in Brooklyn Center, MN
The CR-V has been a showstopper since Honda introduced it over 20 years ago. With a model redesign for 2020, the Honda favorite is back with even more impressive features and design elements. Drivers will love the multiple trim level options and outstanding power and performance. Honda continues to wow with an upgraded interior including plenty of tech and convenience features.
The 2020 Honda CR-V comes in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. All trim levels feature the same engine, with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. Automatic headlights are standard on all trim levels, as is a remote entry system. A moon roof is standard starting with the EX trim, along with a smart entry system with a walk-away auto-lock. The base LX model comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels while the two mid-range trims offer 18-inch alloy wheels and the top-level Touring has 19-inch alloy wheels.
All trim levels of the 2020 Honda CR-V come with an impressive turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission, or CVT. Front-wheel drive comes standard, with the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive. This engine is rated for an impressive 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. All this power makes the CR-V a capable towing machine. With either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the 2020 Honda CR-V is rated to pull 1,500 pounds.
The 2020 Honda CR-V is a pleasure to drive. The CVT pairs well with the 1.5-liter turbo, offering power and acceleration when you need it. The braking is excellent, bringing the vehicle to a stop smoothly and quickly. Uneven terrain is no match for the CR-V’s superior suspension with plenty of support to cut down on cabin vibration. The steering is substantial, offering a great connection to the road and impressive responsiveness around sharp corners.
The interior of the 2020 Honda CR-V is spacious and refined, with a plethora of comforts and convenience features designed to make your commute pleasant. The CR-V seats five in two rows of seats. The seats themselves are comfortable and supportive with high-quality cloth or leather materials, depending on the trim level. Head and legroom are substantial, as is storage space. Even without the back row of seats folded down, the CR-V is top of the class for cargo space. The base trim of the CR-V comes standard with a 5-inch color LCD screen with Bluetooth connectivity. Starting with the EX trim, features upgrade with elements like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connections including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Honda knows the CR-V is a family car, and as such, they’ve outfitted it with an impressive range of safety features at all trim levels. Starting with the base LX, features include LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, automatic braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and auto high-beam headlights. Blind-spot monitoring is available on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels.