Used Honda CR-V 4x4 2002 - 2006 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Ownership cost

2002 - 2006 review
Honda CR-V 4x4 (02 - 06)
  • Honda CR-V 4x4 (02 - 06)
  • Honda CR-V 4x4 (02 - 06)
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Ownership cost

What used Honda CR-V estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Honda CR-V estate?

The CR-V isn't the cheapest 4x4 to buy used, but at least there's a certain feeling of quality to justify the prices. Prices are close to the Land Rover Freelander, but cheaper than the Toyota RAV4.

For fuel economy, it's one of the best in its class. The 2.0-litre petrol engine returns 31mpg - considerably better than the 1.8-litre Freelander and only just behind the RAV4. The diesel manages 42.2mpg, well ahead of the Freelander and even beating the diesel RAV4.

Servicing costs also undercut its main rivals', but insurance does it no favours. It's in at least group 11, when the Land Rover and Toyota are generally a group lower across the range.

Average repair costs for the CR-V are quite cheap by class standards - a little less than for the RAV4, and much less the Freelander. Dealer labour rates are also good, but at independents they're quite expensive.