Search Used Honda CR-V Hybrid Cars for Sale

The Honda CR-V has been around since 1996, but the CR-V Hybrid was only introduced in 2019. Honda hasn’t quite gone “all in” on hybrids, but it’s clear that it sees them as the way of the future. The diesel engines are now, unsurprisingly, gone and the petrol engines have been reduced from seven to a solitary one (the 1.5L Turbo CVT with 190 HP).

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  • 48 Monthly Payments £170
  • Total Price £9,950
  • Customer Deposit £1,000
  • Amount of Credit £8,950
  • Apr 9.9%
  • Term 48 months
  • Total Amount Payable £12,339
  • Fixed Rate of Interest 9.45%
  • Annual Mileage 8,000
  • Optional Final Payment £333

Three hybrid engine options

If you’re in the market for a used Honda CR-V hybrid, your three engine options are:

  • Honda CR-V 1.5L VTEC CVT (212 HP)
  • Honda CR-V 2.0L I-VTEC CVT (184 HP)
  • Honda CR-V 2.0L I-VTEC CVT AWD (184 HP)

They all have four cylinders and a direct injection fuel system. Exact fuel economy and CO2 emissions depend on your usage, but on petrol, 30-40MPG is a reasonable estimate across the used Honda CR-V Hybrid range.  All engines can do 0-60 in under 10 seconds and reach a top speed of over 110MPH (180 KMPH).

Four trim options of the Honda CR-V

Used Honda CR-V hybrids are available in four trims.  These are S, SE, SR and EX.

The basic S trim gets you a fairly standard set of wheels (17”) and exterior features, e.g. body-coloured bumpers and LED lights. The interior features are also pretty standard. There are armrests and headrests where you’d expect them plus single-zone climate control. For entertainment, you get a DAB radio, CD player and a USB/iPod interface.

The safety features are very respectable. There are airbags all round, Isofix child seat anchor points, 3x3 point rear seat belts and ABS brakes. There are also more advanced safety features like collision-avoidance braking, lane departure warning, an electronic stability programme (ESP) and a tyre-pressure monitor. 

The driver convenience features are pretty much what you’d expect on an entry-level trim these days. They do include rear parking sensors, traffic-sign recognition and a trip computer.

In the SE trim, the wheels are upgraded to 18” alloys and you get two-zone climate control. Otherwise, the exterior, interior, entertainment and safety features are all much the same. Life does, however, become easier for the driver. They get the benefit of front parking sensors and a rear-view camera along with automatic wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and integrated sat-nav.

The SR trim adds blind-spot monitoring. Otherwise, the upgrades are mainly to do with comfort. In particular, you get heated front seats, which could be very welcome on chilly UK mornings.

The top-of-the-line EX trim is really about adding those luxury touches such as 19” alloys, a panoramic sunroof and heated rear seats.

All versions of the Honda CR-V Hybrid came with optional extras such as special paints and a towbar. If you’re buying a used Honda CR-V Hybrid then you can expect the price to reflect any extras added by the previous owner.

Overall

If you’re running the Honda CR-V purely on electric, then your drive will be practically silent. Add in the petrol, however, and the noise level will go up noticeably. The Honda CR-V hybrid certainly isn’t the noisiest car out there and it’s fairly easy to tune out the background drone.

It isn’t the nippiest or nimblest car out there either, but given that it’s an SUV, you wouldn’t expect it to be. Even in a city, you should be preparing for corners and, as long as you do a used Honda CR-V Hybrid will be quite happy dealing with them. The excellent brakes and assisted parking features are also good news for city drivers.

The soft suspension also favours comfort over speed. It’s hard to avoid the suspicion that Honda opted for soft suspension to reflect the potholed state of many city roads. That said, it also means that everyone is kept comfortable on long journeys.

The regular 5-seater used Honda CR-V Hybrids have ample space for even taller people, pets and possessions, however, in the 7-seater Honda CR-V Hybrids, the rear layout has clearly been created on the assumption that the very rear seats will only be used by children, so it’s important to be aware of this before you buy.

The 5-seater models also make better use of the boot space. With the 7-seater model, boot capacity had to be compromised to fit in the extra seats. This is fine for shorter trips and the rear seats do come down for bulky items. If, however, you want to carry a serious load, then you might need to look for a used Honda CR-V Hybrid with a roof rack or towbar (or add them).

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