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 (2019)||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
This generation of Honda CR-V was rated 21st overall out of 75 models ranked in the 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey with an overall satisfaction score of over 90%. Honda was ranked seventh in the table of brands, so generally speaking the manufacturer's products are well thought of by owners.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Honda CR-V Hybrid is a spacious and comfortable SUV with room for five, but its fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures let it down somewhat
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Honda CR-V Hybrid has disappointing official economy figures, but our test economy of around 40mpg is good by class standards
- 3Running costsRunning costs for the Honda CR-V Hybrid are decent, but it's one of the more expensive cars in its class
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Honda CR-V Hybrid features a high-tech powertrain and the 2.0-litre engine is quiet and capable
- 5Interior & comfortIn top-spec EX trim, the Honda CR-V Hybrid has a genuine premium feel, but the infotainment system is a letdown
- 6Practicality & boot spacePassenger space is one of the Honda CR-V Hybrid’s biggest selling points, and the boot is impressively roomy and practical
- 7Reliability & safety - currently readingThe Honda CR-V Hybrid comes with lots of safety kit as standard and gets a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating