The appeal of the increasingly popular SUV is pretty enticing. Adding hybrid versions into the SUV lineup makes it even harder for buyers to look past their desirability. With their practicality and functionality paired with electric and gasoline power working seamlessly together, it is no wonder more hybrid SUVs are on the road today. With continued demand, Honda continues giving consumers the choice of going hybrid with its top-selling SUV. The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid continues to offer a comfortable ride with not only more eco-friendly performance than the original CR-V but also superior performance overall.
Alongside its competitors, the hybrid versions of the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape, the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a compact SUV offering drivers the complete SUV experience in a manageable size at an affordable price. From noteworthy fuel economy to interior space, performance, and advanced technology features, it is packed full of qualities to meet almost anyone's criteria for a vehicle. With that being said, we welcome you to an in-depth view of the 2022 Honda CR-V that will take you beyond its physical appearance.
Being compact does not necessarily mean small. Although listed as a compact SUV, the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid has plenty of interior space for its maximum capacity of five passengers. Measuring at an overall length of 182.1 inches with a passenger volume of 102.9 cubic feet, compact or not, there's plenty of room for your family, friends, cargo, or whatever you decide to bring along for the ride. The CR-V Hybrid utilizes every inch of its interior volume for legroom to cargo space while offering plenty of amenities for all, so you get more bang for your buck.
The front passengers can enjoy 41.3 inches of legroom, and the rear passengers can stay comfortable during any adventure the CR-V Hybrid takes them on with 40.4 inches of legroom. Along with its spacious interior for its passengers, the CR-V Hybrid is equipped with features to keep road trips and even daily commuting enjoyable. Although you can choose from three trim levels, even the base model CR-V Hybrid EX comes equipped with great amenities. The EX-L and Touring trim levels come with more luxurious features like leather interior and higher quality audio systems.
Comfort and Convenience at Your Fingertips
Coming standard with a power moonroof for some added fresh air, heated front seats, and rear-seat heater ducts, everyone will be able to stay at the perfect temperature inside, no matter how hot or chilly it is outside. Not to mention being able to stay connected safely while driving with smartphone integration and Bluetooth connectivity. With all those devices being able to run, USB charging ports and a 12-volt power outlet will keep your devices fully charged along the way.
When you are not carrying a car full of passengers, the interior offers plenty of cargo space and storage solutions. The large multi-functional center console gives you a much-needed storage area right up front, while the easy folding 60/40 split rear seatback gives you plenty of versatile storage options to utilize the maximum cargo space of 68.7 cubic feet. Overall, the 2022 CR-V Hybrid's interior offers a comfortable ride for all to enjoy, with plenty of room for their belongings as well.
When it comes to an SUV, drivers are looking for a vehicle that not only offers enough space for their belongings and their friends or family, but they are looking for a ride that can offer a versatile performance as well. Whether you are in the market for a daily commuter or something for weekend road trips as well, the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid offers it all. Looking past its sporty exterior and spacious interior lies a powertrain that even beats the original, gasoline-only powered CR-V. With a 2.0-liter, I-4 DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle engine working in sync with an electric motor and e-CVT automatic transmission, this SUV optimizes fuel economy with cleaner emissions while still offering a good amount of horsepower and torque.
Versus the gasoline-powered only Honda CR-V powered with a 1.5-liter I-4, the hybrid version offers a bit more go power. The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid outputs 212 hp with 232 lb-ft of torque, while the non-hybridized CR-V outputs 190 hp with 179 lb-ft of torque. More horsepower means better acceleration, and higher torque means the engine can handle more work to get you the best horsepower. So, as statistics show, having a hybrid-powered vehicle does not mean settling for lesser performance.
Another desirable feature of an SUV is the availability of all-wheel drive. All trim levels of the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid come with all-wheel drive standard. Vehicles with front-wheel or rear-wheel drive systems can be challenging to keep on the road and pointing in the right direction sometimes. With all-wheel drive, the system is designed to send the engine's power to all four tires and keep you moving forward in all conditions. With this power transfer and the ability to switch to two-wheel drive when the conditions are appropriate, the all-wheel-drive system is ideal for those seeking a vehicle great in any weather or when traveling on a range of road surfaces.
Pickup trucks used to be the go-to purchase when drivers needed a workhorse, and cars were popular among the commuters. Unfortunately, there are plenty of times where people needed something for their commuting and seats for the whole family, but they also needed more room to tote stuff around. That is where our beloved SUVs came in. Now, drivers can have a fuel-efficient passenger vehicle that can also be used to pick up lumber to complete home improvement tasks.
Most people today commute daily. If it's a lengthy commute or a stop-and-go city commute, the last thing needed is a fuel hog to rack up your fuel costs. With the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid, you can expect to save money on fuel. With the seamless transition between the gasoline and electric powered motors, it gets a 40-mpg city rating and 35-mpg highway allowing you plenty of miles on a single fill-up.**
Driving does not have to be stressful anymore. Sure there is a lot you need to pay attention to and look out for while driving, but with today's available advanced safety features, you can breathe easier knowing the 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is there to take some of the weight off your shoulders. With all trim levels coming standard with the Honda Sensing Suite, it is almost like you have a co-pilot along for the ride.
Life happens. When it does, Honda Sensing Suite is there for you. If your focus strays from what is in front of your vehicle while driving, the Collision Mitigation Braking System from Honda Sensing will help you. When a possible front-end collision seems inevitable, this system will first alert you of the potential collision. If your reaction time is not quick enough or your braking does not seem to be enough, the system will automatically apply brake pressure to bring the vehicle to a stop, preventing the collision.
Crossing over the lane lines is another common occurrence with driving. Whether it is from a shift of focus, a poor judgment of your vehicle's position in the lane, or even if you drift over the lines from driver fatigue, driving out of the lane happens regularly. With the Road Departure Mitigation System from Honda Sensing, if the vehicle crosses over the detected lane lines without signaling, this system kicks in if necessary to help steer you back into your lane. It will also apply the brakes to keep you from straying off the road completely.
Working hand-in-hand with Road Departure Mitigation, the Lane Keeping Assist System also helps keep your vehicle in the lane. When traveling long distances on the highway, sometimes it can be tough to keep both hands on the wheel, eyes focused ahead, all while keeping your CR-V centered in the lane. That is where this system from Honda Sensing Suite comes into play. It will make slight adjustments to your steering to help keep you right in the center of your lane.
Cruise control previously was designed to maintain a certain speed for you. Honda Sensing Suite's Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow helps you maintain a certain distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. If the car in front of you happens to slow down, this system will automatically slow down your Honda CR-V Hybrid to match, resuming your set speed when the way ahead of you is clear.