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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

    Rod MacDonald Date: 22/10/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    Had the car 3 years from new. This car has the potential to markedly improve family trips in the car. Obviously it can save on arguments when 2 passenger seats are available up front. But even if you have the 2 wee-ones in the back and partner up front in the normal 2+2 arrangement the FR-V still beats the others... the reason is that with the front-middle seat folded down the ease of communication between front and back is drastically improved. There is such a big gap between the front seats that simple things like passing "stuff" between front and back is easy. Even general conversations are a whole lot easier. (They should change the name of the car to the "Honda Sociable" or do a special edition suitably sponsored Honda "TalkTalk".) It really does make the whole trip a lot more inclusive for everyone. When choosing your car, you can consider MPG, build quality , dealer service, cost, options, etc but the outstanding "win-point" for the FR-V is the potential for a genuine improvement in the quality of your family-time on a journey - if that's what is most important, then this is the car for you... Quick word about the Honda dealership - they make a 60 mile round trip to pick my car up for its servicing - and return it back to me. Outstanding.

  • 1.8 i-VTEC EX 5dr

    Sonia Ogunkoya Date: 16/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    The perfect family car. With 6 passengers, there's still room for a pram and shopping. It's roomy enough for me to get in & move around in the back strapping the kids in. The seats fold and move around so easily, you can move them about whilst your sat in the front. The move so smoothly, even my kids can move them around! Its a smooth drive. SO much leg room, front and back, except a small child has to sit in the middle back seat if the front back seat is pushed back. Perfect. Bought in July 08 and still love it. Only negative - the key is a bit big and not a fancy pop up or push in one. My mpg is based on inner city driving without trying to conserve fuel.

  • 1.8 i-VTEC ES 5dr

    Allan Dutch Date: 07/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33.5

    My car

    The car is smooth quiet and responsive with more than enough storage spaces for a family car. The fuel consumption is, however, much higher than claimed. Driving gently a mixture of motorway and extra urban to work I get about 33.5mpg, rising to 35.0 mpg using cruise control at 68mph on the motorway (nothing like the 45mpg claimed).

    Although the steering wheel is noticeably closer to the door than in other cars I have owned this does not cause any problems while driving. The 3 front seats are genuinely practical even for 3 reasonably sizes adults, which surprised even me. It may not have all the French touches of my old Scenic such as seat trays and the focused map light in the front but this is more than compensated for by the rock solid construction.

    All in all a great family car that I hope will ease off to higher mpg as I rack up a few more miles. So far I am delighted with the F-RV quality and drive-ability so much so that I can happily forgive the somewhat higher than expected fuel consumption.

  • 2.2 i-CTDi ES 5dr

    Martin Walker , West Yorkshire . Date: 06/09/2008
    • Overall 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
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    The honda is an ideal car for a young family like mine for so many reasons, from the configuration of the seating to the amount of power that the diesel engine produces. The only issue I would have is the amount of body roll in the corners. Nevertheless I would buy another and that speaks volumes.

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