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Our fleet: Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SE-T - February 2014

Honda
BIK List Price
£25,770
Honda CR-V BIK list price
BIK Percentage
18%
Honda CR-V BIK Percent
CO2
119g/km
Honda CR-V CO2
Combined MPG
62.8
Honda CR-V MPG

Review

Adownward trend in CO2 emissions has put the growing SUV segment on the radar of company car drivers and the CR-V appears perfectly placed to cash-in.

Emissions of 119g/km mean the 1.6-litre i-DTEC SE-T is in the 18% benefit-in-kind tax bracket, with a 20% taxpayer paying less than £1,000 per year.

An official fuel economy figure of 62.8mpg is also impressive, as is a 0-62mph time of 11.2 seconds.

During its time on our fleet, the CR-V has struggled to get above 50mpg, partially due to the high level of urban motoring it does.

However, this return is acceptable when you remember you’re behind the wheel of a big car.

It not only rivals other D-segment models for space, but could sway C-segment car drivers wanting something with a bit more room.
The CR-V features the same lightweight 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine as the Civic.

This sees an aluminium cylinder head joined to an open deck aluminium block.

It weighs 47kg less than Honda's 2.2-litre i-DTEC engine – the unit it replaces.

All the individual components have been redesigned to minimise their weight and size, and advanced production techniques have reduced weight even further.

Weight reduction is a strategy many car manufacturers have adopted, such as Mazda with its CX-5 SUV.

The CX-5 2.2d Skyactiv SE-L matches the CR-V's CO2 emissions of 119g/km, putting it in the same 18% BIK tax bracket.

The Mazda has an official fuel economy figure of 61.4mpg over the combined cycle – slightly lower than the Honda – and running costs of 35.41p per mile over four years/80,000 miles.

That’s marginally better the CR-V’s 36.56ppm, with the CX-5 having better SMR and depreciation costs.

However, the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine in the CR-V continues to impress and as a package will have definite fleet appeal.

Top Speed
N/A
Honda CR-V Top Speed
VED band
C
Honda CR-V Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Honda CR-V Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £9,303
4 Year 80k : £7,353
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 40.92
4 Year 80k : 36.65

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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