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Honda CR-V Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

The Honda CR-V Hybrid has disappointing official economy figures, but our test economy of around 40mpg is good by class standards

Honda CR-V
Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

MPG & CO2 emissions rating

3.0 out of 5

Price
£29,570 - £38,530
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
MPG (combined)MPG (low)MPG (high)CO2
39-43mpgTBCTBC151-163g/km

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is the most economical model in the CR-V range, making it a much better long-term prospect than the 1.5-litre petrol version – which was discontinued at the end of the 2020 model year.

Honda CR-V Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Slight improvements to efficiency were introduced with a small update to the CR-V for 2021. The Hybrid now officially returns 42-43mpg in front-wheel-drive form, while all-wheel-drive models hit 39-40mpg. CO2 emissions come in at 151 and 161-163g/km for the front and all-wheel drive models respectively.

Unless you’re likely to tackle rugged terrain in the CR-V, front-wheel drive is perfectly adequate: the difference on the road is indistinguishable and the front-wheel-drive models are slightly more economical. Unusually, the CR-V Hybrid routinely matched or bettered its official economy in testing (using a 2020 model), with the four-wheel-drive EX model returning around 40mpg on the motorway, and up to 46mpg around town. That suggests the CR-V is likely to cost the same as a Toyota RAV4 to run.

However, it’s worth remembering that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is well within the price range of the Honda CR-V, and if you do mostly short journeys and can charge up easily, it could well be vastly cheaper to run given its real-world pure-electric driving range of well over 20 miles. The CR-V Hybrid has a 57-litre fuel tank, giving the front-wheel-drive version a theoretical range of around 665 miles on a single fill-up.

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