The best-selling Honda CR-V just got better with the new 2020 model. Its superior design, practicality, and refinement have made CR-V one of the top-selling products from Honda. It takes on rivals with larger cargo space and two fuel-efficient power trains, including the first-ever CR-V Hybrid. It satisfies all SUV buyers with creature comforts and state-of-the-art technology. Its excellent crash-test scores are appealing to families across the country. Here is what the new model has to offer.
Transmission, Engine and Performance
Honda has undoubtedly worked hard to plant its 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with an impressive 190 horsepower. Combine this with the CVT, and you have one of the best-performing cars in the segment. The CR-V also has 1,500 pounds of towing limits along with a refined ride, reliable brakes and enthusiastic steering. Be it a long drive or short, the CR-V offers a composed, compliant and pleasant riding experience to all.
The CR-V is one of the most fuel-efficient cars to drive. It gets up to 440 miles on a tank (all highway driving), and EPA estimates are 28 MPG city/34 MPG highway/30 MPG combined with FWD. AWD models get 27 MPG city/32 MPG highway/29 MPG combined.
The 2020 version of the CR-V offers greater sophistication and refinement than the older variants. You will enjoy greater comfort and be spared from wind and road noises. Low-end power from the turbo engine cuts the noise when driven around the town. Its well-weighted steering offers sufficient confidence and facilitates smooth parking. The vehicle also comes with inspiring handling while not compromising on the driving comfort. All these factors make the CR-V one of the best crossovers to own.
Interior and Cargo
You will surely relish the relaxed and comfortable environment brought about by the spacious and stylish interiors of the CR-V. Get ready for a contemporary look and feel with familiar layouts and high-quality materials. The touring version gets an upscale look with the perfect balance of chromed plastic, faux-wood accents and brushed-satin finishes. The front seats are nicely sculpted and supportive, giving you greater warmth and comfort. The CR-V is a top scorer in its segment when it comes to luggage space and cargo volume. It also scores high for including practical and user-friendly equipment.
It is hard to find another vehicle with crash-test ratings as high as that of the CR-V. It has been named as the top safety pick by the IIHS and gets five stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The CR-V offers a standard suite of driver assistance features that help prevent collision occurrence. These include automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warnings and adaptive cruise control.
Infotainment And Connectivity
All CR-V trims except for the LX come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Streaming audio and Bluetooth connectivity are present on every CR-V. A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system is provided on all models except the LX. SiriusXM satellite radio and optional features like navigation system and a nine-speaker audio system are also provided.
Being better equipped and fresh-faced, the Honda CR-V 2020 is a compelling choice in compact SUVs. With attractive styling improvements, impressive specs, top safety features and superior performance, it is cranking up the race for the best compact SUV.