Modern Britain’s roads are packed with SUVs and it can be difficult to distinguish one from another. One name that always stands out is Honda, who have cemented their position as market leaders through years of automotive excellence.

Honda launched the CR-V back in 1997 and have continued to innovate in the SUV space with the flagship SUV still being on sale almost 30 years later. Now available in both plug-in and self-charging hybrid options, the CR-V is just one example of the fantastic SUV options that Honda has on the market, the HR-V and the new ZR-V also offering compelling value and functionality. 

The ZR-V EV comes against tough competition with similarly sized cars such as the Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai already having established road presence.

In this blog, we’re going to explore the reasons to choose the new ZR-V as your next SUV.

Under the bonnet

The Honda ZR-V is equipped with the same 2.0 litre, four-cylinder petrol engine as the larger CR-V which produces a respectable 186bhp, giving you more than enough oomph to comfortably overtake and get up speed.

The ZR-V is smaller than the CR-V giving it an impressive 621 miles of range and an improved 0-60 time of 7.8 seconds.

World champion F1 driver, Max Verstappen, put the ZR-V through its paces on the iconic Monaco mountains, demonstrating the car’s sporty nature and fantastic usability.

Honda ZR-V Advance

How it handles

When Honda designed the ZR-V, they set out to create a car that was driver-focused in terms of looks and functionality.

The car speaks for itself, with a smooth, planted feel thanks to its low centre of gravity lending to great corner abilities.

This coupled with its 2.0 litre engine, gives it great responsiveness out of corners.

Its appearance

The ZR-V is unmistakably beautiful, with bold road presence.

The design is both stunning and functional, with the curves and lines in place to maximise aerodynamics to make the car feel as sport as possible while still giving the space that you’d expect from an SUV.

The 9” infotainment touchscreen allows for a premium and modern feel in the cockpit, alongside a 10.2” display behind the steering wheel for all the information that the driver needs.

Although every trim models offers a sport look, opting for the Sport trim gives the added option of black wheels, upgraded front splitter and grille.

Its size and comfort

The ZR-V is the ideal car for a small family, showcasing power, spaciousness and easy ISOFIX points for child seats.

Unlike some similarly sized cars on the market, the ZR-V delivers generous legroom for rear passengers, allowing for families to grow with the car in a hassle-free manner. For those winter school runs, there’s even an added option for heated seats in the rear of the car.

The rear seats are also foldable, allowing for up to 1,322 litres of boot space should you need to carry particularly large cargo on an occasion. The ZR-V might not be as large as its bigger brother but it offers far more than its smaller stature would suggest in terms of spaciousness.

At Brindley Honda, you can get your hands on the Honda ZR-V for as little as £399 per month with a £2,500 deposit. If you think that it’d be the right car for you, book your test drive today to experience the sporty luxury of the Honda ZR-V.