The all-new Honda CR-V Hybrid that debuted in July 2022 is a member of the sixth-gen Honda CR-V family, which will include a Honda CR-V Hydrogen FCEV from 2024. Prior to that, America’s top-selling crossover has received its first update and become a 2024 model. Note that some of the pictures featured in this article are specific to the current model year, and we will update this page as new images of the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid are available.
The 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid carries over the previous model year’s exterior. A tall radiator grille with chunky hexagonal mesh inserts, wider lower air intake, sportier bumper, higher and straighter hood, and slimmer headlamps lend the CR-V a striking appearance at the front.
On the sides, compared to the previous-generation CR-V Hybrid, the new-generation model has a more angular greenhouse that helps it look squarer and tougher. It has a more defined shoulder line that starts from the upper corner of the headlamps and stretches all the way to the rear cluster. The redesigned model seems to feature bigger windows, which should make long drives more comfortable for all passengers.
At the rear, the latest CR-V Hybrid looks even closer to Volvo SUVs and wagons, thanks to the tail lamp redesign. The L-shaped clusters incorporate L-shaped light guides in the lower section. Another noteworthy change is the repositioning of the registration plate area from the bottom of the tailgate to the top. The avoidance of a chrome tailgate applique is a good move, as it gives the rear-end a clean appearance.
|Dimension||2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid Measurement|
|Height||66.2 in. (FWD)/66.5 in. (AWD)|
|Ground Clearance||7.8 in. (FWD)/8.2 in. (AWD)|
Even on the inside, at least visually, the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid has the same appearance as the previous model. It’s a simple interior that aligns with the brand’s new philosophy – “Simplicity and something.”
Compared to the previous-generation CR-V Hybrid that was discontinued in 2022, the new-generation model is much more aesthetically pleasing. Honda has used a slimmer dashboard and cleaned up the center console, relocating the infotainment system screen and reducing the number of physical controls. The company has mounted the touchscreen panel atop the dashboard, making it more easily accessible to the driver.
The dashboard looks nearly identical to the Civic. The AC vents hide behind rectangular mesh grilles, a compact piece on the driver’s side and a particularly wide piece stretching from the other end of the steering wheel to the other end of the dashboard. There are four tiny knobs reminiscent of high-end home entertainment devices to adjust the airflow direction.
The center console houses a familiar gearshift lever instead of a more modern button- or dial-type gear selector. This tells us that Honda is committed to making the CR-V an easy-to-operate model, while also saving on production costs with traditional mechanical components.
Body Stabilizing Seats in the front and a sedan-like steering wheel angle ensure the driver and front passenger travel in comfort. There’s a 9-liter center console bin between the front seats, the largest in its class. In the rear, eight angles of recline allow the passengers to conveniently adjust the seats to the level that’s right for them. There’s 39.3 cu. ft. of cargo room behind the rear seats, expandable to a 76.5 cu. ft. by folding the rear seatbacks folded flat.
The Sport grade currently has a 7-inch touchscreen with volume and tuning knobs, while the Sport Touring grade benefits from a 9-inch HD touchscreen with a volume knob, customizable feature settings, and Smart Shortcuts.
The 9-inch HD color touchscreen is the biggest size Honda has offered in its models to date. This infotainment system includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The smaller, 7-inch low-res touchscreen infotainment system of the Sport grade has wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
The center console includes a built-in wireless charger, and it’s a Qi-compatible 15W unit. The driver or passenger can place their smartphone in a dedicated space at the front of the center console, and the bottom section of this space houses the wireless charger.
The new-generation CR-V Hybrid has a semi-digital instrument cluster with a 7-inch digital driver information display (incl. speedometer) and an analog tachometer. In the era of highly advanced, fully digital instrument clusters, with EVs offering as big as 34-inch panels (like the Lucid Air), the CR-V Hybrid continues to look outdated.
While Honda does have a 10.2-inch LCD digital instrument cluster available in the Accord and Civic, it has yet to be included in the CR-V Hybrid. There are a couple of reasons for this: a possible parts shortage and cost concerns. While it’s possible that an update may come later in the CR-V Hybrid’s lifecycle, a larger display isn’t a part of the MY2024 update. The ongoing chip shortage is affecting the availability of electronic components in the automotive industry.
In the Civic, the 10.2-inch display shows a variety of information, which the driver can customize from the steering wheel. The driver can select between the traditional round speedometer and tachometer gauges or bar graphs. When using Adaptive Cruise Control, the speedometer and tachometer disappear for a more relaxed driving environment, but the driving speed is visible with a numerical speed readout.
The new-generation Honda CR-V Hybrid has a stronger structure and a variety of features for enhanced safety. It has a new upper A-pillar structure, side frame, and lower firewall structure. Stiffer structures in the roof, side sill, and B-pillar, doors, and the rear wheel arch and C-pillar have resulted in improved side impact protection. New front airbags and standard knee and rear-passenger side impact airbags also provide more passive safety than the previous generation model.
As for active safety, the all-new CR-V Hybrid’s Honda Sensing integrates a new wide-angle camera with a 90-degree field of view and millimeter-wave radar with a 120-degree field of view. This means that it’s better at preventing collisions, as it has an improved ability to recognize attributes of objects. Another advantage of the wide angle is that it enables an expanded control range for the vehicle at intersections.
