Our Cars: Honda CR-V 2.2 i-DTEC

After six fuss-free months we're saying goodbye to our ever reliable and practical CR-V. And it's a car that will be missed.
Honda has launched a new more efficient 1.6 i-DTEC in the CR-V so how does it compare to the 2.2 i-DTEC in our car?
The CR-V has been working hard of late as it's pressed into action as a camera crew car on a film shoot in mid Wales.
More long distance driving in the CR-V has given me time to appreciate how refined the Honda is and how good the seats are.
While most people will by default choose a diesel CR-V, there is a petrol option in the shape of a 2.0 i-VTEC. So how does it compare?
The CR-V is being used to carry around my trusty and often dirty mountain bike. It's an awkward thing to load but the CR-V's large boot really helps.
The CR-V certainly goes well but it's been off the pace when it comes to fuel economy, so some recent motorway journeys have been very welcome.
Our top of the range CR-V has some luxury car features but do they just look good on paper or are they actual useful?
The sat nav system is our CR-V is excellent - one of the best we've come across in fact - but other parts of the system can be frustrating to use.
One month in and the CR-V has proved superb on the motorway as we venture to various parts of the UK. So it's a shame it's not as good on country roads.
The fourth generation Honda CR-V is the most refined and upmarket version yet so we're looking forward to running one for six months.

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