Honda CR-V Hybrid reliability & safety

The Honda CR-V Hybrid’s comes with lots of safety kit as standard, and boasts 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 goes on sale in the UK in February 2019, and it’ll be the first hybrid SUV that Honda has sold in Europe. 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.


In February 2019, it was confirmed that the Honda CR-V Hybrid had scored the maximum five stars on the Euro NCAP crash test. 

The CR-V Hybrid comes with several safety features as standard, including collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assistance, 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.