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Honda CR-V Hybrid running costs

Running costs for the Honda CR-V Hybrid are decent, but it's one of the more expensive cars in its class

Honda CR-V
Rating
Running costs Rating
Insurance groupWarrantyService intervals2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
22-243yrs / 90,000 milesTBCFrom £2,034 / £4,068

Prices for the Honda CR-V Hybrid start from just over £30,000 for the entry-level S trim with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on SE and SR cars for an extra £1,100, while top-spec EX trim is exclusively all-wheel drive.

Honda believes the latter will be the biggest seller, priced at just over £38,000, although a 50:50 split between front and all-wheel drive Hybrids is expected.

It's priced very competitively with the Toyota RAV4, and Honda typically offers low interest finance deals that should satisfy most buyers looking for a monthly finance package.

The CR-V Hybrid manages official economy of around 38-41mpg depending on whether you opt for a front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive model. CO2 emissions are 120g/km with front-wheel drive and 126g/km with all-wheel drive.

Unusually, we found that the CR-V easily returned better economy than the official figures suggest, with the car's trip routinely showing over 40mpg on the motorway, inching up to 46mpg around town, where the electric motor does much of the hard work.

All CR-V Hybrids run 18-inch alloys, so economy and emissions figures are the same 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.

Warranty

The CR-V Hybrid is covered by Honda’s standard warranty of three years or 90,000 miles; whichever comes first.

Road tax

Road tax costs £140 per annum, but the most expensive CR-V has a list price of over £38,000, so you need to be wary of any pricey optional extras: pushing the price over £40,000 will have you paying an extra £325 of VED the first five times you tax it.

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