Honda introduces new CR-V variant for the 2020 model year

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda CR-V, New Vehicles, Trim Levels on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Release Date for the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The 2020 model year is going to be the start of a new era for the Honda CR-V. When the new model year arrives, Cape Girardeau Honda customers will be able to choose a hybrid version of the popular Honda crossover SUV. The release date for the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is slated for shortly after the start of the 2020 calendar year. Early performance estimates for the new hybrid version of the 2020 CR-V will place it further ahead of its rivals in a very competitive segment of the automotive industry. The addition of a hybrid powertrain and other changes will help the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid build on its successor’s 22-year run as America’s most popular crossover SUV. Let’s take a look at what you can expect when the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arrives at the Cape Girardeau Honda showroom.

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A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid.

A photo of the dashboard in the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid.

Under the hood of the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine that is paired with two electric motors powered by a sleek and compact battery system. The gas/electric hybrid powertrain has a peak output of 212 horsepower as well as an expected 50 percent increase in Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy estimates, according to information released by the automaker. Customers choosing the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will have three driving modes to choose from.

  • ECON – This mode alters the vehicle’s throttle response to maximize fuel economy.
  • SPORT – Drivers can activate Sport mode when they want a more lively performance profile.
  • EV – When taking short trips, EV mode can propel the vehicle using stored power.

Smartphone integration continues to be available on several trims of the Honda CR-V Hybrid and its gasoline-powered counterparts. The Touring trim adds a wireless smartphone charging tray. Additionally, all trims of both the hybrid and standard version of the new Honda crossover SUV will be equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of active safety systems.

Cape Girardeau Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process prior to the release date for the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid by making an appointment with one of our product experts today.

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