Alternatives

Used Honda CR-V 2012-2018 review

(2012 - 2018)
Used Honda CR-V 12-18
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda CR-V estate?

The Volkswagen Tiguan can’t quite match the Honda CR-V’s reputation for reliability, but its interior is more intuitively laid out and feels higher quality, too. The Tiguan is also more enjoyable to drive than the CR-V, although it’s similarly pricey to buy.

The Toyota RAV4 should be just as reliable as the Honda and has plenty of space inside for passengers. However, it also comes with a rather drab interior and its engines aren’t the most refined.

The Ford Kuga has a nice range of engines at an attractive price and it’s also quite agile for such a tall SUV. The cheap-feeling interior, slight deficit of space against competitors and an unsettled ride do count against it, though.

The Hyundai Santa Fe has a strong, economical diesel engine, the benefit of seven seats in some versions and generous standard equipment. However, it’s quite noisy and its interior feels a touch on the brittle side next to the Honda’s.

What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda CR-V estate?

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Verdict

The Honda CR-V is the benchmark of practicality in this class, but some rivals offer more for less money

  • Easy to drive
  • Efficient 1.6-litre diesel engine
  • Practical and well-built cabin
  • More expensive than rivals
  • Entry-level models short on kit
  • Not as good to drive as the best in class