The fact that Honda has built the CR-V to complete its lineup is more than obvious when taking a closer look to the car. It is indeed an SUV and makes you feel like you're driving one, but fails to raise to the expectations at very important chapters where rivals would pretty much excel.
The good bit of the CR-V is surely the suspension system when driving inside a city. It is so soft that you won't even notice when the car goes over a speed bump or a pothole and seems to be perfectly balanced for cornering at low speeds. Comfort is also decent, but don't expect too many fancy things when getting inside the car.
The bad part when it comes to Honda's crossover SUV is the suspension system this time outside the city. The car becomes extremely unstable and it's pretty dangerous to exceed 140 km/h (87 mph). Furthermore, the noise level is also high, although the engine soundproofing seems to be quite good. The automatic transmission isn't impressive either and you might be unpleasantly surprised when driving on the highway and engine power is absolutely mandatory.
The ugly award goes to the SUV's design. Although it underwent so many facelifts and so many exterior modifications, the CR-V remains a common presence on the road and it barely manages to make passing bystanders turn their heads when seeing the car.Continue reading