2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid for Sale in West Warwick, RI
The long wait for the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is over, giving fans of this perennial best-seller a more eco-friendly option – while also presenting rival Toyota some serious competition for its RAV4 Hybrid. You’ll be able to tell this gas-electric CR-V from its conventional counterpart when you see its blue-accented Honda insignia and headlights surround, unique fog lights, and hybrid-specific bumper. Unlike many hybrids versions, it maintains the same interior volume as the gas-only CR-V because Honda has smartly located the battery below the cargo floor, where it doesn’t infringe upon passenger space. The automaker has also sweetened the deal overall by making more amenities standard on lower trim levels. Every trim receives a driver-assist technology package as well.
The gas-electric powerplant in the 2020 CR-V Hybrid consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine working with dual AC-synchronous permanent-magnet electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack, yielding a total system output of 212 horsepower. The transmission is an electronically controlled CVT, and all-wheel drive comes standard. But the numbers folks are most concerned with are the fuel economy ratings, which are 40 mpg around town and 35 mpg on the open road (as estimated by the EPA). Drivers can see what fuel economy they’re achieving in real time on the Eco Assist screen on the instrument panel. An EV mode button lets you choose to operate your CR-V Hybrid with strictly electric power, and the vehicle’s regenerative braking system directs braking energy to the battery to aid recharging.
Features by Trim Level
The Hybrid CR-V is set up with the same trim levels as the conventional model: the LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The LX has a decent list of standard equipment, especially for a base trim, getting automatic LED headlights, push-button ignition, automatic temperature control, a four-speaker infotainment system with speed-sensitive volume control, power exterior mirrors, and an active shutter grille to enhance aerodynamics for fuel economy purposes. The EX ramps up the convenience and comfort with heated front seats, a sunroof, dual-zone auto climate control, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. It also gets an upgraded 7-inch infotainment screen, four more speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, and two USB ports for the back seat. The Touring provides integrated navigation with voice recognition, a nine-speaker audio system, and a wireless smartphone charger.
Added amenities on the EX-L include a heated steering wheel (with leather wrapping), a power liftgate, leather seating, a power seat for the front passenger, and ambient interior lighting. For those who want it all, the Touring has a hands-free auto tailgate, roof rails, a navigation system, a deluxe nine-speaker audio system, and front and rear parking sensors.
All trims receive the bundle of advanced active safety technologies known as Honda Sensing. It consists of adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking. They also get automatic high beams and an acoustic vehicle alerting system, a feature that’s unique to the hybrid version of the CR-V. The EX trim and higher also get a blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic monitor, and the Touring gets front and rear parking sensors.