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What's New for 2020?
Fresh-faced and better equipped, the 2020 CR-V is now an even more compelling choice among compact SUVs. Aside from the styling improvements versus last year's model, Honda is now offering a hybrid powertrain which consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors; the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder has been dropped and the previously optional turbocharged 1.5-liter engine is now standard on all non-hybrid CR-Vs. More standard and optional equipment enhances the CR-V's value for 2020, starting with a suite of driver-assistance features that includes automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control that will be standard on all models.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Honda did its homework planting its first turbocharged engine—a 1.5-liter unit that makes 190 horsepower—in a CR-V and pairing it with one of the best continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) available—praise we don’t give lightly. While most compact crossovers have meager towing limits, the CR-V has one of the lowest at 1500 pounds. Any parent moonlighting as a street racer might be disappointed with the CR-V’s acceleration. On the other hand, they—along with everyone else—will appreciate its refined ride, enthusiastic steering, and strong brakes. The composed and compliant ride of the CR-V makes for pleasant commutes, long or short. Its responsive brake pedal means you receive the stopping power you want when you ask for it. The CR-V hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and two electric motors that combine for 212 horsepower, and while we haven't tested that model yet, we have found the same setup quite agreeable in the Honda Accord.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Good to look at, good to drive, and good on gas: the CR-V is among the most fuel-efficient compact crossovers we’ve tested. The CR-V earned 32 mpg on our 200-mile fuel-economy test route. That number combined with its 14.0-gallon tank should provide about 440 miles of highway driving range. We expect the CR-V hybrid to deliver impressive fuel economy as well, but haven't tested that model on our fuel-economy route. The hybrid model's fuel economy hasn't been rated by the EPA, but Honda says it anticipates a 50-percent increase in efficiency versus the nonhybrid model and said it will also offer some electric-only driving range.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
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. Supportive and nicely sculpted front seats hug their occupants in all the right places. Leading its class in cargo volume and luggage space, the CR-V not only earns high marks in those subjects, but also by way of its inclusion of user-friendly and useful equipment. We managed to fit 10 carry-on suitcases behind the rear seat, which matched the Mazda CX-5 and the Ford Escape. Fold the back seat flat, and the Honda offers best-in-class luggage space.
Infotainment and Connectivity
An otherwise excellent presentation is offset by Honda’s frustrating infotainment system. Base LX models come with a 5.0-inch color radio screen, but all other models get a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio; navigation is optional, as is a nine-speaker audio system. Honda reintroduced a rotary volume knob last year and we appreciate that, but a lack of other controls, slow infotainment responses, and the absence of an auxiliary input can’t be forgiven.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The CR-V has just about the best crash-test ratings possible. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it five stars and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named it a Top Safety Pick for 2019; Honda says the refreshed model should qualify for IIHS's Top Safety Pick+ award for 2020, but that testing has not yet been completed. The CR-V comes standard with a suite of driver-assistance features to help prevent collisions from happening in the first place. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning
- Standard adaptive cruise control
~ Contributor, Car & Driver
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