Autocar Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC first drive review

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    New diesel CR-V gets sharpened dynamics and a more appealing drive A new diesel engine from the market leaders in petrol power.The CR-V 1.6 I-DTEC is a necessity though, if Honda hopes to make a bigger impact in the compact SUV marketplace in the UK and Europe. The lightweight 1.6 I-DTEC delivers 118bhp and 221lb ft of torque, all while returning an official combined consumption figure of 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 119g/km.Honda claims it’s not benchmarked its new engine against any rival as the targets would have been too low, although Mazda’s 2.2-litre turbodiesel in the CX-5 offers the same 119g/km CO2 output yet delivers a healthier 149bhp and 280lb ft of torque. The four-cylinder turbodiesel unit itself weighs in 47kg less than Honda’s 2.2-litre I-DTEC, while the removal of the four-wheel drive system means the CR-V 1.6 I-DTEC removes a further 69kg from the CR-V’s mass.

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