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

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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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Trim: SE

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.

Engine: 1.5 VTEC Turbo

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

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


Urban: 38.2Motorway: 50.4
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating