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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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 - 26 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.

The unimpressive fuel economy is a minor problem when compared with the plummeting depreciation that Legends experienced in their early years. However, all models have now suffered the worst of the value drop now, which means they can be picked up for a snip. Virtually every electronic treat of the age is standard.

The Legend performs badly on the eco front. With an average of 291g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are high for an executive saloon. It's worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is disappointingly thirsty, averaging 23mpg.

This top of the range saloon is very unlikely to leave you stranded, as it is at the top of the class in the dependability stakes – Honda's reputation for reliability is envied by many other manufacturers. Regular oil changes are necessary, so a service history is essential to check how the Legend has been treated previously, while you should also watch out for warped brake discs and any evidence of past electrical problems.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £270 - £330
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Insurance group 33
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