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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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68 reader reviews for Honda FR-V MPV.
  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Alan Davies , Nottinghamshire . Date: 11/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've just driven the FR-V as I'm looking to replace my company 3 Series Tourer.

    The Honda has a superb diesel engine, it is just so much smoother and more quiet than the corresponding rivals from Vauxhall, VW, Mazda, Ford, Renault and so on.

    The car drives extremely well with an excellent spread of torque (remember, I'm moving from the BMW diesel). I soon became accustomed to the dash-located gear lever, but I must admit the handbrake took some getting used to.

    The flexibility offered for work and family use is very impressive. The tonneau cover and seat configuration adds to this giving us plenty of options for holidays with four or five people and a dog on board. One minor gripe is that Honda does not yet cater for MP3 files on the stereo.

    Comfort also scores highly with leather heated seats. Having all three front seats in simultaneous use is quite practical, although having a fidget in the middle seat could become interesting.

    Overall, it's a very well thought-out and well finished car. The dealer also impressed with its standard of service.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    steven robinson , Cheshire . Date: 06/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The Honda FRV is not a common sight on our roads, which is beneficial to the limited buyers in terms of resduals and as a result Honda's best kept secret in my view.

    Forget reports of tyre/wind noise although they are sometimes audible they are never intrusive even when travelling at the legal 70+. The car looks like a BMW X3 but not as angular. Handling and performance from this gem of an engine is superb Brakes are very good.

    Boot Lip another criticism is unfounded I owned a 05 Corolla Verso and everytime you opened the boot the contents came spewing out so you pays your money etc etc. This Honda does not include Auto/see me home lights, rain sensing screen, traffic avoidance system but it is an honest safe & reliable alternative to other run of the mill MPV's out there.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi Sport 5dr

    Martin Epps , CAMBS . Date: 21/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Just a quick update.

    I've had the car a month and I'm farly satisfied with the fuel economy. Most of my driving is on the motorway, where I can get the chance to switch the cruise control on and see how little fuel I can use.

    On a recent run of about 80 miles, it averaged 51mpg, which is close to Honda's claimed figures. I found that the most economical method was to put it in sixth gear, hover at about 60mph with cruise selected and just watch the world go by.

    When I needed to overtake, there was no need to change down and the car zipped by very handsomely indeed. If I'm less pedestrian, I'll get an average of about 43mpg over a similar distance. It still beats my last car hands down and I'm expecting the figures to get better as the engine gets more run in.

    Accommodation is as good as I hoped. I recently had six adults in the car, and while I wouldn't want to go 500 miles like that, everyone was comfortable. I had a camping trip with five people in the car and we got all our gear and luggage in the car without the need for a roof rack, and everyone got a proper seat. Job done!

    The FR-V continues to impress. One month in and not a single glitch. I'm extremely satisfied with it so far

  • 1.7 SE 5dr

    John Andreou Date: 12/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my 1.7 FR-V new in February 2005. I have a big family so this car is ideal.

    The only negative point is that some noise intrudes at speed (over 95km/h).

    It's a fantastic choice for a MPV.

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