The 2020 Honda CR-V carries on as one of the best-selling compact SUVs, but it will have tough competition in Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and Hyundai Santa Fe. The new CR-V is not an off-road vehicle, like Jeep Cherokee, but the available all-wheel drive can handle harsh road conditions or deep snow with ease.
The interior is very spacious, new CR-V can accommodate up to five passengers and comes with a powerful turbocharged engine and an optional hands-free power liftgate. If you looking for reliable, and solid small-crossover SUV, that can accomplish the every-day-life needs the 2020 Honda CR-V is the right thing for you.
2020 Honda CR-V Redesign
The company’s best selling SUV coming with a more aggressive and bulky look than before. The spy shots don’t show us a lot, thanks to the heavy camo. Still, we spot a couple of changes that will be integrated into the new model. The 2020 Honda CR-V brings a much wider stance and a bold wheel design. Moreover, the ground clearance is notable, 7.8 inches for front-wheel drive models and 8.2 inches for all-wheel drives.
This is very important for the customers who like to drive up to the mountain on snowy days. This redesign is just the thing that CR-V needed. The appearance is less round on the back side and more solid and tougher a bit in general. Also, besides the six standard color options for the base model, the 2020 CR-V will get unique paint, the Platinum White Pearl. But, one of the most important changes will be the arrival of the hybrid engine. The Japanese carmaker is already launching CR-V in Europe, but the customers in the States will have to wait for a little longer.
2020 Honda CR-V Interior
The interior of the upcoming 2020 Honda CR-V is one of the best in the whole class. The cabin is very roomy, and the new CR-V’s space is easy to utilize. The 60/40 split seats fold just by a simple pull of a lever and the cargo area comes with a 2-tier setup. In this case, the floor can be flat, or set lower to keep the objects safe. The upper trims add a pair of very useful rear USB ports. Also, the famous and attractive CR-V’s seating position up front will provide you comfort and a good view.
The new model comes in four variants: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base LX comes with a 6-way manual-adjust driver seat, cruise control, single-zone automatic climate control, and a rearview camera. Furthermore, the standard package includes a 4-speaker sound system and a 160-watt audio system with a 5-inch color screen and Bluetooth connectivity. The upper trims add dual-zone climate control, moonroof, power driver’s seat, push-button start, and 7-inch display infotainment system. This system is, of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
2020 Honda CR-V Touring
The most impressive and the top-line trim level of 2020 Honda CR-V is the Touring. With this variant, you’ll get a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, that can produce 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The Touring is fully equipped, and you surely will enjoy in leather seatings, and a 330-watt/9-speaker premium audio system. Moreover, this model includes a 4-way power adjustable seat, dual chrome exhaust outlets, rain-sensing windshield wipers and LED headlights.
These headlights have an auto on/off function and allow the driver to see the road while using less energy. Also, the Touring comes with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, that includes a 3D rendering of terrains, buildings and road signs. One of the best features of Touring is the hands-free power tailgate. All you need to do is simply kick your foot under the bumper and you’ll be granted hands-free access to the rear cargo. All-wheel drive is optional and a front-wheel-drive system is a standard option on this trim.
2020 Honda CR-V Engines
The 2020 Honda CR-V offers two powertrain options. The first one is a standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, that’s been around Honda’s vehicles for quite some time. The 2.4-liter can produce 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, and it runs pretty well for most purposes. However, this powertrain lags heavily behind the competition. So, the second and more powerful option is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder drivetrain. This unit can produce 190 hp with 179 lb-ft of twist, at very low 2,000 rpm.
The fuel economy gets better numbers with the turbo engine as well. Also, this engine works on regular unleaded gasoline, unlike many of its competitors. The standard CVT automatic includes a
2020 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
The 2020 Honda CR-V comes with an MSRP starting just above $25,000, for the base model. The EX adds more equipment and safety features, and the price tag is around $28,000. Moreover, with leather and even more features, the EX-L variant will cost just above $30,500. The most expensive CR-V begins at $34,000. The all-while drive system will cost you an extra $1,400. With these set of prices, the new 2020 Hinda CR-V cost less than the Hyundai Santa Fe.
The other rivals in this class, like Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue, starts slightly lower. However, the Subaru Forester is still more expensive than the new Honda vehicle. The release date of the new CR-V is not yet announced. The company probably want to see the result’s of launching the hybrid version in Europe, then after tuning new model will be ready for the States. So, with that in mind, we can expect this compact-crossover sometime in the third quarter of the following year.