The 2022 Honda CR-V fixes one crucial issue
The 2021 Honda CR-V is an excellent SUV, but it’s constantly stuck in second place on lists for the best compact SUV. When you read about Honda CR-V reviews, you’ll notice that critics have one complaint in common, and it’s about the outdated infotainment system.
Car and Driver mentions that the CR-V has a frustrating infotainment system. Base LX models come with a 5.0-inch color radio screen, but higher trims get the 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with slow responses.
Edmunds noted that CR-V has clunky touchscreen menus and the voice controls aren’t great to use either. But higher trim models come with two USB ports in the rear.
Motor Trend shared that its biggest beef with the CR-V is the infotainment system, which is unnecessarily complex and difficult to navigate. It has too many menus and buttons to press to access commonly used features.
But the 2022 Honda CR-V is about to arrive with an interior and exterior redesign. The updated infotainment system should be faster and easier to use, allowing the CR-V to tackle rivals like the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5.
What to expect with the 2022 CR-V
According to Motor Authority, the 2022 Honda CR-V will have an infotainment system design that’s similar to the 2022 Honda Civic. This information is based on a spy shot of the heavily camouflaged CR-V, where you can see the position of the new infotainment screen and the placement of the control knob.
The new Civic features a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster and a 9.0-inch touchscreen. The screen is mounted on top of the dashboard with a clean and simple design. It provides a modern feel.
Also, the Civic includes standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 12-speaker Bose surround sound system, and wireless charging are optional features that we hope the 2022 CR-V will offer.
Honda is all about safety, so it’s safe to expect standard forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
How much power will the CR-V have?
The 2022 Honda CR-V might gain more power, but it’s currently unclear. It will probably carry over the 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine with 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. The Honda CR-V Hybrid has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors for 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque.
While we hope the 2022 CR-V gains more power to improve upon its maximum cargo capacity of 1,500 lbs, the hybrid engine was just introduced for 2020. Rivals can tow up to 3,500 lbs or more.
The Honda CR-V is already a great option to consider, but the updates for 2022 will make it even better by addressing the outdated infotainment system. We can’t wait to learn more about its upgrades.