2020 Honda CR-V Quick Review

Written by Anqoinette Crosby

If you’re shopping for a small crossover SUV, the 2020 Honda CR-V should be at the top of your list. Reliable,  comfortable and fuel-efficient, the CR-V shines as a commuter and  small family vehicle. The Honda is also ideal for urban driving by effortlessly fitting into tight city garages and on street parking spaces. 


Honda offers the 2020 CR-V in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring.


The roomy CR-V seats five people on two rows.Cloth upholstery is standard, but you can opt for leather.


Inside, the CR-V provides occupants with a stylish cabin that’s outfitted with materials that don’t look or feel cheap.


The Honda comes standard with a 5-inch infotainment display, a USB port, Bluetooth and a four-speaker stereo. 


If you opt for the top-of-the-line Touring, that list expands to include a 7-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, HD Radio, two second-row USB ports, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a moonroof, power liftgate, leather-trimmed seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable front seats, a satellite-linked navigation system, wireless device charging and rain-sensing windshield wipers.


When it comes to cargo space, the CR-V offers 39.2 cubic feet of roominess behind the rear seats. You’ll get slightly less on the Touring trim at 37.6 cubic feet. Folding down the rear seats increases the cargo area to a whopping 75.8 cubic feet behind the front seats.


The CR-V comes with a lengthy list of standard safety features including a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlights, and Honda Sensing, which bundles together a collision mitigation braking system, road departure warning, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. More safety features are available.



For 2020, the CR-V is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower.  Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.

The CR-V gets high marks for its phenomenal fuel economy. This Honda is  EPA-rated at  28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Models with all-wheel drive get 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Pricing for the 2020 Honda CR-V starts at $25,150.