What used Honda CR-V estate will I get for my budget?
Prices for a Honda CR-V start at £6000 for one with a higher mileage, but we'd look to spend between £7000 and £9000 on a car with an average mileage for the year, from 2013 or 2014. Spend between £9000 and £11,000 on a good one registered in either 2015 or 2016, and around £12,000 to £14,000 on a 2017 or 2018 model.
How much does it cost to run a Honda CR-V estate?
Front-wheel-drive versions offer the lowest fuel consumption, with the manual 1.6-litre diesel managing a combined figure of 64.2mpg (NEDC). However, early 2.2 i-DTEC cars still offer relatively good economy (50.4mpg) if your budget cannot stretch to a 2015 or newer model. Petrol cars struggle to achieve 40mpg, especially when paired with the old-fashioned five-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.
Road tax costs vary considerably; the 2.0-litre petrol is the worst culprit with emissions of 179g/km of CO2 if it comes with an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. The 1.6-litre diesel, on the other hand, emits only 115g/km. The 2.2-litre diesel falls somewhere in between with 149g/km, but beware that the automatic version pushes emissions up to 180g/km. If you're looking at an example registered after 1 April 2017, it'll fall under the current flat-rate system, rather than the CO2-based system that applies to older cars. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information, but the current rate stands at £150 a year.
Used Hondas that are older than three years of age can take advantage of fixed-price servicing costs. Prices for petrol cars range from £170 for a basic 12-month service to £275 for a more intensive one that replaces the air filter, pollen filter and brake fluid. Diesel models are a little more pricey at £190 for a basic 12-month service, or £295 for the more in-depth one. If you need to have the diesel fuel filter replaced as part of the service, budget for an extra £116 bill.
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