To begin in a more positive note, Honda CR-V is a pretty spacious vehicle, which shouldn't surprise anyone given that we're talking about an SUV. Still, Honda tried to focus more on comfort but without neglecting the other features. And, judging by the company's advertising campaigns, comfort was the number one priority for the Japanese brand, working a lot on the suspension setup, the seats and the rest of the systems that could contribute, more or less, to this chapter.
The interior is, as we said, pretty spacious and visibility is just like you'd expect in an SUV. The large exterior mirrors and the rear window offer a pretty good view on the road, while the high driving position gives an extra boost of confidence in both the city and the highway.
There weren't too many features to impress, although the model we tested came with Alcantara seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift and interior electrochromic mirror.
Another positive aspect of the CR-V is the number of storage compartments, so you shouldn't have too many problems to place your wallet, the mobile phone, your cup of coffee or a bottle of water in a safe place. What really shocked us is the large storage place between the two front seats which is at least as deep as a bucket because we managed to fit in there two bottles of water, two walkie talkies, two wallets, four mobile phones, a pack of biscuits and there was still plenty of room for some other things.
Overall, the interior doesn't excel and, to be a little generous, it can be considered even decent. There is a lot of cheap plastic around the two front seats and basically every single button on the dashboard and on the steering wheel makes a "click" noise that makes you think at low-budget cars built for emerging markets.Continue reading