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

Honda CR-V Model Overview at Honda East Cincinnati

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

About the Honda CR-V

Offering an unrivaled combination of versatility, style, and technology — it’s no surprise that the Honda CR-V has remained America’s best-selling CUV for over 21 years. Drivers will enjoy a responsive yet economical turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can be equipped with optional Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for the utmost confidence in harsh weather conditions.

Examples of advanced tech features available inside the CR-V include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM®, HD Radio™ and Pandora®. Giving drivers greater confidence behind the wheel is the standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies. Examples of smart solutions found on the Honda CR-V are a standard Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback along with an optional Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate. Offering a spacious yet luxurious interior to match its impressive capabilities, it’s clear why the Honda CR-V remains a hit with drivers living active 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

Continuing its successful legacy, the Honda CR-V returns for 2020 with an assortment of appealing updates and revisions. On the exterior, the CR-V now offers a bolder look thanks to enhanced design elements including dark-tinted taillights, a revised front fascia, and a blacked-out grille. Every CR-V now comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine since last year’s 2.4-liter base engine has been discontinued. Similarly, all CR-V trims come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies. Other changes to Touring trim levels include the addition of wireless smartphone charging capabilities and a heated steering wheel.

Honda CR-V Features

2020 Honda CR-V Exterior Styling

Capable Performance

Whether it’s a short drive across town or an extended weekend getaway, the Honda CR-V delivers the ideal balance of efficiency and capability. Standard power comes from a 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine can achieve up to 34 MPG on the highway**. Giving you the ultimate confidence when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with your plans, the CR-V can be equipped with optional Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. The attractive front fascia of the CR-V incorporates an active shutter grille which improves aerodynamics while adding a stylish accent. Use the standard Eco Assist™ system for helpful suggestions to improve your fuel economy based on your specific driving conditions.

Tech-Focused Interior

Equally luxurious and spacious, the interior of the Honda CR-V is loaded with cutting-edge tech features and innovative solutions to some of life’s common annoyances. Providing access to the cargo area with your hands full of shopping bags, a single swipe of your foot beneath the rear bumper of the CR-V activates the available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate.

Use your favorite apps and media via the Display Audio system inside the CR-V with available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and your compatible smartphone. Easily fit whoever or whatever you’re bringing with you by using the standard Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback. You’ll have the ability to select from a variety of premium materials including leather-trimmed seating surfaces for maximum comfort inside the Honda CR-V.

2020 Honda CR-V Interior Technology
2020 Honda Sensing Safety CR-V

Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

Included on all Honda CR-V trim levels, the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies gives you an added sense of confidence behind the wheel. Even the best drivers can use a helping hand on the road which is why these groundbreaking technologies can alert the driver and help keep you away from danger. 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 available safety features include 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.