Honda CR-V 1.5 VTEC Turbo SR 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £33,025What Car? Target Price£30,744
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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Trim: SR

Starts to push the price up too much for our full vote, but does add things worth having, such as heated seats, leather seats, privacy glass, passenger seat lumbar and height adjustment, keyless entry and more safety kit, including blind spot monitoring.

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

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

561

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

178

g/km

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