Ownership cost

Used Honda FR-V MPV 2004 - 2009 review

(2004 - 2009)
Honda FR-V MPV (04 - 09)
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What used Honda FR-V MPV will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Honda FR-V MPV?

If you want a six-seater, the Fiat Multipla will be cheaper to buy and run. And, many mainstream seven-seaters will also cost less than the FR-V, but then this is a high-quality people carrier full of everything that's great about Hondas. So it's not the cheapest, but it is good value.

Talking of which, it will hold its value better than most, which means the overall whole-life cost won't be high as the initially high purchase price suggests. You won't pay that much at the pumps, either. The 1.7 is good for an impressive official average of 37.7mpg and the 2.2 diesel extends that to 44.8mpg. Even the 2.0 gives you 33.6mpg.

Insurance premiums (group 9-12 depending on model) should be similar to those of a Ford S-Max or Galaxy. Service costs are likely to be cheaper than a Renault Scenic's, about the same as the Fords' and dearer than a VW Touran.