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Honda CR-V SUV (2012-2018) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Honda CR-V is relatively cheap to run, but is outclassed by rivals

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Honda CR-V MPG & CO2

The most economical choice is the 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel with two-wheel drive, returning up to 64.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of 115g/km for a 25% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) band for company-car drivers. The petrol engine is more powerful and a little quicker, but 39.2mpg fuel economy and 32% BiK make it expensive to run.

The more powerful 158bhp diesel, in conjunction with the nine-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive, can return up to 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions can be as low as 134g/km for a 28% BiK band, depending on specification. Top-of-the-range models’ economy is hamstrung due to them only being available with four-wheel drive. The Nissan Qashqai diesel can return 74.3mpg and emissions of 99g/km qualify it for the 21% BiK band, making it cheaper to run than the Honda.

Insurance group

The 1.6-litre diesel two-wheel-drive Honda CR-V is the cheapest model to insure, sitting in group 22, while the range-topping diesel EX model is the most expensive, occupying group 27. In comparison, the Nissan Qashqai range doesn’t exceed a group 19 insurance rating.

Warranty

The CR-V comes with Honda's standard three-year/90,000-mile warranty, which can be extended for a further cost. This is slightly more generous than the warranty offered for the Volkswagen Tiguan and Nissan Qashqai, while Toyota offers five years/100,000 miles and the Kia Sportage has an industry-leading seven-year warranty.

Servicing

For a new diesel car, Honda will charge around £200 for a first-year service, £300 for a second-year service and closer to £250 for a third-year service. 

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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