That’s what this CR-V is like. More than a five seater, it’s got seven seats but is still a mid-size SUV. It’s an in-betweener. And it’s really useful. In those moments of need, when you really wish you had two extra seats in your car, when you’re honestly thinking about strapping a child to the roof or chucking in them in the boot (I would never do that!), two seats magically pop up in the back and you can throw the extra kids in there.
It’s the kind of car you buy when you’ve got two or three children, and might want the option of driving some of their school friends around, (but don’t want to own a big SUV like a Mazda CX-9). So you’d mainly use the second row to buckle in your kids, and then only the back row when you needed it. Otherwise, those two seats stay down flat and you’ve got a lovely big boot.
I loved the versatility of having extra seats in case we needed themNedahl Stelio
It drove really well, has great interior styling with features like Apple Carplay and Android Auto on a multimedia touchscreen (that has a matte cover so it doesn’t get covered in fingerprints easily), plus leather seats which is always a big bonus in my book. This is one of those cars that ticks a fair few boxes on the priority list. Watch the video to see the full review.