Used Honda CR-V (1997 - 2001) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 18 Jun 2013
3.5
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.
Honda CR-V (97-01)
Versatility; value; reliability; optional fridge and shower!
A bit thirsty; not totally convincing off-road

New price range:

£15,340 - £20,135

Used price range:

£334 - £1,566

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

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.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Everything. It does everything I ask it. Travel to Paris and back 4 up with luggage for a week at 3 fig cruising speed - yes. Do duties as a lorry - yes. Drive off road gravel and stone paths wet...  

5 out of 5

David Hodges ,   06 Feb 2014    ... read more

 4 wheel drive when needed, massive boot space particularly with seats down, ability to go forwards even when floating through a river!  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   25 Sep 2013    ... read more

 It is a small workhorse. It is high which is the best thing I like about it and it has served me very well since.  

3 out of 5

Jason Mgbi ,   01 Aug 2012    ... read more

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