2020 Honda CR-V

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$25,050 - $34,750
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2020 Honda CR-V Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 20, 2020
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Compact SUVs are the hottest cars in the market right now. Although small, they are extremely functional and high on features, which puts them in a very appealing spot. It makes for a good choice for someone upgrading from a hatchback. With the stricter norms and congestion, even large SUVs are losing its zeal. So the focus moves to the highly competitive compact SUVs. One such compact SUV is the 2020 Honda CR-V. 

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Honda's muscular yet admirable 2020 CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a great car, with it leading the sales charts for almost 2 decades now. No other car has even come close to match America's top-selling tycoon. Now add a hybrid-powertrain to the already existing lineup, and America probably won't need any more cars in this segment. Honda decided to bring out a refreshed model for the year 2020, with minimalistic yet evident tweaks. It is more muscular and bigger to make it more appealing to the average family man. Not only does it come with a spacious interior, but also with a ton of features and a robust engine.

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Pros

Robust and peppy engine

Tech laden interior

Best in class cargo space

Practicality at its best

Cons

Still has the lacklustre infotainment system

Weak braking performance

Sluggish acceleration

What's New?

The 2.4L powertrain has been scrapped

Honda Sensing standard from baseup

Redesigned front and rear bumpers

Redesigned 18 and 19 inch rims


2020 Honda CR-V Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25050

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

horsepower

190 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

179 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

1-speed cvt

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.1/11.1

dimensions

wheelbase

104.7 in.

length

182.1 in.

width

73 in.

height

66.1 in.

curb weight

3337 lbs.

ground clearance

7.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

105.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

75.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1358 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/31/27 mpg

highway range

434 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Honda CR-V Detailed Review video
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Styles

2020 Honda CR-V in Basque Red Pearl II color 2020 Honda CR-V in Crystal Black Pearl color 2020 Honda CR-V in Dark Olive Metallic color 2020 Honda CR-V in Gunmetal Metallic color
Basque Red Pearl II

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

5.5

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Honda CR-V LX

LX

power
190 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$25,050 - $26,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $25,050 MSRP (25/27/31) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $26,550 MSRP (25/27/31) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Honda CR-V EX

EX

power
190 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$27,560 - $29,060


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $27,560 MSRP (25/27/31) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $29,060 MSRP (25/27/31) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Honda CR-V EX-L

EX-L

power
190 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$30,050 - $31,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $30,050 MSRP (25/27/31) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $31,550 MSRP (25/27/31) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Touring

power
190 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$33,250 - $34,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $33,250 MSRP (25/27/31) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $34,750 MSRP (25/27/31) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


The best gets even better. The Japanese are known to make simple, frank, and no bullshit cars. That stays true in ideology with the 2020 Honda CR-V. A 1.5L turbocharged engine from the base up produces a generous 190 hp. The CR-V is one of the top contenders in the highly competitive compact SUV segment. The only SUV to ever match the Honda CR-V is the equally competent Toyota RAV4.

Honda has refreshed its 2020 CR-V with the latest safety and security features that are now standard. Honda may have been accused of compromising on a lot of things before, but never on the feature-rich interior cabin and comfortable seating, as it brings out the best there is no matter what. It has got rid of the heavy 2.4L naturally aspirated engine and made the 1.5L standard across its range. Starting from a base price of $25,050, the CR-V is a great proposition. It takes on the Ford Escape, the South Korean counterpart Kia Sorento and the seasoned competitor, the Toyota RAV4. So let's find out, how the 2020 Honda CR-V fares against them.

2020 Honda CR-V Front View
2020 Honda CR-V Rear View

7.0/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.5/10
Interior

 

5.5/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 

9.0/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Honda CR-V Features

7.0/10

The 2020 Honda CR-V is available in four trim levels, ranging from the LX at $25,050 to the Touring at $33,250, for the FWD version. Now you can also opt for the AWD option, which will set you back by another $1,500 on top of the base price. With a host of features available across the trims, Honda has strategically placed each one of them. From having the 1.5L Turbo engine standard across the trims to a specific touring trim, it has been targeted to a wider audience. Now one might say, it is rather a fully-fledged steal!

