The story goes back to 1997 to see the first Honda CR-V SUV hit our roads. During all these years, the Japanese manufacturer has continued to improve it and make it ever more efficient.
At the end of 2022, Honda CR-V Canada announced for the first time a hybrid model for its compact SUV pampered by many Canadians and Quebecers. Since then, the all-new Honda CR-V has been even more powerful and competitive. Let’s take a look at its technical sheet to be convinced.
Two Hybrid Versions
The CR-V Honda Hybrid comes in two versions that are equally relevant.
A Powerful and Efficient Engine
Since the end of 2022, Honda has been offering hybrid technology that can count on a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors that are contained on each axle.
This hybrid engine delivers a combined power of 204 horsepower and a generous 247 lb-ft of torque. It is significantly more efficient than the combustion engine which develops 190 horsepower and a torque of 179 lb-ft.
In terms of acceleration, with the hybrid model you will do 0-100 km/h in 8.2 seconds with recoveries 80-120 km/h in 6.6 seconds. Here too, it is a gain compared to the gasoline mill.
Finally, as Antoine Joubert notes in Le Guide l’auto 2024:
“The hybrid also saves about 2L/100 km, or 25% of fuel compared to the base engine, which still delivers reasonable power.”
In short, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is a high-performance vehicle that won’t empty your pockets at the gas station.
Dimensions and Utility Volume
Since we are dealing with a compact SUV, it’s reasonable to expect dimensions similar to those that are found in other competitors. The good news is that the utility volume will provide ample space to accommodate all your luggage and equipment.
Dimensions and utility volume
Honda CR-V hybrid
Wheelbase: 2,700 mm
Length: 4,695 mm
Width: 1,940 mm
Height: 1,680 mm
1,028 L to 2,030 L (seats down)
In terms of towing capacity, the Honda CR-V Hybrid can tow up to 1,000 lbs (454 kg).
A Friendly and Comfortable Interior
This new generation of the CR-V offers remarkable comfort and maneuverability. Moreover, all the experts notice the layout and ergonomics inside the vehicle.
At first glance, it is undeniable that its interior is spacious, much more than the older generations. Éric LeFrançois, in L’Annuel de l’automobile 2024, mentions some characteristics on board the vehicle:
“At the front, the seats are still as comfortable as ever for long-distance travel and the ergonomics of the controls do not attract any particular criticism.”
We can add the space reserved for the rear passengers. This provides good leg and head room. Storage spaces are useful and diverse.
Finally, the infotainment system is easy to use and will allow you to get all the information easily.
On-Board Technologies and Driver Assistance Systems
Since the arrival of the hybrid version, the Honda CR-V has multiplied the technological characteristics, among which:
- 9-inch touchscreen
- 8-speaker audio system
- Bose Premium 12-speaker audio system in Touring Hybrid
- Navigation system (Touring hybrid version)
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- USB port
- And much more
In terms of driver assistance systems, the Honda CR-V for sale is worth exploring:
- Traffic sign recognition system
- Driver attention alert
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind spot information system
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert System
- Lane Departure Assist System
- Driving assistance in traffic jams
- And a lot more
In short, the 2024 Honda CR-V is technological and safe. There is no doubt that it is a reliable and long-lasting vehicle.
The hybrid version ensures frugal consumption, power, great performance in a quiet and comfortable interior.
Come test drive the all-new 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid or the used Honda CR-V. Come see us at Lombardi Honda in Montréal, near the North Shore and South Shore. A talented and experienced team will answer all your questions and let you know about current offers and promotions.