The 2020 Honda CR-V ranks among the leaders of the compact SUV class. Its passenger and cargo volumes eclipse those of most rivals, and its well-balanced ride and capable powertrain make it a great daily drive
Honda has discontinued the LX’s former lethargic non-turbocharged engine and equipped it with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that in the past was reserved for the CR-V’s more expensive trim levels. The CR-V’s suite of safety features is also standard for 2020, meaning even the most affordable CR-V provides adaptive cruise control and the latest crash prevention technology. Sleeker styling and improved interior storage are also part of Honda’s 2020 updates.
Sadly, the 2020 CR-V remains stuck with the Honda’s older infotainment system, which isn’t as easy to use as the newer system in its latest models. But that’s pretty much the only negative. While you might find a rival small SUV does one thing better than the CR-V — the Mazda CX-5 is a little sportier, for example — no other small SUV offers a better overall combination of utility, fuel efficiency, comfort, and performance.
Honda CR-V Models
The 2020 CR-V is offered in four trim levels: the LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. All come with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (190 horsepower, 179 lb-ft of torque) and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. There is also a new CR-V Hybrid for 2020, which is covered separately on Edmunds.
The LX is the entry-level trim and comes standard with features such as a 5-inch central display, automatic climate control, a four-speaker sound system, and the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver safety aids.
Stepping up to the well-equipped EX gets you a lot of extras. These include a sunroof, blind-spot monitoring, push-button start with keyless entry, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
The EX-L brings luxury into the equation. It has leather upholstery, an eight-speaker audio system and a power liftgate. Touring is the top level and comes with features such as LED headlights, integrated navigation, a premium nine-speaker audio system, and a heated steering wheel.
Turbocharged 1.5-liter engine now standard
Advanced driver safety features standard on every trim level
Revised exterior styling
Part of the fifth CR-V generation introduced for 2017
2020 Honda CR-V Prices
$25,050 – $34,750
N9,180,825.00 – 12,735,875.00
Writer: Carmart Team
Published: 18 March, 2020
Source: Car Mart
Photo Credit: The Car Connection