Honda unveiled a completely redesigned CR-V Hybrid in the 2023 model year. We expect the CR-V Hybrid will be a carryover model for the 2024 model year. We also cover the regular CR-V, which was also redesigned in 2023. It will be a carryover model.
We expect the electrified SUV will have the same exterior design and features as the current model. Triangular headlights are found on the current CR-V Hybrid. They lead into a square grille, and a rectangular intake sits below the angular fascia. The SUV’s rear features L-shaped taillights and a modest rear spoiler. Dual exhaust outlets are also included.
The current CR-V Hybrid’s interior design matches many of Honda’s recently redesigned vehicles. A simple dashboard has a central touchscreen located on the top of the dash. The honeycomb pattern that conceals the air vents extends almost to the entire width. The CR-V Hybrid’s center console has physical controls. The overall design of the CR-V Hybrid will be the same as that of the current SUV.
2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid Interior
The base CR-V Hybrid comes standard with a seven-inch touchscreen, a partially-digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speakers, and Bluetooth. These features will continue to be available in the 2024 model. The features available include a touchscreen of nine inches, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a wireless charging station, and a Bose sound system.
Honda equips the CR-V Hybrid’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. The total output is rated at 220 horsepower. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options are available. Standard equipment includes a continuously variable automatic transmission. This powertrain will be available for the 2024 CR-V Hybrid.
Each CR-V Hybrid is equipped with a long list of safety features, including forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. Parking sensors are available.
Honda will give the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle another chance with a new version of the CR-V crossover. It will be built in Ohio in 2024. The Clarity Fuel Cell was a California-based hydrogen-powered sedan that was available in California between 2017 and 2020. This new version will replace it. This new model will have plug-in capabilities for its battery pack, which allows it to provide a limited amount of electric-only range and not rely on hydrogen.
The fuel-cell vehicle will be identical to the standard CR-V in appearance and exterior, with the exception of a few visual differences like badging, trim and different headlights. We don’t know much about the new powertrain but we do know it will be using a new power unit developed in collaboration with General Motors. The fuel-cell unit converts hydrogen into electricity and powers the electric motor. It is expected to improve the powertrain of the Clarity. Additionally, it uses 80 percent less platinum than the previous model.
The power unit is located entirely under the hood like in the Clarity. The CR-V’s more boxy SUV shape will help with interior packaging. This means that the spacious interior layout of the gas model, which has five seats, should be kept. However, the hydrogen tank will be installed in the rear. This could reduce cargo space.
Honda claims that owners will be able to recharge their CR-V’s battery packs using a plug-in hydrogen vehicle. This is a novel concept. Although this won’t give you much range as fuel-cell vehicles have smaller battery packs, it might allow you to be more flexible around town if you need extra range or to get to a station.
2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid Price & Release Date
The 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid is expected to be priced similarly to the current SUV, which costs from $33,695 up to $39,845 including destination. The release date for the 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid is expected to be in fall 2023.
The Honda CR-V Hybrid will be competing against other electrified compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.