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

2020 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
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback
  • Standard Eco Assist™ System
  • Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
  • Optional Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM®, HD Radio™ and Pandora® capabilities
  • Available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies

About the Honda CR-V

Built on a reputation for excellence, only the 2020 Honda CR-V is able to hold the title of America’s best-selling SUV for over 21 years. Drivers will enjoy an economical turbocharged 4-cylinder engine along with an available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for maximized stability and traction across all varieties of surface conditions.

A collection of advanced tech features offered on the CR-V include SiriusXM®, HD Radio™, Pandora®, along with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Standard Honda Sensing® safety technologies add greater levels of confidence and driver-assistance features to inspire an engaging drive. Features like an available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate and a standard Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback help simplify everyday tasks. A spacious yet premium interior provides the perfect complement to the versatile capabilities of the CR-V, helping to illustrate why it remains a hit with drivers living busy lifestyles.

What the Critics Say

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

Crossover SUV shoppers will be able to spot numerous key revisions and updates on the 2020 Honda CR-V. Perhaps the most notable change, the exterior of the CR-V now includes an updated front fascia, blacked-out grille, and dark-tinted taillights. All CR-V models now come standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder following the discontinuation of last year’s base 2.4-liter engine. Continuing its commitment to safety, every CR-V now comes equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies as standard. Lastly, Touring models now include a heated steering wheel and wireless smartphone charging capabilities.

Honda CR-V Features

Honda CR-V Performance

Capable Performance

Whether it’s a quick trip across town or an extended weekend getaway, you’ll find the perfect combination of capability and efficiency when you drive the Honda CR-V. Standard power comes from a 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine which maximizes efficiency, giving you up to 34 MPG on the highway**. For the ultimate control in harsh weather conditions, the CR-V can be equipped with Real Time AWD and Intelligent Control System™. Located in the sleek front grille of the CR-V is an active shutter grille that improves aerodynamics while adding a stylish accent to the front. Use the standard Eco Assist™ system which can help coach you to drive more efficiently based on the current driving conditions.

2020 Honda CR-V Interior Technology

Tech-Focused Interior

Equally as roomy as it is comfortable, the interior of the Honda CR-V is loaded with cutting-edge tech features and innovative solutions to some of life’s most irritating annoyances. With a quick swipe of your foot underneath the rear bumper, the available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate opens to reveal a massive cargo area. Loading shopping bags with your hands full has never been easier.

Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration lets you access your favorite media and apps by using the power of your compatible smartphone and the Display Audio system inside your CR-V. No matter if it’s cargo, passengers, or a blend of both — the standard Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback makes it simple to accommodate just about anything. A variety of premium materials such as leather-trimmed seating surfaces provide unrivaled comfort inside the Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V Safety

Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

Included as standard on all CR-V trim levels, the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies help you experience a more confident drive. Examples of groundbreaking safety features found in this collection 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). Additional optional technologies include Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Auto High-Beam headlights. No other compact SUV prioritizes your safety quite like the 2020 Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V Models and Specs

Germain Honda CR-V LX

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

Germain Honda CR-V EX

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

Germain Honda CR-V EX-L

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

Germain Honda CR-V Touring

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..