2021 Honda CR-V Redesign, Spy Photos

The upcoming 2021 Honda CR-V will introduce a redesign. The facelift includes numerous visual refreshments, interior upgrades, and even mechanical changes are about to happen.

The CR-V crossover will arrive with a more modern look and interior will get new technology. On top of that, dimensional change is very likely. According to numerous reports, a new 2021 CR-V will be larger than its predecessor. Thanks to that, we could see an optional third-row. Besides those changes, CR-V should remain a compact crossover that offers efficiency, reliability and it comes with an affordable price.

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Honda CR-V New Look

As we already wrote, a new 2021 Honda CR-V will finally introduce a total redesign. While the exterior looks upscale it was aging and refreshments are something that needed to happen. The future model will most likely get a new platform. The main reason for such a radical move from Honda is the vehicle’s dimensional changes. New CR-V will be larger than its predecessor. This will result in numerous significant changes. For the start, new design language, sportier styling, and larger exterior features will happen.

Design-wise, this model will be similar to the new HR-V model. We still don’t know if the CR-V model will remain a compact crossover. If this is the case, Honda could make a great advantage next year for various reasons. We can also expect a brand-new face, which includes a new grille, LED headlights and bumpers. On top of that, the rear part will now sport new taillights and new wheels could be in the offer as well.

2021 Honda CR-V rear

More High-Quality Materials

Thanks to the latest dimensional changes, the 2021 Honda CR-V will be larger. Thanks to that, we could finally see a third-row that will be optional. This will be the highlight of the all-new model if it happens. Such a radical move will increase seating capacity. Of course, we don’t expect ample legroom in the back.

On the other hand, Honda clearly plans to transform its crossover into a family vehicle. The rest of the interior changes includes numerous updates in the tech department. Besides updates infotainment system, 2021 CR-V will get new and larger displays. Comfort will be better now and we can expect more high-quality materials. Moreover, redesign of the dashboard and center console will happen too, and we can expect similar design like in the HR-V model.

2021 Honda CR-V engine

2021 Honda CR-V Powertrain

We are still waiting for official information about the possible drivetrain changes. To this moment, new 2021 Honda CR-V will offer two engine options. The first option is a 2.4-liter gasoline four-cylinder that delivers 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. This unit is rated at 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. As you can see, solid power and great fuel efficiency is Honda’s priority. Moreover, a CVT transmission is in the offer. A 1.5-liter turbo is an optional engine and it produces 190 horses and 180 lb-ft of torque.

This engine also provides great fuel economy, 28/34 mpg. An all-wheel-drive setup is optional, no matter which engine you opt for. The diesel variant will become available in some markets. It is a 1.6-liter will deliver around 120 horsepower and over 200 lb-ft of torque. Change of platform clearly suggests a hybrid powertrain. This could easily happen in 2021 but Honda refuses to provide further details on this topic.

2021 Honda CR-V exterior

Price and Release Date

Brand-new 2021 Honda CR-V will cost a little more and will start at $26,500. When you look at the number of updates, the price increase isn’t significant at all. New CR-V will continue to compete with Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rogue. Its release date is expected to be sometime next year.

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