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2013 Honda CR-V 1.6 review

The latest Honda has always fallen short of the SUVs, with its comparatively 2.2-litre diesel engine to blame. However, this new diesel model looks far competitive.

It has a claimed average of compared with the 2.2-litre 50.4mpg, while CO2 emissions are from 149 to 119g/km – enough for a drop in company car tax.


What’s the 2013 Honda 1.6 i-DTEC like to drive?

You to keep the engine spinning 1500rpm, because it feels below this. Unfortunately, it sounds very coarse you rev it beyond about 2500rpm.

gearchanges are required to keep the in this narrow window, so just as well the six-speed ‘box (an automatic isn’t with the 1.6) has a slick action.

The engine isn’t the thing that’s been for this new diesel model. has ditched the 2.2’s four-wheel-drive to save weight and maximise and it has reworked the suspension in an effort to a sharper driving experience.

Sure enough, the 1.6-litre turns in to corners more than the 2.2 and resists body slightly better, although it doesn’t feel as agile as a CX-5 .

Comfort is a bigger The CR-V has a distinctly unsettled and tends to jostle its occupants over patched-up roads. can get wearing on a long journey, is a pity because tyre is well suppressed and the wind that enters the cabin at isn’t overly intrusive.

What’s the 2013 Honda 1.6 i-DTEC like inside?

any other CR-V, which it has a spacious, five-seat cabin and a boot with a shallow

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The rear seats are easy to too, because you just boot-mounted levers, while the big tailgate is surprisingly light (or operated on EX-spec cars).

You’ll be less impressed the standard dashboard layout; are lots of buttons and switches to However, the optional touch-screen system makes things even if the graphics are rather

Build quality also good, but some people struggle to get comfortable behind the because the backrest of the seat in fairly large steps can leave you feeling like no is quite right.

Should I buy

Unless you really need drive or an automatic gearbox, the new 1.6 is the CR-V to choose, because it be much cheaper to run than the 2.2 – it’s a private buy or a company

The trouble for Honda is you can have the 150 version of Mazda’s CX-5 for money. This has a much engine than the CR-V and is to drive, yet it returns identical CO2 and is every bit as economical and practical.

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