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Test Drive: Honda CR-V i-DTEC AWD 160 HP

The new generation Honda CR-V is designed to continue the commercial success of the model, presented for the first time in 1995. With the fourth generation was presented at the Paris exhibition in 2012, the Japanese company introduced relatively quickly and two years after the eyes of the European public the updated model.


Apart from established and minor cosmetic changes, the focus is on adding all-wheel drive and increasing horsepower of 1.600 i-DTEC, which now conquers the unofficial title of the strongest diesel in 1,600 ml.

During our first contact with the car in the nationwide presentation, he had left an excellent impression at both driving behavior and fuel consumption of the engine, and in terms of space and practicality of the car. The Honda CR-V is opposite of a very tough competition, and this category shows continuous rise in sales (at least in Europe), and number of models such as the Toyota Rav4, Ford Kuga, Nissan X-Trail, VW Tiguan, Opel Antara, Chevrolet Captiva, Kia Sportage, Hyundai ix35, Toyota RAV4 and even Fiat Freemont.

The course so far the shows that Honda’s engineers have found the essential ingredients of successful recipe as a whole as a model has sold over 7.2 million. Cars, while in Europe more than 750,000 units of the same year, out whose nearly 50,000 in 2014.

We like:

  • Torque and engine power
  • Equipment
  • Premium interior
  • Roadholding
  • Luggage space

We did’t like:

  • Visibility to the sides and rear
  • Brakes
  • Screen Mode Honda Connect   

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