2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Model Overview at Germain Honda of Dublin

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Key Features

  • Starting at $28,870 MSRP*
  • Two-Motor Hybrid Powertrain with 212 horsepower and standard Real Time AWD™
  • Customizable drive modes – Econ, Sport, and EV
  • Up to 40 City / 35 Highway / 38 Combined MPG rating**
  • Standard Honda Sensing® driver-assistive safety technologies
  • Hybrid badging and distinctive blue Honda front grille emblem
  • Model-specific instrument panel with display for power/charge status and driver-selectable display for power distribution and regeneration
  • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) designed to increase awareness by pedestrians
  • Available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration

About the Honda CR-V Hybrid

A truly historic milestone in the legacy of the Honda CR-V, 2020 marks the debut of the dynamic CR-V Hybrid. For two decades, the CR-V has remained America’s best-selling crossover and the CR-V Hybrid will debut as Honda’s first hybrid SUV in the United States. All CR-V Hybrid models will be assembled in Greensburg, Indiana next to the standard CR-V and the Insight hybrid sedan. The launch of the all-new CR-V Hybrid is the latest effort to help Honda accomplish its objective of achieving two-thirds of its global automotive sales from electrified models by 2030. A cutting-edge dual motor hybrid powertrain allows the CR-V Hybrid to achieve remarkable fuel economy figures. It also benefits of the recent exterior redesign for all 2020 models, helping it to stand out from the ordinary. Connected tech features inside the cabin along with innovative safety features included as standard help the all-new Honda CR-V emerge as a leader among compact hybrid SUVs.

What the Critics Say

With the 2020 CR-V Hybrid, Honda continues to offer up a functional, high-quality, and thoughtfully designed cabin. The biggest change to the cabin is the revamped center console, which now includes more room for purses and other bags, as well as wireless phone charging and a push-button shifter on the hybrid.” – Motor Trend

We already think the gas-powered CR-V is a better all-around vehicle than the gas RAV4. If Honda can couple those core CR-V strengths with fuel economy that matches or tops the RAV4 Hybrid’s, it has a shot at tapping into some of that latent demand.” – Edmunds

Honda CR-V Hybrid Features

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Efficient Performance

Offering drivers maximized fuel efficiency, the Honda CR-V Hybrid uses a sophisticated two-motor powertrain to help take your adventures further than ever before. Featuring the same technology as the current Accord Hybrid, this advanced powertrain includes two electric motors along with a 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC Atkinson cycle engine which delivers over 40 percent thermal efficiency. These unique characteristics give the CR-V Hybrid the ability to provide smooth, seamless power delivery since it doesn’t require a conventional automatic transmission. Since its inception, generous cargo capacity has remained a core strength of all Honda CR-V models. This principle holds true with the CR-V Hybrid thanks to a cleverly-positioned intelligent power unit (IPU) that places the hybrid battery pack underneath the cargo floor. Offering a total of 212 combined system horsepower, the CR-V Hybrid targets an anticipated 50% EPA-estimated city fuel economy increase.

Honda CR-V Hybrid Interior

Luxurious Interior

Driving a hybrid SUV no longer means that you have to compromise on luxurious comfort thanks to the launch of the Honda CR-V Hybrid. You’ll notice several exclusive interior accents that separate the CR-V Hybrid from its traditional CR-V sibling. This is most apparent when looking at its signature push-button gear selector which is flanked by switches for Econ, Sport, and EV drive modes. Another unique aspect of the CR-V Hybrid is its digital display within the gauge cluster that gives you clear readouts for both power distribution and energy regeneration levels. Great for relaxing on extended road trips, you can also opt for available leather-trimmed seating surfaces. To access all of your favorite apps and media at the touch of a button, the Honda CR-V Hybrid can be equipped with the optional Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

Honda CR-V Hybrid Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

Since even the best drivers can use a helping hand from time to time, every Honda CR-V Hybrid comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies. Features included in this groundbreaking collection are Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability. Another feature that’s unique to the CR-V Hybrid is the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS). Designed to increase pedestrian awareness, this groundbreaking system uses a speaker mounted in the front bumper to generate an audible alert which varies in volume depending on the speed of the vehicle.


Trims & Specs

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid LX

CR-V Hybrid LX

  • Starting at $28,870 MSRP*
  • Two-Motor Hybrid Powertrain with 40 City / 35 Highway / 38 Combined MPG rating
  • Real Time AWD™
  • Honda Sensing®
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX

CR-V Hybrid EX

  • Starting at $31,380 MSRP*
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) System with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration
  • Heated Front Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX-L

CR-V Hybrid EX-L

  • Starting at $33,870 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Power Tailgate
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • 180-Watt Audio System with 8 Speakers
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring

CR-V Hybrid Touring

  • Starting at $37,070 MSRP*
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • 330-Watt Premium Audio System with 9 Speakers
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels

*MSRP includes $1,120 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.