2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid: First Drive Review

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Acoustic Vehicle Alert System
Since the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is often completely silently when maneuvering in parking lots or during other low-speed operations, the Acoustic Vehicle Alert System generates a unique sound from a speaker in the front bumper to warn pedestrian that there is a vehicle near. The sound gets generated at speeds below 16 mph. Although it certainly does its job, the sound is akin to an alien spaceship and not terribly pleasant. A fun feature would be to let drivers choose the sound that alerts pedestrians from a few finely curated and preapproved files, thus making the CR-V Hybrid considerably more entertaining.

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