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2020 Honda CR-V

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2020 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V highlights

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Nice performance and EPA estimates from the 1.5-liter turbo engine
  • Honda Sensing driver assistance standard with all trim levels


  • Touchscreen isn't as easy to use as some rival systems
  • For the hybrid model, rivals deliver better fuel efficiency

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 34 highway, 30 combined

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2020 upgrades make the Honda CR-V better than ever

The 2020 Honda CR-V gains a host of revisions to keep it at the top of the pile of compact crossover SUVs. The two most significant: The 1.5-liter turbo engine is standard across all trim levels—no more underpowered 2.4-liter non-turbo engine—as are the Honda Sensing® driver aids. That means that even the base LX model gets the efficient and powerful engine and gains adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, and lane-keeping assist all under the Honda Sensing banner.

That's certain to appeal to the family buyers that the CR-V attracts. So, too, is the spacious interior: The CR-V is among the roomiest cars among rivals for five passengers and luggage. Even with the base LX getting the better engine and driver assistance equipment, we think the EX, which sits below the EX-L and Touring, is a sweet spot since it includes some real convenience features like heated front seats, a power driver's seat, push-button start and keyless entry, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration via a 7-inch touchscreen. Also new for 2020 is a separate Honda CR-V Hybrid model that combines a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a battery and electric motor for a combined 212-hp output. It's a slick integration, but for all its smoothness the hybrid isn't as much of a fuel-sipper in real-world use as some rivals (per testing from our partners at Edmunds). Stick with a regular CR-V, and you really can't go wrong, especially with the 2020 improvements.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

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RepairPal gave the Honda CR-V an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda CR-V 4th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.

RepairPal reliability rating**

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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Honda CR-V details

LX 2WD 4D Sport Utility