The redesigned 2020 Honda CR-V alongside the brand-new CR-V Hybrid is named the 2020 Green SUV of the Year! This award comes from the Green Car Journal, and it is the second time that the Japanese company won the Green SUV of the Year. Moreover, this the sixth time that a Honda car receives such accolade from this renowed site. To quote Ron Cogan, editor, and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com: “Honda’s CR-V is already efficient as a conventionally-powered model and well-established as a driver favorite.”
Mister Cogan also added, “The addition of a new all-wheel-drive CR-V using Honda’s proven two-motor hybrid system is an exceptional move, offering buyers an even more compelling reason to consider this award-winning model at the showroom.” The 2020 version on CR-V made a debut in October, with a newly-designed exterior and a lot of improvements. For example, the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technology is now standard for all models.
Until the 2020 version, it was only available on the EX and trims above. Also, a more potent unit is available on the LX – the company’s very own 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. On top of that, the Honda CR-V Hybrid, which coming in Spring 2020, is Honda’s first SUV in the USA. Everyone is expecting that this will be the company’s top-selling Hybrid.
Honda CR-V – The Green Mission Pioneer
Lately, the Japanese automaker was recognized by the US EPA as the company with the highest fleet-average fuel economy of any automotive company. We already know that Honda is on a “green mission” to halve global CO2 emission by 2050. The company will put to electrification two-thirds of its global vehicle by 2030. Moreover, in the States, electrified vehicles of the Japanese automotive giant are up 34% this year. That’s over 50,000 hybrids, fuel cell cars, and plug-in hybrids.
On top of that, the hybrid series alone are up 82 % for 2019. The brand-new 2020 CR-V and the CR-V Hybrid are Honda’s sixth winner of the Green Car Journal award. Recently, the Insight model became the fourth Honda passenger car to win this award. Previously, the flattering title wore the 2021 Civic Natural Gas, 2014 Honda Accord, and 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid/Electric/Fuel Cell.
Also, in 2016, the HR-V won the Green SUV of the Year award as well. The base model of CR-V LX costs $26,550, while the EX comes for $27,560. The EX-L starts slightly above $30,000, and $31,550 with the AWD setup. The most expensive model is CR-V Touring, with a starting price of $33,250.