Up until recently if you wanted to get a hybrid crossover or an SUV, your choices were limited to Toyota or Lexus; I don’t think there are any other automakers selling hybrid CUV/SUVs in North America. To break the monopoly (or duopoly), Honda has jumped on the hybrid CUV segment, with the introduction of the CR-V Hybrid.
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid and regular CR-V see minor styling tweaks and are now offered with one engine choice for the gasoline only version, the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine is gone. The gasoline only CRV is offered with the turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, which produces 190 horsepower.
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid uses the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine from the Accord Hybrid, and two electric motors. The combined output of the electric motors and gasoline engine is 212 horsepower, exactly the same as the Accord Hybrid’s. Honda didn’t release fuel consumption numbers but said the CR-V Hybrid should consume half of what the gasoline-only version consumes in the city, which is 8.7 L/100 km (27 mpg), so the CR-V Hybrid should consume 4.35 L/100 km in city driving (40.5 mpg); this sounds good on paper but we’ll how well it translates in real world driving.