2020 Honda CR-V Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Honda CR-V Review Ann Arbor Michigan

Honda CR-V

Key Features

  • Starting at $26,145 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
  • Standard Eco Assist™ System
  • Optional Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM®, HD Radio™ and Pandora® capabilities
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback
  • Available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate

About the Honda CR-V

As America’s best-selling CUV for over 21 years, the 2020 Honda CR-V continues to build on its reputation for excellence. You’ll enjoy standard turbocharged engine performance along with available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for maximum control across a variety of road surface conditions.

An array of connected tech features available on the CR-V include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM®, HD Radio™ and Pandora®. The standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies provide additional confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel. Smart innovations designed to simplify everyday life on the Honda CR-V include an optional Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate along with a standard Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback. With a spacious yet luxurious interior to match its outstanding capabilities, it’s no surprise that the Honda CR-V continues to be a hit with drivers living active lifestyles.

Critic Reviews

Today’s CR-V drives with greater refinement and sophistication than past versions. It’s more comfortable, there’s less wind and road noise, and the turbo engine’s low-end power results in quieter, less strained noises when driven around town.” – Autoblog

A stylish and spacious interior creates a cool and comfortable environment in the CR-V. Quality materials and a familiar layout combine for a contemporary look and feel. A tasteful balance of faux-wood accents, chromed plastic, and brushed-satin finishes looked particularly upscale in the Touring version we tested.” – Car and Driver

What’s New for 2020

For the 2020 model year, the Honda CR-V builds on its successful legacy with a collection of exciting updates. Most noticeably, the exterior styling of the CR-V has been revised with a blacked-out grille, updated front fascia, and dark-tinted taillights. Last year’s 2.4-liter base engine has been discontinued and now all CR-V grades come standard with the 1.5-liter turbo. LX trims now come standard with the proven Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies. Touring models gain a heated steering wheel along with wireless smartphone charging capabilities.

Honda CR-V Features

Honda CR-V Performance

Capable Performance

From a quick drive downtown to an extended weekend road trip, the Honda CR-V offers the perfect balance of efficiency and capability. Standard power comes in the form of a 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine is able to achieve up to an impressive 34 MPG on the highway**. For the utmost confidence in nasty weather conditions, the CR-V is available with Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. The sleek front fascia of the CR-V features an active shutter grille which improves aerodynamics while adding a touch of style. A standard Eco Assist™ system is designed to help you drive more efficiently based on your specific driving conditions.

Tech-Focused Interior

As spacious as it is luxurious, the interior of the Honda CR-V is packed with advanced technology features and innovative solutions to some of life’s biggest annoyances. A simple swipe of your foot beneath the rear bumper activates the available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate, giving you access to the cargo area even with your hands full of shopping bags.

Optional Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration lets you use the power of your compatible smartphone to access your favorite apps and media on the Display Audio system inside the CR-V. Accommodate whoever or whatever you’re taking with you by using the standard Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback. You can choose from a variety of premium materials including leather-trimmed seats for unparalleled comfort inside the CR-V.

2019 Honda CR-V Interior Technology
2019 Honda Sensing Safety CR-V

Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

Standard on all Honda CR-V trims, the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies helps inspire confidence behind the wheel. Since even the best drivers can use a helping hand, these cutting-edge technologies can alert the driver and help keep you safely out of harm’s way. Features found in this collection of safety technologies include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Other optional features are Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Auto High-Beam headlights. Few compact SUVs prioritize your safety more than the 2020 Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V Models and Specs

2020 CR-V LX

  • Starting at $26,145 MSRP*
  • 1.5-Liter VTEC® Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine and CVT with Sport Mode
  • Honda Sensing®
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback
  • 17-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Climate Control System

2020 Honda CR-V EX

2020 CR-V EX

  • Starting at $28,655 MSRP*
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) System with Cross Traffic Monitor*
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • 7-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature

2020 Honda CR-V EX-L

2020 CR-V EX-L

  • Starting at $31,145 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Power-Adjustable Seating
  • Power Tailgate
  • HomeLink® Remote System
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • 180-Watt Audio System with 8 Speakers

2020 Honda CR-V Touring

2020 CR-V Touring

  • Starting at $34,345 MSRP*
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • 330-Watt Premium Audio System with 9 Speakers

*MSRP including $1,095 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer sets own prices.

** 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.