2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Review: A Foolproof Choice

The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid adds another layer of ability to an already hugely accomplished crossover. The combination of a 2.0-liter engine and two electric motors provides the CR-V Hybrid with a solid 212 horsepower, while the low-end torque from this powertrain makes it more responsive than the non-hybrid CR-V, all while managing better gas mileage figures. All-wheel drive is also standard on every CR-V Hybrid. Other than less cargo space and a higher price, the CR-V Hybrid offers all of the benefits of the conventionally-powered CR-V, such as spacious seating, plenty of safety features, and refined road manners. Although the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid achieves superior fuel economy, the CR-V Hybrid is still well worth consideration.

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2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2020 CR-V Hybrid?

Honda introduced the new Honda CR-V Hybrid to the USA in 2020, which coincided with a facelift of the entire CR-V range. These changes included a fresher design, a few more interior convenience items, and added driver-assist features. Due to this recent update, the CR-V Hybrid continues into 2021 without any major changes and the model's mechanical specifications are exactly as before.

Pros and Cons

  • More responsive than non-hybrid CR-V
  • AWD is standard
  • Impressively economical
  • Spacious seating
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Many standard safety features
  • Regular CR-V has more cargo space
  • Not as efficient as RAV4 Hybrid
  • Imperfect infotainment system

Best Deals on CR-V Hybrid

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Trims

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Hybrid EX
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
$30,560
Hybrid EX-L
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
$33,150
Hybrid Touring
2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
$36,350

CR-V Hybrid Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 182.1 in
  • Wheelbase 104.7 in
  • Height 66.5 in
  • Max Width 73.0 in
  • Front Width 62.9 in
  • Rear Width 63.5 in

Exterior Colors

  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Sonic Gray Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl

CR-V Hybrid Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

CR-V Hybrid Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Front Leg Room 41.3 in
  • Front Head Room 38.0 in
  • Rear Leg Room 40.4 in
  • Rear Head Room 39.1 in

CR-V Hybrid Trunk and Cargo Space

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Rear Passenger Seats Honda
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Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid a good car?

At a starting price that's over $5,000 more than the base gas-only CR-V, is the CR-V Hybrid worth the extra outlay? We're inclined to say that yes, it is. Not only is it more efficient, but that welcome dose of added low-end torque endows the CR-V Hybrid with a more responsive demeanor around town, even if its 0-60 sprint time hasn't really changed. It also comes with a few more standard toys when comparing trims with the regular CR-V. That being said, the gas-only model has a larger cargo area and has enough power for most needs, so we wouldn't go so far as to rule it out. There is also the matter of the hot-selling Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, which returns more miles per gallon and is cheaper than the CR-V Hybrid. Still, our Honda CR-V Hybrid review proves that this is one of the best-balanced offerings in the segment.

🚘What's the Price of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid?

The 2021 CR-V Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $30,560 for the Hybrid EX, which makes it $2,700 more expensive than the equivalent non-hybrid CR-V which we review separately. Next is the mid-range Hybrid EX-L at $33,150 followed by the Hybrid Touring at $36,350. These prices exclude tax, licensing, and registration costs, along with a destination charge of $1,120. With all the options and accessories, the Honda CR-V Hybrid will cost over $46,000. Based on our 2021 CR-V Hybrid review, that's a lot more than you should be paying, so stick with a lightly optioned EX or EX-L or consider a used 2020 example.

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