2020 Honda CR-V Price, Colors, Interior – With me today, I have a brand new and refreshed 2020 Honda CRV. Now I fell in love with the CRV ever since I reviewed a 2019 model. It was spacious, it was comfortable pretty much did everything. And I thought at the time, it was definitely the leader in the compact SUV segment. And I say compact lightly because, in terms of interior space, this rivals some midsize SUVs. But for the 2020 model year, Honda decided to do a refresh. Now there are changes on the outside, changes on the inside more standard safety features, and more standard features overall. So is this the best CRV ever and is it the best compact SUV on the market today.
2020 Honda CR-V Changes
Starting with the outside, 2020 Honda CRV received a refresh to make it more aggressive and in line with the competition. And the lower bumper is completely different. The silver trim piece wraps around some black cladding and grills on a lower bumper to make it look more like an angry mouth, in my opinion. The touring trim receives LED headlights with auto on/off. And most trims besides the base LX received new LED fog lights.
The side of the CRV stays the same, but for the 2020 model year, the Touring trim now gets standard 19-inch alloy wheels. Which really looks like they’re a perfect fit. The LX gets 17-inch wheels while the EX and EXL get 18-inch wheels. You can see sculpted body lines on the CRV with wheel haunches sticking out. On top, you have aluminum roof rails. And toward the bottom, you have a shadow chrome trim that stretches from the front all the way to the rear bumper.
The back of the CRV has been refreshed with smoked LED taillights and a revised lower bumper. There is still a roofline spoiler on top followed by large privacy glass. The lower bumper has a lot of black cladding with the silver trim piece in the middle that mimics the front bumper. Touring is the only trim with dual chrome exhaust finishers. The EXL and the Touring are equipped with a power tailgate. But only the touring is equipped with a hands-free feature that works every time. The tailgate also does an excellent job retracting if it detects something underneath.
The trunk is massive in a CRV, and on both sides, you have an elastic band to hold things in. The bottom cover has two settings; the default one is a little bit lower, and underneath, it stores the spare tire. However, you can remove the cover and put it in a higher setting, which is about three inches higher. This makes the cover flush to the rear and makes the holes on both sides deeper. Finally, on top, you have a privacy cover to hide your things.
2020 Honda CR-V Engine
As for the engine and transmission, the 2020 Honda CRV has a 190 horsepower engine turbo four-cylinder that is pushing 179 pound-feet of torque. This used to be reserved only on the higher trench, but that is no longer the case in 2020. this engine is now standard on all trims. The motor is CVT transmission.
2020 Honda CR-V Price and Release Date
With the 2020 Honda CRV, there are four trim levels. The base is the LX. It starts a tad over $25,000. And then you have the EX the EX-L and finally the Touring, that’s what I’m reviewing today. The touring starts at around thirty-three thousand two hundred fifty dollars. Now all trim levels get the same Honda sensing safety suite and the same turbocharged 190 horsepower engine. But moving up to the EX now, you have blind spot information with cross-traffic alert at it on and dual-zone automatic climate control.
And those of you guys are looking for apple car play and android auto, unfortunately, they’re not available to LX. you do have to upgrade to the EX to get them. Now moving up to EXL, you do get leather-trimmed interior, power tailgate, adjustable power seating, filing with the Touring.