New 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid Release Date, Price, Engine – It should be no surprise that Honda views the CR-V as one of its most pivotal models. In 2024, it was the fifth best-selling car in the United States and by far Honda’s most famous individual model. Commuters can find solutions to most of their concerns with today’s tiny crossovers. But now, Honda has taken the wraps off the new CR-V. Although the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid has been teased numerous times, the final design demonstrates that it is a more daring vehicle than its predecessor. Its purpose is the same: to displace the perennial Toyota RAV4. Let’s see if the redesigned CR-V has what it takes to fill that role.
There is no better hybrid SUV than the Honda CR-V. Thanks to its high rate and reasonable price, it was shortlisted for our 2024 Best Hybrid or Electric SUV award. The Honda has a strong pickup in town and on the highway, a comfortable ride, and respectable gas mileage. Inside, the CR-V Hybrid boasts an elegant cabin that’s more extensive than the interiors of many other hybrid SUVs. The interior is pleasant, with supportive seats and several valuable extras. However, there are occasions when interacting with the infotainment system proves to be a source of irritation.
New 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid Redesign
Even though the latest Honda CR-V SUV is a well-executed crossover, it scarcely qualifies as exciting. There’s a more muscular vibe to the new one. Its black grille is framed by narrower headlamps that use a minimalistic LED lighting signature. The clusters of taillights, like those on the current model, rise high above the roofline and flank the back window. The chrome beam across the back has been deleted from the 2024 model for a more streamlined appearance. There is less clutter now that the license plate holder is mounted higher on the vehicle.
The exterior paint schemes of the Honda CR-V Hybrid have not been announced, although Honda isn’t known for being very daring. Besides the darker blue and red seen above, expect the typical white, black, and grey selections. Different trims also have distinct appearances; for example, the Sport and Sport Touring trims have black details on the grille that set them apart. Black 18-inch wheels on the Sport make way for 19-inches on the Sport Touring.
The CR-V Hybrid boasts a sleek, attractive cabin that looks fantastic and has plenty of high-quality materials. It also keeps occupants well-insulated from wind and traffic noise. The CR-V Hybrid has room for a family of five. The seats are supportive and provide an excellent seating posture for the driver, making long trips a breeze. The front and rear seats deliver generous space for both passengers’ heads and legs. Honda’s infotainment system may be a real pain to use. The touch screen is clumsy, and its visuals aren’t as sharp as those of competing systems. Some of its features are also buried in submenus, making them difficult to access while driving. The only physical controls are the volume knob and several buttons on the steering wheel.
Another noteworthy feature of the 2017 Honda CR-V Hybrid is its comfortable seats. Honda claims that their seats, called “Body Stabilizing Seats,” are effective in enhancing spinal alignment and decreasing tiredness. The new CR-V has rear legroom over half an inch longer than before, so passengers should find it pleasant to spend time there. The quality of the materials used is also impressive. The black headliner in the Sport and Sport Touring hybrids is accented with orange stitching. There are several nice touches on the Sport Touring, such as the leather upholstery and the metal honeycomb mesh on the dashboard.
A 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder powers the new Honda CR-V Hybrid. With two electric motors, the system can produce 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque at speeds up to 2,000 revolutions per minute. Given these parameters, we anticipate a 0-60 mph time of roughly 7.5 seconds, which is on par with what was accomplished by the outgoing model. The hybrid has a towing capacity, although a modest one of only a thousand pounds. Additionally, hill descent control has been added for the first time, providing a small but welcome boost in capability. Since we are now mounting the two electric motors side by side, we may now use a more powerful propulsion motor. All-wheel drive is optional on all other versions but standard on the Sport Touring.
The current CR-V Hybrid achieHybrid/35/38 mpg in the city, highway, and combined, but the next one could do even better. The 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder that produces 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque in the standard, non-hybrid CR-V (reviewed separately) is mated to a continuously variable transmission. Its range is also far more than 500 miles. There are no updated CR-V Hybrid EPA ratings available at this time.
New 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid Release Date and Price
Although Honda hasn’t announced pricing for the 2024 CR-V Hybrid yet, we may anticipate it to be slightly more expensive than the existing model. The base price of a 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid is $32,010. We expect the new one to have a base price of $33,000. Though the full 2024 Honda CR-V lineup debuts this summer, the hybrid model doesn’t come out until the fall.