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The Top Gear car review:Honda CR-V
Final thoughts and pick of the range
Honda’s done a good thing. The CR-V is not without flaw, but it will make a good family car when it arrives in the UK. It’s spacious, comfortable, reasonable to drive and, as it’s a Honda, it should comfortably outlast its first eight owners. And their kids. It doesn’t have any sporting pretensions – no drive modes – and we respect it for that. The infotainment system is off the pace, the seven-seat option robs boot-space and can be tricky to access, and well, it’s a bit dull – but what small SUV isn’t? Honda says its biggest competitor is the Tiguan – but we disagree. The Skoda Kodiaq remains our choice in this segment, but there’s no denying the CR-V is a big step up from what went before, and is an able rival to the likes of the Kodiaq, Land Rover Discovery Sport, new Hyundai Santa Fe and so-on.