How do you improve upon an enduring classic like the Honda CR-V? Make it a hybrid! The all-new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is the best of gas-meets-electric. Road trips won’t require frequent stops at gas stations, or worse, trying to find an electric charging station. Here's a few details about why you're going to love the Honda CR-V Hybrid.

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The Honda CR-V, now in Hybrid form

The new CR-V Hybrid comes with a 2.0L I-4 engine that amps it up to 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. It also churns out 40 mpg city and 35 highway mpg (versus 28 city / 34 highway for the gas version), which saves you money at the pump. Honda AWD allows you to go more places as you explore.

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is packed with great standard features, including Honda Sensing – Honda’s unique set of intelligent safety innovations:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)

But it’s not all business – Honda has stepped up in the fun department with available power moonroof, 9-speaker stereo system, and wireless phone connectivity with Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

There is also plenty of room for family, friends, pets and more in the CR-V Hybrid. It can sit up to five people comfortably and has a cargo volume of 940 L (33 cu.ft.). 

How does the CR-V Hybrid compare to its rivals?

The competing Ford Escape Hybrid has some good features, but it doesn’t equal the CR-V Hybrid. Kelley Blue Book’s comparison of the two hybrids paints a favorable picture for the Honda: "There's a lot to like about the 2020 Ford Escape, and in terms of driving manner, there's nothing wrong with it. But it's hard to go wrong with the 2020 Honda CR-V. It's very well built, it holds its value very well, it has usable cargo space and a comfortable ride, and we've already awarded it a Best Buy for 2020."

Some of the things that made the Honda CR-V Hybrid stand out were its better fuel mileage and more powerful engine. It's also impossible to beat all the storage bins that the CR-V offers. KBB also liked the CR-V Hybrid’s sharp looks and noted that while the Escape’s overall look was nice, the interior felt a little cheap.

Add it all up, and the CR-V Hybrid is the better pick. 

Why critics are in love with the Honda CR-V Hybrid

Car and Driver’s Scott Oldham believes the Honda CR-V Hybrid is going to become the best-selling crossover in America once word gets around about how great it is. He was very impressed with the CR-V Hybrid's quiet cabin, smooth drive, and responsive throttle that gives it more punch than the standard gas-powered CR-V.

Edmunds is also a big fan of the crossover, as they ranked the CR-V Hybrid as the top model in its class. This is due in large part to its ability to start up, accelerate, and stop very smoothly without the jarring motions common in hybrids. 

Jeff Perez at Motor1 enjoys the fact that so much about the CR-V Hybrid is geared toward functionality. While it still looks amazing, both inside and out, the CR-V is made for everyday life, and is an outstanding family vehicle – with convertible storage bins that adjust to house handbags, cell phones, snacks, and beverages.

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is Here at Roper Honda

It’s here! The team at Roper Honda in Joplin is ecstatic about the arrival new Honda CR-V Hybrid and can’t wait to assist you with your purchase or lease. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our showroom is currently open by appointment only, but rest assured, we are following CDC recommended practices to maintain a clean and safe environment.  Shop online now to find your CR-V Hybrid, fill out our online finance application and contact us to test drive or learn more!

*Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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