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HONDA CR-V Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 9
First production year: 1996
Engines: Gasoline, Hybrid, Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
 

2019 - Present

For over 20 years, the Honda CR-V has been the best-selling crossover in the United States, which is why Honda has decided to gift its fifth generation an extensive mid-cycle facelift for the 2020 model year. Joining the Accord Hybrid and the Inside as the third electrified Honda produced on American soil, the CR-V Hybrid is also the first electrified Honda SUV in its U.S. lineup. Of course, a n...

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gasoline engines:

  HONDA CR-V 1.5L Turbo CVT (190 HP)

hybrid engines:

  HONDA CR-V 1.5L VTEC CVT (212 HP)

  HONDA CR-V 2.0L I-VTEC CVT (184 HP)

  HONDA CR-V 2.0L I-VTEC CVT AWD (184 HP)

2016 - 2019

After years of leading the SUV market in the U.S., Honda CR-V returned in 2016 with a new generation. The new, bold and sophisticated styling features a frontal fascia dominated by two headlights that looked like some samurai eyes. Its overall design was bold and sophisticated and started debates. It was a love-it or hate-it design. Inside, there was plenty of room for everybody. The flat-flo...

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gasoline engines:

  HONDA CR-V 1.5L Turbo CVT (190 HP)

  HONDA CR-V 1.5L Turbo CVT AWD (190 HP)

  HONDA CR-V 2.0L i-VTEC 5AT AWD (155 HP)

  HONDA CR-V 2.0L i-VTEC 6MT (155 HP)

  HONDA CR-V 2.0L i-VTEC 6MT AWD (155 HP)

  HONDA CR-V 2.4L CVT (184 HP)

  HONDA CR-V 2.4L CVT AWD (184 HP)

2014 - 2016

A facelifted Honda CR-V has been introduced at the Paris Motor Show 2014, coming with changes that mostly target the front fascia of the entry-level SUV. There you’ll get a solid-looking grille, redesigned halogen headlights that sweep more on the quarter panels, a new skid plate and slightly different foglight surroundings. LED daytime running lights are also available. More functionality is as...

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2011 - 2014

The 2012 CR-V receives all-new sheetmetal, and the result is a more refined look that should give Honda fans some hope for the future. The interior has also been greatly improved, with a more contemporary layout, quick-stow rear seats and gobs of storage, though the top of the instrument panel and door caps are still rendered in hard plastic. Power comes from Honda's faithful 2.4-liver i...

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2010 - 2011

The CR-V was already a Honda’s best seller and 2010 came with a new design that was supposed to attract even more buyers. The CR-V nameplate was on the market from 1997 when the first generation was released. “CR-V” stood for “comfortable runabout vehicle” . And exactly how the name describes it, the crossover was designed for families in need of comfort and lots of space. The exterior des...

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2007 - 2009

The CR-V was the Honda’s most practical SUV, and for 2007, the refined vehicle got larger and more powerful. The SUV was redesigned to serve the needs of a larger audience. Practicality was increased, with the previous version’s side-hinged rear gated and exterior-mounted spare tired replaced with an overhead liftgate and also an under-floor space to increase storage space. For the interio...

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2004 - 2007

Just three years after introducing the CR-V's second generation, Honda unveiled a facelifted version, which kept on the market for another two years. The Japanese carmaker shook the automotive world when it introduced the first CR-V at the 1996 Chicago Auto Show. Honda was mainly known for its compact Civic range and the mid-size sedan Accord, but not as an SUV maker. In 2001, it introdu...

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2002 - 2004

As the first generation released in 1997 was the best-selling compact on the US market, Honda made sure that the 2nd generation was better in all aspects. More powerful, with more interior room and cutting-edge safety technology, increased comfort and practicality, the CR-V was updated in 2002. The old engine that felt a bit underpowered with the previous model was replaced by a 2.4-liter ...

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1996 - 2001

Honda tried its luck and entered the SUV segment in the mid-'90s introducing the CR-V lineup, and it was a huge success for the Japanese carmaker. When the carmaker introduced the new SUV in Japan, it had the unpleasant surprise to be considered a mid-size vehicle, leading to higher taxes. For the rest of the world, the car's width didn't matter that much. It was considered nor...

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