Great use of interior space, good ride comfort, excellent diesel engine, superb build quality
Slow-witted optional auto, two rows of three seats doesn't really work
Clever packaging - perhaps inspired by the Fiat Multipla - has given Honda a six-seat people carrier that can also carry luggage for all its occupants, making it more practical than similar sized people carriers that have three rows of seats but a tiny boot. The FR-V seats three abreast in two rows, but the middle rear seat also slides back to ensure sufficient leg room.
It means six people plus luggage can be transported in a vehicle taking up no more road space than a typical family hatchback. However, the middle seat in the front isn't really practical, especially not for regular use. In 2007 the model got the excellent i-CTDi diesel engine it desperately needed while the looks were also subtly tweaked with new headlights and rear light clusters.
What owners say about this car
I am very pleasantly surprised about this car. The seating is a wonder and so versatile. On a... Read owner review
Love the six seat arrangement, and its high driving position. To get six adults in the car, two must be... Read owner review
It has everything you look for in a family car and I am a very hard driver and still average... Read owner review