Trims

LX

EX 

EX-L

TOURING

MSRP (FWD)

$25,050

$27,560

$30,050

$33,250

MSRP (AWD)

$26,550

$29,060

$31,550

$34,750

Key Features

Remote entry system

All LX features included and these

All EX features included and these

All EX-L features included and these

 

Honda Sensing Safety and Driver-Assist suit

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Power Tailgate with Programmable Height

Hands-Free Remote Tailgate

 

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Adaptive Cruise Control

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel 

Premium Audio System with 9-speakers

 

6-way manual adjustable driver's seat

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System

Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Roof Rails

 

18-inch Alloy Wheels

Variable Intermittent windshield wipers 18-Watt Audio System with 8-speakers

19-inch Alloys Wheels

 

5-inch LCD Screen

7-inch display touchscreen Leather-wrapped seats  

 

LED Daytime running lights

     

Which trim of the 2020 CR-V do we recommend?

The EX-L trim is where the Luxury quotient kicks in with heated and leather-wrapped steering and seats and thus gets you the best deal of the lot. It costs $30,050 and for the price range, it provides the best value for features proposition.

2020 Honda CR-V Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The powertrains are carried over from last year. Honda finally got rid of the base 2.4L naturally aspirated engine. All the variants now get the robust and lighter 1.5L turbocharged Inline-4 engine which chunks out 190 horses and 179 lb-ft of torque. Japanese engineers know exactly what they want in a car, and if they target a segment, more often than not, they stick to the needs of that segment. They don't go any less or overboard with their engineering. Honda's are known to make peppy and reliable engines. The CR-V doesn't disappoint in that aspect and the only real competition it has is the equally potent Toyota RAV4

2020 Honda CR-V Crossover has a peppy yet robust engine which is always on its toes

The 1.5L unit is way more superior in the driving dynamics department. The power delivery is linear and the decrease in size doesn’t hamper performance. An AWD option is available at a premium of $1,500 which works best with the Touring variant for the road less traveled. Coming to the transmission part, CR-V packs a 2-speed CVT controlled by Honda’s G shift control logic, which besides taking away all the driving fun, does one thing perfectly, and that provides decent fuel-economy numbers.

Models

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Kia Sorento L

MSRP

$25,050

$25,950

$27,090

$26,690

Engine

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Turbo Inline-3

2.4L Inline-4

Drivetrain AWD/FWD

FWD

FWD/AWD FWD/AWD

Transmission

2-speed CVT

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

6-speed shiftable Automatic

Power 

190 hp @ 5,600 rpm

203 hp @ 6,600 rpm

181 hp @ 6,000 rpm

185 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque 

179 lb.ft @ 3,900 rpm

184 lb.ft @ 5,000 rpm

190 lb.ft @ 3,000 rpm

178 lb.ft @ 4,000 rpm

The Toyota RAV4 is the only competitor that comes at par in terms of power and torque figures. CR-V is the SUV that packs a CVT, unlike others. For soccer moms, wanting more power, there is also a hybrid version of the same which punches out a combine 212 hp. Ford's turbocharged setup does no good for its power figures and thus stands last in this face-off.

How fast is the Honda CR-V from 0-60 MPH?

0-60 mile dash for the 2020 CR-V comes in at an impressive 7.6 seconds which now makes it the fastest of the lot. The new turbocharged 1.5L unit has finally worked wonders for the CR-V and you won't feel any bit of the sluggishness that plagued it till last year. Honda's clever AWD system is also a boon here as it helps avoid loss of as minimum traction as possible.

2020 Honda CR-V Crossover takes 7.6 sec to get from 0-60 MPH

These acceleration figures are particularly impressive as Honda manages to chuck them out of the 2-speed CVT gearbox, which is not necessarily the go-getter type. Quarter mile also comes up in a linear and composed manner. Out on the open road, there is enough grunt at all times, and the top speed is limited to a healthy 127 MPH.

Models

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Kia Sorento L

0-60 MPH 

7.6 sec

9.1 sec

8.4 sec

9.6 sec

Quarter Mile 

16.0 sec

16.6 sec

16.1 sec

17.0 sec

Top Speed  129 MPH 130 MPH 130 MPH 123 MPH

Engine

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Turbo Inline-3

2.4L Inline-4

Ford Escape's turbocharged unit comes alive here. That backed with its lower curb weight is a guiding factor in achieving this number. Sorento's third-row seats add to the curb-weight, and thus lets it down drastically in this area. But none of them are bold enough to surpass the mentally fast Honda CR-V which despite having a CVT is the quickest of this bunch.

