Honda e real-world REVIEW - with 10 London landmarks CHALLENGE!
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The Honda e is one of the most desirable electric cars of 2020… And Mat’s finally got his hands on one!
However, while it might have initially caught our eye with its looks, is it more style over substance? Or is the Honda e a serious contender to stand out in the ever-growing market of small electric cars?
Well with a range of only 137 miles it’s unlikely to be able to compete with some of the bigger, more expensive EVs, but how does it work as a little city runaround? We’ve set a series of 10 challenges through the centre of London to see just how Honda’s new EV can cope when put to the test through one of the busiest cities in Europe! Will it pass with flying colours? Stick with Mat to find out!
00:00 Intro
01:08 Challenge 1 - Battery
02:25 Challenge 2 - Power
04:20 Challenge 3 - Design
06:32 Challenge 4 - Engineering
08:25 Challenge 5 - Price
11:30 Challenge 6 - Turning Circle
13:24 Challenge 7 - Driving
15:29 Challenge 8 - Interior Space
17:52 Challenge 9 - Infotainment
20:17 Challenge 10 - Range
22:48 Five Annoying Features
24:02 Five Good Features
25:47 Verdict
Honda e Specifications
Battery: 36kWh
Power: 136hp
Doors: 5
Range: 137 miles
0 - 60mph: 9 seconds
RRP: From £29,660
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  • carwow

    Is the Honda e THE #1 electric car? VOTE below!

    • Mike Andersson
      Mike Andersson


    • Chandra Shekar
      Chandra Shekar

      No not really ...

    • Andrea Capelli
      Andrea Capelli

      @carwow of course Tesla is the best in electric cars but the Honda E has so much charisma that I'd love to buy it. The most annoying thing to me is its range. I wish they will provide (at least as an optional) bigger batteries.

    • John Sluder
      John Sluder

      Why you and London bridge. Lol. We knew. It’s location is lake Havasu city. Wonderful place to live.

    • John Sluder
      John Sluder


  • ShaolinDreams

    Up the range to 250 miles, replace with nicer screens and faster OS and most importantly sort that price out. would be the improvements, but apart from that this does look like a superb little car.

  • Christine Chin
    Christine Chin

    Looks like a toy car taxi. I love it. 😍

  • Zack Komachkov
    Zack Komachkov

    God, I wish this was available in the US

  • Alan Howe Music Rhythm Guitar Player
    Alan Howe Music Rhythm Guitar Player

    Why should I buy a new car. The depreciation is so high. Second hand cars are no better in depreciation. Why should the general public put up with this high depreciation. An urgent Government review is needed to look into the car industry retail sector.

  • Wally Blackler
    Wally Blackler

    No it’s a big joke in America we have a bridge to sell you

  • CambridgeDrones

    The Thames - The honda E has an aquarium setting. There's your link.

  • doctoramg

    On energy savers alot more miles for sure

  • Military Events
    Military Events

    Mat, if the Union Jack is up the queen isn’t it, if the royal standard is up then the queen is in.

  • Jithin P V
    Jithin P V

    Shot on iPhone 3G

  • Jay-Motosapien

    does Honda make a gas version of this? I'd buy it, 1.0 litre gasoline with a turbo. cars in america are getting too big because americans are getting fatter, i'm a 6 ft tall guy but i love small cars. hope they make the gasoline on this chasis!

  • Isaiah 46:4
    Isaiah 46:4

    when people in venezuela had their days long blackout, the people who had a car with combustion engine were the only one who could charge their phones and enjoy the benefits of modern civilization. if climate change would be ruled as a scam , electric cars would become obsolete

  • salah Dehina
    salah Dehina

    I really enjoyed watching this guy driving around and telling us about what's usually pretty boring stuff

  • 01bigtrev

    Looks like a mini knight rider car on the inside.

  • Sunny Singh
    Sunny Singh

    River Thames river flow of the capital no hydroelectric here but the Honda E charges from 0-80% in... heres your comparison :-D

  • Sky Walker
    Sky Walker

    9:22 - interesting that what you Brits refer to as a 'Panoramic Roof' is simply a 'sunroof' in the States. Panoramic is when it's over the front and rear seats, not just the front's. Compelling car otherwise. We'll not see it here. 😥

  • Nick !!
    Nick !!

    Loved this car since it was unveiled but it’s really skin-deep. Love the look but the range, price, space concessions, and usability are all deal breakers.

  • sam Lewis
    sam Lewis

    Sorry to say that when the union jack is flying on Buckingham palace means monarch is not in resident, it is when the royal standard is flying means the monach is in resident👍

  • TheCamshafter

    Nelson was smart, put me high up! I dont want antifa knocking me off my spot. Besides I like the view.

  • Chris Bradley
    Chris Bradley

    25:24 I love that!!

  • David Rumming
    David Rumming

    Note the number plate....WTO....very appropriate!

  • Johnny Rosenberg
    Johnny Rosenberg

    I would more likely buy one if there was no back seats at all.

