The 2020 Honda CR-V has a Fresh New Look

November 27th, 2019 by

If you looking for a small crossover SUV to haul your family around this year, the 2020 Honda CR-V should be considered a must-drive. The Honda CR-V gets its first major update since being completely redesigned for 2017, and is available for a test drive at Bismarck Motor Company.

2020 Honda CR-V EX

The biggest changes are to the 2020 Honda CR-V LX— the base LX trim now gets the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that powers the rest of the lineup. The 2020 Honda LX now comes standard with Honda Sensing that will have the essential forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking that detects pedestrians as well as vehicles. It also will have standard blind spot warning, lane and road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control that works all the way down to a stop.

For the 2020 Honda CR-V, the outside gets a subtle change in appearance which means a more pronounced chrome grille, new fog light openings in the front bumper (all but the LX trim get new LED fog lights in front), dark-tinted taillights, a darker-tinted back light with dark chrome decoration below the back light, and new tailpipe finishers on the non-Hybrid Touring trim. The three new exterior colors available are Sonic Gray Pearl and Radiant Red Metallic; the Aegean Blue Metallic is available for all trims minus the upcoming Hybrid trim.

The main change inside is a revised center console that moves a pair of USB ports to the front ahead of the device tray. For the Touring trim level, owners get the Qi wireless charging and a heated steering wheel have been added for additional comfort and tech accessibility.

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Coming Soon: The First Honda CR-V Hybrid

Although not yet available…one of the biggest changes CR-V owners have been waiting for is the arrival of the 2020 Hybrid, which will be coming soon in 2020. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid sets itself apart with a blue Honda logo in the grille, bar-type fog lights with five LEDs each, and Hybrid badges. The CR-V Hybrid Touring trim comes with a unique rear bumper, and all hybrid models hide their tailpipes.

The interior of the 2020 CR-V Hybrid deviates from the non-hybrid trims with displays for battery charging and regeneration, and a unique instrument panel housing a push-button gear selector and switches for EV, Econ, and Sport modes. Paddles behind the steering wheel are used to engage varying degrees of brake regeneration. During EV motoring at low speeds, an acoustic signature outside the crossover warns pedestrians. In Sport mode, an acoustic signature is piped into the cabin for more of a sportier sound.

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