New 2022 Honda CR-V will continue with the improvements. This small crossover is one of Honda’s best-selling models in recent years. For 2022, Honda will opt for a mid-cycle facelift. We should expect a couple of styling refreshments and various interior updates. The CR-V is a globally popular model, firstly introduced in 1996.
It comes with tradition and currently, the sixth-gen model is on the roads. From what we know, performances will remain. The good thing is that the hybrid model is available once again. Honda will release more details in the coming weeks, while the sales should begin in the later stages of 2021.
2022 Honda CR-V Redesign
The upcoming 2022 Honda CR-V is getting refreshed year after year. The new model will be no different, but we won’t be seeing drastic visual changes. Last year, Honda improved the front fascia by adding a new bumper and new blackout grille. Moreover, new fog lights and sporty headlights are also in the offer. Thanks to that, the 2022 CR-V will get minor visual changes. That includes refreshed LED fog lights and new 18-inch wheels for the EX trim level.
The Touring trim will offer 19-inch rims. New model will get improved bodywork so the CR-V crossover will gain a more muscular look. Ground clearance remains, which means the FWD models are rated at 7.8 inches. On the other hand, the AWD variant delivers 8.2 inches of ground clearance.
On the inside, the 2022 Honda CR-V will get more updates. This crossover will remain a two-row/five-seat model. Dimensions will remain so the cabin space is intact as well. Interestingly, CR-V is one of the roomiest models in its segment. Moreover, comfort is great, along with the seating position and visibility. The hybrid version offers the same cargo area, which is great.
More precisely, the CR-V Hybrid provides 33.2 cubic feet of the cargo area. Fold the rear seats and you will get 68.7 cubic feet of space. For 2022, CR-V should get a new infotainment system and more safety aids. On top of that, all trim levels will get more standard equipment and some new optional amenities. The cabin design will mostly remain.
CR-V Hybrid Specs
Nothing will change under the hood of the 2022 Honda CR-V. That means there will be two engine choices. The first and standard option is a small 1.5-liter turbo-four engine with 190 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Some reports are suggesting a slightly better fuel efficiency. This engine currently delivers 34 mpg on the highway. The CVT transmission will remain. The second option is an impressive hybrid powertrain.
The CR-V Hybrid combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. This output delivers 212 horsepower and an AWD system is offered as standard. On top of that, Honda offers eCVT automatic transmission that works in the all-electric mode. Lastly, the CR-V Hybrid crossover will provide around 40 mpg in the city.
Honda CR-V Price and Release Date
The all-new 2022 Honda CR-V will go on sale later in 2021. The current model starts at $25,000 while the range-topping Touring model is priced at almost $35,000. As for the CR-V Hybrid, this model will cost around $28,000. This model will continue to rival other compact crossovers such as Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Santa Fe.