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Our fleet: Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SR 2WD Manual car review - January 2016

Honda CR-V


The new Honda CRV is very competitive when comparing boot space across the popular SUV market.

Our CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SR offers an impressive 589 litres of boot space with the rear seats up. Down, it grows to 1,669 litres.

That compares well against the popular Mazda CX-5, Ford Kuga and Nissan Qashqai – key rivals in this sector.

The CX-5 boasts 503 litres with the rear seats up (1,620 litres down), while the Kuga manages just 406 litres with the spare wheel. However, fold the Kuga’s rear seats down and it comes into its own, with a cavernous 1,928 litres.

The Qashqai, meanwhile, has 430 litres of storage space (1,585 litres with seats down). Therefore, if it’s boot space you are after, it’s hard to look beyond the CR-V’s 589 litres. 

There are three engines to choose from, including 120hp and 160hp versions of Honda’s 1.6-litre turbodiesel and a 155hp 2.0-litre petrol engine. CO2 emissions start from 115g/km for the 1.6-litre 120hp S and SE versions, while the 120hp SR has emissions of 119g/km, with a claimed combined fuel efficiency of 62.8mpg, putting it into a benefit-in-kind tax band of 21%.


CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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