2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Honda CR-V

After Asia, people in the US will be able to buy the new 2020 Honda CR-V next year. That came as a confirmation of the months of clues and rumors about the improvement of this very popular compact crossover.

Likes

  • The model has redesigned modern look.
  • There are a wide range of engines, including a hybrid one.

Dislikes

  • The cabin is small and a little tight.
  • TThere are not many changes in interior design.

Exterior

2020 Honda CR-V auto show

The changes will surely affect the design of the 2020 Honda CR-V, that is for sure. There should be changes in the front end, with redesigned LED front lights and maybe softer lines and edges. The rear end comes as not much changed in shape, but with modernized lights and details on the trunk door. However, the model should be similar to the last model, with few important upgrades in hood line and design of the doors. With those changes, it follows the competitors like Volkswagen Tiguan.

Interior

2020 Honda CR-V interior

The cabin inside of 2020 Honda CR-V should not be much different from the last version. It has the same wide dashboard with the massive center cluster and frame in chrome, while the touchscreen on the top could be slightly larger. It presumes a new infotainment system and a few improvements in other commands and devices. The cabin is roomy, although small, and surely competitive with Toyota RAV4, for example.

Engine

The engine in 2020 Honda CR-V is actually the most questionable for the year to come. Along with the current engines, there are possible usage of hybrid and even diesel engines. When it comes to the current petrol models, those are 2.4-liter with 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The second option is a 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine that produces 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come with a CVT transmission that could be improved with a sporty model. Fuel consumption promises great city usage, with even 30 mpg combined. However, if the hybrid version is true, it could be 1 kWh electric motor in combination with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. On the other hand, there is information that the manufacturer could offer a diesel engine to the US market, while Japan retains only petrol and hybrid versions.

2020 Honda CR-V review

2020 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price

It is interesting that 2020 Honda CR-V comes after the first version is revealed to Asia and Europe, so US buyers will see it later next year. The planned hybrid engine also waits for feedback from other markets to be shown to the US market. However, the price must be in the same price range as on other compact crossovers. Do not forget that the same models, like Volkswagen Tiguan, have the price around $25,000 for the base model. That is why we do not expect much increase in price for this CR-V either.