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Honda CR-V

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Honda CR-V



Running costs and reliability

No prices or specs yet – those ones you see above are for the old CR-V. An informed guess puts the new car at between five to ten per cent more expensive than the outgoing model, which given the added tech and quality improvements is fair enough. Don’t you think?

Ecomentalists will want to wait for the hybrid, which is due early 2019. For now the most economical configuration of CR-V is a front-wheel drive car with the six-speed manual gearbox – you’re looking at claimed 44.8mpg and 143g/km of CO2. As for the auto – 39.8mpg and 162g/km, but that’s with AWD. Your results may vary etc…

Safety? The new CR-V hasn’t been tested yet, but Honda expect the full five-stars when Euro NCAP eventually get its hands on one. The more rigid chassis was designed to distribute crash energy more evenly than before, thereby reducing the forces transferred to the occupants. Naturally there are many airbags too.

And, of course, all the active and passive safety systems designed to stop you from having an accident in the first place. The ‘Honda Sensing’ suite of technologies will be fitted as standard to all CR-Vs – it includes systems that can warn the driver of a possible collision and, if necessary, apply the brakes, lane tracking/keeping and adaptive cruise control. You can also get blind-spot and cross-traffic monitoring.

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