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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

It’s a game of two halves as far as Honda CR-V running costs are concerned. On the one hand you’ll get low servicing costs - Honda does offer three years’ complimentary servicing every so often and there are affordable servicing deals too – and because Honda has a strong reliability record you’ll get a decent amount of money for your CR-V when you come to sell it on.

On the other hand CO2 emissions aren’t that impressive across the majority of the range and there are other similarly sized 4x4s that are much more economical.

The best engine for fuel economy is the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel added to the line-up in Autumn 2013. Honda quotes average fuel consumption of nearly 63mpg, which equates to a range of more than 800 miles per tank.

For comparison, the 2.2-litre diesel with the six-speed manual returns a clamed 50.4mpg average.

The best model in the petrol line-up is the 2.0-litre two-wheel-drive, six-speed manual that promises to return 39.2mpg on average.

While Honda CR-V emissions levels aren’t particularly low across the majority of the range, the 1.6-litre ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ i-DTEC diesel manual added to the line-up in Autumn 2013 emits a tidy 119g/km of CO2. This makes it the pick of the range for fleet and company car buyers.

The CR-V also features an 'Eco Assist' display that tells you how economically you are driving.

You can stay secure in the knowledge that Honda CR-V reliability is unquestionably strong. Hondas are extremely well made and complaints are very few and far between. Customer satisfaction surveys show that Honda owners are an extremely happy bunch

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,492 - £1,616 *
Diesel 131p £931 - £1,453 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.6 i-DTEC Diesel 115 g/km (Min) £30 - £145
2.2 i-DTEC Diesel 180 g/km (Max) £260

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £260
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 22 - 28
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.