The CR-V is getting restyled for 2020 and, for the first time ever, Honda’s award-winning crossover SUV will also be available as a hybrid. Both models come standard with the confidence of Honda Sensing, plus all the versatility and innovation you’ve come to expect from the CR-V.
The first-generation CR-V arrived in 1997 as one of the first of a new breed of crossovers before the word even existed. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s the outright best-selling crossover in America over the past 22 years.
Honda continues to blaze new trails within the automotive industry with its restyled 2020 CR-V, now available as a hybrid vehicle (arriving early next year). The 2020 CR-V Hybrid promises outstanding performance, enhanced styling and available, advanced connectivity—making this CUV truly stand out from the pack.
Honda offering the CR-V as a hybrid is great news. What’s even better? The new CR-V Hybrid for the U.S. market will be built exclusively at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. Honda is investing an additional $4.2 million and creating 34 new jobs to support production of the CR-V Hybrid in Indiana with production starting early next year.
The CR-V has always had a sleek, modern look, but we’ve taken it to another level for 2020. From available 19-inch alloy wheels to LED fog lights, the restyled exterior has been designed to impress.
Starting up front, the 2020 Honda CR-V features a redesigned front grille and new light profile, while the rear fascia receives a touch of sophistication with darker chrome trim, smoked taillights, darker tinted rear glass and available dual chrome exhaust outlets (Touring). CR-V Hybrid models include a blue Honda logo, 5-lamp LED fog lights, concealed exhaust finishers and hybrid badging on the front quarters and tailgate.
The CR-V LX base trim now gets the 1.5-liter VTEC turbo engine for the 2020 model year, which means more power, torque and fuel economy.
As for the all-new hybrid model, the 2020 CR-V Hybrid receives the latest version of Honda’s two-motor system. With a similar concept as the Accord Hybrid, the powertrain features a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine operating primarily as an electric generator with two motors, a generator motor and a 181-horsepower drive motor. Peak system output is 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque, and every 2020 CR-V Hybrid will come standard equipped with all-wheel drive.
Experience the ultimate in mobile connectivity with available wireless charging*, Apple CarPlay* and Android Auto* integration and a 7-inch high-resolution Display Audio touch-screen—all while surrounded by the comfort of an available leather-trimmed interior.
The 2020 CR-V Hybrid provides the same, great utility as the gasoline model with 75.8 cubic feet of volume* and up to 105.9 cubic feet of cargo space* because the batteries are packaged beneath the rear flooring. Honda has also redesigned the CR-V’s center console, repositioning the USB ports for additional storage. Features exclusive to the CR-V Hybrid include a pushbutton gear selector, drive mode buttons, steering wheel paddle shifters for regenerative braking and a new driver’s meter.
Standard on every 2020 CR-V, the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving. Click to view videos of each feature in action.
CMBS* can help bring your Honda to a stop by automatically applying brake pressure when the system determines that a frontal collision is unavoidable.
RDM* can determine if you cross over detected lane lines without signaling, can provide steering assistance to help you return to your lane or provide braking to help you keep from leaving the roadway entirely.
With your hands on the steering wheel, long highway drives are easier with LKAS*, which subtly adjusts steering to help keep the vehicle centered in a detected lane.
ACC* helps you maintain a set following interval behind detected vehicles for highway driving.