The CR-V is one of the most successful Honda’s vehicle in recent history. It is one of the reasons why the crossover class is the best-selling segment nowadays. In 2017 the crossover SUV entered the new generation and the 2020 Honda CR-V will present the first facelift. Minor changes outside and some more updates in the cabin are going to refresh the vehicle. Engine lineup remains the same.
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid could be the production model, as well as Pilot SUV. We could see the premiere of the concept this year. It seems like the hybrid model is not coming in 2019, so there is now way Honda will miss another season. We are still waiting for the first spy shots of the crossover. These will definitely show the production model is near.
2020 Honda CR-V Specs
Under the hood of the 2020 Honda CR-V will be a 2.4-liter four-cylinder drivetrain. After few updates, the engine is going to create 190 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. That is enough for the compact crossover. For example, one of the main competitors of the CR-V, Toyota Rav4 currently produces 10 horses less. With a new boost, Honda is increasing the gap in power output. At the same time, the four-pot unit will deliver better fuel economy thanks to the lighter body.
The alternative to a 2.4-l I-4 unit is a 1.5-liter turbo-four engine. It matches the output of the updated base engine. But, it comes with better mileage. Both mills are coming in pair with the same continuously variable transmission. Also, the 2020 Honda CR-V offers the special Sport drive mode for better handling and overall impression. Buyers will have an option to choose between a front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
The second option could be used for the hybrid setup of the upcoming 2020 Honda CR-V. This is the possible engine for the US market. On the other hand, the prototype of the model for European countries holds a 2.0-liter Atkinson mill in combination with electric motors. The new i-MMD system is autonomous to choose the most efficient mode of drive. This version of CR-V Hybrid is also possible for the US release, but in 2020.
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is going to boost the fuel economy. A 1.5-liter turbo-four unit returns 34 mpg on highway. That is the best mpg value by CR-V. The new 2020 Honda CR-V is going to use more aluminum, and it will add at least 1 or 2 mpg. The same increase we can expect for city and combined ride.
The base unit returns 28 mpg combined with FWD and 27 mpg for AWD ride. Hybrid is going to make even better mileage, probably over 35 miles per gallon.
2020 Honda CR-V Exterior and Interior Changes
The 2020 Honda CR-V is going to suffer the first facelift after the crossover entered the new generation. The company is going to make the vehicle lighter. By that, the crossover is going to be aesthetic and fuel-friendlier. On the other side, the handling is getting a boost and the CR-V is not losing the power.
Inside, Honda is updating infotainment system. Besides that, no other major addition is expected. Interior layout and the rest of the cabin are still modern and functional. Spacious interior is one of the highlights of this vehicle.
2020 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
Fans can’t wait to see the 2020 Honda CR-V facelift and hybrid. We will know more about the release date in 2019. When the first spy shots appear, we will know the crossover’s debut is near.
The starting price of the 2020 Honda CR-V will remain the same as for the current model. Also, the crossover is carrying over trim levels. Another one is possible for 2020 season. Hybrid CR-V will probably cost around $30,000. This is very similar cost to European models.