Sometime during next year, we are expecting to see the new 2020 Honda CR-V SUV. However, compared to the outgoing model, we are pretty much sure that it won’t get many significant changes this time. As the matter of fact, it will probably be a carryover, so except some new exterior colors and perhaps more tech features, we don’t anticipate any changes this time.
2020 Honda CR-V engines and performances
The 2020 Honda CR-V is expected to get two engines as its forerunner and the choice will depend on a trim level. So, the LX versions of the CR-V will be powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder unit which is capable of producing 184 horses and 180 pound-feet of torque. It will be linked to a continuously variable transmission and will get front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. When connected to front wheels, this unit will be rated at 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive variant will get 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, the other trim levels of the Honda CR-V will use a 1.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine. This powerplant will be able to make 190 hp and the torque of 179 lb-ft. It will also be mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. The front- and all-wheel drive options will also be included. So, the FWD model is rated at 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive variant is estimated to be 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the 2020 Honda CR-V will look more handsome compared to its forerunner. It is now more muscular and features a wider and longer stance, and more aggressive designs of the wheels. The higher trim levels will get the larger 18-inch alloy wheels and tinted windows for more premium look while the standard model will ride on the 17-inch alloys.
Inside the cabin, the 2020 Honda CR-V is functional and features a clean design. It is a two-row SUV and can welcome up to five passengers. The lower trim levels will have the cloth upholstery while the EX-L and Touring will feature leather seats. The EX and higher trims will also get heated front seats and 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat. The rear seats can be folded down which will increase the cargo room from the standard 39.2 cubes to 75.8 cubic feet.
The standard equipment of the 2020 Honda CR-V will include power windows and locks, a 5.0-inch screen, audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, alloy wheels, etc. The higher trims will add a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power tailgate, memory for the driver’s seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, LED headlights, and so on.
Release date and price
It is still not sure, but the 2020 Honda CR-V should be revealed to the public sometime by 2019. The price is expected to stay close to the current and it begins at around $25,000.