The redesigned CR-V gains features, space, and refinement.
The base model is fitted with a carryover 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.
Upper trims sport a 190-hp, 1.5-liter turbo.
A continuously variable transmission is standard and works well with both engines.
Fuel economy from either engine is impressive.
Handling is more nimble and sure-footed, and the firm ride is steady and compliant.
Road noise has been suppressed, resulting is a quieter cabin.
The interior is very comfortable and roomy, particularly the rear seat, and more upscale.
An available 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and Garmin navigation, but its touch screen logic isn't particularly intuitive.
Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot warning come standard on all but the base LX model. Updates for 2020 include a hybrid version added to the lineup; it returned 35 mpg overall in our tests.
Also new for 2020 is that the base LX model gets the EX's 1.5-liter turbo engine, and the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features is now standard on all trim lines.