Pre-Purchase Undecided between 1.6 or 2.2

Discussion in '4th Generation (2013-2017)' started by maelstrom, Thursday 19th Feb, 2015.

  1. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi,
    I have now decided to go for a CR-V. Tonight I am trying a 2WD 1.6 and on Sunday a 2.2 4 wd.
    I like ithe smaller engine for its economy and low tax, plus I always run winter tyres on my car and manage ok, so I don't really need 4WD.
    So the only reason I am still considering the larger engine is because i tend to keep my cars for a long time (10 years) and am a bit concerned that he smaller engine is rather stressed in the CR-V.
    What is the general opinion on this?
    Many thanks
    Dave
     
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  2. excel monkey Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    If I wanted to keep a car for ten years, I'd be strongly tempted to take the 2.0 petrol. What kind of annual mileage do you do?
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I don't think there's enough feedback on the 1.6 to give you a decent answer.
    The 2.2 is great. However, with both, you need to cover the miles to avoid DPF issues.

    The 2.0 is a little thirstier, but being a Honda petrol engine, it's pretty bullet proof.

    Please let us know how you got on after your test drives. :Hey:
     
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  4. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    The 2.2 I-DTEC is being discontinued for the CR-V shortly, and replaced by an updated (I think) version of the 1.6 I-DTEC to go with the CR-V range update.

    I'd agree with @excel monkey and try the 2.0 litre petrol, though. My sister went to get a CR-V expecting to buy the diesel, but ended up with the petrol and loves it.
     
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  5. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Dave Stirling
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    Thx. I am not considering petrol due to tax and MPG.
    I have a 50 mile round trip to work so not too bad for EGR.
    Tried the 1.6 tonight- nothing special, but I would be ok with it. Lovely car on the whole and feels well built.
    The model I tried had 18 inch wheels and side steps. I wouldn't really like these but anyway...
     
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  6. Superman001 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I just can't help thinking that a FWD version of something that's meant to be 4WD is a bit daft, like someone is only driving it for its looks but it has no real substance.
    Its only an opinion though and everyone has one but I think I would rather have the 2.2 as thats sounds like the better long term prospect.
     
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  7. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Dave Stirling
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    I might be wrong, but in my eyes the CR-V is more a car than an off-roader. For the same price I could buy the freelander 2 if I needed off-road ability.
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    Apart from AWD, is there any other reason you would prefer the 2.2?
    Thanks for your reply
     
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  8. Superman001 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just the added drivability and grunt from the 2.2 would make this a better everyday car to live with.
     
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  9. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Dave Stirling
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    Will the fact that it is now discontinued a problem?
     
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  10. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I thought I remembered @Beefy say that DPF failure was a rarity in Hondas?
     
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  11. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hopefully trying a 2.2 tomorrow. Not to sure about going for an engine that is being discontinued, but I guess there are loads around.
     
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  12. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hello, I niow tried the 1.6 twice and it is actually ok. The £30 tax and decent MPG is really appealing now.
    Also, is it worth spending a wee bit more to get the facelift model?
     
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  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yes it is worth all the extra pennies the engine has been further revised more toys and overall better car. I would buy the MY15 if I was looking for a CR-V.
     
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  14. jrd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    When is the new face lift version going to be available?
     
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  15. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    End of this month, start of April.
     
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  16. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    The Honda website has been updated with the facelift CR-V (and Civic),so you can now build based on the new specs.
     
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  17. nsxer Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    with the facelift imminent there is bound to be deals around on pre facelift. but the revised version does look good.
    if you have the finances i would opt for the new one ... money would be biggest factor for me personally

    i still would prefer a 2.2 engine in the CR-V due to size and weight but i am biased as thats the donkey i have

    would not worry about 2.2 being discontinued plenty around and honda has to carry parts for years anyway

    i liked the 1.6 unit in the Civic but concerns me in CR-V guise ... but im sure it will be grand

    best of luck nice position to be in!!!

    look forward to seeing your choice ...
     
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  18. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Dave Stirling
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    Cheers, actually I am not really getting any special deals on pre facelift models.

    Any idea if the new 1.6 CR-V will be euro 6 compliant?
     
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  19. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    The 2.2 I-DTEC wasn't Euro 6 compliant so that's why Honda started fresh with the Earth Dreams engines, even the new 2.0 i-VTEC is Euro 6 compliant.

    See here for more info Engine & Gearbox - 9th Generation Honda Civic with 1.6-litre i-DTEC Earthdream diesel engine
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    Here you go :-

    Source: 2015 Honda CR-V to bring 129g/km 4WD diesel | Fleet World
     
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  20. maelstrom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Dave Stirling
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    Thanks, but what about the less powerful 1.6 which is currently used and will continue tone used on 2WD models?
     
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