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Honda CR-V (2018 to 2023)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

68
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

68
%
C

Safety Rating:

68
%
C

Eco Rating:

57
%
C

Reliability Rating:

83
%
B

Running Costs:

64
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

68
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

68
%
C

Safety Rating:

68
%
C

Eco Rating:

57
%
C

Reliability Rating:

83
%
B

Running Costs:

64
%
B

Summary


The Honda CR-V is a medium-sized SUV/crossover, available with either a petrol engine or a petrol-electric hybrid power unit. This model was launched in 2018, with the hybrid model arriving in the UK in early 2019. It ended production in 2023, being replaced by an all-new model.

The CR-V received consistently good reviews from the UK automotive media, with the hybrid model generally getting slightly better scores than the petrol version.

All models received praise for their spaciousness and practicality – Heycar called the CR-V “an utterly dependable SUV that’ll tick a lot of boxes for a lot of buyers”. Auto Trader also commended the CR-V for its generous list of safety features, while Which? recommended the SUV to its readers due to it being “incredibly easy to drive”.

On the other hand, Carwow commented that the interior quality of the CR-V is cheap in places, and the SUV is fitted with “one of the worst infotainment systems on sale”. Other outlets said that the lack of a diesel option would deter some buyers, and that the rear seats in the seven-seat models were quite cramped.

As of February 2024, the Honda CR-V has a Used Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 68%.

CR-V highlights

  • Spacious and practical cabin
  • Plenty of safety equipment
  • Relaxing driving experience
  • Good amount of boot space

CR-V lowlights

  • Impractical infotainment
  • Limit range of powertrains
  • Seven-seat setup limits passenger space
  • Interior materials are cheap in places

Key specifications


Body style: Five-door SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, hybrid
Price: From £32,815 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacemed: Autumn 2023


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Car Keys

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Company Car Today

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Daily Mail

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Daily Mirror

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Discover EV

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Green Car Guide

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Heycar

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: February 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 93%
Child protection: 83%
Vulnerable road users: 70%
Safety assist: 76%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Honda CR-V was not lab-tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The Honda CR-V has a better-than-average reliability score of 75% as of February 2024, according to workshop and warranty data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner, MotorEasy. This covers both this model and previous (pre-2018) generations.

Most repair bills are fair to good, although fuel system repairs have been surprisingly expensive, with an average repair cost of more than £1,600.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models41 mpgD38 – 43 mpgC – D
Diesel models35 mpgD32 – 39 mpgD – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models156 g/kmB151 – 168 g/kmB – C
Diesel models186 g/kmC166 – 201 g/kmC – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models23B22 – 25A – B
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£176A
Year 2£449A
Year 3£752A
Year 4£956A
Year 5£1,334A
Overall£3,667A

The Honda CR-V is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Servicing and maintenance costs are good for the first five years, while insurance is also better than average. Fuel consumption is poor on both petrol and diesel models, however.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Honda Civic has received

2023

  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Hybrid

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Hybrid Car over £30,000

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The Honda CR-V has received consistently good media reviews, with the hybrid model generally getting slightly better scores than the petrol version.Honda CR-V (2018 to 2023)