New 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid is ready to tackle the new Toyota RAV4. Both models are available in the U.S. and are managing good sales. And just like Toyota, Honda will also provide numerous changes to its new crossover. The arriving CR-V Hybrid will look slightly different than the regular gasoline variant. Moreover, this model is ready for a redesign.
That will include various cosmetic changes. On top of that, we can expect further interior updates and even some changes under the hood. As a result, CR-V Hybrid will look better and it will provide better comfort and more power.
2021 CR-V Hybrid Exterior Redesign
As we said, a new 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid will arrive with a redesign. The new model could get a new platform. That means the upcoming crossover should come with slightly larger dimensions. Of course, such a drastic change forces the rest of the vehicle to adapt. A hybrid version will get hidden exhaust system, new fog lights and more badging.
It is basically the only way you can spot the difference between hybrid and gasoline versions. Beside new exterior features such as wheels and headlights, CR-V will introduce more changes. That includes changes on the front fascia, side skirts and rear part. We can also expect reshaped grille and slightly larger bumpers.
On the inside, this crossover will also gain plenty of novelties. The forthcoming 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid will introduce a new digital gauge cluster. This innovation will open up more space in the cabin, and the latest dimensional changes will also maximize the interior room. On top of that, this crossover will get an improved version of the Honda Sensing system.
That means we could expect more standard driver-assistance features such as auto emergency braking and lane-departure warning. The Japanese manufacturer is working on a new upholstery as well. Thanks to that, CR-V Hybrid crossover will arrive with more high-quality materials and better comfort.
Engine Specs, MPG
This is the main difference between regular and hybrid CR-V versions. The base model comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that can produce 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid will deploy a 2.0-liter inline-four output. This naturally-aspirated engine is mated to a dual-motor setup and the battery pack. Thanks to that, CR-V Hybrid delivers 212 horsepower.
EPA still didn’t provide fuel economy ratings, but we can expect impressive figures. According to Honda, a hybrid variant offers better fuel efficiency by 50 percent. That means we can expect around 44 mpg combined, which is more than Toyota RAV4 has to offer. An all-wheel-drive system will be optional once again. Honda will also provide the same CVT automatic transmission.
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Price and Release Date
The all-new 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid will cost more than its predecessor. Whatsoever, you can get this model for $28,000. The price is in line with its biggest competitor, new 2021 Toyota RAV4. According to numerous reports, CR-V should go on sale anytime soon.
On the other hand, the regular gasoline model is slightly cheaper. There will be up to four trim levels once again, and new CR-V could become the best-selling non-truck vehicle in the United States.