The Honda CR-V has developed quite a fan following over the last quarter-century (yes, the CR-V debuted in the US way back in 1997). You don’t last 20+ years in the ultra-competitive SUV market without earning a reputation for reliability, versatility, and quality. But still, something was missing… until now.
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The team at Kuni Honda in Centennial is excited to announce the next evolution of the midsize-SUV pioneer: the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. From style and comfort to safety and best-ever fuel efficiency, the new CR-V Hybrid has it all. 

What’s to love about the new CR-V Hybrid

The CR-V Hybrid is Honda's first-ever electrified vehicle with all-wheel drive, offering freedom to go more places and added control when the weather gets rough. The new hybrid also offers the Honda Sensing Suite® - the ultimate in safety and driver-assistive technologies – standard on all trim levels, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System:Can help stop the vehicle by applying the brakes when a frontal collision can’t be avoided.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System:Adjust steering with subtle modifications to keep the vehicle centered in your lane.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow:Helps maintain a set following interval behind another vehicle, slowing or stopping automatically if the followed vehicle stops.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System:Can provide steering assistance or apply the brakes to keep the vehicle from leaving the road. 

What’s new in the CR-V Hybrid vs. the gas-powered CR-V

With higher fuel efficiency and more power, the Honda CR-V Hybrid will allow you to venture even further between fill-ups, while giving you a uniquely enjoyable driving experience.

Car & Driver was impressed by the overall driving experience of the new CR-V Hybrid, celebrating its extra power and responsiveness: “The torque of the electric motor makes it feel livelier, especially in Sport mode, as the powertrain reacts to small accelerator inputs more quickly. Full-throttle acceleration feels about the same (the last CR-V we tested hit 60 mph in 7.6 seconds), but around town the CR-V Hybrid has a punchy quality” that one-ups the gas-powered CR-V.

By the numbers, here’s how the two sides of the same coin compare:

  • Fuel Efficiency: The CR-V AWD offers a 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating, while the CR-V Hybrid amps up the efficiency to a 40 city/35 highway/ 38 combined mpg rating. 
  • Four Driving Modes: Sport, Econ, EV, and Normal are exclusive to the hybrid for an all-around customizable driving experience to fit your needs. 
  • Enjoy More Horsepower with the CR-V Hybrid because of the pairing of the 2.0-liter, DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle engine with an electric motor and e-CVT transmission. The hybrid offers 212 total system horsepower compared to the 190 horsepower of the gas-powered CR-V. 

Head-to-head: CR-V Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Comparing the Honda CR-V Hybrid EX to the rival Toyota RAV4 XLE Hybrid, you’ll find that the CR-V offers an edge in value, comfort, and safety. The Honda also offers many standard features that you need to upgrade or pay extra for with the Toyota. 

  • The CR-V Hybrid offers 4 more cubic feet of passenger space, beating the RAV4 Hybrid, 102.9 to 98.9.
  • Remote Engine Start is standard feature on the CR-V Hybrid EX that costs extra on the RAV4 Hybrid XLE.
  • The CR-V Hybrid EX comes standard with heated front row seats with three temperature options. Be prepared to upgrade from the RAV4 XLE Hybrid to enjoy a similar level of comfort. 
  • The one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature is standard on the CR-V Hybrid EX, but you must pay extra for it on the RAV4 XLE Hybrid. 

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is here at Kuni Honda

Stop by our Honda dealership near Denver, CO to test drive the all-new Honda CR-V Hybrid. The team at Kuni Honda can’t wait to assist you with your purchase or lease. Shop online now, fill out our online finance application, and contact us to test drive or learn more.

Sources:

https://automobiles.honda.com/-/media/Honda-Automobiles/Vehicles/Full-Line-and-Family-Brochures/2020/Wave-3/Utility/MY20-Honda-Utility-Family-Brochure-Wave3-Model-Site.pdf

https://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v-hybrid/compare/cr-v-hybrid-vs-rav4-hybrid

https://www.edmunds.com/honda/cr-v-hybrid/

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a31679395/2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid-drive/

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda/cr-v-hybrid/2020/2020-honda-cr-v-hybrid-first-drive/

https://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v#features-hybrid

https://www.toyota.com/rav4/features/exterior/4444/4435/4456

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