Honda CR-V 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Honda CR-V 2022 rear cornering
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior rear seats
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior front seats
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior infotainment
  • Honda CR-V 2022 front right tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2022 rear tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2022 front cornering
  • Honda CR-V 2022 front static
  • Honda CR-V 2022 rear static
  • Honda CR-V 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 rear lights detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior driver display
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior dashboard
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 boot open
  • Honda CR-V 2022 front right tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2022 rear cornering
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior rear seats
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior front seats
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior infotainment
  • Honda CR-V 2022 front right tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2022 rear tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2022 front cornering
  • Honda CR-V 2022 front static
  • Honda CR-V 2022 rear static
  • Honda CR-V 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 rear lights detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior driver display
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior dashboard
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 interior detail
  • Honda CR-V 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

If you simply look at its list price, the Honda CR-V seems rather expensive compared with the Citroën C5 Aircross and Mazda CX-5. They will be better bets if you want the cheapest cash buy, but compared with other models – including the Hyundai Santa Fe – the CR-V is very competitively priced. It has strong resale values too, although not as strong as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's.

The 2.0 i-MMD Hybrid has always impressed us when it comes to fuel economy, and in our real-world test it managed more than 45mpg, which makes it a genuine alternative to a diesel. On the same day, the Land Rover Discovery Sport P200 mild-hybrid did 25mpg.

Going for the pricier SR adds leather seats, heated front seats, ambient lighting and keyless entry, while the top-of-the-range EX features 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, a heated steering wheel and a head-up display. These upgrades really push you up the price list, though, which is why we say stick with SE.

Honda CR-V 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

Honda finished a middling 14th (out of 30 manufacturers) in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey – above Ford, Peugeot and Volkswagen. Skoda was 12th and Toyota came joint fifth, so Honda isn't quite the reliability champion it once was.

Overview

The five-seat, hybrid-only Honda CR-V is 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.

  • Vast passenger and boot space
  • Economical hybrid system
  • Comfortable ride
  • CVT gearbox makes engine scream when accelerating
  • Poor infotainment system
  • No seven-seat option
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