2020 Honda CR-V Redesign; Spacious & Stylish
On sale After the summer, the 2020 Honda CR-V has original shapes and technology to sell. The cockpit and the trunk are wide; Bustling the 1.5 turbo gasoline.
2020 Honda CR-V Changes
Magazine from top to bottom, the average Honda CR-V SUV Sports even more original shapes than in the past and new technological content, from the security systems to the multimedia system, passing through the engines: at the launch a 1.5 turbo petrol from 173 hp for versions with the change Manual (two or four-wheel drive) or 193 hp for the one with continuous change CVT and full drive. In 2019 there will be a hybrid version with a 2.0, always petrol-powered (no diesel engines are foreseen), coupled with two electric motors: This is the system I-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive). The new Honda CR-V has the difficult task of beating the previous version, a sales champion: From January 2013 to December 2017, it was the most registered SUV in the world. The new model will have to confirm these results and to make it raises the bar using a new flatbed, common to that of the Civic. The prices (still indicative) start from about 29,000 euros for the 1.5 turbos two-wheel drive up to 44,000 euros of the version with full drive and CVT gearbox. For 2,000 euros less the 4×4 variant can have a manual gearbox. Debut in the dealerships in October, with a weekend launch Saturday 20 and Sunday 21.
Front view, the line of the 2020 Honda CR-V is modern, with a prominent bumper, wide but softly defined mudguards. The exteriors appear fresh and sophisticated, while the muscular wheel arches give a touch of aggression that couples well with the cut design of the front headlights. And, on the side, evident black fashions protect the lower part of the bodywork. Even more original The back, with the headlights “a Elle” that surround the rear window: From here, descending, you notice ribs that improve the aerodynamics (according to the House, the most efficient among direct competitors, such as Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan). It has the most sophisticated chassis ever developed by Honda for the CR-V: It guarantees, the manufacturer says, a more exciting and comfortable guide, allowing you to better tackle the off-road. In the new platform, the high resistance steels are increased from 10% to 36%, while 9% are made with high-strength steels, they are in the areas most exposed in case of shocks and which must absorb the energy of a possible impact.
2020 Honda CR-V Interior; Spacoius
The increase of 4 cm of the pitch compared to the previous Honda CR-V (266 cm instead of 262) translates into greater space available in the cockpit for the five people, even if the total length of the car remains unchanged (461 cm). In fact, once you get on board, wherever you sit, both front and back, comfort is high. The dashboard has classic shapes, while the dash is digital and the console supports the lever of the raised gearbox. However, although large and comfortable, the armchairs do not effectively hold the body in the curves taken “cheerfully”, as we verified during our test in the Austrian Tyrol. The soundproofing is remarkable, while the finishes are not always up to the price of the car: for example for some rigid plastics on the dashboard, which also shows little successful combinations with the wooden inserts. In addition, some commands are impractical: we refer in particular to the keys on the races of the steering wheel. On the other hand, access to the cockpit is easy, even behind it. In this regard, the new Honda CR-V will also be available in a seven-seater version, with two retractable seats in the large trunk.
The minimum load capacity of the Honda CR-V is really good: 561 liters for the five-seater version, which become 1756 by reclining the couch. This is anything but complicated since the two backs (subdivided in the ratio 60:40) are cut down with a single gesture. The bottom of the trunk is adjustable on two levels: with a flat or deeper surface, according to the needs of the moment. Finally, the large electric tailgate opens with a movement of the foot: just simulate a “football” under the bumper.
we enjoyed the boost full from the low RPM of the 1.5 turbo, from 193 horsepower of the Honda CR-V. Not bad even the progression, well supported by transmission with continuous variation of ratio, which can also simulate the presence of seven gears.
The full-drive system, called Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control system, in low-adhesion conditions sends up to 60% of the power to the rear wheels and has helped us to get out of the way in the most delicate situations. Good height from the ground of 20 cm, four more than the old model and one more of the variants with front-wheel drive. On the mixed, the greater torsional rigidity of the 2020 Honda CR-V translates into a good driving precision.
Moreover, for the specimens destined for Europe, a specific steering calibration is foreseen, more in line with the driving style of the old continent’s motorists. Good suspension comfort, Macpherson for the front axle and multilink for the rear ones. Effective the numerous security systems: from the notice of abandonment of the lane to the automatic braking, passing for the recognition of the vertical signs. As for consumption, we take as a reference those in suburban use, since the test was carried out on the state: The House declares 16.1 km with a liter; We’ve traveled almost 13.
Pros and Cons
- Interior. Space is abundant: considerable comfort for the head, even for those who are tall.
- trunk. It’s really wide. And folding The couch is a quick operation.
- engine. Pushes in a fluid way. And when it’s necessary, it pulls out the grit.
- commands. Not all buttons are sufficiently practical.
- finishes. Some plastics are rigid. And the combinations with wood are not the most successful.
- armchairs. They are comfortable, but do not hold the body well in the curves taken “cheerfully”.