Review: Honda HR-V (1999 – 2006)


Reliable, well-built urbanite with 4x4 looks and, in many cases, 4x4 hardware.

Not that spacious inside. Problems reported with CVT autos. Windscreen can be prone to cracking.

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1 December 2014

1999-2006 Honda HR-V shown to be the most reliable SUV in Warranty Direct's Claims records. Read more

5 June 2006

Last UK sales of first generation Honda HR-V Read more

1 April 2000

4x4 5-door version of HR-V added from spring 2000 together with two-wheel-drive version of 3-door. 5-door is 13' 6" long. Two power outputs: 103bhp for 1.6 and also available with 4-speed torque converter... Read more

Honda HR-V (1999 – 2006): At A Glance

Honda's 'High-Riding Recreational Vehicle' was launched in 1999 in the UK in two door format and four wheel drive.

What does a Honda HR-V (1999 – 2006) cost?

List Price from £20,440
Buy new from £17,872
Contract hire from £180.08 per month
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Looking for a budget 4x4

I'm looking to replace my Ford Focus with something that I can comfortably use on a bumpy and muddy tracks in all weathers. I only have £3500 to spent and was considering the Skoda Octavia Scout, do you have any suggestions?
Small: a Daihatsu Terios or FIAT Panda 4x4 or Suzuki Ignis 4x4. Bigger, a Honda HRV if you can find a good one. Don't recommend a Rover 'StreetWise'.
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