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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Honda CR-V

Overall verdict
Boringly average, but also perfect for school run mums.


Build quality, refinement, packaging, impressive fuel economy


Still dull to look at and to drive, 4WD system is lightweight, no seven-seater


What is it?

Honda’s just given its hugely popular CR-V – which pioneered the soft-roader segment way back in ’97 – a bit of an overhaul, and if you’re patriotic you should pay attention because it’s built in Swindon. Nothing has been radically altered: beside minor revisions to exterior and interior trim pieces, there are new, greener engine and transmission options and some clever safety tech. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6 i-DTEC 160 SE Plus 5dr
9.6s 129g/km 57.6 160 £28,790
The cheapest
2.0 i-VTEC S 5dr 2WD
10.0s 168g/km 39.2 155 £23,205
The greenest
1.6 i-DTEC S 5dr 2WD
11.2s 115g/km 64.2 120 £24,585
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