2022 Honda CR-V Performance

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Honda CR-V Performance Rating

2022 CR-V Performance

A 1.5-liter turbo-four engine is standard on gas CR-V models. The 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque it develops is adequate for the CR-V, which feels competent and reliable when driven around town. The engine provides enough impetus for smooth acceleration up to highway speeds, though overtaking is a gradual process. There are some independent testers that have recorded 0-60 mph acceleration times of seven and a half seconds, which isn't too bad at all. The Honda Passport, with its 3.5-liter V6, accelerates from 0-60 mph in around six seconds, but you don't need 6-cylinder power to reach 60 mph in that time - the Mazda CX-5 with its 250-hp turbo-4 achieves the same result. The heavier CR-V Hybrid completes the run in around 7.6 seconds, thanks to a 212-hp 2.-liter dual-electric motor setup.

Power is forwarded through a CVT to the front wheels of the crossover but it can be sent to all four optionally - hybrids and the Touring trims are AWD-only. The CR-V's AWD system is purposed solely for on-road driving, though, so don't attempt the really rough stuff. Every CR-V is rated for a 1,500-pound towing capacity, which isn't very much. The CX-5 is capable of up to 2,000 lbs and the RAV4 3,500 lbs.

2022 CR-V Performance Photos

2022 Honda CR-V Front Angle View Honda
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Engine and Transmission

Standard throughout the ICE CR-V line is the familiar 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that Honda standardized in 2020. It's been dialed to produce 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque that is directed by a continuously variable automatic transmission through to the CR-V's front-wheel drivetrain, or all-wheel drivetrain optionally. Performance-wise, the turbo unit provides just enough power for pleasant off-the-line acceleration and movement around town. Acceleration responses do become more gradual at higher speeds but not to an unbearable degree. The CVT otherwise suits the CR-V's simple and pragmatic nature with its gradual responses.

Powering the CR-V Hybrid is a brawnier 2.0-liter 4-cylinder i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle engine that's been augmented with two electric motors for combined power outputs of 212 horsepower. The engine itself supplies 143 hp and 129 lb-ft while the starter/generator motor and propulsion motor contribute 181 hp and 232 lb-ft. Power is also directed by an electronic CVT but is sent to all four wheels as standard. The additional power emitted from the hybrid powertrain is apparent in urban settings where the low-down torque does work. The motor does still feel a tad drained whilst getting up to highway speeds and commencing overtakes, though.

2022 Honda CR-V Performance Specs:

Honda CR-V TrimsHonda CR-V EnginesHonda CR-V HorsepowerHonda CR-V TransmissionsHonda CR-V DrivetrainsHonda CR-V MPG/MPGE
LX1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas190 hp @ 5600 rpmContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)AWD
FWD
29 MPG
30 MPG
Special Edition1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas190 hp @ 5600 rpmContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)AWD
FWD
29 MPG
30 MPG
EX1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas190 hp @ 5600 rpmContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)AWD
FWD
29 MPG
30 MPG
EX-L1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas190 hp @ 5600 rpmContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)AWD
FWD
29 MPG
30 MPG
Hybrid EX2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid212 hp @ 6200 rpmContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)N/A38 MPG
Hybrid EX-L2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid212 hp @ 6200 rpmContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)N/A38 MPG
Touring1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas190 hp @ 5600 rpmContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)AWD29 MPG
Hybrid Touring2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid212 hp @ 6200 rpmContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)N/A38 MPG

2022 CR-V Gas Mileage

When it comes to performance and fuel economy, compact crossover SUVs are designed to be easy-going and thrifty. In this regard, the Honda CR-V proves to be one of the most frugal in the classification, with the FWD variants returning EPA-derived mileage figures of 28/34/30 miles per gallon through the city/highway/combined driving cycles. AWD variants return figures of 27/32/29 mpg on those same cycles. The most frugal of the Mazda CX-5 variants achieve just 25/31/28 mpg. Both FWD and AWD variants are equipped with a 14-gallon gas tank that can keep the CR-V running for up to around 420 miles in its most efficient guise.

Of course, the CR-V Hybrid is the most efficient, with all three of the variants returning mileage figures of 40/35/38 mpg. Though it is impressive, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid still leads the classification with figures of 41/38/40 mpg.

2022 Honda CR-V Fuel Capacity

Honda CR-V TrimsLXSpecial EditionEXEX-LHybrid EXHybrid EX-LTouringHybrid Touring
Honda CR-V Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)27/3227/3227/3227/3240/3540/3527/3240/35

2022 Honda CR-V Trailering

Honda CR-V TrimsLXSpecial EditionEXEX-LHybrid EXHybrid EX-LTouringHybrid Touring
Honda CR-V Maximum Trailering Capacity1,500 lbs.1,500 lbs.1,500 lbs.1,500 lbs.N/AN/A1,500 lbs.N/A
Engine1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas2.0L Inline-4 Hybrid
TransmissionContinuously Variable Automatic (CVT)Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
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