The 2021 Honda CR-V will be redesigned, and it will include numerous outside and inside refreshments. Also, from some reliable sources, this model will also get some modifications under its hood. There will be a few engine options, and one of them will be a new hybrid system that also powers the popular Accord sedan model.
Whatsoever, the CR-V crossover will remain to be a compact crossover that provides an attractive look and even better cabin. The new model will offer a spacious interior and more high-quality materials, followed by lots of techs.
2021 Honda CR-V New Look
The upcoming 2021 Honda CR-V will introduce some changes outside. The new model is spied and is wearing 50 percent of the camo. So, from the images that we got, most of the parts are visible. The future model will get a new extended platform that will bring more space inside. Also, the CR-V will be larger than the current model.
Design-wise, this model will provide almost the same lines as the popular HR-V model. The changes on the front will include a new grille, LED headlights and bumpers. Overall, the rear will also be refreshed, and it will sport new taillights and more massive bumper.
Cabin Brings More High-Quality Materials
There will be more changes inside. The 2021 Honda CR-V is lying on the extended platform that will make the cabin more larger. Thanks to that, the popular manufacturer will add a third-row finally. However, this info is not yet officially confirmed. If this happens, the new model will get an increased seating capacity to seven.
The family-oriented SUV will also come with numerous updates. There will be more quality materials and some changes in the tech department. Besides the updated 5-inch infotainment system, the 2021 CR-V will get standard equipment features like single-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, 6-way manual-adjust driver’s seat, cruise control, and a 4-speaker, 160-watt audio system and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. However, optional features will include more prominent 7-inches display compatible with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, moonroof, push-button start, heated front seats.
2021 Honda CR-V Powertrain
Under the hood of 2021 Honda CR-V will be offered with two engine options. The first option is a 2.4-liter gasoline four-cylinder. This engine can deliver 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, and it provides 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Also, CVT transmission is in the offer. The next on the list is a 1.5-liter turbo that comes as the optional engine. As the first one engine, this one will provide almost the same output of 190 horses and 180 lb-ft of torque.
The diesel variant will also be introduced with the new model. This one will consist of a 1.6-liter that makes around 120 horsepower and over 200 lb-ft of torque.
The 2021 Honda CR-V will also be available with the hybrid system. According to reliable sources, this engine will bring more visual changes. Under the hood, the Honda CR-V Hybrid will be equipped with Honda’s familiar two-motor hybrid powertrain. It combines two electric motors with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine.
The same engine system is used in the Accord Hybrid model. However, under the CR-V model, this combination will make the output of 212 horsepower. Also, according to the officials, the new CR-V Hybrid will provide 50 percent better fuel-efficient than the base model. So, it is rated 42 mpg in the city.
Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2021 Honda CR-V will be facelifted, and changes will increase its price to $26,500. Also, the hybrid model will be new this year, and we can expect to cost a thousand dollars more than the base model.
The release date of this model is expected to be sometime next year. Models like Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan X-Trail will continue to compete with the new Honda CR-V.