2021 CR-V Hybrid – Model Overview

March 25th, 2021 by

2021 Honda CR-V HybridSay hello to the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Finally, there’s a hybrid SUV with power, versatility, and all the comfort and convenience features you crave. Plus, it comes with a suite of driver-assist systems that help you drive safer. Here’s a rundown of the best features of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid.

Curb Appeal

A sleek front fascia with LED headlights frames a gloss black grille that highlights the CR-V Hybrid’s modern styling. LED fog lights come standard. The sculpted wheel arches, alloy wheels, roof rails, and chrome accents give the CR-V Hybrid a sophisticated profile. Dual chrome-tipped trapezoidal exhaust ports and smoked-out LED taillights to contribute bold style to the rear fascia. A tailgate rear spoiler with an integrated brake light adds style and performance.

Honda offers the CR-V Hybrid in three trims, the EX, EX-L, and Touring. The EX-L trim upgrades to a power tailgate with programmable height adjustment, and the Touring trim goes a step further with hands-free operation. EX and EX-L trims use 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Touring trim goes with 19-inch wheels. A one-touch power moonroof with a tilt feature comes standard on every trim. 

Honda’s smart entry with walk-away auto lock gets you into your CR-V Hybrid with the key fob in your pocket. When you exit your CR-V Hybrid and walk away, it locks automatically. Your body-color side mirrors are heated, powered, and come with integrated turn signal indicators. Honda makes various accessories to customize your CR-V Hybrid. Crossbars for your roof rails allow you to attach a roof basket, bike racks, and more.

Hybrid Powertrain

A 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine with dual overhead cams, 16 valves, and i-VTEC technology puts out 179 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque on its own. When paired with the AC synchronous permanent-magnet electric motor, this powertrain gives you 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. The lithium-ion battery conveniently stores beneath the cabin floor without intruding on the spacious cabin. 


Honda’s Real Time all-wheel-drive system comes with every trim. This system intelligently sends power to the wheels that have the most grip, allowing you to take on nasty weather and rough terrain. Honda tested the CR-V Hybrid in the Mojave Desert, proving it can take the heat and harsh conditions.

Three drive modes let you dial in your CR-V Hybrid’s performance. ECON mode maximizes your efficiency. Sport mode dials in your throttle, suspension, and shift points for a more exciting drive. EV mode goes all-electric, saving you money at the pump.

Your CR-V Hybrid features Eco Assist technology that helps you improve your driving habits for optimum efficiency. The driver feedback system lights green when you display efficient driving habits and blue when you aren’t, allowing you to see and learn how to operate your CR-V Hybrid for maximum results.

Every trim comes with hill start assist for smooth starting on hills without roll-back. The CR-V Hybrid’s fuel injection system automatically shuts down when an accident occurs to prevent a possible fire from leaking fuel. An electronic continuously variable transmission delivers smooth, effortless shifting and power on demand.

The MacPherson strut front suspension, a multi-link double-wishbone rear suspension, and stabilizer bars in the front and back limit body roll for responsive handling and a smooth ride.

Interior Comfort

Cloth seats are standard on the EX trim. EX-L and Touring get leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a leather shift knob. Wood appliques and soft-touch surfaces throughout the cabin add refined style. Heated front and rear outboard seats and a heated steering wheel are standard on every trim. Ventilated front seats come with the Touring trim. The dual-zone climate control system gives you and your front passenger personalized comfort settings.

In-Vehicle Technology

All your tech runs through the 7-inch touch screen with pinch zoom capability. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support allow you to sync your smartphones. You can access navigation information, stream your favorite music, make calls, and more hands-free with intuitive voice commands. Built-in audio apps include SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, and Pandora. Your audio plays on a nine-speaker sound system, complete with a subwoofer for clear, crisp quality.

A wireless charging pad and USB ports in the front and rear keep you charged and connected. Downloading the HondaLink app lets you access vehicle diagnostics, remotely start and unlock your CR-V Hybrid, and even schedule maintenance from your phone.

Honda Sensing

Every CR-V Hybrid comes with Honda Sensing, a suite of driver-assist systems that elevate your driving experience and help keep you safe. The suite includes blind spot information that uses the rear bumper sensors to alert you when vehicles enter your blind spots. The cross-traffic monitor uses the same sensors to alert you when a car crosses behind you while in reverse.

Your LED headlights feature automatic on/off functionality, switching to low-beam when it detects an approaching vehicle and back to high beam when the way ahead clears. Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) scans the road ahead, alerting you to potential obstacles. If necessary, the CMBS will engage emergency brake support to help lessen a possible impact.

A road departure mitigation (RDM) system senses when you inadvertently cross over detected lanes without signaling. The RDM will provide gentle steering correction to return you to your lane or engage emergency brake support to keep you from leaving the road entirely. An adaptive cruise control system with a low-speed follow allows you to stay at a preset speed and distance from the vehicle ahead in traffic. The system uses radar and cameras to slow you down, even to a complete stop. A tap on the accelerator will return your CR-V Hybrid to the preset speed and distance. Honda’s Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) uses advanced optical sensors mounted high on the windshield to monitor your CR-V Hybrid while traveling within marked lanes. The LKAS provides gentle steering correction to help keep you centered in your lane, reducing driver fatigue.

Honda continues to impress with its hybrid powertrain, and the CR-V Hybrid lives up to the hype. At Performance Honda, we understand the growing appetite for a hybrid SUV with style, performance, and comfort. That’s why we stock the most extensive inventory of CR-V Hybrid SUVs in the region. We invite you to browse our inventory online or visit our showroom. One of our friendly, knowledgeable team members will happily show you the features of your favorite CR-V Hybrid and let you take it for a test drive.

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