The new 1.6-litre car is the sweet spot in the current CR-V line-up, offering huge levels of practicality and decent efficiency
The CR-V focuses on practicality and flexibility - and in 1.6 diesel guise, even greater efficiency, too.
Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC: interior
This is where the CR-V really wins ground on its rivals. Space, practicality and comfort are its three main virtues, with the Honda boasting 589litres of boot space, rising to a maximum 1,648 litres of luggage capacity with the 60:40 split rear seats folded.
Dropping them is easy, too, and reveals an almost fully flat load space. Thanks to a low boot lip and a uniform space, packing anything from heavy, rigid boxes and cases to squashy overnight bags or shopping should be simple.
The dashboard is best described as functional; everything feels solid and reliable, but just not that special. That's partly because it doesn't look it, either. While it's superbly comfortable in the front and in the rear - thanks to plenty of head and legroom - the cabin lacks flair.
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