Given the fact that the 2020-year update is bringing a lot of interesting novelties, we expect that the current generation of this compact crossover will remain for a couple of more years. The CR-V is Honda’s most popular model in North America. Experts also consider it one of the best models in the class, thanks to a spacious cabin, well-built interior, and great overall quality. The update brings things to an even higher level. First of all, there is a new, hybrid powertrain in the offer, while we can also count on various styling updates and new features. All in all, there is no reason to expect any bigger changes just a year later. The 2021 Honda CR-V is expected to carry on we the same design and features.
You may count on familiar specs, so release date should be scheduled for a typical time of years, while changes in price arent expect either.
2021 Honda CR-V Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Honda changes are not expected. We count on a familiar design, which gets notable updates this year. There is a new styling, which includes updates on both ends of the vehicle. First of all, there is a new front face. You can notice new headlights, as well as a new front bumper, with a new shape and new fog lights. Also, the grille is completely new, while new taillights are the biggest novelties on the other end. Additionally, there are new wheels, as well as color options.
All these novelties don’t leave too much space for further changes. We presume that the 2021 Honda CR-V could get new color options but other than that, it is hard to expect any more changes. More notable novelties won’t come before a complete redesign, which won’t happen in the next few years for sure.
The same story goes for interior design. This 2020 update brings minor tweaks only, particularly at the center stack and console. Other than that, the cabin looks pretty familiar. The dashboard is simple but features pretty amazing quality. The CR-V looks more upscale than most rivals, but it is also more comfortable and more functional.
The interior space has always been one of the model’s strongest point. Both rows are adult-friendly and this crossover accommodates five passengers with ease. We like the model’s great visibility, while the driver can count on an excellent position, especially in higher trims, where a 12-way power-adjustable seat is available. The cargo area is also pretty big. You can count on about 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 75.8 cubic feet of overall cargo space. These are some of the highest ratings in the class.
2021 Honda CR-V Engine
Despite the rumors, the 2021 Honda CR-V redesign won’t happen, especially if we consider how big change under the hood that came with the recent update. First of all, the hybrid model has been introduced. Also, a good-old 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is no longer available.
All models now come standard with a more efficient 1.5-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 190 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. With such power, you can count on pretty amazing driving dynamics, some of the best in class.
Also, we like the CVT gearbox, especially because it simulates the traditional shift of the automatic transmission and isn’t as noisy as CVT gearboxes can be.
Finally, the fuel economy is pretty amazing. You may count on about 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, which are some of the highest ratings in the class.
One of the biggest novelties of this update is a new hybrid version. Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid will continue in the same way. It is pretty much the same system you can find in the Accord sedan, which means a combination of a four-cylinder engine and two electric motors.
Of course, there is a CVT gearbox. We are still waiting for the exact figures when it comes to fuel economy, but Honda claims this version will be able to make 42 miles per gallon in the city, which is slightly higher compared to the biggest rival, Toyota Rav4, which returns around 41 mpg.
2021 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Honda CR-V sometime in the last quarter of next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes, so base models should go a little bit over 26.000 dollars.
This is probably the most competitive segment in the automotive industry today. However, this is one of the best models in the class, so it’s no wonder it keeps one of the leading positions on the market. Some of the key rivals are models like Toyota Rav4, Nissan Rogue, VW Tiguan etc.