Honda HR-V hybrid running costs & insurance
The HR-V’s high insurance rating is certainly going to take a chunk out of any potential savings that come from running a hybrid such as this
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||Annual CC cost (20%/40%)|
|30-31||3yrs / 90,000 miles||1yr / 12,000 miles||From £1,692 / £3,384|
While the HR-V is reasonably efficient and is covered by several warranties that protect individual components, running costs are likely to be slightly more expensive rivals due to a high insurance rating for the compact SUV.
Honda HR-V hybrid insurance group
The Honda HR-V sits in insurance groups 30 or 31 depending on which trim level you go for, and as a result it’s going to be noticeably more expensive to insure than any of its rivals. For reference, the Toyota Yaris Cross attracts an insurance-group rating of between 11 and 13, the Hyundai Kona hybrid can be as low as group 8 and the Toyota CH-R comes the closest, with a maximum rating of group 24 for the range-topping version.
Honda offers a three-year/90,000-mile warranty on all of its new cars, which can be extended for an additional cost, while the battery in the HR-V’s hybrid drivetrain is covered by a five-year/90,000-mile warranty. The HR-V is also protected against chassis corrosion for up to 10 years.
The Honda HR-V only needs to go in for a service once a year or every 12,000 miles (whichever comes first). That’s about the same as Jazz supermini, while Honda finished a middling 18th out of 32 brands in the 2023 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey.
You'll pay £170 in road tax (VED) for the HR-V after the first year you purchase it. As it's classed as an 'alternative-fuel vehicle', you receive a £10 discount on the regular £180 rate. These figures seem to be constantly rising, however, so we'd always check the government website to be sure exactly how much you'll pay.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe HR-V's styling, cabin, infotainment and efficiency make it a strong alternative to the Toyota Yaris Cross and other compact SUVs
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe hybrid-only HR-V is capable of returning competitive fuel economy figures that surpass even Honda’s claims with ease
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingThe HR-V’s high insurance rating is certainly going to take a chunk out of any potential savings that come from running a hybrid such as this
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe HR-V excels when running on electric power alone, but falters you ask for more from the hybrid powertrain
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIt costs more than its rivals to buy, but the HR-V’s infotainment system and interior quality go some way to justifying that price tag
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThanks to some clever packaging, there’s no loss of cabin space, even with the hybrid system on board – although boot space is somewhat lacking
- 7Reliability & safety ratingHonda’s solid reputation and the HR-V’s four-star Euro NCAP rating put the hybrid SUV in a good position here