Honda’s compact-sized, Civic-based CR-V SUV will enter the 2022 model year without significant changes. The 2022 Honda CR-V will come with some changes in the equipment availability with additional standard features and several new ones. Following the recent mid-cycle update the model won’t receive a new round of visual changes until the next redesign that should happen around 2023. The model will also repeat familiar powertrain options including a hybrid setup. The trim range should also stay uncharged but Honda could introduce a new special edition version to keep attention on the model until the all-new version arrives.
The Honda CR-V is a well-rounded crossover SUV adequate for small familiar. The model has a roomy cabin and a cavernous cargo capacity. The base turbocharged engine accelerates quickly and returns good fuel economy. Buyers can opt for a more efficient hybrid version that uses the Accord-based powertrain. The CR-V has also good drive manners and comes well equipped from the entry-level version.
With the CR-V in its SUV range, Honda has a rival for the crowded compact class where are also models such as the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox and Nissan Rogue.
2022 Honda CR-V: Design
The newest, fifth-generation Honda CR-V arrived all-new for the 2017 model year while received the mid-cycle update for the 2020 season. The current CR-V adopted the Civic’s underpinning while sharing its styling cues with the rest of the brand’s range. A recently facelifted, mid-size Ridgeline pickup truck signals eventual styling upgrades of the new generation CR-V and other Honda models.
The 2022 CR-V will continue to live on the last facelift upgrades while buyers should get new color and wheel options to choose from. The model could also get a new special edition version with unique styling inserts as some sources suggest.
The model updated the grille design and adopted new headlights for the 2020 season and the 2022 returns with the same styling elements. As part of the recent refresh, the model received also tweaked front and rear bumpers and new wheel patterns.
The fast-selling CR-V won’t also make any significant in-cab change for the 2022 season. The 2022 Honda CR-V will continue with the same material patterns but should expand the list of standard features and replace eventually the base 5-inch display with the larger 7-inch unit. A new special edition version should also arrive with unique in-cab details.
The CR-V has a highly functional cabin treated with quality materials and with nicely arranged commands. The model uses also tasteful in-cab accents such as faux wood, chromed and brushed-satin finishes. The compact-sized SUV has also well sculpted and comfortable seats. The cargo capacity is up to 75.8 cubic feet while there are 39.2 cubes for the cargo behind the rear seats.
Every CR-V will come with automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen and Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist safety systems.
The top grades will add more premium features such as leather upholstery, premium sound system, navigation and more.
2022 Honda CR-V: Performance
The 2022 Honda CR-V returns with the turbocharged power by default while a more efficient hybrid powertrain is optional.
The compact-sized CR-V comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood. The engine is good for 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. The model uses a smooth continuously variable transmission. Buyers can choose between the front- and all-wheel drive.
The CR-V Hybrid employs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mixed with two electric motors. The model is an all-wheel drive by default and has 212 hp at disposal.
At the efficiency level, a non-hybrid CR-V should manage 28 mpg city and 34 highways when a turbocharged engine is mixed with the front-wheel drive. When configured with the all-wheel drive, the model should active 1mpg less both in the city and highway.
The CR-V Hybrid will score 40 mpg city, 35 highway, or 38 combined thanks to its unique hybrid setup.
2022 Honda CR-V: Release, Price
The 2022 Honda CR-V will go on sale late in 2021 without significant upgrades. The mode will also keep the price close to the current range. The base model should be available for about $25, 000. The CR-V Hybrid will provide better fuel efficiency with a base price of about $27, 500. The top-grade versions will lift the price to the $mid-30,000s.