There are seven variants for the CR-V and our model sits smack bang in the middle of the line-up and will cost you $53,000 drive-away.
The price positions it a little more on the expensive side compared to its rivals. Based on a NSW, 2000 postcode, you can pick up the Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire for $49,240 and the Nissan X-Trail ST-L drive-away for $50,865.
Only the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 162TSI Elegance has it beat with its $65,774 price tag! You don't feel short-changed by the price, though, because the L7 is a well-specified model!
The interior gets some lovely premium items, like a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, wireless Apple CarPlay and leather-appointed trims throughout. The L7 also has satellite navigation which features five-year complimentary over-the-air map updates.
The driver gets an eight-way adjustable electric seat which also features two-position memory function and four-way lumbar support. The front passenger’s seat has four-way adjustable positioning but misses out on the extra lumbar support.
There are some solid features that make this family-friendly, like the hands-free powered tailgate with kick function and there is handy operating button to the left-hand-side of the steering wheel, so you can throw the kids out (and their bags) without leaving your seat on the school run!
I’m quite taken by the looky-loo mirror that you can pop down to suss out what shenanigans your kids are up to in the back but it’s the massive door apertures that win me over.
The rear doors open to almost 90-degrees, allowing for even the bulkiest car seat to slide in without bumping the door.
Our test model is fitted with carpet mats for all three rows, which will set you back $310 (fitted) but its nice to see the paintwork colour options are available at no extra cost.