Every CR-V comes with a long list of safety systems including ABS and brake assist, vehicle stability assist, trailer stability assist, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and road departure mitigation. Even the optional head-up display helps to ensure safer journeys by keeping the driver’s eyes on the road at all times.
It’s chunky and confidence-inspiring on the outside, with muscular wheel arches and a sharply sculpted bonnet. Inside, there’s a premium feel to the soft-touch surfaces and contrasting finishes.
Even the base model, the CR-V S, gets a specification that includes dusk sensing lights, adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth™ hands free telephone, infotainment display and a DAB radio with eight speakers. Move up to the SE and you can enjoy the Honda Connect 7” touchscreen with Garmin navigation, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, internet radio, Aha™ app integration and internet browsing.
SR gives you smart entry and start, active cornering lights and blind spot monitor while the top of the range EX has further thoughtful touches like the hands-free power tailgate, handy if you have your hands full of shopping or kit.
All CR-V models are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The 173bhp version is available with two-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox. If you want the CVT constantly variable automatic gearbox, the same engine gets a power boost to 193bhp, and you can choose between two and all-wheel drive.
Acceleration from 0-62mph takes between 9.3 and 10.0 seconds, depending on the model you choose, while the 173bhp manual with two-wheel drive delivers the best fuel economy at 44.8 combined mpg.
Model shown is CR-V 1.5 VTEC TURBO S in Cosmic Blue Metallic.
Model shown is CR-V 1.5 VTEC TURBO SE in Platinum White Pearl.
Model shown is CR-V 1.5 VTEC TURBO SR in Modern Steel Metallic.
Model shown is CR-V 1.5 VTEC TURBO EX in Premium Crystal Red Metallic.