2020 Honda CR-V Specs

A crossover SUV needs to provide power enough to stay agile and athletic anywhere you take it while still supplying family-friendly efficiency scores, and 2020 Honda CR-V specs show it’s more than capable of walking that line. The Honda CR-V engine, Honda CR-V transmission, and a diverse suite of performance features come together to make it happen, so read on to explore:

  • Honda CR-V Horsepower and Torque
  • Honda CR-V Fuel Economy
  • Honda CR-V Performance Features
  • Honda CR-V Active Safety Features

Honda CR-V Horsepower and Torque

This year’s Honda CR-V drops the old entry-level engine to bring the same turbocharged 1.5L In-Line 16-Valve DOHC 4-cylinder across all trims for:

  • Up to 190 hp
  • Up to 179 lb-ft of torque


High torque ratings give the Honda CR-V the authoritative power is needs to stay responsive in the city or on the highway even when you’re loaded down with passengers and cargo. As written by Kelley Blue Book: “The engine pulls well, even when performing low-speed passing maneuvers. It’s a much more satisfying experience than you’ll get from behind the wheel of a Subaru Forester or Toyota RAV4.”

Edmunds testing saw the 2020 Honda CR-V sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a just 7.5 seconds, and the vehicle offers impressive capability as well as fleet-footed performance thanks to a Honda CR-V towing capacity of up to 1,500 lbs.


Honda CR-V Fuel Economy

It’s all too common for crossover SUVs that excel when it comes to performance to fall short when shoppers turn to efficiency scores, but the Honda CR-V allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds with a sophisticated Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode. It replaces traditional fixed gears with a belt system that constantly varies the power ratio for seamless performance and outstanding efficiency scores.

You’ll make:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with 2WD models*
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with AWD models*

Honda CR-V Performance Features

The Honda CR-V lets you choose between front-wheel drive (FWD) as standard or an available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for added confidence through adverse weather and across uneven terrain. It’s been especially refined to provide control in snowy conditions, and you can compare Honda CR-V FWD vs. AWD for yourself simply by visiting your local Honda showroom.

Further 2020 Honda CR-V performance features include:

  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Double Wishbone Rear Suspension
  • Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
  • Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc Brakes:
  • All-Season Tires

Honda CR-V Active Safety Features

The Honda CR-V’s active safety features keep you from harm by sharpening performance. Highlights include:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control: Enhances control and stability as you corner, brake, and accelerate by monitoring conditions and intervening with throttle control and braking to prevent skidding, plowing, and similar loss-of-traction events.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): Optimizes braking performance by intelligently distributing braking power between the Honda CR-V’s wheels.
  • Brake Assist: Senses an extreme rate of pedal application and pressure in emergency situations, then automatically applies full braking force to decelerate and bring you to a stop as soon as possible.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): Low tire pressure can impact everything from driving precision to fuel consumption, so the Honda CR-V automatically lets you know when your tires need attention.

You Can Test Drive the 2020 Honda CR-V by Visiting Your Nearest Honda Showroom

Reading about Honda CR-V engine specs and performance features can only ever go so far – you really need to visit your local West Michigan Honda dealer to test drive it for yourself. Our team will be happy to answer all your questions and introduce you to our latest specials, so feel free to get in touch today for any further advice or assistance.

*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.

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