Honda CR-V review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Honda CR-V 2021 interior rear seats
  • Honda CR-V 2021 front cornering
  • Honda CR-V 2021 rear cornering
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior dashboard
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior rear seats
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior front seats
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior infotainment
  • Honda CR-V 2021 right tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2021 front left tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior front seats
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior detail
  • Honda CR-V 2021 boot open
  • Honda CR-V 2021 front cornering
  • Honda CR-V 2021 rear cornering
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior dashboard
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior rear seats
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior front seats
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior infotainment
  • Honda CR-V 2021 right tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2021 front left tracking
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior front seats
  • Honda CR-V 2021 interior detail
  • Honda CR-V 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

We have few complaints here about front space in the Honda CR-V. If you extend the front seats all the way back and only a lofty soul will struggle with leg room, and there's absolutely loads of head room.

Even models fitted with the panoramic sunroof won't put you at risk of smearing hair gel on its glass underside. By comparison, if you fit a Peugeot 5008 with a panoramic roof, the head room is greatly compromised.

That’s not all – the wide-opening rear doors make putting a child in a car seat a breeze, plus the low sills give great access for grandparents.

Honda CR-V 2021 interior rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

If you want front passenger seat height or lumbar adjustment, you need to upgrade to mid-spec SR trim. No CR-V offers a fold-flat front seat to give you the room to load super-long items from the dashboard to the edge of the tailgate as the Peugeot 5008 does.  

The rear seats split 60/40, rather than the more useful 40/20/40 arrangement you get in the 5008 or VW Tiguan Allspace. The rear seats do recline for greater passenger comfort, plus the seats themselves fold completely flat because the seat base drops down into the footwell as the backrest flops down on top.