Unlike the previous-generation CR-V Hybrid, the new-generation CR-V Hybrid features Traffic Jam Assist, Low-Speed Braking Control, Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), and a Driver Attention Monitor. Moreover, some of the latter’s driver assistance systems, such as Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, give more natural responses. The MY2024 update hasn’t brought any changes to the CR-V Hybrid in the safety aspect.
In addition to carried-over Sport and Sport Touring grades, the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid is available in a ‘Sport-L’ grade. The new grade has been positioned between Sport and Sport Touring. It includes 18-inch wheels finished in Berlina Black, gloss black accents, and rectangular exhaust finishers for a sporty style. An electrically adjustable passenger seat, a power tailgate, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a 15W wireless smartphone charger are some of the main comfort and convenience features of this grade.
Since the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a carryover model, it has no technical changes. Buyers can look forward to the same performance, driving dynamics, and comfort as the model that debuted last year.
When Honda redesigned the CR-V Hybrid for the 2023 model year, it revised the model’s chassis and strengthened its structure. An increased track width improved the SUV’s stability. The body’s torsional rigidity went up by 15%, leading to enhanced ride and handling and overall refinement.
Honda has mounted the MacPherson strut front suspension and variable-ratio steering to a new subframe that is stiffer and repositions the steering rack for better feel and accuracy. The rear subframe is also stiffer than in the previous generation, plus the company retuned the multilink rear suspension, giving it a 15% higher spring rate for the upper spring mount. These two changes have further improved handling.
The 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid packs the fourth-generation two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain. This hybrid system combines a 2.0-liter direct injection gas engine with two electric motors, mounted side-by-side instead of in-line with the engine crankshaft like in the previous-generation model.
The gas engine develops 145 hp and 138 lb.-ft. of torque. The traction motor generates 181 hp and 247 lb.-ft. of torque. The generator motor produces 161 hp and is dedicated to charging the lithium-ion traction battery pack. The total power of the hybrid system is 204 hp, which is enough to attain a decent top speed of 115 mph.
Capability & Efficiency
The 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid, like the previous model, is tow-rated, capable of hauling a trailer weighing up to 1,000 lbs. Honda expects the 2024 CR-V Hybrid to return the same fuel economy as the outgoing model, which delivers an EPA-est. fuel economy of up to 43 mpg in the city, up to 36 mpg on the highway, and up to 40 MPG combined.
|Aspect||2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid Specification|
|Engine Type||2.0-liter GDI|
|Engine Power||145 hp at 6,100 rpm|
|Engine Torque||138 lb.-ft. at 4,500 rpm|
|Traction Motor||Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor|
|Traction Motor Power||181 hp at 5,000-8,000 rpm|
|Traction Motor Torque||247 lb.-ft. at 0-2,000 rpm|
|System Power||204 hp|
|Combined Power||204 hp|
|Traction Motor Torque||247 lb.-ft.|
|Drivetrain Layout||FWD/AWD (Mechanical)|
|Expected Fuel Economy (Combined)||FWD: 36 MPG (city)/40 MPG (hwy)/43 MPG (comb.)|
AWD: 34 MPG (city)/37 MPG (hwy)/40 MPG (comb.)
Production of the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid takes place at three North American sites – Alliston (Ontario), Canada, East Liberty (Ohio), USA, and Greensburg (Indiana), USA.
The 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid’s prices in the U.S. start at USD 34,645 (incl. USD 1,295 destination & handling fees). The new compact SUV has begun arriving at dealerships, and we’ve seen it in stock at Mentor, Ohio-based Honda of Mentor, Buford, Georgia-based Honda Mall of Georgia, Escondido, California-based Honda of Escondido, and Tempe, Arizona-based Tempe Honda.
|Configuration||2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid Price|
|Sport FWD||USD 34,645|
|Sport AWD||USD 36,145|
|Sport-L FWD||USD 37,645|
|Sport-L AWD||USD 39,145|
|Sport Touring AWD||USD 40,795|
The 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid is available in the same eight colors as the previous model:
- Canyon River Blue Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Lunar Silver Metallic
- Meteorite Gray Metallic
- Platinum White Pearl (+USD 455)
- Radiant Red Metallic (+USD 455)
- Still Night Pearl (+USD 455)
- Urban Gray Pearl (+USD 455)
CR-V sales in the U.S. have started recovering in 2023. Between January and June this year, Honda delivered 163,697 CR-Vs, 40.4% more than the first half of 2022. In its June 2023 sales report, the company said more that 53% of the total sales of CR-V and Accord were from the Hybrid variant.
When Honda launched the new-generation CR-V Hybrid in 2022, it said it expects about 50% of the CR-V sales to come from the CR-V Hybrid in the sixth generation. The latest sales data suggests the company is beyond its target to achieve this goal.
The CR-V, especially the Hybrid, received significant upgrades for the 2023 model year, including a new touchscreen infotainment system, power boost, and towing capacity. Looking ahead to the 2024 model year, the vehicle will aim to continue the positive momentum established by these upgrades.
2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid FAQs
What is the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid release date?
The 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid has started reaching U.S. dealers.
What is the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid price?
Prices start at USD 34,645 (incl. USD 1,295 destination & handling fees).
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