Used Honda CR-V (2012 - 2018) Costs

Review by Tim Bowdler on
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014
The British-built Honda CR-V is now in its fourth generation. The five-seat SUV has been in production since 1995 and has proven incredibly popular for the Japanese manufacturer.

3 out of 5

Running costs

It’s a game of two halves as far as Honda CR-V running costs are concerned. On the one hand you’ll get low servicing costs - Honda does offer three years’ complimentary servicing every so often and there are affordable servicing deals too – and because Honda has a strong reliability record you’ll get a decent amount of money for your CR-V when you come to sell it on.

On the other hand CO2 emissions aren’t that impressive across the majority of the range and there are other similarly sized 4x4s that are much more economical.

The best engine for fuel economy is the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel added to the line-up in Autumn 2013. Honda quotes average fuel consumption of nearly 63mpg, which equates to a range of more than 800 miles per tank.

For comparison, the 2.2-litre diesel with the six-speed manual returns a clamed 50.4mpg average.

The best model in the petrol line-up is the 2.0-litre two-wheel-drive, six-speed manual that promises to return 39.2mpg on average.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,201 - £1,301 *


£774 - £1,209 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

12,500 miles/12 months


Three years/90,000 miles

Road tax (12 months)

£30.00 - £265.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3 out of 5

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

While Honda CR-V emissions levels aren’t particularly low across the majority of the range, the 1.6-litre ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ i-DTEC diesel manual added to the line-up in Autumn 2013 emits a tidy 119g/km of CO2. This makes it the pick of the range for fleet and company car buyers.

The CR-V also features an 'Eco Assist' display that tells you how economically you are driving.

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