Used Honda CR-V 12-18

Used Honda CR-V 2012-2018 review

Our recommendations
(2012 - 2018)
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Which used Honda CR-V estate should I buy?

Entry-level Honda CR-V Ss are poorly equipped and are best avoided because they come without basics such as Bluetooth. We would suggest that you go for at least an SE, as it comes with useful features such as front and rear parking sensors and a back-up camera; essential on such a large car. SR comes with xenon headlights and a height-adjustable front passenger seat, while top-spec EX CR-Vs have full leather upholstery, a panoramic glass roof and a power tailgate. Unless you must have an abundance of gadgets, buying anything above SE is not worth doing unless it’s a very good deal.

Sat-nav was an option but, as it comes with a small screen and dated graphics, it’s no hardship if the car you are looking at doesn’t come with it, as an aftermarket or mobile phone sat-nav won’t give too different an experience.

Grip levels are more than sufficient for a comfort-oriented SUV and the stability control system is perfectly capable of dealing with mid-corner slides, which makes the four-wheel-drive model unnecessary, unless you are towing heavy loads and really want the higher-power-output engines that come with it.

Our favourite Honda CR-V: 1.6 i-DTEC SE 2WD

 

Used Honda CR-V 12-18

Which used Honda CR-V estate should I buy?

Entry-level Honda CR-V Ss are poorly equipped and are best avoided because they come without basics such as Bluetooth. We would suggest that you go for at least an SE, as it comes with useful features such as front and rear parking sensors and a back-up camera; essential on such a large car. SR comes with xenon headlights and a height-adjustable front passenger seat, while top-spec EX CR-Vs have full leather upholstery, a panoramic glass roof and a power tailgate. Unless you must have an abundance of gadgets, buying anything above SE is not worth doing unless it’s a very good deal.

Sat-nav was an option but, as it comes with a small screen and dated graphics, it’s no hardship if the car you are looking at doesn’t come with it, as an aftermarket or mobile phone sat-nav won’t give too different an experience.

Grip levels are more than sufficient for a comfort-oriented SUV and the stability control system is perfectly capable of dealing with mid-corner slides, which makes the four-wheel-drive model unnecessary, unless you are towing heavy loads and really want the higher-power-output engines that come with it.

Our favourite Honda CR-V: 1.6 i-DTEC SE 2WD

 

Used Honda CR-V 12-18
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