e and a top pick for 2022. The Honda’s regular turbocharged gas engine and hybrid variant are neither swift nor particularly exciting to drive, but they do their jobs without complaint.
On extended trips, you can rest in comfortable seats and quiet cabins by limiting the base engine’s acceleration. When compared to rival SUVs, the CR-impressive V’s fuel economy means fewer pit stops for gas on long travels with the family. Active safety elements are standard, and it offers a wide variety of popular technological upgrades to keep up with newer competitors. The 2022 CR-V isn’t the most stylish or sophisticated option in this crowded market, but it’s certainly one of the best.
What is Coming In 2022?
For the 2022 model year, Honda has made no changes to the CR-V lineup. We have, however, managed to obtain some spy shots of the successor, which is scheduled to hit the market in 2023. The next generation CR-V will likely be available with both a gas-only and a hybrid powertrain, in addition to a cleaner design and the possibility of a third row. The development of an electric version is also possible.
2022 Honda CR-V SUV Price
2022 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV
2022 Honda CR-V SE 4dr SUV
2022 Honda CR-V AWD LX 4dr SUV
2022 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV
2022 Honda CR-V AWD SE 4dr SUV
2022 Honda CR-V AWD EX 4dr SUV
2022 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV
2022 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L 4dr SUV
2022 Honda CR-V AWD Touring 4dr SUV
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Putting Honda’s first turbocharged engine, a 1.5-liter unit producing 190 horsepower, in a CR-V shows that the automaker put in the time and effort required to create a vehicle worthy of our highest commendation. The CR-V has a relatively low towing capacity among compact crossovers, coming in at just 1500 pounds.
The CR-acceleration V’s might be underwhelming for a parent who also doubles as a street racer. However, they, along with everyone else, will like the vehicle’s smooth ride, responsive steering, and reliable stopping power. With its composed and compliant ride, the CR-V makes every commute, long or short, more bearable.
The brake pedal is sensitive enough to provide the desired stopping strength immediately upon request. Two electric motors and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder provide the CR-V hybrid with a total of 212 horsepower. We like the seamless and quiet operation of the hybrid system and recognized Honda’s efforts to lessen engine drones at full power by equipping the car with soundproofing materials and an active noise-canceling audio system. In comparison to the standard engine, which was among the noisiest in its category while pressing the accelerator, this greatly improved the driving experience.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Two efficient engine options are presented for the CR-V. Gas-only front-drive vehicles get 28/34 mpg in the city/highway, while AWD versions get 27/32 mpg in the city/highway. As part of our comprehensive testing protocol, we put a CR-V with all-wheel drive through its paces on our 75 mph highway fuel-economy route, and it achieved 28 mpg.
The EPA has given the hybrid CR-V an estimated 40 City/35 highway mpg. In contrast, the city/highway fuel economy ratings for the Toyota RAV4 hybrid are 41/38 mpg. The Honda hybrid achieved 32 mpg in our real-world tests while the Toyota achieved 35 mpg (37 total). View the EPA’s website for specifics on the CR-gas V’s mileage.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The CR-interior V’s is elegant and roomy, making for a cool and pleasant setting. The familiar layout and high-quality materials create a modern aesthetic. The Touring model we drove had an especially elegant interior because of its sophisticated combination of faux-wood accents, chromed plastic, and brushed-satin finishes.
The front seats are contoured and supportive, providing a snug ride. The CR-V is unrivaled in its class when it comes to cargo space, and it further distinguishes itself by including several features that are both convenient and easy to operate. Like the CX-5 and the Ford Escape, we were able to cram 10 luggage into the trunk space. If you fold down the rear seats, the Honda has the most cargo capacity available.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Honda’s annoying infotainment system marred an otherwise flawless presentation. The LX trim level comes standard with a 5.0-inch color radio screen, while the other trim levels get a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio; navigation and a nine-speaker audio system are both available as add-ons. We like that Honda included a rotary volume knob again in their vehicles last year, but the lack of other controls, sluggish infotainment responses, and the lack of an auxiliary connection is not acceptable.
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring
front-engine, front-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
PRICE AS TESTED
$37,920 (base price: $37,525)
DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.0-liter inline-4, 143 hp, 129 lb-ft; permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor, 181 hp, 232 lb-ft (combined output, 212 hp; 1.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack)
Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 12.3-in vented disc/12.2-in disc
Tires: Continental CrossContact LX Sport, 235/55R-19 101H M+S
Wheelbase: 104.7 in
Length: 182.1 in
Width: 73.0 in
Height: 66.5 in
Passenger volume: 103 ft3
Cargo volume: 33 ft3
Curb weight: 3750 lb
C/DTEST RESULTS: NEW
60 mph: 7.5 sec
1/4 mile: 16.1 sec @ 86 mph
100 mph: 24.5 sec
The results above omit a 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.5 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 4.1 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 5.4 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 103 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 170 ft
Road holding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.80 g
Observed: 27 mpg
Unscheduled oil additions: 0 qt
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 38/40/35 mpg
3 years/36,000 miles bumper to bumper
5 years/60,000 miles powertrain
8 years/100,000 miles hybrid components
5 years/unlimited miles of corrosion protection
3 years/36,000 miles of roadside assistance
- Five-seat compact SUV
- Front- or all-wheel drive
- Turbo four-cylinder or gas-electric hybrid drivetrain
- Continuously variable automatic transmission
- Automatic emergency braking standard