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Honda HR-V (2015 to 2021)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

63
%
C

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:

62
%
D

Safety Rating:

53
%
D

Eco Rating:

65
%
B

Reliability Rating:

96
%
A

Running Costs:

56
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

63
%
C

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:

62
%
D

Safety Rating:

53
%
D

Eco Rating:

65
%
B

Reliability Rating:

96
%
A

Running Costs:

56
%
D

Summary


The second-generation Honda HR-V is a small SUV/crossover that shares its platform with the previous Jazz supermini. This model was launched in 2015 and it came to the end of its production cycle in early 2021, ahead of an all-new hybrid-only HR-V model launching later the same year.

The HR-V received average to good reviews from the UK motoring media across its production life, with our overall Expert Rating generally placing it in the middle of the small SUV/crossover field over the last couple of years. The HR-V Sport model that arrived towards the end of its model life tended to receive poorer reviews than the rest of the range.

The Honda HR-V received particular praise for its spaciousness, practicality and versatility, but was criticised for a lack of refinement and poor value for money compared to rivals.

As of April 2024, the Honda HR-V has a Used Car Expert Rating of C, with a score of 63%.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £20,040 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2015
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: Late 2021


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2015
Date expired: January 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 86%
Child protection: 79%
Vulnerable road users: 72%
Safety assist: 71%

Note on safety rating

The second-generation Honda HR-V was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2015 and awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2022 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used Honda HR-V to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Honda HR-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

As of February 2024, the Honda HR-V has an excellent reliability score of 85%, according to workshop and warranty data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner, MotorEasy.

The only caveat to this score is that it comes from relatively few vehicles to data, so the score may fluctuate as more data is added over time.

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 models42 mpgD39 – 43 mpgC – D
Diesel models55 mpgB54 – 57 mpgB – B
Hybrid models52 mpgB52 – 52 mpgB – B
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models153 g/kmB148 – 163 g/kmB – C
Diesel models134 g/kmA132 – 136 g/kmA – B
Hybrid models122 g/kmA122 – 122 g/kmA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models31C19 – 31A – C
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£224B
Year 2£524B
Year 3£902B
Year 4£1,093B
Year 5£1,530B
Overall£4,273B

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

Although it gets decent scores for servicing and maintenance, and the hybrid and diesel models look fairly economical, the better-selling petrol models have poor fuel economy for quite a small car.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Honda HR-V received

2017

  • Honest John Awards – Best Small Crossover

2016

  • AM Awards – New Car of the Year
  • Tow Car Awards – Best Tow Car, under 1,400kg

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The Honda HR-V has received fairly average from the UK media, with our overall Expert Rating currently ranking it in the middle of the small SUV field.Honda HR-V (2015 to 2021)