Honda CR-V Hybrid reliability & safety

The Honda CR-V Hybrid comes with lots of safety kit as standard and gets a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating

Honda CR-V
Euro NCAP rating Adult protection rating Child safety rating Safety assist rating
5 stars 93% 83% 76%

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is the first hybrid SUV that Honda has sold in Europe and gets a totally new powertrain. As such, we’ve yet to learn about any common reliability issues.

Honda CR-V Hybrid reliability & problems

This generation of Honda CR-V was rated 21st overall out of 75 models ranked in the 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, published by our sister title Auto Express, with an overall satisfaction score of over 90%.

Honda was ranked seventh in the table of brands, so generally speaking the manufacturer's products are well thought of by owners.


The CR-V Hybrid scored the maximum five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests and comes with an extensive array of safety features as standard, including collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assistance, lane-departure warning, road-departure mitigation, intelligent speed assistance and traffic-sign recognition systems. Adaptive cruise control is thrown into the mix, too.

SR and EX trims add blind-spot warning and cross-traffic monitoring, while low-speed cruise control is available as an optional extra across all trims. You can't add a space-saver spare wheel, though; there's only room for a tyre inflation kit under the boot floor.