What about the Honda CR-V's Ride and Handling?

Honda uses the same agile chassis setup which plays a wild card in the CUV’s success. It helps the CR-V achieve higher ground clearance and much more versatile handling than its competitors. It uses dampers which are tuned for low-friction which boosts the handling characteristics. Both the FWD and AWD have tubular front stabilizers and solid rear ones. This instills confidence for faster cornering entry. It is the most planted ride of the lot. A dual-pinion variable-ratio Electric power steering helps in a more direct steering feel.

Honda CR-V takes on corners like a much toned-down version of a Sports sedan

The higher ground clearance and the suspension is set up on the softer side is a big boon, while the CR-V takes on speed bumps because as perceived, it is going to spend most of its lifetime riding through jam-packed city streets. The CR-V provides a fun to drive scenario which it’s competition struggles at. This explains it’s immense popularity in the market.

How quickly does the CR-V brake from 60-0 MPH?

2020 Honda CR-V comes to a complete standstill from 60 MPH in a quoted 128 ft. The braking is where the CR-V comes alive as it stands out to be one of the best in this segment, taking into consideration it's the stance and curb weight. Braking is taken care of by 11-inch rotors up front and a 10-inch at the rear which although smaller than the rest of the lot, do pack adequate bite in them.

These 11.1-inch rotors do pack some bite

The driver is well connected to the vehicle via an electronic servo brake pedal which helps the braking feel linear.

Models

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Kia Sorento L

Brake Rotors Front 

11.1"

12.0"

12.8"

12.6"

Brake Rotors Rear 

10.2"

11.1"

12.0"

12.0"

Curb Weight 

3473 lbs

3370 lbs

3299 lbs

3810 lbs

60-0 MPH 

128 ft

131 ft

128 ft

125 ft

Honda seems to have worked on the braking front of the new CR-V. Toyota, on the other hand, also isn't much excited to come to a stop any earlier, as its brakes lack the bite which is needed. Sorento's bigger rotor dimensions translate to a much better stopping-distance comparatively.

Towing Capacity

The Honda CR-V is in no way a rugged commuter SUV. And while the CR-V is not recommended for towing, it's still offered with an AWD option, which suggests it is up for the game. Now, whether you opt for the FWD or the AWD option, your CR-V can tow up to a maximum of 1,500 pounds.

Models

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Kia Sorento L

Towing Capacity 

1500 lbs 1500 lbs 1500 lbs 2000 lbs

All the aforementioned crossovers are family-vehicles and are not meant to hitch something onto them to go out on an adventure. Nevertheless, the CR-V can handle small pop-up trailers or the smallest of RVs to it.

Also Read:

What are the different safety suits that come packed with the Honda CR-V?

How does the RAV4 fare against the CR-V performance-wise?

2020 Honda CR-V Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2020 Honda CR-V is known to be one of the most frugal cars in this segment. And it does by providing a humble fuel economy figure of 27 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway for the AWD option which is a minor decline than its more fuel-efficient FWD counterpart which gives 28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG when left along to frolic through the highway. The CR-V should have some benefit from the loathsome CVT.

CR-V is surely one of the most frugal cars in the segment

The 1.5L engine does a great job of backing the CVT. Although, the numbers might stack up to be great, but not the best, as there is one other competitor from the Land of the Rising Sun, the Toyota RAV4 which has a combined efficiency figure of 30 MPG, and thus stands out to be the segment-best.

Models

2020 Honda CR-V LX (AWD)

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Kia Sorento L

MPG (City)

27

27

26

22

MPG (Highway)

32

35

31

29

MPG (Combined)

29

30

28

25

Fuel Capacity  14.0 Gallons 14.5 Gallons N/A 18.8 Gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined)  378/448/406 miles 392/493/435 miles N/A 414/545/470 miles 
Emissions (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr) 5.9 5.9 7.8 8.0

Honda's compact SUV is quite an economical and fuel-efficient choice. Not only, Honda, but all the other cars also manage to give out decent fuel economy numbers. The KIA Sorento stands last in this comparison, because of its bigger powerhouse and the fact that it is on the heavier side of the spectrum.

