Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The CR-V, like the Civic and FR-V, was only awarded four stars in Euro NCAP crash tests when most alternatives have achieved the maximum five stars. It comes with plenty of safety equipment though, including electronic stability control, front, side and curtain airbags and Isofix child seat mounting points plus the front head restraints are designed to help prevent whiplash injuries.

EX models are also available with Honda's Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). This monitors the distance and closing rate between the CR-V and the car directly in front of it, warns the driver when a collision is likely and helps reduce impact when a collision becomes unavoidable The EX model is offered with optional adaptive cruise control, which automatically maintains a set distance between the CR-V and the vehicle in front, and 'collision mitigation braking system' which senses that an accident may be likely, warns the driver and starts braking.

One of the Honda's main strengths is its large boot. There's a two-tier luggage area with 556 litres of space (with the shelf removed and the rear seats in place) but this can be increased substantially when the rear seats are folded down. The 40/20/40 split of the rear bench means the centre section can be folded down to accommodate long items while still seating four in the cabin.

But what does count against the CR-V is the lack of a seven-seat option - something which many alternatives such as the Hyundai Santa Fe, offer.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda CR-V (07-12).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
ES optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

ESK equipment

ESK standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
ESK optional equipment
None available

EST equipment

EST standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
EST optional equipment
None available

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
EX optional equipment
  • Cruise control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Steel wheels

SE+ equipment

SE+ standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
SE+ optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Steel wheels

SE+ T equipment

SE+ T standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE+ T optional equipment
None available

SET equipment

SET standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sat Nav
SET optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Honda CR-V (07-12) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.