2021 Honda CR-V: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - March 19, 2020

Model Preview

In 2020, the Honda CR-V went through a freshening that brought in a new front design, a revamped cabin, a new standard engine, and a hybrid model. With these changes still fresh, we expect the 2021 Honda CR-V to be a carryover model

On the outside, the 2020 refresh delivered a new front bumper, updated grille, revamped headlights, updated wheels, and three new colors. We expect this design to remain the same when the 2021 CR-V arrives in showrooms.

The interior’s updates were more subtle and included a new center console, repositioned USB ports, and more storage space. It also gained a heated steering wheel and wireless charging pad on Touring models. We expect this to all remain the same when the 2021 CR-V arrives.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Under its hood, the 2020 CR-V dropped its standard 2.4-liter engine, making the turbocharged 190-horsepower 1.5-liter engine standard. We expect this engine and the standard continuously variable transmission to carry on unchanged in the 2021 CR-V.

The current CR-V is an IIHS Top Safety Pick thanks to its “Good” crash test ratings across the board, “Good”-rated LED headlights on the Touring trim, and “Superior”-rated standard automatic emergency braking. Enhancing the 2020 CR-V’s safety is its standard lane-keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. We expect the safety ratings and equipment to remain the same in the 2020 CR-V.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official release date for the 2021 CR-V, but based on previous release schedules, we expect a fall 2020 arrival.

The 2021 CR-V’s pricing is also unknown, but with no changes coming, we expect its pricing to remain similar to the current model’s $26,170 to $35,870 MSRP range.

This compact crossover will compete with the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Chevrolet Equinox.

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Pictured: 2020 CR-V

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