Honda CR-V Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

The Honda CR-V Hybrid has disappointing official economy figures, but our test economy of around 40-45mpg is good by class standards

MPG (comb) MPG (low) MPG (high) CO2
40.9mpg 35.7mpg 49.6mpg 120-126g/km

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is the most economical model in the CR-V range, making it a much better long-term prospect than the 1.5-litre petrol version.

Honda CR-V Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

The Hybrid officially returns 40.9mpg in front-wheel-drive form, while all-wheel-drive models hit a combined 38mpg. CO2 emissions come in at 120 and 126g/km for the front and all-wheel drive models respectively. Only 18-inch wheels are available on the CR-V Hybrid, so these figures are consistent across the four trim levels.

Unless you’re likely to tackle rugged terrain in the CR-V, front-wheel drive is perfectly adequate: the difference on the road is indistinguishable and the front-wheel-drive models are slightly more economical.

Unusually, the Honda CR-V Hybrid routinely matched or bettered its official economy in our test drive of the four-wheel drive EX model, often returning around 40mpg on the motorway, and that crept up to 46mpg around town. That suggests that the CR-V is likely to cost much the same as the RAV4 to fuel in the real world.

However, it’s worth remembering that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is well within the price range of the Honda CR-V, and if you do mostly short journeys and can charge up easily, it could well be vastly cheaper to run given its real-world pure electric driving range of well over 20 miles.

The CR-V Hybrid has a 57-litre fuel tank, giving the front-wheel-drive version a theoretical range of around 665 miles.