Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Plenty of interior space
  • Hybrid means five-seat only
  • Clever storage solutions up front

How much space is there?

The CR-V’s long wheelbase means it boasts the most interior space out of any of its predecessors. This was enough for it to be offered with seven seats – however, that was only on the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol model. This engine has been dropped from the range, leaving only the Hybrid, and this has its batteries in the space that a third row of seats would occupy, leaving the CR-V as a generous five-seater only.

Space in the CR-V is excellent. The front seats offer loads of room no matter how tall you are, with plenty of headroom and lots of adjustment in the seats to accommodate.

In the second row, even the tallest will find it easy to get comfortable as there’s plenty of head and legroom and a totally flat floor meaning even a middle passenger has somewhere to put their feet.

Three individual seats give passengers the option to adjust their own comfort, though it’s a shame there are only two Isofix points across the bench.

Boot space and storage

With the rear seats in place the CR-V Hybrid has 497 litres of boot space. That’s less than you’d get in a Toyota RAV4 but more in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

It’s also a wide, unobstructed space, with a broad tailgate providing excellent access and a totally flat floor that remains such when the rear seat backs are folded.

Folding the seats is easily done and when they’re out of the way it liberates 1,694 litres of space up to the roof.

The load lip is very low and totally flat, so it’s easy to slide larger items in, while top-spec EX cars come with an electric tailgate to make life even easier.

Is it easy to park?

The CR-V is a large car and despite the high driving position its extremities aren’t all that visible, so parking isn’t the easiest. Parking sensors aren’t standard equipment on base models, but they are from SE trim upwards – as is a rear view camera, and these make all the difference in the world when trying to squeeze into a smaller spot.

How big is it?

  All Honda CR-V models
Length 4,600mm
Width 2,117mm
Height 1,679mm

 

How safe is it?

  • Strong five-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Honda Sensing safety package standard
  • Lots of safety and driver assistance technology

The CR-V was tested by Euro NCAP in early-2019 gaining a solid five-star crash-test rating, in part thanks to its lengthy list of standard safety and driver assistance technology.

There are six airbags as standard, as well as a stronger construction than ever, which Honda says makes the CR-V more rigid and more safe.

As part of Honda’s Sensing suite of safety kit, the CR-V comes fitted with:

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda CR-V SUV.

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

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
EX optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
S optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport Line equipment

Sport Line standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Sport Line optional equipment
None available

SR equipment

SR standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SR optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Honda CR-V SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 83%
Vulnerable Road Users: 70%
Safety Assist: 76%

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.