Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Like the Civic and CR-V, the FR-V only achieved four stars out of five for occupant protection in official European crash tests, which is below the class leaders. However, all cars have a good level of standard safety equipment, including twin front airbags (the two front passengers share an airbag) and side and curtain airbags. There are also ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and traction control (Honda calls it VSA) is standard on most models.

The FR-V has a versatile interior and the centre seat in both rows can slide backwards while the seats in the back can be easily folded flat into the floor. This, coupled with the low lip of the boot, makes it easy to load. There are plenty of cubby bins in the cabin, including a drinks holder in the front that's large enough for three bottles, plus underseat storage trays.

The centre front seat can also be flipped down to become a large armrest or small table for the driver and front passenger.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda FR-V (04-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control
ES optional equipment
None available

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control
EX optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating

The Honda FR-V (04-09) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.