Honda CR-V Hybrid running costs

Running costs for the Honda CR-V Hybrid are decent, but it's one of the more expensive cars in its class

Insurance group Warranty Service intervals 2018/19 company car cost (20%/40%)
22 90,000 miles / 36 months - £1,444.75 / £2,889.50

Prices for the Honda CR-V Hybrid start from just over £29,000 for the entry-level S trim with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on SE and SR cars for an extra £1,100, while top-spec EX trim is exclusively all-wheel drive. Honda believes the latter will be the biggest seller, priced at just over £37,000, although a 50:50 split between front and all-wheel drive Hybrids is expected.

Rivals like the Toyota C-HR Hybrid and Kia Niro cost from around £24,000, so there are cheaper options out there that should also be more economical.

The Honda CR-V’s price range places it in a similar bracket to something like the Lexus NX 300h, which starts from just under £35,000. As a premium SUV with comfortable seating for five, the CR-V Hybrid is the better purchase: the boot is bigger, the interior is finished to a high standard, and it’s more economical, too.

The CR-V Hybrid hits 53.3mpg with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive reduces that to 51.4mpg. CO2 emissions are 120g/km with front-wheel drive and 126g/km with all-wheel drive. With a 57-litre fuel tank, filling up should cost around £70. A full tank should give you around 665 miles of range.

All Honda CR-V Hybrids run 18-inch alloy wheels, so economy and emissions figures are unchanged across the various trim levels.

Front-wheel-drive CR-V Hybrids have a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax rating of 25%, while all-wheel-drive versions hit 26%. Therefore, a top-spec CR-V Hybrid EX will cost a 20% taxpayers around £1,900 in BiK for the 2018/19 tax year.

Honda CR-V Hybrid insurance group

The Honda CR-V sits across several insurance groups, depending on trim level. The front-wheel-drive S and all-wheel-drive SE are in group 22, while the front-wheel-drive SE and all-wheel-drive SR are in group 23. Finally, the front-wheel-drive SR and the all-wheel-drive-only EX are in group 24.

Warranty

The CR-V Hybrid is covered by Honda’s standard warranty of three years or 90,000 miles; whichever comes first.

Road tax

Road tax costs £135 per annum, but the most expensive CR-V has a list price of £37,255, so you need to be wary of any pricey optional extras: pushing the price over £40,000 will have you paying an extra £320 of VED annually the first five times you tax it – a total of £455.

Depreciation

There are no official depreciation figures for the Honda CR-V Hybrid yet, although one respected guide estimates the 1.5-litre petrol model will be worth between 32 and 39% of its new value after 36 months of ownership. We’d expect the Hybrid to be similar.