2025 Honda CR-V Redesign: What to Expect from the Plug-in Hybrid SUV – The Honda CR-V is one of the most popular compact SUVs, thanks to its spacious cabin, efficient performance, and reliable reputation. For the 2025 model year, Honda plans to introduce some significant changes to the CR-V, especially under the hood. According to rumors, the 2025 Honda CR-V will offer a new plug-in hybrid powertrain option, joining the existing turbocharged and hybrid variants. Additionally, the 2025 CR-V might also get a new 10-speed automatic transmission, replacing the current CVT gearbox. These updates will improve the CR-V’s performance, fuel economy, and driving dynamics.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The exterior design of the 2025 Honda CR-V will mostly stay the same as the previous model, which was redesigned in 2023. The CR-V features a sleek and modern look, a bold front grille, LED headlights and taillights, and a sculpted body. The 2025 CR-V might offer new color options and appearance packages, but nothing drastic.
The interior of the 2025 Honda CR-V is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for five passengers and their cargo. The CR-V offers a high-quality cabin with soft-touch materials, leather upholstery, and wood accents on higher trims. The CR-V also comes with a host of technology features, such as:
– A 9-inch infotainment touchscreen featuring wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
– A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster featuring a display that can be customized
– A pad for wireless charging and many USB connections
– An elegant nine-speaker sound system
– A motorized tailgate with hands-free entry; – A panoramic sunroof
– A head-up display – An entertainment system for the backseat
The 2025 Honda CR-V also offers a range of safety and driver-assist features, such as:
– Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow
– Lane-keeping assist
– Road departure mitigation
– Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
– Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
– Lane watch camera
– Parking sensors
– Multi-angle rearview camera
The 2025 Honda CR-V will offer three powertrain options:
– A turbocharged gas engine
– A self-charging hybrid system
– A plug-in hybrid system
A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque will be the standard powertrain. The CR-V’s acceleration and responsiveness should be enhanced by the new 10-speed automatic transmission that will be mated to this engine.
The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and two 232 lb-ft of torque and 204 horsepower electric motors will make up the hybrid system. An all-wheel-drive system and an e-CVT transmission will be used in this setup.
The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that powers the base model will power the plug-in hybrid system in addition to one or more electric motors that will increase the engine’s overall output to above 300 horsepower. This system will also use a new 10-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. The plug-in hybrid system will offer an electric-only range of around 30 miles, as well as fast charging capabilities.
Release Date and Price
The 2025 Honda CR-V should go on sale in late 2024 or early 2025. Although the official price has yet to be disclosed, we anticipate that the plug-in hybrid model will cost up to $40,000, and the standard model will cost about $26,000.