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
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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, published by our sister title Auto Express, 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, comfortable SUV with room for five, but its official fuel economy and CO2 figures let it down
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Honda CR-V Hybrid has disappointing official economy figures, but our test economy of around 40-45mpg 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