2020 Honda CR-V Interior

7.5/10

The interior of the CR-V is carried on from 2019 but with a few sensible changes up-front for comfort. The interior design of this family-sized crossover might be toned-down and minimalistic in its approach, but it surely seems to please your eye. Overall it is a pretty hospitable place to be in. Honda has draped the CR-V with soft-touch materials all over that give an expensive feel to it. The same goes for the whole of the center console, which screams premium. The 7.0-inch touchscreen setup, bang in the middle of the console, and which is well within the reach of the driver, and the dual-tone interior further enhances the sense of you being seated in a much more premium SUV.

2020 Honda CR-V' Dashboard

As we had mentioned before, Honda does not try to be something it's not. Having said that, the CR-V has enough space for 5 people to be seated comfortably, after-all it's a utilitarian crossover. The interiors aren't too fancy, and the seats are draped in normal cloth upholstery in the base trims, but when it comes to it, these seats are the most comfortable seats you could get in an SUV, in this segment.  

Honda's seating arrangement is the most comfortable of the lot

Given the dimensions of the car, it is to be expected to provide the least passenger space. But Honda manages to squeeze out impressive space on the interior to provide the best in class seating. The seats provide ample support and can be optioned for either 6-way or 8-way adjustable setup. However, ingress and egress might be an issue for some folks, especially in the rear seats, due to its lifted ride height. 

Models

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Kia Sorento L

Seating Capacity 5 5 5 7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.1/57.9/41.3

37.7/57.8/41.0

40.0/57.6/42.4

39.5/59.1/44.1

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.3/56/40.7

39.3/58.0/39.4

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A N/A N/A 36.3/52.8/31.7

Kia Sorento is the only CUV among the lot, which houses a third row too. Kia has always known how to put its dimensions to good use, and thus despite a third-row, Sorento still provides an ample amount of headroom and legroom for the passengers seated inside. Toyota's shorter wheelbase is evident enough in the leg-room department for the rear seats.

What to expect from the Honda CR-V's Infotainment system?

Honda was criticized for its lackluster infotainment system and for its complicated user interface. Unfortunately the same has been carried forward in the 2020 Honda CR-V. The addition of a new rotary knob has reduced the complication but it still doesn't appear to the masses. Android Auto and Apple Car Play being standard from now on may help neutralize this impact to some extent.

CR-V's infotainment system although quirky seems aged

There is nothing fancy on the inside. The SUV comes with a 7-inch touchscreen system, which is crisp with clean graphics and is pretty intuitive. The Touring trim gets a standard Qi-compatible wireless cell phone charger which is a rather clean update. Coming to the whole of the front dashboard, soft-touch materials are used all the way through.

Infotainment Features on offer are-

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen system
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • 330-Watt Premium Audio System with 9-speakers
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 12-volt Power Outlet

How big is the cargo-space inside the 2020 Honda CR-V?

The Honda excels in this department with a staggering 39.2 cubic feet. of luggage space which is the largest of the lot. This has been achieved without losing on passenger leg space which is impressive! It certainly adds to the practicality of this car. Surprisingly enough, the shortest car of the bunch packs the maximum trunk space. This is where Honda appeals to the masses.

2020 Honda CR-V has a respectable cargo capacity for a family crossover

Clever management of the underbody helps to achieve a uniform floor shape which helps in transporting large cargo with ease. It now gets a redesigned center console bin that offers more storage space. Cubby holes are provided all through the cabin.

Models

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Kia Sorento L

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

39.2 cu.ft

37.6 cu.ft

33.5 cu.ft

11.3 cu.ft

Cargo Capacity with 2nd-row seats down  (ft3) 75.8 cu.ft 69.8 cu.ft 65.4 cu.ft 38.0 cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with 3rd-row seats down  (ft3) N/A  N/A  N/A 73.0 cu.ft

Sorento because of its third-row faces flak in this department, with the lowest possible cargo volume in this segment, behind the third-row. All the afore-mentioned SUVs, with regards to its target audience, might quite often be taken on long weekend getaways, for which the cargo capacity might not be enough. That is when you can fold down the rear seats to give way to even more cargo volume. The RAV4 comes second in this respect, followed by the Escape thereafter.

