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The Top Gear car review:Honda CR-V
For:Build quality, refinement, packaging, impressive fuel economy
Against: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.