There are a lot of different midsize SUVs out there for you to choose from – so narrowing down your options can be a bit tricky. We often find that it helps to look at just one model and see everything that it has to offer, so you can get a sense of if it checks all of your boxes. In this case, the 2020 Honda CR-V proves itself to deliver on pretty much everything you could want from a midsize SUV and then some. With a powerful engine, the CR-V offers a quick, sporty ride that is incredibly fun to drive.
There are four different trims to choose from with the 2020 Honda CR-V and no matter which one you go with, you really cannot go wrong. Even the standard trim gives you a fun and responsive ride that is perfect for getting around town or taking those long road trips. Plus, the incredible fuel economy of the CR-V will save you money at the fuel pump and keep you on the road for longer. Even though it is a midsize SUV, you still get a lot of interior space inside the CR-V, making it a great choice for families and groups of friends.
Thanks to the safety-focused Honda Sensing Suite, provided on every CR-V as a standard feature, you also get incredible safety technology. This includes a lot of features that you typically have to pay more for on models from other manufacturers, or which are locked behind higher trims on other models. With the 2020 Honda CR-V, however, you get some of the best safety features in the industry, no matter which model you choose. Come visit us at Ralph Honda and see the 2020 CR-V and the rest of Honda’s lineup for yourself; we know you will be impressed.
There is a single engine available on the 2020 Honda CR-V, but considering the performance it offers and the overall mechanical system in this midsize SUV, that makes this model a great option. Too-often, other manufacturers will get so carried away with numerous engine options that you end up with a starting engine that is quite underwhelming and have to pay more for a decent driving experience. With the CR-V, however, you get a great engine no matter what trim level or optional packages you decide to pick for it.
The engine in the 2020 Honda CR-V is a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine with a Turbocharger that can get up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque, which delivers a really quick and zippy overall driving experience. It comes with a continuously variable transmission, with a sport mode, that adjusts to driving conditions fluidly so you always feel like the CR-V is doing just what it should be and keeping you in control.
Real-time all-wheel drive is available on every model of the 2020 Honda CR-V. This system features an intelligent control system that reacts to changing road conditions and terrain in real-time to make sure your vehicle remains as responsive as possible. And speaking of rough road conditions: Honda tested the new CR-V in the Mojave Desert of California to ensure it could handle even the most severe weather imaginable. All of this comes together to create an overall driving experience that is far more fun and powerful than you would initially expect from a midsize SUV.
One of the best reasons to choose a midsize SUV like the 2020 Honda CR-V is for the great combination of spaciousness and convenience it affords you. With a really good midsize model, you still get a lot of interior space for whatever you need, without the tremendous size commitment of a full-size model. The 2020 CR-V is the perfect example of this, giving you just the right amount of space without going too big or too small.
You get seating for up to five people in the 2020 Honda CR-V, thanks to two rows of seats. The front seats offer you and a passenger up to 40 inches of headroom and more than 41 inches of legroom. While rear-seat passengers get nearly 40 inches of headroom and more than 40 inches of legroom. Overall, most models offer about 103 cu.ft. of interior passenger space, while the LX trim gives you nearly 106 cu.ft. of passenger room.
In terms of cargo area, that depends on if you have the rear seats up or down. With the rear seats up, you get just over 39 cu.ft. of cargo space in most models, or 37.6 cu.ft. of cargo space with the Touring trim. With the rear seats down, all models of the 2020 Honda CR-V get nearly 76 cu.ft. of total cargo space. This gives you plenty of room for both passengers and cargo, in whatever kind of configuration you need.
The tech features and other interior options in the 2020 Honda CR-V depend, somewhat, on which trim level you look at. While most trims have a lot of great features, some are only included on the Touring, which is the highest trim for the CR-V. To keep things simple, we will look at what the Touring comes with, so you can see everything that is available. Many of these features are standard or available on the lower trims, especially the EX-L, which is just below the Touring.
If you choose the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring, then you get push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. You also get a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and interior ambient lighting to create a great overall experience. The Touring features heated front seats, a 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, and a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-position memory for easier use.
The Touring and other high-end trims feature a 7-inch Infotainment display with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With the 2020 Honda CR-V Touring, you also get a 9-speaker premium sound system, Navigation included, and a wireless phone charger. All CR-V models feature a driver information interface with average fuel economy and speed indicators, a driver attention monitor, and system message indicator – though the Touring also includes a compass and turn-by-turn directions to go with the Navigation system.
You get some of the best safety features anywhere included as standard on the 2020 Honda CR-V, including both passive and active features. While higher trims do have a few safety features you do not get on the standard model, any CR-V offers incredible overall features.
Every model of the 2020 Honda CR-V includes advanced front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and vehicle stability assist with traction control. All models include brake assist and a tire pressure monitoring system, along with LED daytime running lights, a multi-angle rearview camera, and the Honda Sensing suite of safety features.
Honda Sensing includes a forward collision warning, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking system, and a road departure mitigation system. These are all standard on every model regardless of which trim you go with.
In addition to these, every model of the CR-V also includes lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and automatic high-beam headlights. A lot of these features are things you can find on other midsize SUVs out there, but the vast majority of them will only include these kinds of advanced safety features if you choose a higher trim level and pay more for them. The only safety feature of this kind not included on the lowest trim, but included on the other three trims, is blind spot monitoring with a cross-traffic monitor. Otherwise, no major safety features are locked away behind the expense of a higher trim.