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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 like this

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 CC cost (20%/40%)
30-313yrs / 90,000 milesTBCFrom £1,623/£3,246

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. 

Warranty

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.

Servicing

We've yet to get a confirmed servicing schedule for the Honda HR-V, but the gap between services is likely to be the same as that for the Jazz supermini that uses the same e:HEV powertrain – a year or 12,500 miles (whichever comes first). Plus, Honda was commended in the 2021 Driver Power survey by owners for the affordable servicing costs of its cars.

Road tax

You'll pay £145 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 £155 rate.

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