Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 23 - 24 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

It may be good value to buy but the Legend isn’t cheap to run. Fuel economy is the biggest problem – the sole 3.5-litre engine averages just 24mpg and it sits on the highest band for car tax too. Honda servicing is good value (and the dealers tend to be excellent) but the Legend does have short intervals and needs attention every 9,000 miles although an insurance group rating of 16 is lower than similar powered alternatives.

The Legend is a very polluting model and there’s no diesel engine in the range either. The 3.5-litre V6 engine averages just 24mpg and emits a hefty 282g/km of CO2. Choosing a car with ADAS and CMBS does see this improve fractionally to 25mpg and 273g/km but it’s still very poor compared to other executive cars.

Honda’s reputation for reliability is second to none so we’re expecting few problems, despite the many complex features of the car. It is sold with a three-year/90,000-mile warranty. We drove a 170,000-mile previous Legend before we got behind the wheel of the new one, and it still felt very tight with no evidence of problems. Expect the new model to be just as capable of high-mileage punishment.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £630
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Insurance group 45
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