2021 Honda CR-V Model Overview
If you’re in the market for a small SUV, the 2021 Honda CR-V stands apart from other vehicles in its class. It offers a sporty and athletic appearance, superb performance and handling, a choice of two fuel-efficient engines, and cavernous cargo capacity to give you the versatility you need.
The CR-V is offered in LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels, with all but the base model having the option of a hybrid powertrain. All-wheel drive is an option for all gas-powered trims and comes standard on hybrid models. With its many available features, you can tailor your CR-V to suit your everyday life and your weekend adventures.
The exterior of the 2021 Honda CR-V offers the perfect blend of rugged design and elegant sophistication to match your lifestyle. It features sleek and dynamic front-end styling, a muscular, sculpted profile, and a sporty rear with unique taillights, all of which combine to create an impressive road presence.
LX models give you a remote entry system, an active shutter grille, multi-reflector automatic headlights, signature LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, power side mirrors, a black roofline spoiler, and distinctive LED taillights. The reverse-linked rear windshield wiper is activated when you shift into reverse gear.
Going with the EX adds LED headlights (on hybrid models), LED fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, color-keyed door handles and roofline spoiler, rear privacy glass, and color-keyed heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals. Smart entry with walk away auto-lock enables you to lock and unlock the doors without ever having to take the key fob out of your pocket.
The EX-L trim features a power tailgate with programmable height settings. Step up to the Touring model for rain-sensing windshield wipers, 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and dual chrome exhaust tips. You also get the convenience of a hands-free programmable tailgate that opens and closes with a sweep of your foot under the bumper. It’s ideal for those busy times when your hands are full.
Spacious and Versatile Interior
When you step into the CR-V’s spacious cabin, you’ll find yourself enveloped by contemporary design features, premium materials, and fine craftsmanship. It offers ample space for five adults in the comfortable and supportive seating. With a full complement of passengers, you can fit 39.2 cubic feet of gear in the back.
With a simple pull of a lever, you can drop the easy-fold 60/40-split rear seats to give you a 75.8-cubic-foot cargo area (68.7 cubic feet in hybrid models) with lighting and cargo tie-down anchors. Additional useful storage spaces can be found around the cabin, including the clever multi-functional center console with its adjustable parcel shelf.
In the LX trim, you get premium cloth upholstery, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, a rear-seat center armrest, automatic climate control, a tilting, and telescoping steering column, and a convenient instrument panel-mounted shifter. EX models offer push-button start, heated front seats, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a one-touch power moonroof, and a retractable cargo area cover.
Go with the EX-L for leather upholstery, a memory driver’s seat, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The top-of-the-range Touring trim adds ambient lighting and a heated steering wheel.
To keep you and your passengers connected and entertained on the road, the CR-V features the latest infotainment technology and audio systems. LX models offer a central 5-inch color LCD screen, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming capability, Pandora compatibility, a center console-mounted USB port, and a 12-volt power outlet. You can play your music through the 160-watt four-speaker sound system.
The EX trim adds a high-resolution 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, an SMX text message function, and additional front and rear USB ports. You also get a six-speaker 180-watt audio system with satellite and HD radio. The EX-L gives you two additional speakers while Touring models offer a premium 330-watt nine speaker sound system, a wireless phone charger, and an integrated navigation system with voice recognition.
Lively and Fuel-Efficient Performance
Whether you’re tackling the daily commute or heading out on a road trip, the CR-V offers a rewarding driving experience, along with a quiet and refined ride. With its precise steering and agile handling, it’s especially fun to drive when negotiating the twisty back roads.
Standard power for the CR-V is provided by a punchy turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard or you can opt for a real-time all-wheel-drive system (AWD) with an intelligent control system. This powertrain will return up to 28 mpg for city driving and 34 mpg on the highway.
The CR-V Hybrid features a potent 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine matched with an electric motor and an electronic continuously variable transmission to give a total system output of 212 horsepower. You’ll be rewarded with up to 40 mpg in the city and 38 mpg for highway driving.
AWD comes standard with the hybrid powertrain, enabling you to tame rough roads and bad weather. You can select three drive modes — ECON for improved fuel economy, Sport for enhanced engine performance, and EV for electric-only driving.
Safety and Driver Assist Technology
Helping keep you on track is the CR-V’s standard vehicle stability assist with traction control, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist. Driver assistance features include automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, a road departure mitigation system, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.
You also get a tire pressure monitoring system and a multi-angle rearview camera with normal, top-down, and wide-angle views. The EX trim and above add a blind-spot information system with rear cross-traffic monitoring, while hybrid models offer an acoustic vehicle alerting system.
For a closer look at all of the striking features of the 2021 Honda CR-V, contact us today at Performance Kings Honda to arrange a test drive. Our friendly team will be only too happy to help you.