The standard Honda CR-V is already ranked among Car and Driver’s 10 most efficient non-hybrid models, so drivers are naturally expecting big things from the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. We can’t yet tell you exactly how strong fuel economy ratings will be, but we can let you in on everything we know about this eagerly awaited hybrid model.
Read on to explore:
- Honda CR-V Hybrid Powertrain
- Honda CR-V Design
- Honda CR-V Features
Honda CR-V Hybrid Powertrain
As you might expect, the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid promises substantially improved efficiency, even while maintaining the model’s legendary blend of spacious dimensions and responsive driving dynamics.
It’s going to be the first electrified SUV from the Honda brand in America, and the advanced two-motor hybrid-electric system is the same type currently in the Honda Accord Hybrid. Operating without a conventional transmission, it uses an Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) to balance power distribution between all four wheels. We’re told to expect a staggering 50% increase in EPA city fuel economy compared to the gas-powered CR-V.
Honda CR-V Design
The whole 2020 Honda CR-V lineup will be getting a more upscale and rugged appearance, including broad fog light openings and a more pronounced chrome grille.
CR-V Hybrid models will set themselves apart with:
- Bar-Type Fog Lights with Five LEDs
- Hybrid Badging
- Blue Honda Logo on the Grille
- Hidden Tailpipe
- New Chrome Exhaust (with CR-V Touring trims)
Honda CR-V Hybrid Features
New CR-V Touring trims will be fitted with Qi-compatible wireless charging, but the big news is that all hybrid and non-hybrid models will now feature the following Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology as standard:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)