The redesigned 2020 Honda CR-V is raising the bar with its turbocharged power, standard safety features, and upgraded comfort levels.
What’s new for the 2020 Honda CR-V?
For 2020, Honda is rolling out a completely refreshed CR-V. The formerly optional turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is now standard on every model. And that translates into easy highway merging and peppy stoplight-to-stoplight action. High-tech driver aids are newly standard, with systems like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking to help keep you out of trouble. You’ll also spot some sleek new exterior styling, designed to make the CR-V stand out in a sea of modern crossovers.
What’s special about the 2020 Honda CR-V?
Even in the highly competitive and extremely popular compact crossover segment, the CR-V stands apart from the pack. Not only does it come standard with an impressive array of high-tech safety features, but the base engine is also a fun combination of peppy and fuel-efficient. Inside, you’ll find generous passenger space and all the latest creature comforts, from power-adjustable front seats to leather upholstery. The CR-V also puts an emphasis on infotainment technology, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard on all but the base model.
Which 2020 Honda CR-V trim model should I choose?
The CR-V will once again be offered with four familiar trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. However, you’ll find the 2020 CR-V LX much more generously equipped than previous editions. The standard lineup now includes the Honda Sensing Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies, a bundle that puts a premium on passenger protection.
Upgrade to the EX for both more smartphone integration and a bigger 7-inch infotainment interface. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, driving an EX means easy, hands-free access to your compatible smartphone. Besides more technology, the EX offers high levels of convenience, with features like keyless entry and start and an upgraded driver information display.
Choose the EX-L for a cushier ride. With leather upholstery and an eight-speaker audio system, this crossover puts an emphasis on luxury. It’s also got a power liftgate with programmable height settings, so it won’t scrape the roof of your garage or get too far out of reach.
The top-trim Touring has all the trimmings, from dual chrome exhaust tips to ambient interior lighting. Infotainment upgrades include a navigation system and a subwoofer for the premium eight-speaker audio system. This is the perfect CR-V for drivers who want a luxury-style crossover without the luxury-level price tag.
Is the 2020 Honda CR-V 4WD or AWD?
You’ll typically find four-wheel drive on trucks and truck-based SUVs and all-wheel drive on cars and car-based crossovers. Like its fellow crossovers, this Honda offers all-wheel drive performance. No matter which CR-V trim model you purchase, all-wheel drive is always optional. Add this performance gear to your crossover for extra traction on an icy road or sandy trail.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.