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Our Fleet Test Drive: Honda CR-V - 2nd Report

Date: 26 February 2014   |   Author:

One aspect of the Honda CR-V that has been subject to early appreciation is its high driving position
Mileage: 1105
P11D price: £25,370
Our average consumption: 49.9mpg
Official combined consumption: 62.8mpg
Forecast CPM: 55.7p

I'm still in that exciting phase where you learn all about a new car, having covered just over 1000 miles since the CR-V arrived. 

It's already passed the all-important 'wife test'­, with my beloved impressed by the interior, including the comfortable seats, high driving position and well laid-out cabin.

It's not the most exciting thing to drive, as you'd expect from a 120hp off-roader with a high centre of gravity, but as depressing as it is to age, I now value comfort, practicality, equipment and other sensible qualities over sharp handling and neck-snapping performance, and this is where the Honda CR-V works.

That 1.6-litre engine isn't quite the outstanding gem it is in the Civic - blame the larger CR-V's extra 378kg of weight, an extra 25% - but it's certainly more than adequate for the job in hand, especially when you look at what 119g/km of CO2 does to the associated costs.

As the Honda settles into day-to-day life on our fleet, I'm looking forward to finding out if it's a car that can inspire on more than rational levels.


  • Comfort, refinement, early economy
  • No DAB radio when you choose satnav