The 2020 Honda CR-V fills a lot of needs: It’s well packaged, comfortable, safe, and spacious.
Those are all key traits for a small crossover, but the Mazda CX-5 has sharper moves, the Toyota RAV4 has a more adventurous look, and the Chevrolet Equinox has a smoother powertrain than the CR-V.
With a TCC Rating of 6.5 out of 10, the 2020 Honda CR-V wins big with comfortable front seats, plenty of room no matter where you are seated, great cargo space, and easy-to-use controls. But the paint looks cheap, the infotainment system is acceptable at best, and it lacks that creative packaging you’ll find in other Honda products.
I spent a week putting car seats in and out of the back of the CR-V, hauling mulch (my back hurts just thinking about it), and taking the dog to the groomer. Here’s how the CR-V performed.
Hit: Fit for a king
The front seats of the Honda CR-V are…