Leasing a Honda CR-V
Lots of space and comfort
Great to drive
The Honda CR-V was relaunched in 2018 offering more comfort, space, technology and convenience. There's a lot to like about the new model that has a larger wheelbase to deliver a spacious interior. There's also the option of seven seats in the CR-V for the first time, which makes it particularly attractive for families.
Engines and performance for the Honda CR-V
While there's only one 1.5 litre VTEC turbocharged petrol engine available for the Honda CR-V, there's also an excellent five-seat hybrid version available too. This hybrid was launched in 2019 and is available with 2Wd or 4WD. Depending on the model chosen, the emissions will be around 120g/km with economy of 40mpg. The hybrid utilises a new 2.0 litre petrol engine which works alongside an electric motor to produce 181 bhp. The top speed is 112 mph with fuel economy of around 50 mpg. Both the hybrid and petrol versions offer a responsive and comfortable drive.
Equipment and handling
The interior of the Honda CR-V has been well-designed and well laid out, there is lots of space on board and a spacious boot. Opt for seven seats with the petrol model and all three rows in the car have reclining seats so passengers get to enjoy long-distance comfort. As should be expected, this is a Honda packed with technology and convenience features with a new three-mode centre console that will adapt to a range of requirements with room for a small handbag and a tray for a smartphone. Safety equipment includes front collision warning, collision mitigation braking and lane keeping assist. There's also adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation and traffic sign recognition. Other models come with a rear view camera and parking sensors, while the top-spec includes cross traffic monitoring and blind spot warning - which may make these models a better choice since the CR-V is a large car. Despite its size, the CR-V handles well and there's a good view for the driver but some drivers may prefer the security of having help when parking.
On the road, the Honda CR-V is a comfortable car that offers a well planted and solid performance. The hybrid version delivers a near silent ride until the engine is put under pressure but it's a great performer around town. Indeed, the CR-V is one of the most comfortable SUVs to drive with a sound suspension that is excellent at absorbing bumps in the road to deliver a refined ride. The Honda CR-V is competing in a tough segment but drivers will get Honda quality and a car that offers high comfort levels and enjoyment - it's popular for a reason!