Interior impressions of the updated 2020 Honda CR-V

A closer look at the 2020 CRV's interior including standard features on the base trim, cabin photos, and dimensions.

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Editor’s Note: Read our full 2020 Honda CR-V review here with driving impressions and more.

The refreshed CR-V’s interior is generally spacious and comfortable, but we did find that the driver’s legroom was a little tight for longer legs, which were squeezed between the steering column and the centre console with its high-mounted shifter. It’s not a new feature but we liked the way the rear seat quickly folds flat to extend the already large cargo space.

Also new for 2020 is a redesigned centre console with USB ports that are easier to access, ‘smoke chrome’ trim below the rear window and new colour choices of Aegean Blue metallic (US only), Sonic Gray pearl and the Radiant Red metallic.

Below, photos inside the 2020 CR-V Touring

The crossover continues to major on ease-of-use in other respects, too. For everyday functions, Honda has resisted the temptation to replace simple buttons and controls with touchscreen options.

The result is extremely user-friendly, even if the overall dashboard design is a little heavy on black plastic and short on flair. The quality of interior materials is nevertheless average for this type of vehicle and it’s well put together.

Below, a shot inside the new CR-V Hybrid. View more interior photos of the new hybrid-powered CR-V here.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Look inside the new CR-V Hybrid. Photo: Amee Reehal

Key standard features with the base CR-V LX trim

One of the main reasons the CR-V is the best-selling compact SUV is simple: loads of great features thrown in. Companies like Kia and Hyundai are following suite, throwing in more and more standards, but Honda has been at it for a long time.

Of course, there are better features on higher trims, such as a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay integration, upgraded front seats (heated, leather-trimmed, 12-way adjustable), heated leather-trimmed steering wheel, fancy ambient lighting, and more.

But we’ve narrowed down some of the more noteworthy features customers can expect at the entry-level CR-V:

Automatic Climate Control System

Cruise Control

Instrument Panel-Mounted Shifter

Rear-Seat Center Armrest

Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System

5-Inch Color LCD Screen

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System Indicator

Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s Window

One-Touch Turn Indicators

Sliding Sunvisors

Rear-Seat Heater Ducts

Push Button Start

160-Watt Audio System with 4 Speakers

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

Pandora Compatibility

Customizable Feature Settings

Below, 2017 CR-V vs. 2020 CR-V interior from the cockpit

2020 Honda CR-V Touring interior

Interior dimensions of the 2020 CR-V

For those who need the hard numbers, here you go, broken down by trim level.

LXEXEX-LTouringHybrid LXHybrid EXHybrid EX-LHybrid Touring
Headroom: front/back40.1 in / 39.2 in38.0 in / 39.1 in38.0 in / 39.1 in38.0 in / 39.1 in40.1 in / 39.2 in38.0 in / 39.1 in38.0 in / 39.1 in38.0 in / 39.1 in
Legroom: front/back41.3 in / 40.4 in41.3 in / 40.4 in41.3 in / 40.4 in41.3 in / 40.4 in41.3 in / 40.4 in41.3 in / 40.4 in41.3 in / 40.4 in41.3 in / 40.4 in
Shoulder Room: front/back57.9 in / 55.6 in57.9 in / 55.6 in57.9 in / 55.6 in57.9 in / 55.6 in57.9 in / 55.6 in57.9 in / 55.6 in57.9 in / 55.6 in57.9 in / 55.6 in
Hiproom: front/back55.1 in / 49.5 in55.1 in / 49.5 in55.1 in / 49.5 in55.1 in / 49.5 in55.1 in / 49.5 in55.1 in / 49.5 in55.1 in / 49.5 in55.1 in / 49.5 in
Cargo Space: rear seat up/down39.2 cu ft / 75.8 cu ft539.2 cu ft / 75.8 cu ft539.2 cu ft / 75.8 cu ft539.2 cu ft / 75.8 cu ft533.2 cu ft / 68.7 cu ft533.2 cu ft / 68.7 cu ft533.2 cu ft / 68.7 cu ft533.2 cu ft / 68.7 cu ft5
Passenger Volume105.9 cu ft102.9 cu ft102.9 cu ft102.9 cu ft105.9 cu ft102.9 cu ft102.9 cu ft102.9 cu ft

See our 2020 CR-V pricing article here for more.

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