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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

When tested by independent experts Euro NCAP, the Honda CR-V scored five stars, performing particularly well in terms of adult occupant protection.

The Honda CR-V safety kit list features stability control and traction control, trailer stability assist, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation braking – a system that applies the brakes if it thinks an accident is imminent.

There’s also a pedestrian collision mitigation system that is designed to soften the impact in the event of a collision with a pedestrian.

The CR-V also offers dual-stage front, side and curtain airbags.

The car may be 5mm shorter with a 30mm lower roofline, but clever packaging means you still get plenty of headroom and front and rear legroom. This new version of the CR-V has a more car-like driving position and good all-round visibility.

Overall, the CR-V scores well in terms of practicality. Most impressive is the split rear-seat fold-down system that is extremely easy to use. With one pull of a toggle the seat-back folds down with the headrest stored away very nicely to leave a flat load area.

The amount of rear bootspace is particularly impressive: the CRV offers 589 litres of space with the rear seats up compared with the Volkswagen Tiguan (470 litres), the Toyota Rav4 (410 litres), the Volvo XC60 (495 litres) and the Mazda CX-5 (503 litres).

There’s even enough space in the Honda for four golf bags or five mountain bikes with 29-inch wheels.

With the rear seat-backs down the CR-V offers an impressive 1,648 litres of loadroom and the 60/40 split-seat arrangement gives extra flexibility.

There’s plenty of headroom and legroom, both in the front and the back and there’s a host of cubbie spaces and cup holders to store odds and ends. The automatic boot opening and closing system is a welcome addition on higher spec models.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda CR-V (12-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
EX optional equipment
  • Cruise control

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Service indicator
S optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

S Plus equipment

S Plus standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
S Plus optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
SE optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

SE Plus equipment

SE Plus standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
SE Plus optional equipment
  • CD
  • Sat Nav

SE-T equipment

SE-T standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
SE-T optional equipment
None available

SR equipment

SR standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
SR optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav

S-T equipment

S-T standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
S-T optional equipment
None available

White Edition equipment

White Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
White Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Honda CR-V (12-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2013 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2013
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 74%
Pedestrian: 68%
Safety Assist: 66%

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.