The current Honda CR-V is the fourth generation of the Japanese firm's compact SUV. As with its predecessors it’s unashamedly not a go-anywhere 4x4, but rather a practical, durable family car.
Honda makes no claims to sportiness – the CR-V is available with only one chassis set-up and it’s geared towards ease-of-use and comfort.
Like most of its rivals the CR-V is offered in both front and four-wheel drive formats, and with trim levels that range from fairly basic to lavishly equipped.
In terms of overall size the CR-V is a close match for cars such as the Ford Kuga and Toyota RAV4 – it’s both longer and taller than a Nissan Qashqai. Those fairly generous dimensions help to make it one of the most practical cars in its class.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the CR-V, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines.