Launched in 1997, the Honda CR-V was one of the aboriginal baby crossovers. But that doesn’t beggarly Honda can blow on its laurels. With competitors abacus amalgam powertrains to their crossovers, Honda is accomplishing the aforementioned for the 2020 archetypal year. In accession to the banderole amalgam powertrain, the 2020 Honda CR-V gets revised administration and a scattering of added tweaks.
The CR-V uses a agnate amalgam arrangement to the Honda Accord Hybrid. A 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder agent works with two electric motors, which booty the abode of a accepted transmission. A clamp allows electric ability to be beatific to the rear auto back needed, giving the CR-V amalgam all-wheel drive. Total arrangement achievement is 212 horsepower. Honda doesn’t accept final EPA fuel-economy ratings yet, but expects the amalgam to accomplish a 50% advance in gas breadth over a accepted CR-V.
Honda will accept to exhausted the 40 mpg accumulated appraisement of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, at least. The 2020 Ford Escape gets a amalgam powertrain advantage as well, but fuel-economy ratings aren’t accessible yet. The Nissan Rogue Amalgam was afresh discontinued due to poor sales, and could alone accomplish 33 mpg accumulated with all-wheel drive, at any rate.
For 2020, all non-hybrid CR-V models get Honda’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Previously accessible alone on EX and college trim levels, it makes 190 application and is accompanying to a continuously capricious manual (CVT). As before, front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional.
The 2020 CR-V gets adapted exoteric styling, including a added arresting grille. On the inside, the amalgam archetypal has a push-button accessory selector (similar to the Honda Insight hybrid) instead of a accepted about-face lever, as able-bodied as steering-wheel paddles that acquiesce the disciplinarian to ascendancy the akin of adorning braking. All CR-V models get a redesigned centermost animate bin, while Qi wireless buzz charging is accessible on the top Touring trim level. The CR-V additionally gets a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, agnate to added Honda models.
The CR-V additionally comes accepted with the Honda Sensing array of disciplinarian aids, including free emergency braking, lane abandonment warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automated aerial beams are alternative extras.
Pricing for the 2020 Honda CR-V will be appear afterpiece to the adapted crossover’s launch. That will be this abatement for non-hybrid models, and aboriginal 2020 for the hybrid.
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