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  • 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
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  • Honda CR-V 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox
  • Suspension and ride comfort
  • Handling
  • Noise and vibration

Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox

The Honda CR-V's 2.0 i-MMD Hybrid engine is really lively, with an instant reaction from its standard CVT automatic gearbox when you put your foot down and plenty of poke to get you up to 70mph. It clocked 0-60mph in 8.0sec when we tested it, which on the day trounced the Land Rover Discovery Sport P200. 

You get a choice of either two or four-wheel drive with your CR-V, and you’ll only suffer a marginal penalty with your fuel economy for choosing four. 

Honda CR-V 2022 rear cornering

Handling

The CR-V is in a class with ‘large’ and ‘SUV’ in the title – two words not normally associated with nimble handling. Yet, while large SUVs don’t generally handle as well as low-riding cars, there are some tidy offerings around – most notably the Mazda CX-5, but the Peugeot 5008 and the Volkswagen Tiguan are not too shabby, either.

The CR-V isn’t at their level, with more body lean in bends so it's less keen to change direction, but it's not as wallowy as the uber-soft C5 Aircross. It steers well too, with just the right amount of weight and response to help you guide it along quite challenging twists and turns with very little drama.

If you live at the bottom of a muddy lane, the four-wheel-drive option might be useful. However, the CR-V is nothing like as competent off road as the Discovery Sport.

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