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Honda HR-V hybrid reliability & safety rating

Honda’s solid reputation and the previous HR-V’s five-star Euro NCAP rating put the hybrid SUV in a good position here

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

The third generation HR-V has yet to go through Euro NCAP's crash-safety tests, however, the previous model’s five-star rating and Honda’s solid reputation for reliability and build quality are all positive signs for the SUV. 

Honda HR-V hybrid reliability & problems

This HR-V hasn’t been on the road long enough for us to get any reliability data. Honda and its models did perform well in the 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, though, with the brand finishing sixth on the list of 30 best manufacturers. Owners commended the build quality of the Japanese manufacturer’s cars, among many other attributes.

Safety

The HR-V comes as standard with a suite of active safety and driver assistance systems called 'Honda SENSING'. The latest version of this suite incorporates a pedestrian collision-mitigation steering system and the automatic emergency braking now works at night. 

The system can detect vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians crossing your path using a wide-angle front camera and will initiate braking if necessary. The latest version in the HR-V also features hill-descent control for greater control on low-grip surfaces and steep slopes. A reversing camera, road-sign recognition and lane-departure warning also come as standard on all HR-Vs, too.

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