Honda FR-V Review
The Honda FR-V went on sale in the UK in November 2004 and is Honda's contender in the popular compact segment of the MPV market.14 October 2005
The Honda FR-V went on sale in the UK in November 2004 and is Honda's contender in the popular compact segment of the MPV market. Like Fiat's six seat Multipla the Honda FR-V which stands for Flexibility Recreation and Versatility features a 3 + 3 seating configuration with intelligent packaging and innovative seat conversion mechanisms, with the ability to carry up to 6 people while simultaneously offering good load volume.
The Honda FR-V is available in SE and Sport trim levels with prices ranging from £15,390 to £18,290.
A choice of two petrol engines are available the 1.7i VTEC and 2.0 i-VTEC and with the ever growing demand for diesel fuel economy Honda introduced the new 2.2 i-CTDi diesel engine - the first to be fully designed and developed in-house by Honda.
A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard with the 1.7i VTEC petrol engine and a 6-speed manual is standard with the 2.0 i-VTEC petrol and 2.2 i-CTDi diesel engine. Disappointingly an automatic option is not available.
With established competition in the form of the Citroen Xsara Picasso, Fiat Multipla, Ford Focus C-MAX , Renault Scenic, Vauxhall, Zafira and Volkswagen Touran can Honda's cleverly designed MPV change MPV ownership from 'ordinary to extraordinary'?
Honda FR-V Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Honda FR-V 2.0 i-VTEC Sport|
|Colour||Vivid Blue Pearl|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||10.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||120 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||40.9 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty|| 3-year or 90,000 mile (whichever comes first) Mechanical Warranty|
3-year Paint Surface Warranty protects the external paintwork
6-year Rust Through Warranty covers any corrosion perforating the body from the inside out
|Price (when tested on the 14/10/05)||£17,115 OTR|