The Honda CR-V is pretty nimble for an SUV, but then it’s really not an SUV…never mind. Overall, it’s nicely sure-footed at normal speeds. Steering input is accurately measured and applied – you point the thing where you want it to go, and it goes there. While handling is good for a car in this class, it’s no sport wagon. Drive it hard and you’ll get the kind of protesting you expect from tires and suspension.
Fun to Drive
A fun to drive, small SUV…it’s possible, though we wouldn’t label the CR-V so much fun to drive as fulfilling, in that it does what it should do remarkably better than the price tag would indicate. Here is the commuter’s favorite SUV, with 24 miles per gallon, enough power to get you home, a more upscale look and an innovative, usable, comfortable interior. If that’s fun, then call me a clown.