Honda offers eight CR-V variants, with prices ranging from $28,290 before on-road costs for the base Vi to $44,290 before on-roads for the all-wheel drive VTi-LX.
The CR-V is one of the longest-running names in the now-packed mid-sized SUV market, having first appeared in 1995. It’s grown significantly since then, both inside and out, and is now into its fifth generation.
- 2020 Honda CR-V Vi: $28,290
- 2020 Honda CR-V VTi: $30,690
- 2020 Honda CR-V 50 Years Edition: $32,090
- 2020 Honda CR-V VTi-S: $33,290
- 2020 Honda CT-V VTi-E seven seat: $34,490
- 2020 Honda VTi-S AWD: $36,490
- Honda VTi-L seven seat: $38,990
- Honda VTi-LX AWD: $44,290
All prices exclude on-road costs
Two engines are available in the CR-V. The base engine, only offered on the cheapest model, is a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder offering 113kW and 189Nm, mated with a CVT transmission.
The other engine is a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder. Although it’s smaller than the base engine, the turbocharged motor offers 140kW and 240Nm.
It’s also paired with a CVT as standard, and buyers can choose between front– or all–wheel drive.
The bigger, non-turbocharged 2020 Honda CR-V engine is the thirstier option.
It returns 7.6L/100km on the combined cycle, while the smaller 1.5-litre engine offers claimed economy of 7.0L/100km.
The CR-V has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, on the back of testing conducted in 2017.
Base models miss out on autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist, although it is available on all-wheel drive variants.
The 2020 Honda CR-V measures 4596mm long, 1855mm wide and 1689mm tall, with a 2660mm wheelbase.
Boot space is listed at 522L with the rear seats in place, and 1084L with them folded.
Standard equipment on the base CR-V Vi includes:
- Manual air conditioning
- Rear air vents
- 5.0-inch touchscreen
- Driver attention monitoring
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Rear parking sensors
- 17-inch alloy wheels
Moving to the VTi adds:
- A chrome exhaust pipe finisher
- Roof rails
- Keyless entry and start
- Dual-zone climate control
- 7.0-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Four USB ports
Moving to the VTi-S brings:
- Powered tailgate
- Automatic headlights
- Satellite navigation
- Luggage cover
- Camera-based blind-spot monitoring
- Front parking sensors
The seven-seat VTi-E gains:
- Third-row seating
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Leather seat trim
The seven-seat VTi-L offers:
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Panoramic sunroof
- Automatic headlamps
Because it isn’t a seven-seater, the VTi-S AWD doesn’t get an electric driver seat or panoramic sunroof. It is offered with:
- Two-tone fabric seats
- Automatic high-beam headlamps
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keeping assist
- Road departure mitigation
- Adaptive cruise control
Finally, the range-topping VTi-LX features:
- An auto-tilting mirror for the passenger-side mirror
- Panoramic sunroof
- LED headlamps
- Rear privacy glass
- Auto-dimming rear mirror
- Power-adjustable front seats
- Heated front seats
- Leather trim
- Digital radio
Servicing takes place every 12 months or 10,000km – whichever comes first.
Each of the first 10 services is priced at $312, which means the first five years of maintenance costs a total of $1560 regardless of which model you select.
The CR-V is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.