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Honda CR-V

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Summary


The Honda CR-V is a medium-sized SUV/crossover, available with either a petrol engine or a petrol-electric hybrid power unit. The current model was launched in 2018, with the hybrid model arriving in the UK in early 2019.

The CR-V has received consistently good reviews from the UK automotive media, with the hybrid model generally getting slightly better scores than the petrol version.

All models have received praise for their spaciousness and practicality – Heycar calls the CR-V “an utterly dependable SUV that’ll tick a lot of boxes for a lot of buyers”. Auto Trader also commends the CR-V for its generous list of safety features, while Which? recommends the SUV to its readers due to it being “incredibly easy to drive”.

On the other hand, Carwow comments that the interior quality of the CR-V is cheap in places, and the SUV is fitted with “one of the worst infotainment systems on sale”. Other outlets say that the lack of a diesel option will deter some buyers, and the rear seats in the seven-seat models are quite cramped.

As of April 2022, the Honda CR-V has an Expert Rating of 68% based on 32 reviews published by the UK media.

CR-V highlights

  • Spacious and practical cabin
  • Plenty of safety equipment
  • Relaxing driving experience
  • Good amount of boot space

CR-V lowlights

  • Impractical infotainment
  • Limit range of powertrains
  • Seven-seat setup limits passenger space
  • Interior materials are cheap in places

Key specifications


Body style: Five-door SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, hybrid
Price: From £23,060 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Car Keys

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Company Car Today

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Daily Mail

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Daily Mirror

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Discover EV

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Green Car Guide

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Heycar

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: February 2019

93%

ADULT OCCUPANT

83%

CHILD OCCUPANT

70%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


As of March 2022, the Honda CR-V has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Honda Civic has received

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Hybrid Car over £30,000

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Honda CR-VThe Honda CR-V has received consistently good media reviews, with the hybrid model generally getting slightly better scores than the petrol version.