Honda’s 2020 CR-V compact SUV is coming with some minor mid-cycle changes but if you want to save some money and don’t need the latest changes, it’s better to get the outgoing 2019 CR-V now. The only changes for the 2020 model change are minor styling freshening, a more tech-friendly center console and safety upgrades and powertrain updates for the base LX version.
The most significant changes come to the base CR-V LX trim with it getting the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that powers the rest of the CR-V lineup and it also adds standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-aid tech, which was not even an option for 2019. Other trim levels get minor changes to bumpers and headlights and a revised center console.
2020 Honda CR-V
But the base 2020 CR-V LX trim is not the best value (you can read our full analysis here), so if you get the best value 2020 CR-V EX trim, you will pay more ($28,655, +$210.)
You can also get good deals on the 2019 Honda CR-V now as dealers want to move the remaining models off their lots to make room for 2020 model inventory. Honda is offering the 2019 CR-V EX 2Wd model for $259 per month for 36 months on a special featured lease now through January 2, 2020.
2019 Honda CR-V
They are also offering the AWD EX trim for $269 per month for 36 months on a special lease now through January 2, 2020. Honda is offering special 1.9% financing on all 2019 CR-V models for 24-36 months now through January 2, 2020. Honda dealers still have an ample supply of 2019 CR-V models before the 2020 model change arrives, if you don't want to wait for new CR-V, the outgoing models are the best value now.
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