Used Honda CR-V 2006 - 2012 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Our recommendations

Honda CR-V (06 - 12)
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  • Honda CR-V (06 - 12)
  • Honda CR-V (06 - 12)
  • Honda CR-V (06 - 12)
  • Honda CR-V (06 - 12)
  • Honda CR-V (06 - 12)
  • Honda CR-V (06 - 12)
  • Honda CR-V (06 - 12)
Used Honda CR-V 2006 - 2012 review
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Our recommendations

Which used Honda CR-V estate should I buy?

The engine line-up of this third-generation CR-V was pretty straightforward. Buyers had the choice of a 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol or a 2.2 i-CDTi diesel (initially with 138bhp, but later upgraded to 148bhp), both of which came with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. A five-speed automatic was available as an option, initially only on the petrol.

All models came with four-wheel drive as standard, and even the basic SE models were quite well equipped, with air-conditioning, alloy wheels and all-round electric windows. It’s worth upgrading to the ES version, though, which comes with climate control, parking sensors and cruise control, while optional leather trim helps lift the interior ambience. Higher spec EX models came with leather as standard.