2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
2020 Honda CR-V 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid


1.5L Turbo I-4 2.0L Hybrid I-4


190 212 1

  MPG (City/Highway)

28/34 * 40/35 *

2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Serving Groton, CT

Deciding to buy a new CR-V is easy to do, but selecting the exact SUV may be more challenging. This compact crossover SUV has been impressing local drivers with its appealing style and modern features since 1995. It was initially introduced as a gas-powered vehicle, and it has evolved to include a hybrid powertrain as well. Several trims are available for both the gas-powered and hybrid versions, so a closer look at the options is an essential part of your SUV selection experience.


As you get to know more about these two CR-V variants, you will immediately notice that their primary differences are in their capabilities and performance-based equipment. The gas-powered CR-V is offered in four trims, and all four of these trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter turbo, I4 engine. This is combined with the continuously variable transmission, and the result is 190 horsepower. The same trims are available for the CR-V Hybrid, and these are all powered by two electric motors balanced with a gas-powered engine. The electronic CVT is standard with all CR-V Hybrid trims, and this SUV shows off a 143-net horsepower rating.


The four comparable trims for the gas-powered and hybrid CR-V variants are identical. The CR-V has a confident stance with an upright, sleek profile. Some trims have chrome accents along with the side windows and grille, black lower-body molding, and prominent headlights that flow into a point as they wrap around the front fender. Exterior features across the trim lines may include an active shutter grille, rear privacy glass, LED fog lamps, remote entry, a power tailgate with programmable height, raised roof rails, heated side mirrors, a security system, and other desired features.


Likewise, the interior and safety features across the trim line for the gas-powered and hybrid CR-V are comparable. The entire line comes with Honda Sensing® technologies as standard safety equipment. Additional features that are available or included in the gas-powered and hybrid trims include Apple CarPlay, leather seats with heat, Android Auto, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, voice recognition, a wireless phone charger, a sound system, a 7-inch touch screen display, satellite radio, USB ports and a few other items.

On a trim-by-trim basis, the CR-V and the CR-V Hybrid for 2020 are mostly comparable with only a few minor differences. However, their capabilities are substantially different. During your next visit to Cardinal Honda, you can test drive both powertrains so that you can base your SUV selection on first-hand experiences.

* 2020 Honda CR-V: 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid: 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

1 Total system horsepower as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine.