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

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

Honda CR-V

Key Features

  • Starting at $26,145 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
  • Optional Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM®, HD Radio™ and Pandora® capabilities
  • Standard Eco Assist™ System
  • Available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies

About the Honda CR-V

Continuing its proven reputation of excellence, the 2020 Honda CR-V has remained America’s best selling CUV for over 21 years. You’ll have the ability to take on whatever the day has in store for you with a responsive yet economical turbocharged 4-cylinder engine along with an available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ — giving you maximum control in all types of weather conditions.

A variety of advanced connectivity features available on the CR-V include SiriusXM®, HD Radio™, Pandora®, along with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Standard Honda Sensing® safety technologies give you improved confidence and driver-assistive features to help create a more engaging drive. A standard Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback and an optional Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate add convenience to simplify your life. A premium yet spacious interior provides the perfect complement to the versatile capabilities of the CR-V, illustrating it remains a hit with drivers living active lifestyles.

What the Critics Say

Today’s CR-V drives with greater refinement and sophistication than past versions. It’s more comfortable, there’s less wind and road noise, and the turbo engine’s low-end power results in quieter, less strained noises when driven around town.” – Autoblog

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.” – Car and Driver

What’s New for 2020

Shoppers will notice a variety of key changes and updates to the Honda CR-V for the 2020 model year. On the exterior, the freshened look of the CR-V features a revised front fascia, blacked-out grille design, and dark-tinted taillights. Every CR-V is now powered by a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder as last year’s base 2.4-liter has been discontinued. Prioritizing your safety, all CR-V trims now come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies. Finally, Touring grades receive wireless smartphone charging and a heated steering wheel.

Honda CR-V Features

Honda CR-V Performance

Capable Performance

From a short trip to run errands to an exciting weekend vacation getaway, the Honda CR-V delivers a perfected blend of capability and efficiency to help you make the most of every mile. Standard power for the CR-V comes in the form of a 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine paired to an advanced CVT. This tandem is able to deliver up to 34 MPG on the highway**.

No matter what Mother Nature has in store for you, the CR-V lets you conquer the elements with Real Time AWD and Intelligent Control System™. Active shutter grille located in the stylish front fascia of the CR-V improves aerodynamics to help this CUV slice through the air. Its standard Eco Assist™ system gives you helpful efficiency coaching tips to help improve your MPG based on current driving conditions.

Tech-Focused Interior

Both roomy and comfortable, the cabin of the Honda CR-V is packed with advanced tech features and smart solutions to some of life’s most irritating annoyances. Using a simple swipe of your foot beneath the rear bumper, the optional Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate lets you access the cargo area when your hands are full of shopping bags. Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration gives you seamless access to your favorite media and apps directly from your compatible smartphone on the Display Audio system. Whether it’s passengers, cargo, or even a mix of both — the standard Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback makes it easy to transport just about anything. A selection of premium materials such as leather-trimmed seating surfaces provides unparalleled comfort inside the Honda CR-V.

2020 Honda CR-V Interior
2020 Honda CR-V Honda Sensing Safety

Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

Standard on all CR-V trims, the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies help you enjoy a more confident drive. Examples of groundbreaking safety features found in this collection include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Other optional technologies include Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Auto High-Beam headlights. No other compact SUV emphasizes safety quite like the 2020 Honda CR-V.

Trims & Specs

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 CR-V LX

  • Starting at $26,145 MSRP*
  • 1.5-Liter VTEC® Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine and CVT with Sport Mode
  • Honda Sensing®
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback
  • 17-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Climate Control System
2020 Honda CR-V EX

2020 CR-V EX

  • Starting at $28,655 MSRP*
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) System with Cross Traffic Monitor*
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • 7-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
2020 Honda CR-V EX-L

2020 CR-V EX-L

  • Starting at $31,145 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Power-Adjustable Seating
  • Power Tailgate
  • HomeLink® Remote System
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • 180-Watt Audio System with 8 Speakers
2020 Honda CR-V Touring

2020 CR-V Touring

  • Starting at $34,345 MSRP*
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • 330-Watt Premium Audio System with 9 Speakers

*MSRP including $1,095 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer sets own prices.

** 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 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 and other factors.