The 2021 Honda CR-V is one of the most popular crossovers on the market and that is definitely for a good reason. It is a well-rounded vehicle, which offers great value for the money. You will hardly find another model in the class that offers such a great balance between price and quality. The current generation has been around for a couple of years and the latest reports are suggesting a mid-cycle refresh for the 2020 model year. That clearly indicates that the 2021 Honda CR-V shouldn’t feature more important changes.
- Comfortable ride
- Spacious cabin
- Plenty of cargo space
- Great fuel economy
- Rivals have more standard features
When it comes to the exterior design, we do not doubt that the 2021 Honda CR-V will follow all the changes that are about to come with the upcoming update. That would mean a couple of subtle styling changes, particularly at the front end. We expect to see a new front bumper, as well as a new grille and LED lamps. Other than that, things should remain pretty much the same, although we could see typical updates in terms of new color options and wheels designs.
This aspect is definitely one of the strongest points of the current model, so we expect the same thing in the future. The upcoming update probably won’t bring any more important change, so the 2021 Honda CR-V should carry on with a familiar layout. In practice, this means a well-built cabin, which features not just hi-quality materials but a stylish dashboard layout as well.
Practically, Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Rogue are probably the only models that look more opulent from the inside. On the other side, the CR-V is more spacious and features better seats. Also, the cargo area is among the biggest in class, as you can count on about 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 75.8 cubic feet of space when they are folded.
Changes under the hood are not expected. The 2021 Honda CR-V should carry on with two familiar engines in the offer. Base models will continue with a well-known 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers around 185 horsepower.
An optional 1.5-liter turbo-four features just a little bit more power (190hp), but also has more torque, so acceleration is notably better. Both engines feature a great fuel economy. The base engine returns around 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, while the optional turbo-four adds two mpg in both cases.
2021 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
Since there probably won’t be bigger changes, the 2021 Honda CR-V should hit the market sometime late in the next year. We also don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around $24,500.