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This 2024 Honda CR-V is a five-seater hybrid family SUV. We loved driving the previous model Honda CR-V and found it very spacious for tall families, although seven-seat versions did have an annoying top tether anchor layout. So let's jump straight in and see how this new model stacks up as a BabyDrive…

BabyDrive Verdict

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All Honda models are now available as a hybrid in the top-spec version only. The 2024 CR-V is only available as a 7-seater in the bottom two specs.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV

When it comes to installing child seats, there are ISOFix points in the two outer rear seats within plastic guides and are nice and easy to connect to.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV ISOFIX child seat anchorages in the second row

For the two outer rear seats, there are top tether anchorages on the back of the seatbacks that are easily accessible through the boot…

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV top tether child seat anchorages in the second row

The central seat top tether anchorage is in the ceiling near the boot opening.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV top tether child seat anchorages in the second row

Three Infasecure child seats fit across the rear seats of the 2024 Honda CR-V. It is a tight fit so you will have to test your child seats first. I installed three of the slimmest child seats on the market; the Infasecure Achieve More and Momentum More forward-facing and the Infasecure Adapt More infant capsule rear-facing.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV with three child seats installed in the second row

The 2024 Honda CR-V is a fantastic car for tall families because legroom is very generous and with a rear-facing Infasecure Adapt More Infant Capsule installed we could fit a 186cm driver in front, with even more space for a tall driver in front of a forward-facing Infasecure Achieve More child seat.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV legroom with forward-facing child seats installed in the second row

Rear passengers are kept comfortable in the back of the 2024 Honda CR-V with rear air-conditioning vents in the back of the central console box and two USB-C sockets so their devices can be charged while driving along.

They are also well catered for when it comes to storage, with two cup holders in the central seat fold-down armrest. Reusable or disposable coffee cups fit for older passengers or a child's cup will fit in there too.

Map pockets on the back of both front seats will hold and conceal an iPad or book.

The rear doors bins will hold a large and small water bottle and the handle wells are great little storage areas too for kids' toys or snacks.

In the front, there are two cup holders that will hold a reusable or disposable coffee cup and in front of the gear lever is a wireless phone charging tray, and USB, USB-C and 12V sockets.

The central console box, under the armrest, is a generous size and has a little tray in the top.

The glove box is a good size and will hold my wallet and iPad with the manual.

The glasses case in the ceiling doubles as a conversation mirror which is a great feature in a family car to keep an eye on your little rear passengers.

Door bins in the front of the Honda CR-V are very generous in size and will hold a wallet and iPad with a refillable water bottle and there are handle storage wells too.

Around in the boot of the five-seater 2024 Honda CR-V hybrid, it is very spacious, too. With a carpeted flat floor, you can easily post prams etc into it and it is comfortable for emergency nappy changes and a medium/large family dog.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV boot space for dogs with two rows of seats in use

The boot of the 2024 Honda CR-V will hold thirteen shopping bags, which is one more than the previous model Honda CR-V which held twelve. The Nissan X-Trail hybrid also fits 13 bags, and the Toyota RAV4 hybrid and Subaru Forester hybrid both hold 15 bags.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV boot space for shopping with two rows of seats in use

The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller fits nicely in the boot of the 2024 Honda CR-V with the bassinet for those families with infants with room for six bags of shopping beside it.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller fits in the boot of the 2024 Honda CR-V with room for ten bags of shopping.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller fits nicely in the boot of the 2024 Honda CR-V, with room beside it for eleven bags of shopping…

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV boot space for shopping with single stroller pram if two rows of seats are in use

…and with its compatible Infasecure Adapt More Infant capsule installed into the 2024 Honda CR-V.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV with three child seats installed in the second row

Or a twin side-by-side pram will fit in the boot of the Honds CR-V with six bags of shopping beside it.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV boot space for twin side by side stroller pram and shopping with two rows of seats in use

The media system in the 2024 Honda CR-V is very easy to use and navigate.

Within the settings you can customise the sound…

… which is often something that needs altering to keep all the family happy.

Being a hybrid you can see your power flow and range in the media screen also.

The 2024 Honda CR-V has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can access your phone's navigation, music, podcast and messaging and apps while driving.

The reversing cameras fill the whole media screen in the Honda CR-V which is fantastic; the image is slightly pixelated but easy for parking and maneuvering.

There are different viewing angles, and you can turn the parking sensors off with a button positioned by the driver's right knee.

The 2024 Honda CR-V is a lovely car to drive. Being a hybrid it starts quietly, and you can drive at low speeds nice and quietly while you've got kids in the car. The turning circle is tight, so parking in busy schools and supermarket car parks is easy.

Visibility is still pretty good in the Honda CR-V. Even with the central top tether anchorage going up to the ceiling and three Infasecure child seats in the back, visibility out of the back windscreen is okay, and out of the side windows too.

2024 Honda Civic Hybrid RS e:HEV with three child seats installed in the second row

The 2024 Honda CR-V has a honeycomb grille across the dash which makes you want to touch it constantly! Compared to a lot of similar-sized cars, the interior is more minimal and comfortable as a family SUV and nicer than the previous version.

The 2024 Honda CR-V has yet to be given an ANCAP safety rating. It comes with eleven airbags as standard, including:

Dual knee and side airbags for front passengers, side airbags for second-row passengers and head-protecting curtain airbags for second-row passengers in the five-seater models, and they extend to the third-row seats in the seven-seter models. There is also a central airbag between the driver and the front passenger.

 

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Tace Clifford
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Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.

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