Honda HR V Crossover Review | What Car? How nice to read that, even after all these years, the reviewers still haven't learned how to drive a car with a CVT gearbox...! What Car? - this isn't that tricky. The gearbox causes the engine to stay at higher revs if you keep the accelerator pedal buried in the carpet. Accelerate gradually, and you'll find a CVT pretty smooth. Got that? For the love of God, these guys are supposed to be professionals... Rest of the review is pretty standard fare. The HR-V doesn't seem to have an Audi badge on the grille, that sort of thing. Interesting to also see that they feel it is "quite expensive." I'd say that considering the standard equipment levels, it represents pretty good value when compared to a BMW X1 or Audi Q3, but what do I know? I'd say the Autocar review on the other thread is more balanced, albeit with the same failings regarding driving a car with a CVT. Looking at one of the Lexus forums, their frustrations at the continued ignorance of motoring journalists is pretty similar.