The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid carries on with minimal changes. The base LX model has departed, so the starting price is about $2,800 higher. The current CR-V debuted in 2017, and hybrid power arrived just last year.
Choosing your Honda CR-V Hybrid
The CR-V Hybrid comes in three trim levels: EX, EX-L, and Touring. Pricing starts at $31,735 including destination and goes to $37,525 for the Touring.
The CR-V Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a pair of electric motors. Total output reaches 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard on the CR-V Hybrid, along with a single-speed automatic transmission.
As expected, efficiency is excellent for an AWD crossover. The CR-V Hybrid earns an EPA-estimated 40 miles per gallon city, 35 mpg highway, and 38 combined.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The CR-V Hybrid is a compact crossover that's spacious on the inside. Five passengers can fit without scrunching, and there's 33.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seat. With it folded, cargo room expands to 68.7 cubic feet. That's not quite as much as the regular CR-V, but still very good for this class.
The CR-V comes standard with a full suite of driver assistance technology. Every model gets adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, a driver alertness monitor, and automatic emergency braking.
An audio alert warns nearby pedestrians when the vehicle is approaching in electric-only mode. Front and rear parking sensors are exclusive to the Touring trim.
The CR-V Hybrid's infotainment system includes a 7-inch touchscreen, eight speakers, HD and satellite radio, two front and two rear USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The Touring also gets navigation and wireless device charging, as well as a nine-speaker audio setup.
The EX packs plenty of equipment into its base price, including a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a 12-way power driver seat, and remote start. The exterior gets LED fog lights, heated mirrors with turn signal indicators, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The EX-L gets a leather interior with ambient lighting, a four-way power passenger seat, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A power liftgate completes the upgrades.
Along with its infotainment upgrades and parking sensors, the Touring carries automatic wipers, a handsfree power liftgate, roof rails, and 19-inch wheels.
The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid in EX trim provides a nice load of features for the money. The EX-L and Touring add some premium features, so long as you're willing to pay for them.