2020 Honda CR-V: Hybrid coming to the US!
Mostly small changes outside for the 2020 Honda CR-V.
It looks like they toned down the chrome up front. Which is nice. (Black car is the current model)
Basically, except current owners, nobody will be able to tell the difference.
Same thing inside. Where it looks like the electronic shifter (hybrid) and redesigned center console bin are the only changes.
The gigger news are under the hood.
Where the base model is now powered by the 1.5 Liter Turbo and a CVT. (Just like all other versions)
The big news for 2020 is the availablilty (early 2020) of the all new Hybrid version.
(which has been available for a while in Europe)
It uses a similar powertrain as the one in the wonderful Accord Hybrid
(test drive HERE
The Accord Hybrid
is a great driving car. Rated at an amazing 48MPG.
While I got an even better 50MPG average during the week I was driving it.
No figures has been released for the CR-V Hybrid, but I would think it could be pretty easy to get well over 40MPG on average.
Which would make it a compelling choice.
Honda Hyprid pricing is also quite amazing. As the Accord Hybrid
is only about $1500 more than the regular 1.5 Liter model.
If priced similarly, this would mean a sub $27 000 starting price for the CR-V Hybrid.
Which is a bit less than the Hybrid RAV-4.
The CR-V Hybrid will also be right on time to compete with the all new Ford Escape Hybrid.