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

Honda CR-V
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 in our sister title Auto Express' 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 CR-V Hybrid scored the maximum five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests and comes with an extensive array of 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. You can't add a space-saver spare wheel, though; there's only room for a tyre inflation kit under the boot floor.