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2020 Honda SUV Lineup: What’s new, what’s the same, and what’s still to come?

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2020 Honda SUV Lineup

Honda is one of the leading companies in the automotive industry, so it’s no wonder it has a lot to offer when it comes to SUVs and crossovers. There is a range of quality models, characterized by great functionality and performances. The 2020 Honda SUV lineup will continue in the same way, with even some pretty interesting novelties.

2020 Honda SUV Lineup

For the next year, most of the models will continue in the same way. Models like Pilot, Passport and HR-V are still quite fresh and they are expected to carry on in the same way. On the other side, the company’s bestseller, the CR-V, is about to receive some interesting updates if we can rely on the latest reports.

Still, the most interesting part of the company’s lineup for the next year will be all-new models. According to the latest reports, the all-electric Everus, which has been launched in China, should hit the U.S. market soon, with a pretty competitive price. Finally, there are many rumors about the boxy Element’s comeback.


2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda CR-V

The company’s bestseller has never been a super-exciting car to drive, but it is definitely one of the most practical and functional crossovers around. We have no doubt that the Japanese manufacturer will continue to develop it in the same way, so the potential 2020 Honda CR-V refresh would include only changes that can improve the aforementioned characteristics.

One of the biggest novelties we expect to see is the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, which could finally come to North America. It is based on a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which doesn’t spin the wheels but rather powers a generator. The fuel economy should be decent, around 40 mpg.

Other novelties for this refresh may include some tweaks to the 2020 Honda CR-V. The current cabin features pretty good overall quality, though it’s the best-equipped in the class. Therefore, we should see various additions in terms of standard equipment, especially in terms of tech goodies.  Each trim will get a couple of new standard features, but the basic trim level organization should remain the same. Therefore, the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring should remain a top-range version.

When it comes to styling changes, we don’t expect too much, though things like new 2020 Honda CR-V exterior colors are quite possible. Despite the changes, the 2020 Honda CR-V release date should be scheduled for a typical time of the year, sometimes late.

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2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Honda HR-V front

After the recent refresh, we would normally expect no bigger 2020 Honda HR-V changes. The recent update has brought a lot of new things, starting from exterior novelties. The new model looks more attractive from the outside, but also comes with interesting interior novelties, particularly in terms of standard equipment.  There is a lot of new tech goodies, including smartphone integrations features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Therefore, the best we could see in the new model in terms of novelties is a couple of new 2020 Honda HR-V colors. Other than that, exterior and interior designs are expected to remain pretty much the same.

This is the smallest crossover in Honda’s lineup and it is great in so many ways, but there is also one weak point. You may presume, that would be the engine. In North America, the only available unit is a naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder, which is good for about 140 horsepower. Most rivals come with more powerful engine options in the offer, so it’s no wonder that many reports suggest 2020 Honda HR-V Turbo to come in the next year. Most likely, the new model would feature a familiar 1.5-liter turbo-four unit, good for about 180 horsepower.

However, keep in mind that we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. So, take these 2020 Honda HR-V rumors with a reserve

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2020 Honda Pilot


Despite that some reports are suggesting 2020 Honda Pilot redesign,  that definitely won’t happen. The current generation has been around since 2015, so it is still early for such changes, especially if we consider the recent facelift, which has brought novelties in many aspects, including both exterior and interior design. Therefore, we expect from the upcoming model to be a typical carryover, though there is a chance to see a couple of 2020 Honda Pilot interior novelties, particularly in terms of new standard equipment.

Speaking of the standard equipment, the base trim level organization will definitely remain the same. Count on Honda’s familiar badges, as well as on a couple of exclusive versions, such as 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition, which comes with an enhanced exterior design, full of new details.

When it comes to the powertrain, a familiar 3.5-liter V6 will definitely carry on. Additionally, we could finally see the 2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid. However, there are still no details about this version, so we can’t say whether we are about to see the efficient system from Accord or a more powerful V6-based hybrid system from Acura. After all, there is a chance to see a completely new powertrain. Some reports even suggest the 2020 Honda Pilot Plug-In hybrid.

In any case, the new hybrid powertrain won’t affect overall performances, especially in terms of utility, where the current V6 model is expected to remain the most capable version. The 2020 Honda Pilot towing capacity will remain around 5.000 pounds.

Since there are no bigger changes to come, the 2020 Honda Pilot release date will be scheduled for the end of the year.

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2020 Honda Passport

2020 Honda Passport Front

The Passport came back last year after a long hiatus, so the second production year shouldn’t bring any notable change. This model directly derived from the Pilot. If we make some kind of a 2020 Honda Passport vs Pilot comparison, we can say that the Passport seems more fun to drive, while the Pilot is more practical.

The two models share a lot of things. When it comes to 2020 Honda Passport dimensions, it features the same wheelbase, though it is notably shorter. In practice, this means shorter overhangs, which ensures a bigger approach and departure angles. Additionally, if you look at 2020 Honda Passport specs, you can also see it features higher ground clearance, so we can easily conclude that the new model is obviously a better off-road performer.

The 2020 Honda Passport interior won’t come with bigger changes. Compared to the Pilot, this crossover features two rows of seats. However, the dashboard and overall cabin layout look quite familiar, as well as the trim level organization.

In terms of powertrain, count on familiar V6 with around 280 horsepower. Some reports even suggest a 2020 Honda Passport Hybrid version, but that probably won’t happen so soon. The upcoming model will be in the second production year. So, the best we could see are things like new 2020 Honda Passport colors.

When it comes to the 2020 Honda Passport release date, expect to see it sometime late in the year.

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Honda Element

Honda Element

Despite it has been out of production for a pretty long time, we can still hear a lot of talk about this boxy crossover. Moreover, many reports are suggesting its comeback for the next year. Allegedly, it will hit the market pretty soon, initially in the domestic market first. Soon after, we should see the 2020 Honda Element USA version as well.

Of course, these reports are suggesting a boxy shape, with funky styling and a lot of practicality. A boxy shape would definitely ensure a spacious 2020 Honda Element interior, with generous cargo area and a lot of headroom.

On the other side, the powertrain department would be quite familiar, consisting of the company’s familiar gasoline engines, starting from a 2.4-liter unit that delivers around 180 horsepower. Additionally, the 2020 Honda Element Hybrid could come as well.

Still, keep in mind that these are just rumors, so take the 2020 Element and its arrival with a big reserve.

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Honda Everus EV

Honda Everus

The Honda Everus EV Concept was presented about a year ago. Soon after, the production model came to the Chinese market. After some time, we expect finally to see it in the rest of the world. This includes Honda Everus EV USA version as well.

This is the company’s first mass-production Electric vehicle and it is based on the subcompact HR-V. The two models share a lot of things, including similar dimensions. However, this one comes with distinctive styling and interior design. More importantly, it comes with an all-electric drivetrain.

The core of this drivetrain is a large 53.6-kWh battery pack, which ensures a competitive range of around 210 miles. The electromotor delivers a max output of 160 horsepower, which should ensure quite decent performances.

According to the latest reports, the new model could hit the U.S. market already in the next year. When it comes to the Honda Everus EV price, it looks like it will be very competitive, as some reports suggest a price tag of around 25.000 dollars.