2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
During our press intro, we had the opportunity to test the all-wheel- drive system of the CR-V Hybrid compared to its primary competitor, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Where the RAV4 uses an electric motor to drive the rear wheels, the Honda system is mechanical — basically the same as in the non-hybrid. The result: when the front wheels lose traction, the rear wheels engage a bit quicker with the mechanical Honda system rather than the electronic system in the Toyota. However, both systems are perfectly adequate for most consumers.

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