Interior Features on offer are--

  • Color TFT driver-information interface (DII) center meter display.
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Driver seat with 8-way power adjustment and Front Passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment with Lumbar Support
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Rear USB Charging Ports
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2020 Honda CR-V Exterior

5.5/10

Honda has given its golden-goose a major refresh for the year 2020, and the exterior is the most updated area of the 2020 Honda CR-V. The peppy Honda has gone through mandatory cosmetic upgrades to appeal to the newer generation of car buyers. The front fascia has been redesigned with a bolder and rugged approach. Broader openings for the fog lights help it stay plush with the design and the chrome grill makes it noticeable. The fog lamps are available from the EX variant. DARK is the new theme for the rear as dark-tinted tail lights and a dark chrome treatment helps provide a unified seamless look in black. It certainly bumps the aesthetic value of the car.

Honda CR-V has gone through a slight refresh for the year 2020

The EX and EX-L trims get redesigned 18-inch wheels with a dark theme whereas the Touring trim gets a new 19-inch wheel. Two new colors have been added to the lineup-Sonic Grey Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic which gives it a refreshed look.

Models

2020 Honda CR-V LX

2020 Toyota RAV4 LE

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Kia Sorento L

Curb Weight 

3455 lbs

3370 lbs

3298 lbs

3810 lbs

Length (in)

180.6

180.9

180.5

189.0

Width (in)

73.0

73.0

74.1

74.4

Height (in)

66.5

67.0

68.6

66.3

Ground Clearance (in)

8.2

8.4

8.6

7.3

Wheelbase (in)

104.7

105.9

106.7

109.4

Kia Sorento's longer wheelbase allows it to fit in an extra third-row. The 2020 Honda CR-V is gravely short in exterior dimensions. It's no bigger than its sister car, the Civic, which is a plus point in its favor, as it can wade through tight city streets.

Exterior Features on offer-

  • Intermittent Windshield Wiper
  • Active Shutter Grille
  • Fin-Type-Roof-Mounted Antenna
  • Remote Entry System
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Roof Rails
  • Dual Chrome Exhaust Finishers

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2020 Honda CR-V Safety

9.0/10

Honda has been carefully listening to its buyers and thus have introduced the Honda SENSING package of advanced safety and driver assistance features from the base up. This has not only increased the safety criteria but also widened its appeal to the masses. With complete focus on the driver, Blind Spot Information(BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor(CTM), and Auto High Beam headlamps are available. Furthermore, it has been tested by the IIHS, who have declared it a Top Safety Pick for the year 2020.

2020 Honda CR-V aces the crash tests

Safety Features

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System(CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning(FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability.
  • Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • LATCH
  • AutoHigh-Beam Headlights
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Honda has been generous in incorporating the Advanced Compatibility Engineering(ACE) body structure which helps it achieve the highest safety ratings including an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA).

2020 Honda CR-V Competition

9.0/10

2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

The highest selling compact SUV in the US is in for a tough competition. Toyota has treated itself with impressive sales figures for a pretty long time. It has had the Honda on its tail and now it might finally fight it out for the first rank. With the CR-V offering all of the safety features including the Honda SENSING from the base up, Toyota has finally got a leveler insight. The base variant is just $300 more than the base Toyota and that makes it a good deal. This has made it a tie-breaker situation which now solely depends on individual choice.

2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Ford Escape SE

Ford Escape is the costliest of the lot and that makes a pretty bad first impression. The added premium doesn’t justify Ford triumphing over the Honda which provides the best in class interior space and a whole lot of safety features. Honda clearly zooms past in every way you see fit. So ultimately, CR-V is the clear winner here.

2020 Ford Escape SE

2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Kia Sorento L

The only Kia which can stand up to the Honda comes with the biggest engine and the biggest dimensions of the lot. But it still manages to slip back in performance. The driving dynamics are clumsy and fails to impress. It is well equipped on the inside but not as well as the Honda CR-V. Surprisingly though, the CR-V offers a better passenger room than the Sorento despite its shorter length. It doesn't stand a chance against the utter reliability of the Honda.

