The upcoming 2021 Honda CR-V is expected to be released next year. The new model will bring numerous visual changes and upgrades. Furthermore, under the hood, this SUV will offer many improvements and we can expect better output and fuel economy. Also, this model will be built on the new platform that suggests a hybrid powertrain to be introduced.
This year, the buyers will get a more spacious cabin that will be modern and will include the latest techs. Dimensionally the 2021 Honda CR-V will be larger if we compare it with the current one model. So, because of that, maybe we could see an optional third-row of seats.
2021 Honda CR-V Looks Larger Than Before
The first spy photos of the 2021 Honda CR-V appears and we can see some changes. The caught model is wearing some camo at the front and rear end. However, some parts are visible and there is clearly some refresh.
Dimensionally this model looks larger than before and it will most likely get a new platform. So, with the new platform, we can expect a more sportier look and new design language. Also, the redesign will include a new grille, LED headlights and the new taillights system with stronger bumpers.
More High-Quality Materials
With the new platform, the dimension of the forthcoming SUV will be changed. Thanks to that the 2021 Honda CR-V will be offered with a more spacious cabin than before. Also, from some gossip, the upcoming model may get a third-row that will be optional. If that is true, we can expect that this model accommodates seven passengers with ample legroom in the third row.
Also, don’t expect cargo room to be changed. Whatsoever, the new 2021 CR-V will include numerous changes inside. Most of the techs will be refreshed and updated. This will include infotainment system, larger displays, and more high-quality materials.
2021 Honda CR-V Powertrain
The new 2021 Honda CR-V will be equipped with two engine options under its hood. The first engine that powers this SUV is the 2.4-liter gasoline four-cylinder that is capable to make around 184 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque. Under the current model, this engine provides 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. However, with the new model, we can expect even better consumption. Moreover, a CVT transmission is in the offer. The next one engine on the list is a 1.5-liter turbo. This engine is optional and it produces 190 horses and 180 lb-ft of torque.
According to the latest test, this type of engine provides 28/34 mpg and is connected to the FWD system. However, as before an all-wheel-drive setup is optional. The new platform will clearly suggest a hybrid powertrain that will be later introduced.
The diesel variant will be also available according to the news. Furthermore, this engine will be only offered in some markets. Under the hood of this model will be a popular 1.6-liter engine that will produce at least 120 horsepower and over 200 lb-ft of torque.
Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2021 Honda CR-V will get some changes and updates that will make the price higher. It will cost a little more than before. The price will start at around $26,500.
As for the release date, we can expect this model to debut sometime next year. Models like Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan X-Trail will compete against the new 2021 Honda CR-V model.