Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the compact SUV. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the CR-V car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive.

The Honda CR-V was one of the first SUVs to tout itself as the more eco friendly off-roader, with a firm bias to on-road manners and a lack of off-road clambering addenda. The CR-V shares the 2.0- petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines from the Accord. For more information on the CR-V, click on our further stories on the links below.

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The CR-V is stout, sensible family transport and has something of a cult following in Middle England. We can see why. Honda reliability is a given, it's well engineered and very practical for household duty. It's even built in Britain, so you can feel rightly patriotic if you're a local reader. Now on its fourth iteration, you can choose front- or four-wheel drive and we'd highly recommend the new downsized 1.6 diesel engine which hits the sweet spot of low emissions, high fuel economy and grunt performance. That's a good bet when combined with the 590-or-so litre boot. Just watch out for equally efficient but more engaging rivals...

The one we'd buy
2.0 i-VTEC

The one we'd avoid like the plague
1.4 i-VTEC

Rivals to consider
Ford Kuga, Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Vauxhall Antara, VW Tiguan

Decent diesel engines, sensible focus

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