  • Owen

    You are the modern day David Brent.

  • Rishi Sharma
    Rishi Sharma

    Camera quality

  • Lotterboy

    Can't wait for the backyard tuning scene to pimp this into a little duracell bunny!

  • ozzyg82

    That’s typical London - 2 seconds round a corner and you’re at another red light.

  • ozzyg82

    Lol what’s up with the camera quality inside the car?


    Or have a microwave

  • Akrotiri John
    Akrotiri John

    Matt, Its the Union Flag and not the Union Jack that flies above Buck House. Its only the UNion Jack when flown from a ship.

  • Bilal Samsudeen
    Bilal Samsudeen

    A virtual tour of London in a car review is useful during a pandemic!

  • Enai Siaion
    Enai Siaion

    The use of the gas pump icon for battery charge is ...interesting, and says a lot about the audience.

  • Tursha sakif
    Tursha sakif

    patriot matt.praiseworthy💜

  • Erhan Ozkan
    Erhan Ozkan

    Thanks for showing us City of London.

  • ScaleReality

    It may be more expensive than its rivals, but think of the time you'll save not having to sit at the Renault or VW garage waiting on repairs ;) Plus its way better looking.

  • Pandan Tour Bangkok
    Pandan Tour Bangkok

    More daring than VW

  • Michael Teo
    Michael Teo

    25:31 that is maybe inspired from a HR-V

  • kkthxk

    Europe is replacing terrible 4 cylinders with terrible EV's. Enjoy your taxes, slaves!!

  • Tony Smith
    Tony Smith

    Matt should work at top gear

  • helicopter weewee
    helicopter weewee

    Brilliantly done, Mat. You do a car review, show us London landmarks, and connect the two together. Like I've said before, you're the best car SLtoosr on the planet.

  • Onii Chan
    Onii Chan


  • Egoponte

    15:46 No, if the royal standard is flying she's in residence

  • M Milev
    M Milev

    Actually it will sell if they put a v-tec in it, make it a 3 door and call it the honda logo.

  • Ella Lee
    Ella Lee ඔහු ඉල්ලා කිරීමට යන්නේ නැහැ අපි

  • maereanm

    stop complaining about the traffic. The traffic I see in this video is amazingly good. You're always the 1st or 2nd car at the stop light, not the 15th car. We never get this good of a traffic and that's with Waze that knows the red spots and how to avoid them. Waze is mandatory. But then, I live in the number 1 city for bad traffic in Europe.

  • poofy

    love how cars of the future dont have rear mirrors on the sides. prevents angry bikers from kicking them out ;)

    • kkthxk

      It'll be fun when they break and you have to pay thousands to replace the computer module.

  • B M
    B M

    What a pile of is Ldn! ...

  • Sean Rosairo
    Sean Rosairo

    I love almost everything about this, it's so cute. I would just wish there is a "normal" mirror option because I'm worried the cameras will get covered during winter. That and a generator for long distances

    • Blanco

      They probably heat up

  • Nigel Weir
    Nigel Weir

    Vote haha, are you serious , more like the worst in 2020 , design , polo from 1970 , looks nothing like the civic , another car journalist who appears to be blind

  • Nigel Weir
    Nigel Weir

    35% and 19 miles on the clock , 10 degrees centigrade , says it all , 8 years too late , 137 Honda miles remember which appear to be less than 70 real world miles

  • Des Byrne
    Des Byrne

    Lovely car. Annoying Brit.

  • sweepy90

    I stopped the video because of the bad camera quality. I can't waste my time on this.

  • Daniel Mazon
    Daniel Mazon

    Weirdly, I think this is the best looking EV!

  • MЭR

    Жду перевод на Русский

  • William Unwin
    William Unwin

    The Queen is in residence if the Royal Standard is flying from the flagpole over Buckingham Palace, not the Union Jack..!

  • fadzlen kadir
    fadzlen kadir

    The dashboard layout kind a reminds me of the flat screen TV on the cabinet at home

  • Tirah5

    Matt criticizing this car like hes from 2050. acknowledge it b!atch, thats the best engineers can do at this time and day. shut down internet all over the world for a month and nobody will even remember you.

  • Ritam Chakraborty
    Ritam Chakraborty

    I love Matt... He is so entertaining.

  • Andy Vandenberghe
    Andy Vandenberghe

    Like a potato on wheels.

  • Malinkadink

    The worst thing about this car is the black roof, look at all those water spots. It's one fact i hate on my model 3 as well, absolutely stupid thing to have, give me a paint matched metal roof.

  • Kabir Basu
    Kabir Basu

    I bet this is gonna be the electric version of the car that rich American dads buy for their daughters when they turn 16. Sort of like the mini.

