The forthcoming 2021 Honda CR-V is the real stunner and Honda is ready to introduce numerous updates. According to the officials, the new model will arrive later this year and it will include better visual refreshments. Besides, this SUV will remain very affordable. Dimensional changes are very likely, and we can expect the latest CR-V to be larger than its predecessor.
Many rumors are circulating that the new-gen SUV will come with optional third-row of seats. As you may know, the CR-V crossover is two rows SUV that offers one of the techiest cabins in its segment. It is also the best selling model from this famous Japanese automaker.
2021 Honda CR-V Redesign
As we mentioned, the upcoming 2021 Honda CR-V is the real charmer. This model hosts an attractive and modern design. From many gossips, this version will be larger than before and it will ride on the new platform. This platform is the main highlight and it will introduce significant changes to the CR-V.
First of all, the refreshed 2021 Honda CR-V will sports better styling and it will use the same design languages as the big brother Pilot. It will also include a brand-new front fascia, broader grille, tinner LED headlights and LED fog lights. However, the bumper at the front will remain the same as on the predecessor. As you may know, the CR-V Hybrid is also available and it will introduce its own uniqueness. It will feature a blue Honda badge, 5-LED fog lights, and a slightly revised rear bumper. The Black Edition version is one of the most wanted on the market, thanks to its black accents, sporty styling, and the better package of features.
The CR-V is the SUV known for its reliability and durability. Honda will introduce a more upscale cabin this time and we can also expect more radical changes. The new platform will bring numerous updates inside for sure. With that, we mean that this model could finally get a third-row of seats optionally and become more family-oriented SUV. As you may know, the current two-row SUV offers an excellent cabin with 39.2/75.8 cubic feet that can be extended to 68.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
The forthcoming CR-V is available in four trims: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. LX trim is less expensive, and it includes Honda Sensing, 5-inch color screen and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, 6-way manual-adjust driver’s seat, and much more. The most expensive and equipped is the Touring trim. A model with this trim will get a 7-inch-display audio/infotainment system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible, heated steering wheel, and 9-speaker/330-watt premium audio system.
2021 Honda CR-V Powertrain
The latest 2021 Honda CR-V is a robust SUV that needs reliable engines. Unlike the current model, the new one will undoubtedly get some changes under the hood. The first powertrain option will be available across trims (LX, EX, EX-L, Touring), and it consists of a 1.5-liter turbo drivetrain that delivers 190 horses and 179 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this powertrain, the 2021 Honda CR-V is very efficient. It scored 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
The next powertrain is a new hybrid that uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The total output of this system is 212 horsepower and this model deploys an all-wheel-drive system as standard. Besides, the CR-V comes with (eCVT) and it can run on electricity alone at lower speeds. Hybrid attains up to 40 mpg in the city, which makes this SUV very efficient. The only con of this model is a towing capacity of 1,500-pounds that is lower than competitors like Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rogue.
Price and Release Date
The newest 2021 Honda CR-V will introduce some improvements and it will cost a little more than usual. According to many reports, the base model will start at $26,500. Furthermore, the arrival date is confirmed and we can expect this model to debut later this year. We can assume taught battle because in the same category are models such as Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rogue.