Honda CR-V Road Test

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Honda CR-V Review

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In the revised Honda CR-V NVH levels are improved with increased sound deadening around the engine and throughout the cabin, adding to the high-quality refinement of the Honda CR-V and making it an even quieter and more relaxing car to drive.

The CMBS system predicts the likelihood of an accident and helps to minimise the possibility of an impact. The driver is given an audible warning and a visual 'Brake' warning on the dashboard display. Then if no action is taken, the audio/visual alarm is given again, an E-tensioner lightly tugs at the seatbelt as a further warning, and light braking is applied automatically. Ultimately if the system decides a collision is unavoidable, strong braking is applied with strong seatbelt retraction.

Comfort and Refinement

In the revised Honda CR-V NVH levels are improved with increased sound deadening around the engine and throughout the cabin, adding to the high-quality refinement of the Honda CR-V and making it an even quieter and more relaxing car to drive. Whether setting off on a long journey with caravan or boat in tow, or simply for getting a bit of peace and quiet when the children doze off in the back - the Honda CR-V's cabin is a pleasant place to be.

ES grades get auto-dimming mirror, cruise control, double-deck cargo space, electric folding mirrors, half leather and Alcantara heated seats, headlight washers, front fog lights, leather steering wheel and gear knob, rear parking sensors and unique interior inlay trims. In addition to the ES specification our test car the EX model comes equipped with DVD voice-activated satellite navigation with premium audio and subwoofer, full leather upholstery with front heated seats, HID Xenon headlights and auto headlight on function, rain sensor, reverse tilt mirror and an 8-way driver powered seat and telescopic adjustable steering wheel enable you to find the perfect driving position.

Honda CR-V EX grades also get panoramic glass roof, which runs from the top of the windscreen and stretches over the rear seat occupants, helping to create a light and airy cabin.

Infotainment

Our test car was equipped with DVD voice-activated satellite navigation with integrated Bluetooth hands free telephone system, premium audio, subwoofer and a USB connector for an iPod. It also has a digital audio card reader which can play MP3 and WMA files from SD, CompactFlash, and Flash ATA memory cards.

Rivals
  • Audi Q5
  • BMW X3
  • Hyundai ix35
  • Kia Sportage
  • Land Rover Freelander 2
  • Nissan QASHQAI
  • Nissan X-Trail
  • Volkswagen Tiguan
What We Liked
  • The ride and handling
  • The gearbox
  • Overall equipment level on the EX model
  • Honda's Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS)
  • That the kerb side exterior dipped when reverse gear was selected
What We Disliked

That Honda's Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) is an option we feel that it should be standard

What We'd Like To See
  • Honda's Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) fitted as standard
  • A memory function for the electric drivers seat
Conclusion

Personally we liked the Honda CR-V so much that we bought one, and bearing in mind the number of the cars we drive a year it must be testament to the Honda CR-V ownership experience. It is a versatile family vehicle combining the all attributes an estate car with the elevated ride height associated with a 4 wheel drive.

The distinctive new styling features for 2010 and upgraded interior fabrics and plastics were introduced following customer feedback and ensure that the Honda CR-V stands out from the crowd giving it greater road presence. The diesel engine coupled to the automatic gearbox is in our opinion the perfect combination.

1 September 2010 Melanie Carter
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Honda CR-V Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHonda CR-V 2.2 litre i-DTEC ES
  
Body Type4x4
ColourPremium White Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph10.6 Seconds
Top Speed 116 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban29.7 mpg
Extra Urban45.6 mpg
Combined38.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group29
Euro NCAP Rating4 Star
Warranty3 years / 90000 miles
Price (when tested on the 01/09/10)£29,805

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