I took it from London to Liverpool and back loaded with luggage and you couldn't fault it on space.
CR-V press reviews
Its cabin is spacious and practical and the diesel engine combines respectable performance with low fuel bills.
...this latest CR-V is not only the best yet, but one of the best family-orientated all-rounders on the market.
...the best bit is how much more versatile and user-friendly Honda have made the interior, especially the fold-flat rear seats which work simply by pulling two cords.
Inside, there's a sleek and wide dashboard, very clear instruments and a clever mechanism for folding the rear seats to create a completely flat load floor.
Inside, Honda's engineers have pored over the technical drawings for the Tardis, freeing up head room, boot space and rear leg space within a slightly reduced silhouette.
Its styling looks a little sharper, the cabin is better finished and equipped, and there's also a bigger boot...
The ride on any of the new CR-Vs is comfortable. Combined with the low noise levels, it makes the Honda a particularly relaxing car to drive and travel in.
The CR-V also remains one of the more practical SUVs available, with a spacious, five-seat cabin and a huge boot.
The British-built car will also tempt corporate sector motorists to change their hatchbacks and saloons for sports utility models.
The 1.6-litre unit weighs 47kg less than Honda's more powerful 2.2 i-DTEC engine,... which in turn has allowed a sharpening of the CR-V's dynamics.
It is comfortable and relaxing to punt around town, with good levels of road and wind noise suppression making it a strong motorway cruiser, too
Looked at on numbers alone the Honda CR-V makes an impressive case for itself.
It's extremely practical, easy to drive and now, with the smaller diesel engine, no longer hamstrung by comparatively high CO2 costs. Whether you're a company car driver or a private buyer, it's worth adding to your shortlist.
Although the engine is only 1.6 litres, it will have plenty of get up and go: there's 120PS power, but more importantly 300Nm torque, giving it great low-down drivability.