HONDA HR-V

Honda HR-V

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How much does the Honda HR-V cost to run?

The 1.5L petrol is the most economical Honda HR-V to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Honda HR-V 1.5L petrol costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does just over 53 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Volkswagen T Roc 1.5L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 20, which is lower than the Kia Soul 1.6L petrol, but higher than the MINI Countryman 1.5L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Citroen C3 Aircross has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.5L petrol1.6L diesel
mpg48.7 - 53.368.9
emissions122 - 134104 - 108
tax£125.00 - £145.00£20.00
insuranceGroup 19 - 22Group 22 - 24

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Honda HR-V: How big is the boot?

The Honda HR-V has an above average boot space (453 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Renault Kadjar hatchback is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 647 litres.

Is the Honda HR-V easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Citroen C4 Cactus), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the HR-V is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 496mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Dacia Sandero Stepway.

Which Honda HR-V has the best performance?

The fastest Honda HR-V from 0-60, is the 1.6L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 300 lbs/ft torque and 120 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 10 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW X1 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Honda HR-V to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.5L petrol1.6L diesel
zeroTo6210.2 - 11.410 - 10.5
torque155300
bhp130120

What size caravan or trailer, can the Honda HR-V tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Honda HR-V 1.6L diesel which has 300 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1400kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.