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Honda CR-V review

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Take a peek at Honda’s website and atop the list of things it makes, you'll find a statement: ‘Dream machines to make you smile.’ If you’re thinking of a new superbike, a thumping great outboard motor for your slinky new speedboat or the fabulous Civic Type R hot hatch, absolutely. But the rest of the stuff on that list: the lawn mowers, the generators, the Honda CR-V… Really?

The CR-V has never been the kind of car that would have you dribbling into your pillow at night. But, to be fair, neither would many of its rivals, which include the Skoda KodiaqVolkswagen Tiguan (and seven-seat Tiguan Allspace), Peugeot 5008, and hybrid rival, the Toyota RAV4.

What’s important here is not the dream but the reality: in the cold light of day, is the CR-V a great – or even the greatest – large SUV you can buy from a driving and owning perspective? Read on and we’ll let you know.

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There are 4 trims available for the CR-V estate. Click to see details.See all versions
S
S models receive 17in wheels, single-zone climate control, electric windows, rear parki...View trim
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£24,866
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SE
SE versions add 18in alloy wheels, automatic wipers, front parking sensors, a rear-view...View trim
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£26,643
Average Saving £1,212
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SR
Starts to push the price up too much for our full vote, but does add things worth havin...View trim
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£30,372
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EX
Too pricey to endorse unless you have to have the following: bigger 19in alloy wheels...View trim
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£32,960
Average Saving £1,495
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