Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Motability carThe Honda CR-V is a two or four wheel drive car designed to get us through the British winter while being as comfortable and practical as a saloon car, a trick it pulls off very well indeed. The four wheel drive system is automatic; in that it is not controlled by the driver but by the conditions the car is operating under and works very well.  Honda have a justified reputation for making well designed, well built cars with excellent engines, the CR-V is no exception, in our opinion it is probably the least aggressive and best looking four wheel drive car on the market.

 

The Honda CR-V offers excellent space, a superb driving position and comfort for passengers and driver alike. The CR-V is very well equipped in the entry level S trim, as standard you receive 17″ alloy wheels, electronic climate control, cruise control, electric heated door mirrors and i-MID, a 5″ screen that displays the car information and controls the audio system, the SE Plus trim adds an air of luxury with front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera, front fog lights, Bluetooth connectivity, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, automatic lights and wipers and power folding door mirrors. The option exists to add a ‘Navi’ pack that includes a built in Sat Nav for additional payment of £100 – £150 to the Advance Payment and a driver assistance safety pack (DASP) which includes blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and a collision warning system.

 

Two engines power the CR-V, a two litre petrol and a new 1.6 litre diesel, the petrol unit is super smooth and a joy to drive offering brisk performance from the 153 brake horse power engine, 10.2 seconds to 62 miles per hour (12.2 seconds for the automatic) and a top speed of 118 miles per hour, fuel consumption as you would expect from a big car is compromised, 39.2 miles per gallon combined for the two wheel drive manual and 37.7 mpg four wheel drive automatic, in reality that is around 26-28. The new six speed 120bhp 1.6 litre diesel offering may at first glance a little puny for such a big car but the power is delivered smoothy and in no way does the car feel underpowered. Weight pays a big part in this, only available in two wheel drive leads to a reduction in weight of 69kg, the engine itself is also lighter as it has an aluminium head so the overall effect is a car that can return 62.8 miles per gallon and hit 62 miles per hour in 11.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 113 miles per hour. The CR-V Automatic choice is limited to the Petrol engine with all wheel drive and prices start at Price reduced from previous quarter price£1999 Advance Payment.

*New CR-V due Spring 2018

Autumn Best Buy – Honda CR-V ‘S’ (Sat Nav) 1.6 120bhp Diesel Manual 2 wheel drive  –  £999 Advance Payment (£64.80 + £190 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Honda CR-V ‘S’ (Sat Nav) 2.0 153bhp Diesel Manual 2 wheel drive  –  £199 Advance Payment (£60.73 wpms)

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