Our recent group test pitted the Mazda CX-5 against the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V – click here for our findings in full.
We’ve previously criticised the CR-V’s high list price in comparison with other rivals in its class. With this sizeable discount available online, however, it now undercuts the class-leading Mazda CX-5 that featured in our test by £2000.
The car Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SE Navi auto
The saving £4920
The discounted price £25,541
The broker Drivethedeal.com
The CR-V has been a popular family SUV for a long time. This model has a smooth nine-speed automatic gearbox and, paired with this 1.6-litre diesel engine, returns low CO2 emissions of just 134g/km, which is impressive for a car of this size. There’s plenty of interior space to keep passengers comfortable, too, and the boot is a very practical 589 litres.
Handling lets the CR-V down with a fair bit of body lean in the bends and steering that is slow and vague.
Should I add any options?
Front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and 7.0in touchscreen infotainment comes as standard in SE trim, and this particular model also comes with sat-nav. The alloys can be upgraded to 18in (£995) or 19in (£1195) wheels but we’d recommend sticking with the standard 17in ones that SE comes with as the ride is comfortable.
Anything else I should know?
This quoted price includes a £1000 discount which is conditional on you taking out PCP finance at 5.9% APR Representative over 36 months. If buying in cash, add £1000 onto this discounted price.
Head over to Drivethedeal.com, then select ‘Honda’ and ‘CR-V – Estate to see the range of deals available.
Click here to see our weekly deals round-up of the best cars in each class