Honda CR-V Hybrid practicality & boot space
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The Honda CR-V Hybrid is one of the most practical cars in its class, boasting generous passenger space and plenty of room for luggage.
Honda has worked hard on the packaging of the CR-V Hybrid in order to maximise the space available to passengers. It’s likely this was borne out of necessity in order to accommodate the bulky hybrid system, which weighs 100kg. As such, the Hybrid’s boot is smaller than petrol models'.
As a five-door, the CR-V Hybrid is easy to get in an out of. However, some people may be disappointed by the lack of a seven-seat option; this is available on some trims with the petrol engine.
Honda CR-V Hybrid interior space, storage & comfort
Five adults can sit comfortably in the CR-V Hybrid, possibly with the exception of the middle seat in the back, where legroom is restricted by a slightly raised segment of the floor. The firmness of the seat itself also means the centre passenger sits higher, so tall people may struggle for headroom here.
However, there are no such issues in the other four seats. Legroom and headroom is plentiful and the CR-V Hybrid will keep its occupants in comfort even on longer journeys.
All the typical interior storage compartments can be found in the CR-V Hybrid. In addition to the glovebox, the centre console has space for a smartphone and a pair of drinks, with a convertible storage compartment under the central armrest. Door bins can be found in every door.
With the back seats in the upright position, luggage capacity in the boot stands at 497 litres. This is somewhat down on the petrol model’s 561 litres, due to the space taken up by the 100kg hybrid system.
With the seats folded down, capacity increases to 1,694 litres (or 1,638 litres if the glass roof is fitted). Usefully, the seats fold completely flat, leaving a very practical space with which to transport bulky items. There’s no loading lip on the tailgate, either, making it easy to get things in and out of the boot. The powered tailgate on EX cars helps with this, too.