This Is Honda: The 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Front 3/4 view of 2020 Honda CR-V Touring
The 2020 Honda CR-V Touring.
About the headline.  Yes, Honda makes several cars.  All of them very, very good cars.  But the CR-V is Honda in the sense that it is the best-selling vehicle Honda makes and it embodies pretty much every virtue that has made Honda what it is for the past 40-plus years.

Rear 3/4 view of 2020 Honda CR-V

In the same way the 1976 Accord did, the 2020 Honda CR-V checks all of the boxes for what Americans want and need in an automobile---room for people and things, high quality, exceptional fuel economy and unshakable reliability.

Hood up on 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Engine in 2020 Honda CR-V

Under the hood, it's a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 190 horsepower mated to a continuously variable transmission.  EPA fuel economy estimate 27 miles per gallon city, 32 highway.

Hatch open on 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Rear cargo area in 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Rear seat in 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Front seats in 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

CR-Vs start at $25,050, but ours was the top-of-the-line Touring model.  Base price $34,750, with the following as standard equipment:

  • All-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • Rear multi-link suspension
  • Electric power steering
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Vehicle stability assist
  • Brake assist
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Premium audio system with nine speakers
  • Display audio with navigation, voice recognition and multi-view rear camera
  • Rear cross-traffic monitor
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • HDRadio
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Bluetooth HandsFree Link
  • Wireless phone charger
  • USB audio interface
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Pushbutton start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Driver's 12-way power seat with memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Front passenger's four-way power seat
  • Front center console
  • Rear console vents
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
  • Front auto up/down power windows
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • 12-volt power outlets
  • HomeLink
  • Electric parking brake
  • Cargo area cover
  • Floor mats
  • Power moonroof with tilt feature
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • All-season tires
  • Auto on-off headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Blind spot information system
  • Heated power door mirrors with turn indicators
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Hands-free access power tailgate
  • Tailgate spoiler
  • Remote engine start
  • Smart entry system with security system
  • Walk away auto lock
  • Capless fuel filler
  • Roof rails
  • Dual chrome exhaust finishers
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Lane keeping assist system
  • Road departure mitigation
Instrument panel in 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Gauge cluster in 2020 Honda CR-V

Infotainment, HVAC and shifter in 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

And thanks to Honda's policy of trim levels coming complete, there are no extra-cost options.  With $1,095 destination and handling, the bottom line on the window sticker reads $35,845.

Front view of 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Rear view of 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

That's an extremely attractive price for a fully-loaded, utterly reliable, thoroughly capable family vehicle.  Expect to see the Honda CR-V near the top of the sales charts as America eases back into normal business and as new car sales resume.