Best Hybrid SUV

January 6th, 2020 by

2020 Honda CR-V Exterior Profile Passenger Side City Location

Green Car Journal’s 2020 Green SUV of the Year is a sought-after honor, and this year it’s been earned by the 2020 Honda CR-V and all-new CR-V Hybrid. The standard CR-V is already impressing drivers, and the CR-V Hybrid is set to add to Honda’s strong efficiency-focused lineup when it hits dealerships early next year.

To find out more, read on to explore:

  • Honda CR-V Efficiency
  • Honda CR-V Hybrid Efficiency
  • Honda Efficiency

Honda CR-V Efficiency

2020 Honda CR-V Exterior Front Angle Passenger Side Driveway LocationAs written by Car and Driver: “Honda did its homework planting its first turbocharged engine … in a CR-V and pairing it with one of the best continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) available”. That celebrated combination delivers:

  • Up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with FWD models*
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with AWD models*

Combined with a 5-star 2020 safety rating, that makes the Honda CR-V a clear frontrunner.

Honda CR-V Hybrid Efficiency

2020 Honda CR-V AWD Exterior Profile Snow LocationThe Honda CR-V is expected to become one of the brand’s best-selling hybrid models. This hotly-awaited Honda hybrid SUV should also be one of their most fuel efficient SUV models thanks to an anticipated 50% increase in EPA city fuel economy ratings from the standard CR-V.

Even so, it should still deliver up to 212 hp combined, and it’s set to be the first Honda hybrid available with AWD.

Honda Efficiency

Honda is making huge strides forward for an efficient future. They have the highest fleet-average fuel economy of any automaker, and they’re also aiming to electrify two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030.

All in all, it’s no wonder they’ve had many Green Car Journal wins. Previous honors have gone to:

  • Honda Insight
  • Honda Civic Natural Gas
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
  • Honda Clarity Electric
  • Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Explore the Refreshed Honda CR-V by Visiting Your Local Showroom

Whether you want to talk about the already acclaimed Honda Hybrid SUV or find out about safety scores, the team at your local Mid-Michigan Honda dealer can help. For any further advice or to hear about current specials, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.