Honda CR-V 2.0 i-MMD Hybrid EX 5dr eCVT Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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Honda CR-V 2021 front cornering
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RRP £40,420What Car? Target Price£38,562
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

Now with a five-seat, hybrid engine-only line-up, the Honda CR-V remains a very recommendable car. It's really economical, very roomy for passengers and luggage, comfortable and decent to drive. Reliability is also a strong point, but make sure you get a good discount to bring the price down.

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.

The 2.0 i-MMD Hybrid is the pick of the range. It's really lively, with instant reactions when you put your foot down from its standard CVT automatic gearbox and plenty of poke to get you up to 70mph without any drama. It clocked 0-60mph in 8.0sec when we tested it, which on the day just shaded the Kia Sorento Hybrid and trounced the Land Rover Discovery Sport P200. The CVT gearbox is smooth but sends the engine revs soaring at times, but when the CR-V is running in town in electric mode it's quiet. Can only tow 750kg, though.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

497

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

163

g/km