2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Trims and Powertrain
A trio of trims – EX, EX-L, and Touring – makes up the 2022 CR-V Hybrid lineup. Their powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with dual electric motors, which make a combined output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb.-ft. of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) manages the standard all-wheel-drive system. The EPA has estimated the vehicle’s fuel economy at 40 mpg around town and 35 mpg on the highway.
The EX gets some upscale features like a moonroof, two-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats. It also has LED headlights and fog lights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, rear privacy glass, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock (lets you lock and unlock the doors without touching the key fob), push-button ignition, an overhead console with a sunglasses holder, a power driver’s seat with position memory, a front passenger’s seatback pocket, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback with a center armrest, and a retractable cargo cover.
The infotainment system in this base trim has a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a sound system with eight speakers, and SiriusXM satellite radio. It’s also equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features, which consists of forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and automatic high beams are standard as well.
The EX-L adds some truly nice features, like a power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, genuine leather (on the seats, steering wheel, and shift knob), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a HomeLink universal garage door opener, ambient interior lighting, and a power front passenger’s seat.
The Touring is loaded with rain-sensing windshield wipers, rooftop rails, front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free liftgate, a wireless phone charger, and an enhanced infotainment system with navigation, voice recognition, and a premium sound system with nine speakers.
The base EX is set up for comfort with remote engine start, heated front seats, and dual-zone climate control. It also boasts LED headlights with auto on/off, LED fog lights, keyless entry, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, four USB ports, a 12-volt power outlet, rear privacy glass, push-button start, a tilt/telescopic steering column, a 12-way power driver’s seat with lumbar control, a driver’s memory system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The EX-L adds ambient interior lighting, leather upholstery, a four-way power front passenger seat, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power liftgate, and an automatic-dimming rearview mirror. The top-tier CR-V Hybrid, the Touring, gets a hands-free power liftgate, wireless smartphone charging, 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Advanced Safety Technology
The Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver’s aids comes standard on all trims. These state-of-the-art technologies include collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic monitor, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. Front and rear parking sensors come with the Touring.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The standard infotainment gear for the CR-V Hybrid includes a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, an eight-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, SiriusXM satellite radio, two USB ports per row, a 12-volt power outlet, access to HondaLink telematics for emergency help and diagnostics, and SMS text messaging. The Touring gets navigation, a premium nine-speaker sound system, and wireless device charging.