As a result of our querying, it seems that that ALL 2020 CR-V trims are showing a standard 1.5T engine. This includes the LX 2WD and AWD trims, which previously used Honda's venerable K24.
It's possible that there will still be a K24-equipped LX trim that hasn't shown up in the database yet, but it seems quite unlikely.
Speaking of the Hybrid, we know it's coming, but if it's like all of the Honda hybrids that have come before it, it won't surprise us if it arrives on a slightly delayed basis compared to the standard CR-Vs. We also expect the CR-V Hybrid to get the push button gear selector, just like the Accord Hybrid and Insight (and the UK-version of the CR-V Hybrid which has already launched - see pics below).
And one more thing (thanks to a commenter below, for reminding): We are expecting Honda Sensing to be standard across the entire 2020 CR-V range.
The hybrid CR-V has been on the market since spring over here and all the drive/road tests I have read have been positive, saying that Honda has figured out a seamlessly smooth hybrid combination beating Toyota in its own game, both driveability and fuel economy wise.I'm not sure I am sold on the hybrids from Honda yet because they have struggled for years to find their sweet spot in the market ... but time will tell. I don't plan to be an early adopter if they roll one out on the CRV in 2020.
Agreed. 2.0 tuned for low end torque would be sweet in cr-v with awd. Honda should offer it in upper trims like Accord. Hopefully with next gen.Considering the fact that Accord dropped the 2.4 it certainly sounds plausible. I still think they should offer an upgrade engine. A CR-V 2.0t would have no appreciable impact on RDX sales as typical Acura buyers do not cross shop Honda products. They could even detune it for better mpg and to keep power numbers lower than the Acura, like what VW does with their 2.0t. Honda is surrendering a handful of sales to the RAV4 and the CX-5 by not offering the 2.0t as there are people who are buying those models strictly because they don't like the 1.5t and/or the CVT.
The 2.0T is not really a downgrade at all though.... just a different engine design.Well, maybe across the Accord, Civic and CR-V lines, but since the Passport, Pilot, and Ridgeline come with V6 engines I doubt they'll be downgraded.
I understand.The hybrid CR-V has been on the market since spring over here and all the drive/road tests I have read have been positive, saying that Honda has figured out a seamlessly smooth hybrid combination beating Toyota in its own game, both driveability and fuel economy wise.
While it would indeed be cool.. I don't think the platform is designed for that kind of horsepower.A 325 HP CRV Type R.......now how cool would that be.?
I like the looks of the Sonic Gray.. a lot.I'll take a touring Sonic Gray Pearl/Black
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I was curious about your "essentially identical in power and torque" so looked up the specs for the 2019 Accord 2.0T and the 2019 Ridgeline V6.The 2.0T is not really a downgrade at all though.... just a different engine design.
Since the 2.0T is essentially identical in power and torque to the older Honda V6s... I would not bet on them keeping the V6s for the long term.