  • gp

    Most beautiful City Ev till now This car will succeed Allah (Swt) knows best. Peace🙏

  • Ramunas Margevicius
    Ramunas Margevicius

    mate! get proper cameras! we are not in year 2000

  • David

    I had to laugh out loud when he said "Personality does go a long way but unfortunately THIS car does not go a long way." ^^

  • Grant Hovhannisyan
    Grant Hovhannisyan

    Quality sucks, not the car's btw

  • TheNeighbor6666

    Most of the cars matt showed are not available in north America

  • Richie Vaillant
    Richie Vaillant

    did they get their cameras from wish!?

  • Simon Thomas
    Simon Thomas

    Nailed it Matt. Waaaaay too expensive for the overall package. e208 or Zoe much better value. Maybe you should take one of them around the Top 10 landmarks of Birmingham?

  • Luke Jefferson
    Luke Jefferson

    It's stunning and with it being a Honda ( Japanese) technology it will never go wrong

  • Shaun Mckavett
    Shaun Mckavett

    Would love too see an all EV drag race with all the equivalent competitors you mentioned in the video 👍

  • MrBazsi888

    There are 3 problems with Honda E, despite the japanese craftsmannship: a. short nose: collision issues in an accident b. ultra small trunk: not really suited for a shopping city car c. a perfectly executed Mazda MX30, with perfect layout / size for the same price

  • Enzo Casorrán
    Enzo Casorrán

    Man oh man this is a very well thought out review. Congrats, it's fabulous!!

  • Allura Ambrose
    Allura Ambrose

    Connect a Raspberry Pi to it and you can charge while sitting in the car while playing video games, so you don't have to awkwardly wait at a charging station. Definitely worth the money.

  • Photo Hope
    Photo Hope

    Avoid it ...

  • invisiblekid99

    Matt : Hey look at me! I'm being green!.......Just ignore the AMG A Class crew car.

  • invisiblekid99

    For the love of God, can Matt get some better in-car camera's.

  • Raymund Cruz
    Raymund Cruz

    Turn it to green and it’d look like a modern take on Mr. Bean’s car

  • verm

    Seen it in person a couple of times in China, loved the original prototype they've shown us, but the road version just looks weird. The proportions make it look like it melted in the sun, none of the sharp retro design they teased us with is left.

  • Fathima Farzana
    Fathima Farzana

    I love the VW IDE it way better than this in its interior and exterior looks too

  • Billy Casper
    Billy Casper

    I would order one of these tomorrow if they could increase the range by another 75+ miles.

  • donvoisko

    The Os of the infotainment system, it’s kindaa... windows 8.1.

  • Roham FLV
    Roham FLV


  • karel-willem Jaarsveld
    karel-willem Jaarsveld

    I was afraid my video-card was at its last breath. But where did you get that camera's? :)

  • Kyle Lin
    Kyle Lin

    Piccadily not a good map

  • Mubashir Hussain
    Mubashir Hussain

    The rear looks like the front of a Van

  • Ibraheem_ Waris
    Ibraheem_ Waris

    Wtf does it have paddle shifters😂

  • paraknasish

    This car actually looks sick for some reason. It feels like it has so much styling potential like the old school VW GTI's

  • Aiphares

    amazing idea with the landmarks, really gave the review a little bit of a nice twist :D

  • Alex

    Would love to see a review of the ZS EV Exclusive. MG seems to have done a really good job for the price but I'd love to see a full on CarWow comparison video

  • Silvano Piazza
    Silvano Piazza

    Fun fact: The camera used to film from inside the car was worse than Honda-e mirrors cameras

  • Yabancı Yabancı
    Yabancı Yabancı

    show car not you....

  • Mr Jean Deaux
    Mr Jean Deaux

    That water bottle has forced its girth into more door pockets than...

  • Mr Jean Deaux
    Mr Jean Deaux

    I bet I could have every single i3 owner in a fight.

  • Mr Jean Deaux
    Mr Jean Deaux

    Best looking car of the yarr.

  • PotatoPlayer Made in China.
    PotatoPlayer Made in China.

    Mr bean car yeah it's nice and everything seems to work properly compared with German electric cars.

  • alan berner
    alan berner

    Hey mat I saw a a45 behind you the whole time ur cameracar

  • Ryan Lee
    Ryan Lee

    Why does the museum at 15:10 looks like the one in Singapore?

  • Wandile Andrew Mngoma
    Wandile Andrew Mngoma

    Hi Matt next time please review the sound of the hooter because some cars have horrible houter

  • Electric Cars
    Electric Cars

    Wou perfekt practical and fast car.

  • Dave

    Someone has probably already said but the Queen is not in residence as she moved to Windsor at the start of the pandemic. The Royal Standard is the flag they fly when Her Majesty is in residence. No flag was flown originally, it was the death of Diana they started to fly the Union Flag so there was a flag to be put at half mast. As the ignorant public demanded the flag was flown at half mast but the Queen was in residence at Buck House, so they thought her Standard should be flown at half mast of course that would signify the sovereign had died🤦🏻‍♂️

  • BigD974

    I really don't understand how a channel with over 4 mil subs don't give a damn about video quality. Because you can, I understand, but come on...

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