2020 Honda CR-V vs 2017-2019: Facelift differences & changes compared

The 2020 Honda CR-V facelift is pretty hard to pick against the original fifth-generation model. See what’s new in this side-by-side comparison.

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2017 Honda CR-V2017-19
For 2020 Honda has dechromed the grille a little bit. The bumper is new, and has does have the weird vertical side scallops. The lower air dam is more pronounced with more dark plastic, and a wiggly highlight done in fake metal.
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid facelift2020 F/L
2017 Honda CR-V - front, red2017-19
The 2020 CR-V pictured here is the new Hybrid variant, which has a 2-litre Atkinson cycle I4 gas engine and two electric motors, AWD, and a total of 212hp (158kW).
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid facelift2020 F/L
2017 Honda CR-V - rear, red2017-19
The Hybrid model has special badging, and a subtle blue ring on the inner part of the Honda badges. The 2.4L I4, which was the base engine, has been deleted in the US. All non-hybrid models now have a 190hp (142kW) 1.5L turbo I4.
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid facelift2020 F/L
2017 Honda CR-V - side, gray2017-19
There are new alloy wheel designs, and larger 19-inch rims are standard on the range-topping Touring model (in the USA).
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid facelift2020 F/L
2017 Honda CR-V2017-19
Like the front set, the rear bumper also has had its vertical scallops removed. The lower section has been restyled with a bit less fake metal. The tail-lights now feature smoked plastic covers.
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2017 Honda CR-V - interior, dashboard, two tone, cream leather, wood trim2017-19
The dashboard and instrument cluster is carried over unchanged.
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2017 Honda CR-V2017-19
The centre console bin has been redesigned to be easier to use, but the seats look the same as before.
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid facelift2020 F/L
2017 Honda CR-V2017-19
Like other two motor hybrids from Honda (think Insight and Accord), the CR-V Hybrid has switches for its transmission rather a conventional lever. You can't quite see it here, but there's also Qi wireless smartphone charging pad in the center console on high-end models.
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid facelift2020 F/L
2017 Honda CR-V2017-19
The CR-V Hybrid has a slightly higher trunk floor in order to accommodate both the fuel tank and a battery pack. Storage space is down slightly, but Honda isn't saying by how much.
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid facelift2020 F/L
2017 Honda CR-V2017-19
The only upside of the reduced cargo space is that the CR-V Hybrid now has a truly flat loading area when you fold down the split-fold seats.

2020 Honda CR-V facelift (Hybrid)

Credit: Honda North America

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid facelift


2017-2019 Honda CR-V (fifth-generation)




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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

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2020 Honda CR-V vs 2017-2019: Facelift differences & changes compared