Honda CR-V Hybrid running costs, insurance, warranty & tax
Running costs for the Honda CR-V are decent, but it's one of the more expensive cars in its class to buy in the first place
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|22-24||3yrs / 90,000 miles||TBC||From £2,116 / £4,232|
Prices for the Honda CR-V Hybrid start from just under £32,000 for the entry-level S trim with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on SE and SR cars for around £1,000 more, while top-spec EX trim is exclusively all-wheel drive. It's priced competitively with the Toyota RAV4, and Honda typically offers low interest finance deals that should satisfy most buyers looking for a monthly finance package.
All CR-V Hybrids run 18-inch alloys, so economy and emissions figures are almost identical across the various trim levels. Company-car tax is competitive with many big diesel 4x4s, but the RAV4 is cheaper thanks to its lower CO2 emissions, and Toyota offers a longer warranty.
Honda CR-V Hybrid insurance group
The CR-V sits across several insurance groups, depending on trim level. The front-wheel-drive S and all-wheel-drive SE are in group 22, while the front-wheel-drive SE and all-wheel-drive SR are in group 23. Finally, the front-wheel-drive SR and the all-wheel-drive-only EX are in group 24.
The CR-V is covered by Honda’s standard warranty of three years or 90,000 miles; whichever comes first.
Road tax costs £145 per annum (a £10 discount compared to the rate for a non-hybrid) but the most expensive CR-V has a list price of over £41,000, so you need to be wary of any pricey optional extras: pushing the price over £40,000 will have you paying an extra £335 of VED the first five times you tax it.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Honda CR-V is a spacious and comfortable hybrid family SUV with room for five, but its real-world 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 costs & insurance - currently readingRunning costs for the Honda CR-V are decent, but it's one of the more expensive cars in its class to buy in the first place
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Honda CR-V features a high-tech petrol-electric hybrid powertrain and the 2.0-litre engine is quiet and capable
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIn top-spec EX trim, the Honda CR-V has a genuine premium feel, but the infotainment system is a bit of a letdown
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityGenerous passenger space is one of the Honda CR-V's biggest selling points, and the boot is impressively roomy and practical, too
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Honda CR-V Hybrid has a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating thanks to its extensive standard safety kit, and Honda's reliability record is excellent
- 8Living with itThe Honda CR-V is a popular family SUV, and starting in 2019 gets a high-tech hybrid powertrain. So what's it like to live with?