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Honda FR-V (2004-10)

Overall Rating

4 stars

The FR-V brings Honda's reliability, reputation and style to the compact MPV marketplace. Plus it offers a gem of a diesel engine.

For
  • Reliability
  • Room for six plus luggage
  • Superb diesel engine
Against
  • Expensive in its class
  • Uninspiring interior
  • Wind noise
Road Test

With two rows of three seats, FR-V has room for six adults plus their luggage (the only other midi-MPV to rival this is the Fiat Multipla). The rear three seats can be folded individually, and the front middle seat used as an armrest. FR-V offers safety as well as style, with airbags for all six occupants. Comfort is enhanced by the long wheelbase and wide track. But wind noise is a problem at motorway speeds. FR-V comes with a five-speed gearbox with the 1.7 petrol engine, and six-speed in the 2.0 petrol and 2.2 diesel engine. The impressive turbo-diesel has lots of power and good fuel economy. Petrol models are smooth but feel a little stretched at high speed. Equipment is good, with standard climate control and a CD player. A service pack option covers servicing to 5 years/60,000 miles (excluding consumables such as tyres and brake pads). It's transferable, so ask about it if you're considering a used FR-V.

Need To Know

Best Models: 2.2 diesel


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Honda FR-V (2004-10)
Star Ratings

Handling

4 stars

Comfort

4 stars

Quality & Reliability

4 stars

Performance

3 stars

Roominess

4 stars

Running Costs

4 stars

Value for Money

3 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

0 stars
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