The 4 outstanding trim levels of the 2020 Honda CR-V

Honda simply does it better. The automaker’s new 2020 CR-V model is even more efficient and capable than its predecessor. It’s fresh-faced and comes in four trim levels with varying features, performance specifications, interior comfort, and driver-assistance technologies that deliver a safe and delightful driving experience. That said, you’re sure to get the authentic Honda experience despite the trim level you choose. So, let’s take a look at the four different trim levels of the 2020 Honda CR-V: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring.


The CR-V LX is the base model of the 2020 Honda CR-V. The LX model received the most amount of upgrades compared to the other trim levels. It is now powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine that produces 190 horsepower, which was not even an option in the previous LX trim of CR-V. It now features the exclusive Honda Sensing® system that consists of several advanced driver-assistance technologies that allow the driver to feel safe and comfortable on the road. It’s equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels for better design and excellent power, and the interior comes with a foldable rear seat to accommodate more space for cargo.

More features of the LX include:

  • Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
  • Automatic Climate Control System
  • 160-Watt Audio System with 4 Speakers
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Remote Entry System
  • Power Side Mirrors
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure


The CR-V EX is the next trim level and the most popular of all. Like the LX model, the EX is powered by the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, which is now standard in all four variants of the car. When compared to the LX model, it is equipped with the additional Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor. This adds an extra bit of safety for the drivers and makes them feel confident while driving. It is also packed with a bunch of exciting features like dual-zone automatic climate control system, and integration of Apple CarPlay™ and Android® Auto to connect your iOS and Android devices.

Other great features of the EX include:

  • Heated Front Seats
  • 12-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Remote Engine Start
  • 7-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen


The CR-V EX-L model has upgraded interior design elements and some more convenient features for the drivers. The leather-trimmed seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel offer a more sophisticated look and feel more comfortable than the previous trim-level. The driver’s seat is 12-way power-adjustable and the front-passengers gets a 4-way power-adjustable seat. No doubt, this trim level provides multiple ways of making long drives extra comfortable.

Some more features of the EX-L include:

  • Power Tailgate
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Two-Position Memory Driver’s Seat
  • 180-Watt Audio System with 8 Speakers
  • HomeLink® Remote System


This is the highest trim level of the 2020 Honda CR-V and provides even more convenience and technology features for the road. The buyers will benefit tremendously from it’s upgraded exterior elements such as 19-inch alloy wheels and being able to access the tailgate without using hands. It supports wireless phone charging and features heated steering wheels, which means even more comfortable drive during the cold weather.

More features of the Touring include:

  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Turn-By-Turn Directions
  • Roof Rails
  • 330-Watt Premium Audio System with 9 Speakers