2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

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Honda CR-V Hybrid highlights

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  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • All-wheel drive is standard


  • Infotainment system quirks
  • Less cargo room than non-hybrid CR-V
  • Acceleration is only OK

Mileage (EPA estimate)

40 city, 35 highway, 38 combined

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The fuel-sipping Honda CR-V Hybrid is an overachiever among compact 5-seat SUVs.

In Honda’s roster of SUVs, the CR-V Hybrid is positioned above the smaller subcompact HR-V and below the midsize Passport and three-row Pilot. As you can guess from its name, the CR-V Hybrid also happens to be a more fuel-efficient take on the automaker’s popular CR-V compact sport-ute.

In a mix of city and highway driving, the CR-V Hybrid delivers an EPA-estimated 38 mpg. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info. This is about equal to the mileage offered by one of its primary rivals, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Acceleration is fine for routine driving, though road and wind noise tends to increase at highway speed. The infotainment system's touchscreen also can be slow to respond to commands.

These are relatively minor issues with an otherwise finely engineered SUV. Its cargo space is excellent, passenger room is abundant in both rows, and ride comfort is good in all types of driving.

All Honda CR-V Hybrid years

What is new for the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid?

  • The LX trim has been discontinued for 2021.
  • Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

What We Like

Cargo space: The bad news is that the battery pack used in the CR-V Hybrid reduces cargo volume slightly when compared to the non-hybrid model. The good news is that there’s still plenty of room for lots of stuff. Behind the second row, there's about 33 cu-ft of storage that's roomy and easy to access.

Relaxed driving manners: A nicely controlled suspension and light steering make the CR-V Hybrid adept at taking the edge off bumpy roads and when navigating heavy traffic. The reasonable proportions and good outward visibility of the CR-V Hybrid also help make it a calming driving companion.

Standard all-wheel drive: Many SUV shoppers automatically mark the option box to add all-wheel drive. Honda makes that unnecessary with the CR-V Hybrid because it’s fitted as standard on every trim.

What Needs Improvement

Awkward touchscreen controls: The seven-inch touchscreen in the CR-V Hybrid lags behind the more user-friendly systems in a number of competitors. It’s not terrible, and smartphone connectivity is standard. Still, too many commands are buried in layers of menus and response times are slow.

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid video review

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is a small SUV and is the hybrid version of the regular CR-V. In this video, Yomary Cruz from Edmunds reviews the CR-V Hybrid SUV and talks about what makes it one of the top compact SUVs around today. How does the CR-V Hybrid compare to its rivals like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Mazda CX-5, and its gas-powered cousin, the CR-V? Would the Hybrid CR-V be a good option if you're in the market for a used small SUV? We answer these questions and more in our review of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid.

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Honda CR-V Hybrid features and specs

EX-L 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

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All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 41.3"/R 40.4"

Head room

F 38"/R 39.1"

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