Great news! A new hybrid vehicle is coming! Better yet, a new Honda hybrid is coming! This time it’s America’s best-selling CUV, the 2020 Honda CR-V! The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a game changer. It’s the most powerful, most refined, and most fuel-efficient Honda CR-V on the market. Let’s take a look.
Two-Motor Hybrid Technology
Similar to the technology found in the Honda Accord sedan, the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid features Honda’s two-motor hybrid system with additional advancements to the hybrid battery’s operating range. These advancements give drivers more time in EV mode when compared to earlier Honda hybrid models.
The two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain combines a high-efficiency 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle engine with an electric propulsion motor for a peak output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb.-ft. of torque. Honda’s hybrid system forgoes the use of magnets with heavy metals, which reduces cost and weight.
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid includes distinct drive modes — EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, Engine Drive — that shift seamlessly depending on driving conditions without any input from the driver. Plus, the 2020 CR-V Hybrid’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ can detect traction condition and determine automatically when to send torque to the rear wheels and when AWD is most beneficial. And then, when AWD is no longer needed, it will automatically deactivate power sent to the rear wheels, thus further enhancing its fuel efficiency.
Honda Sensing comes standard on the new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Honda Sensing includes:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Pedestrian sensing capability
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
Plus, there are additional safety systems drivers may opt for, including:
- Blind spot information
- Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
- Auto High Beam headlights
The new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid also uses the latest generation of Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. In the event of a collision, the ACE body structure reduces the impact on the cabin by absorbing and redirecting impact energy. The ACE body structure proudly touts a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, this rating includes a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with Honda Sensing.
For more information on the exciting new Honda CR-V Hybrid, call or stop by our Dublin Honda dealership. Meet with a member of our new Honda sales team and they’ll fill you in on all things Honda — new Honda models, the 2020 Honda lineup, Honda service, you name it! Located in Dublin, California, Dublin Honda is the home of the happy Honda drivers. Come for your new Honda test drive today!