Honda CR-V Black & White special editions - Details & Prices

What's this?

Marketing types! Running out of ideas for your next special edition? Why not pick the easy way out and paint your cars in the two colours everyone buys them in anyway, black and white?

Yep, it's a Honda CR-V, given a lick of said shades for the new Black Edition and White Edition models.

Anything new?

Black and White editions are based on the CR-V SE-T, which comes as standard with dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth hands-free, front and rear parking sensors and power-folding door mirrors, as well as metallic paint (have a guess what colours...) and satellite navigation.

Aside from the colour schemes, there's a set of 19-inch 'Orion' wheels on each special edition, an exhaust finisher and privacy glass. You also get a new honeycomb-style grille design, a tailgate spoiler and front and rear skid plates.

Honda CR-V Black rear

What powers it?

Unfortunately Honda's new, low-emission 1.6 diesel isn't available here, but you do still get a choice of 2-litre petrol or 2.2-litre diesel units, the latter of which would be our pick for its 50.4 mpg combined figure, strong performance and relatively low 140 yearly tax bill.

The petrol will cost you a bit more to run - combined economy drops to 38.2 mpg and tax climbs to 200 a year. It's a smooth engine but'll need working a bit harder than the diesel.

How much will it set me back?

Pick a petrol, manual version and prices start at 28,400, and Honda is currently offering monthly PCP rates from 309. The new special editions include a 500 deposit contribution, and a 5 year Honda care package including five years warranty, servicing and roadside assist for 500.

Further special edition prices can be found on our Honda CR-V summary page - click on the 'Stats' tab at the top for more.

Honda CR-V White side

Any alternatives?

Many, in this class. Newest to join the throng and impossible to ignore is the new Nissan Qashqai, but other options include Hyundai's ix35, the Kia Sportage, Ford's Kuga, the VW Tiguan...

In a line:

Uninspiring special editions for a perfectly respectable car

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