Honda CR-V (2007–2012)

Model History

March 2007

All new CR-V for 2007. Smaller, lighter, faster, better handling, more fuel efficient and emitting less CO2, yet also slightly bigger inside.

Starting Prices:

  • 2.0i-VTEC S £18,472
  • 2.0i-VTEC S auto £19,572
  • 2.2iCTDI S £19,702

10-9-2009: Got new i-DTEC 2.2 diesel engine with DPF from Accord and option of 5-speed automatic transmission with diesel, on sale from January 2010.

Equipment ES (over SE):
17” alloy wheels with 225/65 R17 tyres
Privacy glass
Front and rear braking sensors with audible and visual warning
Leather steering wheel and gearshift knob
Front fog lights
Independent dual zone climate control
Power folding door mirrors
Headlight washers

Equipment EX (over ES):
18” alloy wheels with 225/60 R18 tyres

Looks refreshed with a new front bumper and grille, revised rear bumper, and colour coded bumpers on EX grades. Newly-designed 17-inch (SE) and 18-inch (ES and EX) alloy wheels and upgraded fabrics and plastics inside, giving the CR-V interior an even more premium finish. A new audio console design has also been introduced, while improved sound deadening around the engine and cabin makes the CR-V an even quieter and more relaxing car to drive.

November 2009

2010 CR-V SE grades come fitted with newly-designed 17-inch alloy wheels as standard as well as air conditioning, auxiliary socket, cloth upholstery and power-heated door mirrors.

ES grades get 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, auto-dimming mirror, cruise control, double-deck cargo space, electric folding mirrors, half leather and Alcantara heated seats, headlight washers, front fog lights, leather steering wheel and gear knob, rear parking sensors, unique interior inlay trims and USB connector for an iPod, over and above the SE model.

Top spec EX models have full body-coloured bumpers and come equipped with DVD voice-activated satellite navigation with premium audio and subwoofer, full leather upholstery with front heated seats, HID Xenon headlights and auto headlight on function, panoramic roof, rain sensor, reverse tilt mirror and 8-way driver power seat in addition to the ES specification.

Honda’s 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine produces 150PS at 4,000rpm (up 10PS) and torque of 350Nm at 2,000rpm (up 10Nm). It can be paired with a either a 6-speed manual transmission or the smooth and refined 5-speed automatic gearbox that has been manufactured in-house by Honda.

Manual versions of the diesel CR-V get to 60mph in 9.3 seconds with a top speed of 118mph, while the auto does 0-60 in 10.3 seconds and has a top speed of 116mph. Combined fuel economy is 43.5mpg for the manual and 38.2mpg for the auto.

The i-DTEC engine uses a combination of the latest injection technology, more efficient exhaust gas recirculation and a diesel particulate filter. With significantly-reduced levels of NOx and particulates emissions, it is Euro 5 compliant, and emits CO2 emissions of 171g/km (manual) and 195g/km (auto).

The 2.0-litre petrol CR-V is also Euro 5 compliant, but remains unchanged from the previous model, producing 150PS at 6,200rpm and torque of 192Nm at 4,200rpm.

Technology packs, which include Satellite Navigation and Bluetooth Hands-Free Telephone, are available on all SE and ES grades for £1,250. Three new paint colours are available for 2010, Premium White Pearl (fantastic), Urban Titanium and Alabaster Silver. Five other metallic paints are available – Crystal Black, Polished Metal, Sparkle Grey, Deep Bronze and Deep Sapphire Blue. Milano Red is the solid colour available as standard.

Two active safety systems continue to be available on the CR-V and are unique to the SUV segment. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a radar-controlled cruise control function which maintains a set distance to the vehicle in front; Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) predicts collisions and warns the driver, before applying braking and retracting the front seatbelts if the situation becomes critical. These systems are optional on EX models.

April 2012

Honda customers purchasing a British-built CR-V from new this spring will benefit from a complimentary trim level upgrade worth up to £2,520.

Between the beginning of April and end of June 2012, customers purchasing a CR-V SE+ will be upgraded to the ES-T variant. This means the addition of £2,490 worth of extra equipment including 18” alloy wheels, half leather/half alcantara upholstery, heated front seats, retractable wing mirrors, iPod connectivity and Satellite Navigation with Hands Free Telephone system all completely free of charge.

Customers looking for that added luxury and opting for the ES-T specification will automatically receive a complimentary upgrade to EX trim. This means the addition of premium audio, full leather upholstery, panoramic roof, HID lights, auto lights and wipers, full body coloured bumpers and eight way power assisted driver seat – worth a total of £2,520.

December 2014

Honda CR-V 2007-2012 shown to be the 4th most reliable SUV in Warranty Direct's claims records.

What does a Honda CR-V (2007 – 2012) cost?

List Price from £26,945
Buy new from £23,677
Contract hire from £223.34 per month