE 5dr 2WD Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £29,130What Car? Target Price£26,178
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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SE versions add 18in alloy wheels, automatic wipers, front parking sensors, a rear-view camera, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone links and in-built sat-nav. It's our recommended option.

The only standalone petrol engine that's available is a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol. It puts out a reasonable 171bhp when hooked up to the six-speed manual gearbox (less than the CVT auto 'box delivers) and it’ll get the big CR-V from 0-62mph in 9.3sec (9.8 with four-wheel drive). Work it hard by keeping the revs above 2000rpm and it's quick enough, but we prefer the CVT’s smoother power delivery and extra torque. For towing or regularly carrying lots of people, rival diesels may prove a better bet.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

38.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

561

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

167

g/km

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