According to most renowned car magazines, the CR-V is the best compact crossover you can find around. There are many reason for such statements, and the general impression is that this model is strong in all fields. It is practical, it features quality interior and also market pretty amazing crash test results. All in all, this model is a complete package. Still, it looks like there are some changes to come for the 2020 Honda CR-V. If we look at the usual production cycle of this model, it becomes clear that it won’t be in production for much too long. Therefore, a facelift seems like a logical scenario for the next year.

Likes:

  • Upscale interior
  • Spacious cargo area
  • Smooth ride
  • Excellent overall quality

Dislikes:

  • Complicated digital controls

Exterior

2020 Honda CR-V review

The current generation of this crossover is on the market since 2016. Considering the usual production cycle, next year seems like a good time to see some updates. Therefore, many experts predict a facelift for the next year. We should see a fine amount of novelties, mostly in terms of aesthetics. Still, keep in mind that the current model still looks very fresh, so the changes will probably be pretty subtle. Expect some work on the front fascia, on the grille and bumper. Rest of the vehicle should keep the same look. On the other side, mechanics definitely won’t suffer any important change.

Interior

2020 Honda CR-V interior

As we’ve already mentioned, the CR-V is a versatile SUV. It is strong in all fields, which isn’t the case with most of its rivals, such as the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, or Ford Escape. With this one, you can count on spacious and practical interior, full of quality materials and lots of standard equipment. Speaking of the standard equipment, the list of standard safety and tech features is particularly impressive. There is really not too much space for further improvement. On the other side, there is chance to see some revisions on the dashboard. At the current model, most controls are digital and it seems that traditional CR-V drivers don’t like them very much. Therefore, Honda could bring back some of physical buttons and make everyone’s life easier.

Engines of new 2020 Honda CR-V

Two familiar engines will carry on for the 2020 Honda CR-V. Base models will continue with a familiar 2.4-liter engine that delivers around 185 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The optional 1.5-liter turbo inline-four delivers a similar amount of power, around 190 hp, and 180 lb-ft, but also offers much better fuel economy. Speaking of the fuel economy, many reports suggest that a hybrid version could come next year. However, there is still no word from the officials.

2020 Honda CR-V rear

2020 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price

The upcoming facelift should bring the 2020 Honda CR-V earlier than usual, most likely in the third quarter of next year. It should remain in the same price range, which goes from $24,000 to $34,000.