Honda CRV VTi L7 2021 Radio Review

Honda CR-V LT i-L7 Honda CRV is big for its size but can you squeeze seven people in there. Honda updated their popular CRV range mid-year with a refreshed styling, more equipment and safety as well as smart phone connectivity as standard

I drove the VTi – L7 seat version and came to the conclusion that as a five seat SUV the CRV is excellent, but as a seven seat version its compromised.

The L7 version is well equipped with leather-appointed seat trim, heated front seats and 8-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat. It also has hands-free power tailgate and wireless charging, LED headlights and fog lights as well as privacy glass.

The CRV drives nicely, is smooth and has reasonable handling. It’s cavernous for five people with plenty of room for them. The last two people need to be very young to fit comfortably.

I struggle to understand why buyers want seven seats in this size vehicle, seriously if you need more seats buy something bigger.

Priced from $43,490 plus the usual costs, the CRV is an excellent vehicle that is better as a five seater

Im Rob Fraser

Honda CR-V LT i-L7

What’s good:-

  • Internal room (for five)
  • Ride and quietness
  • Comfort and features

What’s not so good:-

  • Rear two seats very squashed
  • Missing some safety features
  • Lacking a few features for the price

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Model:   Honda CRV VTi L7 

  • Model Price       $43,490 MLP*
  • Engine                1. 5L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
  • Drivetrain          CVT FWD
  • Power                 140kW @ 5,600rpm
  • Torque                240Nm @ 2,000rpm
  • Safety                  Five Star ANCAP
  • CO2                     166g/km
  • Economy ADR   7.3 L/100 km
  • Servicing             TBA Price 12mths/10,000km
  • Tow Rating         1,000 kg
  • Tow Ball Rating 100 kg
  • Warranty           5 Yrs. / Unlimited km with Roadside Assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

 Overall Rating: 77/100

  • Behind the Wheel           8
  • Comfort                            9
  • Equipment                       8
  • Performance                    8
  • Ride & Handling              8
  • Practicality                        9
  • Fit for Purpose                7
  • Towing Ability                  5
  • Off Road Ability              6
  • Value for Money             8

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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.