2020 Honda CR-V

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Honda CR-V highlights

Customer rating


  • 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)

27 city, 32 highway, 29 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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What is new for the 2020 Honda CR-V?

  • CR-V trims have been upgraded with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment this year.
  • Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The LX trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning, Automated Cruise Control, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment.

2020 Honda CR-V trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Honda CR-V

1. Generous cargo space

2020 Honda CR-V: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

One of the best qualities of the 2020 Honda CR-V is its cargo space. With the rear seats up, there is still plenty of room for all your passengers' luggage. The 60/40 split-folding rear seat makes it easy to expand that cargo capacity too, making the CR-V versatile enough to tackle plenty of different types of trips. Folding the rear seats down will provide you with 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

2. Great engine options

2020 Honda CR-V: Engine | CarMax

The 2020 Honda CR-V comes with two great engine options: a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder that comes standard, and the available 2.0L hybrid that's paired with two electric motors. The 1.5L turbo engine is rated at 190 horsepower, while the 2.0L hybrid is rated slightly higher at 212 horsepower when combined with the electric motors. Both engine options are backed by a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which provides a smooth delivery of power.

3. Standard driver-assistance technology

2020 Honda CR-V: Tech Dash | CarMax

2020 introduces a suite of standard driver-assistance features to the CR-V. Adaptive cruise control allows you to set your speed and let the car do the work if a vehicle ahead slows down, while the lane-keeping assistance will keep your CR-V centered in your lane. Pedestrian detection is designed to keep you aware, and automated emergency braking is designed to hit the brakes for you should an impact be imminent. These driver aids make the 2020 CR-V a great choice.

4. Available AWD

Front-wheel drive is standard on the 2020 Honda CR-V, but AWD is an available option on all trim levels of the CR-V. When equipped with AWD, the CR-V is a competent companion when the weather turns and road surfaces get tough. The Honda CR-V is popular among those who love the outdoors and want the confidence that their vehicle will get them across uncertain terrain.

5. Comfort and convenience

2020 Honda CR-V: Front Seats | CarMax

The Honda CR-V is loaded with features that make it easy to live with, and it won't beat you up over a long road trip. Automatic climate control is standard, allowing you and your passengers to set the desired temperature and ride in comfort. All trim levels also come standard with one-touch up and down front windows, which makes stops at the ATM, car wash, and drive-through a breeze. Opting for the EX trim will get you heated

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The Toyota RAV4 is a ruggedly handsome crossover SUV with seating for five passengers and is available with all-wheel drive (all models and years). Outdoor enthusiasts will especially like the Adventure trim package that debuted in 2018; it comes exclusively in all-wheel drive and includes a tow prep package. The RAV4 received a redesign in 2019 and includes five trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, and Limited. For 2019, the Toyota RAV4 LE includes:

  • LED headlights

  • Rear View Camera

  • Bluetooth® connectivity

  • Apple CarPlay

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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 6th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Honda CR-V features and specs

LX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 40.4"

Head room

F 40.1"/R 39.2"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



2020 Honda CR-V FAQ

More about the 2020 Honda CR-V

Available colors

  • Aegean Blue (EX, EX-L, Touring)

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Seven-inch color touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (EX, EX-L, Touring)

  • Heated front seats (EX, EX-L, Touring)


  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats, featuring 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up and 75.98 cubic feet of cargo space with them down

  • Seating for five passengers

  • Lunar Silver

  • Modern Steel

  • Obsidian Blue Pearl

  • Platinum White Pearl

  • Radiant Red

  • Sonic Gray Pearl (EX, EX-L, Touring)

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