It's latest CR-V
is the fifth in a long line of crossover SUVs stretching back to 1995.
It may be regarded as a slightly boring, sensible choice by some, but the CR-V
leaves few boxes unticked as a great family all-rounder.
The new Honda CR-V
raises the bar in every imaginable way, delivering more performance, space and premium content together with higher fuel economy ratings and value than ever before," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division.
This engine was originally developed for the Civic and proved to be so good it was decided to offer it in the CR-V
and now the HR-V.
If petrol rocks your boat - and there are many petrol lovers in the CR-V
ranks - then there is still the highperforming 2.
The HR-V is 10 inches shorter than the CR-V
, so small isn't what it used to be.
must be one of Honda's best four-wheeled earners, so when it makes changes it doesn't want to rock the boat by doing anything drastic to the recipe.
As you'd expect for a car aimed at the family market the CR-V
is set up for comfort and doesn't disappoint.
The fourth generation 2015 CR-V
boasts of a wider stance with enhanced exterior styling, offers a four-grade line-up including a 2WD option powered with a new direct-injection DOHC 4 cylinder i-VTEC engine with CVT transmission, plush interiors and a whole host of new and standard features depicting it as more efficient, functional and confident SUV.
Specifically, this 2015 CR-V
is rated at 27 miles per gallon in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway.
certainly looks great from any approach, and its spacious interior, with ample room for five adults, cannot fail to impress thanks to a clutter-free yet featurerich layout.
So if falls to me to point out that while a very early campaign for Honda's original SUV featured young people jumping naked into Newquay harbour you would be misled to think that this is the profile of today's average CR-V