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One of the country’s most renowned crossover SUVs since its inception in 1997, the Honda CR-V has finally gone green with its electrified Hybrid. There’s plenty of features, technology, and awards to fawn over when it comes to the CR-V Hybrid – in fact, we’ll take this moment to highlight its recent 2020 Top Safety Pick* award, received from the IIHS – but let’s make it clear, this isn’t your average hybrid. As Detroit News auto critic, Henry Payne, praises the CR-V Hybrid,

“Like a nerd with thick glasses and thicker teeth braces, hybrids used to mean geeky outside and inside. But the CR-V Hybrid is thoroughly mainstream.”

Let’s dive into what makes the 2020 CR-V Hybrid so special.

 

2020 CR-V Hybrid Technology

The 2020 CR-V Hybrid is stacked with technology to make your life easier, safer, and downright fun. Let’s start with the feature you’re going to tap into as soon as you sit in your beautiful new CR-V Hybrid, its connectivity. With Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Integrations, it doesn’t matter if you text green or blue, you’ll be able to message, grab directions, or spark up some tunes straight from your phone. OK, now that you’re connected, time to jam out with a 330-watt, 9-speaker premium audio system with a subwoofer. 

 

Don’t crank those tunes up too loud, though, we still need to focus on the road and keep our crew safe. To help us with that, Honda’s Blind Spot Information System, Cross-Traffic Monitor, LED Headlights and Multi-Angle Rear-view Camera have our back. You’ll never take that Honda peace of mind for granted with these safety systems by your side. 

 

An All-round Impressive Performer

Now that Honda Technology has you safe behind the wheel and enjoying all 9 speakers, it’s time to feel the smooth ride of the 2020 CR-V Hybrid.  

So, what’s under the hood? This CR-V Hybrid has a Two-Motor Hybrid Powertrain, combining a 2.0-liter Atkinson style engine with an electric motor. That adds up to a responsive ride with impressive acceleration and fuel efficiency. How efficient? The CR-V Hybrid boasts 38 combined mpg*, all while maintaining 212 horsepower* and plenty of cargo space. Stacked up against the conventional CR-V, the hybrid model is at least 25% more efficient on mixed driving. 

 

How Does the 2020 CR-V Hybrid Stack Up to Competitors?

The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid are worthy competitors, but neither can match the 2020 CR-V Hybrid’s total package

Honda’s CR-V Hybrid has more standard features than the RAV4 Hybrid, such as Road Departure Mitigation System, Heated Front Seats, a Moonroof,  and Remote Engine Start. It also comes with more storage space than the RAV4, making for a comfortable ride for all without paying extra. 

If you want a sporty ride, go with the 2020 CR-V Hybrid over the Escape SE Sport Hybrid. This Honda has more total system horsepower and standard all-wheel-drive that the 2020 Escape Hybrid lacks. If you want to feel the road, the 2020 CR-V Hybrid is a clear choice.

 

Valley Honda Dealers

Are you looking for an SUV with fuel efficiency, cargo space, standard safety features, and is fun to drive? Find a Valley Honda Dealer near you! Contact your Phoenix area dealer and learn how they can help you find the perfect Honda for you during these difficult times. 

 

Sources:

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid-preview/

https://www.kbb.com/articles/car-news/2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid/

https://www.motor1.com/reviews/404501/2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid-suv-first-drive/

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/henry-payne/2020/03/25/review-2020-honda-crv-hybrid-makes-geek-great-test/2893796001/#

https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid-review/

Disclaimers: *IIHS 2020 Top Safety Pick Award Headlights must have high beam & low beam LED reflectors, & have high beam assist.

*40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

*Total system horsepower as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine.