Honda CR-V Hybrid reliability & safety

The Honda CR-V Hybrid comes with lots of safety kit as standard and gets a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating

Euro NCAP rating Adult protection rating Child safety rating Safety assist rating
5 stars 93% 83% 76%

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is the first hybrid SUV that Honda has sold in Europe and gets a totally new powertrain. As such, we’ve yet to learn about any common reliability issues.

Honda CR-V Hybrid reliability & problems

The Hybrid has a good platform to work from, based on the performance of the previous-generation CR-V. This was rated the sixth most reliable car to own according to the 2018 Driver Power survey, scoring a customer rating of 95.16%. The CR-V was also rated as the 12th best car to own overall, scoring 92.15% with owners.

Of the few owners who reported problems, most said the electrics had developed a fault. With such a high satisfaction score, it’s no wonder Honda came fourth on the list of most reliable manufacturers for 2018, behind only Lexus, Jaguar and Mercedes.


The Honda CR-V Hybrid scored the maximum five stars on the Euro NCAP crash test and comes with an extensive array of safety features as standard, including collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, road-departure mitigation, intelligent speed assistance and traffic-sign recognition systems. Adaptive cruise control is thrown into the mix, too.

SR and EX trims add blind-spot warning and cross-traffic monitoring, while low-speed cruise control is available as an optional extra across all trims. You can't add a space-saver spare tyre, though; there's only room for a tyre inflation kit beneath the boot floor.