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2020 Honda CR-V Final Verdict

Honda has been closely listening to its customer feedback and has implemented a few vital changes which make the CR-V a true-pledged People’s car. This has increased the trust in the brand. The Honda CR-V is an all-rounder which has learned from its shortcomings. The reliability, power, and robustness which it provides cannot be found in any other offering. It has a perfect blend, with all vital safety features and a peppy 1.5L Turbo engine. The 2020 Honda CR-V is one of the best compact SUVs in the market right now for you to put your money on.

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2020 Honda CR-V Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the difference between 2019 CR-V and the 2020 CR-V?

Slight cosmetic changes both on the inside and on the outside. The 2.4L engine has been scrapped and instead the 1.5L turbocharged one is standard across the trims. Also, the SENSING safety suite is standard from the base up from the year 2020.

What are the different trim levels of the 2020 Honda CR-V?

Honda CR-V comes in about 4 trim levels, namely LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring, with prices ranging from $25,050 for the base trim to $33,250 for the top-most trim level

What does CR-V stand for?

CR-V stands for Compact Recreational Vehicle.

Does it come in an AWD setup?

Yes CR-V comes in an AWD setup which can be opted for any trim level with a price hike of $1,400.

Is the 2020 Honda CR-V a good car?

Yes, Honda makes valued-proportioned cars for its line-up, and the 2020 CR-V is one of them, as it offers tons of value in terms of spacious and comfortable cabin and great fuel-economy numbers for the price-tag,

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2020 Honda CR-V Overall Reviews


JB

John T. Bryan

2020 Honda CR-V

EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Should have bought Toyota

Pros - Nothing

Cons - Everything

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

It lacks all the ingredients a family SUV should have. It is not fun to drive and nor is it spacious. The features are few and gas mileage is not extraordinary either

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

RM

Roger D. Morris

2020 Honda CR-V

EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Highly recommend this new 2020 Honda crv

Pros - Mpg, apple carplay, ride height

Cons - Cargo space and misses led led head lights

Overall Review

5 /10 Overall Rating

Drive good. I like the ride height of CRV for that extra bit of visibility and feeling while driving. It also results in smoother drive line. Maybe not good for efficiency but I can't seem to see any difference because it already returns with very good fuel economy.

5/10
Features
5/10
Interior
5/10
Design
5/10
Safety
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

BC

Becky J. Carpenter

2020 Honda CR-V

EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Efficient

Pros - Apple Carplay. Honda link. Eco mode.

Cons - Idle stop system, lane departure assist, brake bite

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

Eco mode is able to help with the efficiency but what is the point of this saving when it doesn't drive safe. This idle stop system creates this pause when trying to drive which is not safe at all. Is there an option to turn it off permanently.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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10

User Overall Rating

Should have bought Toyota

It lacks all the ingredients a family SUV should have. It is not fun to drive and nor is it spacious. The features are few and gas mileage is not extraordinary either

by John T. Bryan

5

User Overall Rating

Highly recommend this new 2020 Honda crv

Drive good. I like the ride height of CRV for that extra bit of visibility and feeling while driving. It also results in smoother drive line. Maybe not good for efficiency but I can't seem to see any difference because it already returns with very good fuel economy.

by Roger D. Morris

8

User Overall Rating

Efficient

Eco mode is able to help with the efficiency but what is the point of this saving when it doesn't drive safe. This idle stop system creates this pause when trying to drive which is not safe at all. Is there an option to turn it off permanently.

by Becky J. Carpenter

6

User Overall Rating

All bark no bite

Yes, you heard me right. All bark and no bite is what Honda CR-V is. The worst engine in nay car and getting worse day by day. The noise is just unbearable, every time you punch the throttle, it just starts to rattle and make a noise like it’s about to burst. The acceleration is another pain when you are trying to cross someone especially just after red light you better forget about that. It is ...

by David L. Aldana

10

User Overall Rating

Honda CR-V EX AWD is a value for money

The first time I drove it, I misintrepeted the amount of power turbocharger supplies to the engine. CR-V is a well designed SUV from Honda which has everything an owner wants balanced. From good handling to decent throttle response, Honda deserves appreciation.

by Brent G. Prevatte

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