Used Honda CR-V (2001 - 2006) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 18 Jun 2013
3.5
Honda realises that most people choose on off-road vehicle because it's more practical than a standard car and gives them a better view of the road. Coping with extreme terrain and steep inclines is not on the agenda, but the ability to deal with the odd muddy track or rain-sodden field is useful.
Honda CR-V (01-06)
Well built, robust interior, decent passenger space, excellent diesel engine, good to drive
Not particularly capable off road, firm ride

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£16,840 - £25,240

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Honda realises that most people choose on off-road vehicle because it's more practical than a standard car and gives them a better view of the road. Coping with extreme terrain and steep inclines is not on the agenda, but the ability to deal with the odd muddy track or rain-sodden field is useful. The CR-V fits this bill perfectly. Like most modern 4x4s it is designed primarily for on-road use and thanks to decent handling and precise steering, it is happy pottering around town or on the motorway.

The cabin is robustly built and there's plenty of passenger space, particularly in the rear. Add in a large boot and some genuinely useful touches and it's easy to see why the CR-V makes a great family car. The model was mildly facelifted in early 2005 with a fresh interior and a slightly revised grille and lights.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Space and comfort for long distance travelling with 4 people and luggage. Also run a band. Car takes all kit no problem.  

5 out of 5

Rob Finn ,   17 Feb 2016    ... read more

 Its the perfect engineer's solution. Least worst at everything put together Engine has a bit of poke when driven as a Honda (power through revs) Ground clearance is great Ride on hardtop is...  

4 out of 5

Alan Richards ,   21 Dec 2015    ... read more

 Does everything one might expect although it is a heavy car and not everyone could deal with punctures etc.  

5 out of 5

Michael Foster ,   22 Oct 2014    ... read more

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