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The Power of Dreams. As slogans go, surely that’s one of the loveliest, isn’t it? Makes you feel as warm as fresh toast that’s been dropped in a bowl of Ready Brek. After all, we love to dream and, when it comes to Honda, that could mean anything: a new superbike, a thumping great outboard motor for your slinky new speedboat, a hot hatchback or a supercar. Or a Honda CR-V.
Okay, look, we’re not suggesting that the CR-V will have you dribbling into your pillowcase as profusely as a Civic Type R or an NSX would, but it’s a large SUV, and everyone loves those. Except for environmentalists, perhaps. But when you tell them that the CR-V has no ‘dirty’ diesel engines and you can buy it with a petrol-electric hybrid, even they might join you with a little dribble.
It’s not a plug-in hybrid, so you can’t run around for miles on end using electricity alone, but, as we’ll talk about later this review, pairing a petrol engine with some electrical assistance does make this big SUV surprisingly affordable to run.
But this review isn’t about the Power of Dreams. It’s about dealing with the day-to-day realities, like running costs and practicality, and how the Honda CR-V compares on those key point with its rivals. There are some excellent ones out there, including the Citroën C5 Aircross, the Ford Kuga, the Kia Sorento, the Volkswagen Tiguan (and seven-seat Tiguan Allspace), the Peugeot 5008 and the Toyota RAV4.
So keep reading to reveal all and, when you’re done, how would you fancy some money off your next new car, whatever it is? We can help you with that, too. Just click the link and check out the great savings available right now with our hassle-free New Car Buying service.
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