Among compact crossovers, the CR-V is another name for versatility. This crossover has always been good in all fields and that is the thing that separates it from the rest of the models in the segment. Considering its relation with Civic, the current generation is present since 2016, and latest reports suggest a mild update for the fourth year of production. This would be a classic facelift, which will include various styling updates, but also some tweaks on the inside, including new standard features. On the other side, the engine lineup is about to remain untouched.
This is the aspect where cars suffer most when it comes to mid-cycle updates. The same case will be with this one. Expect to see a bunch of new details, mainly at the front. Some of the highlights will be a new bumper design, which should get a little bit sharper shape and new fog lights design. Also, expect to see some rework on the plastic surfaces at the front, as well as on the grille, which could come with a slightly different pattern. Rest of the crossover will continue in the same way. Of course, novelties in terms of additional color options and wheels design are possible as well. In the mechanical aspect, the 2020 Honda CR-V will continue in the same way, offering one of the most-balanced models in the class.
The upcoming update should bring novelties on the inside as well. Of course, there will be new standard features. Some of the gadgetry will probably become standard already in base trims. Same goes for safety systems. The dashboard of this crossover largely relies on digital controls. However, many complained about audio controls, so Honda is bringing back analog volume pot. Unfortunately, tuner remains digital. In other aspects, the 2020 Honda CR-V should remain untouched. This crossover is well-known for its versatility. It offers plenty of legroom and cargo space, more most other models in the class, including toughest rivals Toyota Rav4 and Ford Escape. The quality of interior materials is also on Honda’s side.
The 2020 Honda CR-V will come with two familiar engines in the offer. Base models will feature a well-known 2.4-liter unit, which has been around for years. In this version, it delivers around 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, there is an optional 1.5-liter turbocharged unit, which has a max output of 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. While the power is at the same level, fuel economy is far superior compared to the base engine.
2020 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
Expect to see 2020 Honda CR-V sometime in the second half of next year. We can’t say anything more precise than that at the moment. When it comes to the price, we should see no changes compared to the current model, which goes between $24,000 and $34,000.