Honda CRV AWD SUV Radio Review

Honda CR-V VTi-LX (8)

Honda CRV – In the second half of the 90s some small to medium four-wheel drives came onto the market and we were on our way to Sports Utility Vehicles. One of the earliest was the Honda CRV. The latest CRV comes in in 5 model variants and Rob Fraser takes a look at the top model

The latest all new CRV is bigger and better than the previous model. It surprising how much room there is inside as well as a clever layout and huge storage areas, especially the centre console.

Powered by a VTEC four cylinder engine the CRV has enough power and torque for normal daily driving and for the most part the CVT drives the front wheels, unless AWD is needed to prevent wheel slip.

The 5th generation CRV gives a quiet, enjoyable ride and the handling has also been improved significantly.

Seating is very comfortable for five and with wide opening doors access is easy. Even this 190cm frame will fit in the back seats, however the third row of seats are definitely in the occasional category. Boot space is surprisingly large.

The CRV hits a sweet spot between conservative and exciting and at a touch over $44,000 plus the usual costs, the Honda CRV is pretty good value and definitely worth a drive.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.