What an exciting year for the Honda CR-V! Not only is it the nameplate’s 25th anniversary, but the brand decided to celebrate by introducing the model’s first-ever hybrid variant, the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, available now here in Lima OH. The CR-V has been building its reputation for a quarter century but adding a hybrid powertrain to the mix can only bring it to even newer heights. We’re stoked to be able to offer this new, incredibly efficient utility vehicle right here in Ohio, which offers everything you’ve come to expect from the iconic CR-V with the added benefit of a hybrid powertrain.
Naturally, the most important thing to look at when talking about the first-ever Honda CR-V Hybrid is its new electrified powertrain. The CR-V Hybrid combines a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle engine with an electric motor to create the basis for its powertrain. It’s tethered to an e-CVT and standard all-wheel drive for enhanced performance, but the important thing to note is its impressive 212 total system horsepower. That’s plenty of power to deliver an enjoyable experience when you hit the road, despite the impressive fuel efficiency.
Speaking of which, the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimate 40 miles per gallon through the city and 35 mpg on the highway for a combined fuel economy rating of 38 mpg*. That’s incredibly impressive for a crossover SUV of its size, improving over the traditional CR-V by 8-9 mpg**.
You’ll even be able to keep an eye on the new hybrid powertrain with the Hybrid Driver Information Interface, which enables you to see information on the display audio screen such as which motor is recharging the battery or supplying power to the vehicle. You’ll also be able to adjust certain settings automatically by choosing between three different drive modes: ECON, Sport and EV. The latter enables you to drive on electricity only for a short time!
If you think you might be interested in a 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid of your own here in the Lima OH area, don’t hesitate to get int ouch with us right here at White’s Honda!
*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.
**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.