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There are hardly any mass-market automakers who have built so many all-around impressive vehicles as Honda. The brand has always ensured smooth driving, spacious and comfortable interiors, and increased fuel-efficiency in its cars. And Honda’s latest product, the 2020 Honda CR-V, which is now one of the automaker’s top-selling cars, stays true to the brand’s image. If you’re thinking about buying the 2020 Honda CR-V, here’s what you must know about it.
What’s new in the 2020 CR-V?
To put it simply, it’s fresh-faced and loaded with better features. The company is also offering a hybrid model equipped with a robust powertrain comprising a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. Also, Honda decided to drop the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine from its previous models for a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, which is now a standard across all non-hybrid CR-Vs.
The latest model features the Honda Sensing® Suite in all trim variants. This is the brand’s practical suite of high-end driver-assistance technologies that includes collision mitigation braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. Plus, the 2020 Honda CR-V has some styling improvement as compared to its previous model.
The 2020 CR-V is available in standard and hybrid models, and both models have four trim levels to choose from: LX, Hybrid LX, EX, Hybrid EX, EX-L, Hybrid EX-L, Touring, and Hybrid Touring. The mid-range EX trim is a popular choice since it is equipped with some important features that buyers need. This includes the 7.0 touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control system, heated front seats, and a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. All trim variants are available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations.
Engine, transmission, and performance
Honda equipped all the non-hybrids models of the 2020 Honda CR-V with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. This 4-cylinder engine produces a powerful 190 hp and generates 179 lb-ft of torque. Whether you’re driving in traffic-jammed city streets or speeding through isolated roads in the country, the engine performs its best. On the other hand, the CR-V hybrid models are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. Continuously variable automatic transmission delivers quick acceleration and great efficiency across all the hybrid trim variants.
Infotainment and connectivity
The car now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, so you can plug in your iOS or Android device to navigate, send or receive messages, and access your music library, all through its touchscreen display. You can also connect your mobile devices with the HondaLink app, which makes it easier to get vehicle notifications and schedule service appointments for your 2020 Honda CR-V.
Enjoy your favorite music while driving with its powerful 330-watt, 9-speaker premium audio system with a subwoofer. It outputs crisp, high-quality sound that will keep you entertained on the road. You can access all the music, podcasts, talk shows, and audiobooks with the 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen.