Like a majority of other modern SUVs, the Honda CR-V is going hybrid to offer a more fuel-efficient model. However, is the Honda CR-V Hybrid actually worth buying? Let’s see how it compares to the non-hybrid model to see if the extra fuel savings are worth it.
Should I Buy The Honda CR-V Hybrid?
Let’s take a look at the prices. The Honda CR-V Hybrid starts around $27k, which isn’t bad at all. This isn’t much more than the non-hybrid version, which starts around $25k. So, for about $3k extra, you can enhance your fuel economy.
The Honda CR-V already has an above-average fuel economy, though. It gets an average of 28 mpg in the city and 32 mpg in the city. These numbers excel against competitors.
However, with the Honda CR-V Hybrid, you get 40 mpg in the city and up to 35 mpg on the highway. This shows us that if you live in the city, then the extra fuel savings could be worth it.
But before you decide if the Hybrid Honda is worth it or not, consider how it performs.
How The Honda CR-V Hybrid Performs
The Honda CR-V Hybrid is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. One electric motor is for propulsion, and the other is a starter-generator.
This build pumps out 212 horsepower and makes the Hybrid model all-wheel drive, giving it the capability to traverse through snow and other slippery conditions.
But the Honda CR-V Hybrid isn’t ranked for towing. So if you have anything to pull, avoid this option.
On a positive note, the Honda CR-V has a peppy acceleration, making it fun to drive around. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.7 seconds.
The Honda CR-V has a bit more power, which gives it the ability to tow up to 1,500 lb. So, it can only tow very light items.
Also, the non-hybrid version has a similar amount of pep and can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.6 seconds.
Honda CR-V Hybrid Features
With the CR-V Hybrid and non-hybrid models, you don’t get much in terms of tech unless you spring for a higher trim option.
For example, you have to spend about $3k extra with both models to have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity with the infotainment center.
If you would like a wireless phone charger near the center console, go ahead and shell out enough cash for the highest trim options.
As far as we can tell, the Hybrid CR-V doesn’t incorporate any extra safety or tech features. No extra luxury is included either.
The Honda CR-V Hybrid seems to only come with a better fuel economy and a pretty good eight-year warranty on the battery. However, most hybrid models offer a 10-year warranty on the battery.
The Honda CR-V Hybrid is worth buying if you would like the extra fuel economy. If you would like to tow anything that weighs 1,500 lb or less, then don’t go with the Hybrid option. Otherwise, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is pretty much identical to the regular Honda CR-V.