Honda Cr-V variants
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Total cash price £21,999. Borrowing £17,599 with a £4,400 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

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Honda CR-V buying guide

What Honda CR-V trim levels are there?

The Honda CR-V comes in several versions: S, SE, Sport Line, SR and EX.

Entry-level S trim gets a small, relatively basic radio screen rather than the touchscreen you get on higher-spec models, which does make the interior feel a little more dated. It does have Bluetooth for phone connectivity, but nothing fancy. On the outside you’ll find 18-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights which can automatically switch between main and low beam at night by detecting oncoming traffic.

The next step up is SE. This adds dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, a reversing camera and a touchscreen that uses Garmin sat-nav software and introduces smartphone mirroring connectivity. To this, Sport Line adds black wheels and door mirrors, slightly darkened tail-lights and dark wood effect trim.

SR steps things up, with heated leather upholstery, a blind-spot warning system and a windscreen wiper de-icing system.

Top-spec EX models get all the possible options available on the CR-V. These models get everything SR models get, but add a heated steering wheel and heated seats (front and rear), a panoramic sunroof, an electric-opening boot, a head-up display (which displays your speed in your eye line in the windscreen, and a wireless charger for your phone.

Honda CR-V interior and technology

The Honda CR-V’s interior does the job, but it was designed in 2016 so more modern rivals such as the Kia Sportage do feel posher for similar (or less) money. SR and EX models do feel reasonably posh with their comfortable seats, but the overall dashboard design isn’t especially premium-feeling. 

The infotainment system isn’t as quick or intuitive to use as those in rivals, and the sat-nav software in most models is based on an old Garmin system which does the job, but the graphics aren’t especially attractive. Luckily most models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can plug your smartphone into one of the USB slots and use your favourite sat-nav app such as Waze or Google Maps – but these will show on the CR-V’s screen. 

Space in the CR-V is decent – the rear seats are impressively roomy and absolutely fine for large adults or bulky child seats, and the 499-litre boot is big enough to swallow a family’s worth of holiday luggage. The only downside is that there’s no seven-seat option, as you get in the VW Tiguan Allspace.

Honda CR-V engine range explained

Honda CR-V 2.0 i-MMD

This is the hybrid version of the CR-V. It uses a 145hp 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor for a total of 185hp. This is good for a 0-62mph time of 8.6 seconds – so the CR-V hybrid certainly feels brisk. It can’t travel very far at all on pure electric power – you’ll be lucky to travel a mile before the engine kicks in – but the upside is it’s a ‘self-charging’ hybrid, so you don’t have to plug it in. This engine is available in either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive forms.

Honda CR-V 1.5 VTEC Turbo

This is a non-hybrid turbocharged petrol engine that’s no longer available on brand-new CR-Vs. With 193hp it’s certainly potent enough to get the CR-V moving quickly, but the downside is it’s not that efficient – you’ll be lucky to get 40mpg.

Honda CR-V FAQs

It’s dead simple – there’s just one version of the CR-V, and it’s a compact SUV that rivals the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. The version you’ll find for sale at Motorpoint was first released in 2016 and updated with a facelift in 2018. This 2018 update introduced a hybrid engine option that sat alongside regular petrol versions, and since 2021 you’ve only been able to buy the CR-V as a hybrid.

At 4.6 metres long, the Honda CR-V is a bit longer than rival SUVs such as the Volkswagen Tiguan (4.5 metres long) and the Kia Sportage (also 4.5 metres long). It doesn’t feel too big for UK roads, however, and it’s not a pain to park thanks to front-and-rear parking sensors being included on most models, and SE models and above getting a rear-view parking camera.

There are two engines available in the Honda CR-V. One is a hybrid, one is a regular petrol – it’s worth noting that the hybrid version is available with four-wheel drive, and there’s no manual gearbox option.

Four-wheel drive is available on the CR-V's hybrid engine if you pick SE, SR or EX trims but, otherwise, the CR-V is front-wheel drive. Search our used Honda CR-V cars with four-wheel drive here.

The hybrid-engined Honda CR-V isn't able to tow large loads or caravans. It can manage a braked trailer weighing up to 750kg. The now-discontinued 1.5-litre petrol is more capable as a tow car – it can tow up to 1,500kg.

Yes, the Honda CR-V has a strong reputation for reliability. Despite the hybrid system seeming complex, it appears to be more reliable than a traditional petrol or diesel engine, and you'll count yourself unlucky if you come across any problems.

Yes, according to CAP data the Honda CR-V is expected to retain 56% of its initial value once it's three years old, compared to 52% for the VW Tiguan.