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If you want everything the 2021 Honda CR-V has to offer, you’ll go for a fully loaded version. Which CR-V could this be? It’s the Honda CR-V Touring. The question you’ll need to answer once you begin your search for the top-level Honda SUV is whether or not to get this compact crossover with the hybrid or traditional powertrain.

What’s the difference between the powertrains of the fully loaded 2021 Honda CR-V?

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The traditional version is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT. This powertrain delivers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The fuel mileage reaches 28 city/34 hwy mpg in FWD models and 27 city/32 hwy mpg for AWD versions.

The hybrid version uses a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The drivetrain is set up with standard AWD, which can send more power to the rear wheels whenever necessary. Kelley Blue Book tells us the power output is 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque, and the fuel economy numbers are 40 city/35 hwy mpg. This is a significant increase over the standard version.

The hybrid version does not come in the base LX trim, which is another difference between the regular and hybrid versions of the 2021 CR-V.

What are the trim-specific items of the Honda CR-V Touring?

At the top trim level, you’ll have a CR-V that brings you:

  • A motion-activated rear liftgate
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • A heated steering wheel
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Satellite-linked navigation system
  • 330-watt/9-speaker premium audio system.
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • LED headlights
  • Roof rails
  • Ambient lighting
  • Rear parking sensors (hybrid only)

The Touring trim builds off the EX-L trim to give you a fully loaded Honda SUV.

Is the fully loaded 2021 Honda CR-V safe?

2021 Honda CR-V Cargo Area
2021 Honda CR-V Cargo Area | Honda

Every model of this Honda SUV comes with the Honda Sensing Safety Suite. This package of safety features gives you:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow

In addition to being safe to drive, the Honda CR-V offers ample cargo room to be versatile and practical. The area behind the rear seats measures 39.2 cu-ft, which is more than enough for most of your daily needs. If you need more space for your stuff, these seats fold, opening up 75.8 cu-ft for more of your stuff.

Is this compact SUV one of the top choices from 2021?

A fully loaded 2021 Honda CR-V brings you everything Honda could pack into this compact SUV, but is it among the top choices in its class? U.S. News & World Report experts rate this Honda with two important distinctions. The 2021 CR-V won the 2021 Best Compact SUV for the Money award and was a finalist in the 2021 Best Compact SUV for Families award.

These awards tell us this Honda SUV has an excellent combination of quality and value in its class. The CR-V delivers the cargo room, safety, reliability ratings, and positive reviews necessary to put it at the top of many lists. When you choose the Honda CR-V Touring, you’ll also enjoy the upscale features that make this SUV even better.

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