Versatility; value; reliability; optional fridge and shower!
A bit thirsty; not totally convincing off-road
You won't see publicity shots of CR-V trekking across the Kalahari, out-running elephants in Kenya or tackling the mud of the Thai rainforest. Despite 4x4 looks and some off-road capability, CR-V is a family lifestyle choice rather than a Land Rover wannabe - but that doesn't worry Honda. That's because it's been a hit with its core market, aspirational families with active lifestyles.
They appreciate the roomy, practical, well-specced interior and good all-round visibility. The second-generation model, launched in March 2002, has a more sophisticated and developed look, but the proposition remains the same.