The current generation of Honda ‘s most popular crossover has been around since 2016 and if we consider the model’s production cycles of previous generations, the current model should remain in production for another year. Add to this the last year’s facelift and it’s quite obvious that no one expect bigger changes for the 2022 Honda CR-V. We count on the same layout, with familiar specs and features, though there is always room for minor yearly updates, in terms of new features, color options and similar things.
You may count on a well-known design, which hasn’t changed too much since the initial launch. Therefore, you may count on familiar characteriristcs, which make this SUV one of the best models in the class. Some of the things that drivers particularly like about the CR-V are solid perormances, spacious cabin, extremely generous cargo area and pretty good mpg ratings. Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, we expect that the 2022 Honda CR-V will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2021.
2022 Honda CR-V Redesign
As we already mentioned, the current generation is about to carry on for some more time. The 2022 Honda CR-V certainly won’t get bigger changes, especially if we consider the recent refresh. That mid-cycle update has brought a lot of novelties, including a revised styling. Changes were rather subtle and it’s actually hard to find a bigger difference between the two versions. The biggest changes were made up front, where we saw a new upper grille, revised front bumper and new fog lights. This update has also brought slight revisions to the rear bumper and side skirts, which came with new chrome accents.
The overall design has remained the same and that will be the case with the 2022 Honda CR-V as well. This model offers a comfortable ride but it is also fun enough to drive. In terms of size, you may count on typical dimensions for the segment. In numbers, this means nearly 105 inches in wheelbase and more than 180 inches in total length.
The cabin is definitely one of the strongest points of this SUV. First of all, it offers a pretty impressive amount of space. Both rows are generous with legroom, while the amount of headroom is also pretty great. Also, we like the seats, which are massive and supportive. Also, the driving position is pretty comfortable, while ergonomics are at high level as well. The overall build quality is also pretty impressive, though there are some rivals that look fancier.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on some of the highest ratings in the class. With this crossover, you may count on about 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row, while the total volume goes up to nearly 76 cubic feet. That’s even better compared to several mid-size SUVs.
This aspect may bring a couple of novelties but we are pretty sure that most of the things in the 2022 Honda CR-V will remain the same as in the current model. To remind you, the current model comes standard with a pretty modest number of tech features. You may count on automatic climate control, but also just on a 5-inch display, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Things are way better in higher trim levels, where you can get goodies like a 7-inch touch- screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, an additional front USB port, two rear USB ports, an eight-speaker stereo, wireless device charging, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, remote start, proximity keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and more.
2022 Honda CR-V Powertrain
We count on two familiar powertrain options to be in the offer for 2022 Honda CR-V, one gasoline and one hybrid version. As the well-known 2.4-liter unit has been discontinued last year, a small 1.5-liter turbo-four remains the only gasoline option you can get. Still, it features a max output of 190 horsepower and driving dynamics are actually pretty good. There is also a hybrid version, equipped with a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle gasoline engine and two electric motors, for a total output of 212 horsepower.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base gasoline version returns around 28 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. That is pretty impressive for a compact SUV. The Hybrid returns nearly 40 mpg combined. That’s great too, though Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers even better fuel economy.