2nd CRV -- good vehicle but not as good as my 2018
surly jason, 08/06/2020
2020 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
I bought my first CRV in 2018. It was my favorite vehicle but I always wanted a Tacoma so eventually traded it for a 2020 TRD Off-Road which I disliked after a short period of time and got back into my 2020 CRV.
In short, my 2018 CRV was a better vehicle. The 2020 feels the same as the 2018 -- the inside looks the same, everything seems to operate the same way. The paint isn't as … good, there's a blemish on one of the body panels. Also, the infotainment screen occasionally turns pink and the display becomes "pixelated." I took pictures and drove it to the dealer to show them while it was doing it.
I've driven the car about 3,800 miles now and will be taking it in for an oil change; the dealer acknowledged the problem and said the repair likely has to do with ensuring a solid connection between the head unit and the electronic connectors inside the dashboard. I'm dubious but they claim this will fix it.
Also, within about 500 miles of purchasing the car: there was this weird knocking / clunking noise from the front end when I would steer around corners or, especially, go over bumps. Again, I took it back to the dealer and they said they loosened the engine and transmission, lubricated the mounts and "reset" the powertrain on the mounts. It worked and I've driven more than 3,000 miles without any more weird noises.
Overall, it's a good car but not as good as my 2018 was but it's still my second favorite vehicle of anything I've owned -- and only behind my last CRV. If I could do things over again, I would have kept the 2018 because the 2020 isn't much different except for problems I've experienced.
UPDATE, 2/2/21: I have about 7200 miles on my car now, had my first oil change. Dealer had my vehicle for 3 days, eventually said they couldn't fix the infotainment screen, it is my phone, not the car. I got a new phone and it still turns pink. Neither my old phone, the new one or anyone else's phone causes the screen in my other car to turn pink so I call BS and am disappointed.
The AWD has been great in the winter -- just like my 2018. The vehicle is averaging 29.5 mpg with a high of 33.9 and a low of 23.8.
I have considered a Prius to get better mileage but it feels so tiny inside and sits so low to the ground. I also considered a Ridgeline but they seem so thirsty and large. So I guess I'll just keep my CRV with the faulty infotainment screen since it's the perfect do-everything, compromise vehicle -- sits high to avoid curbs and bumps, goes off-pavement well, carries loads of stuff, isn't too thirsty.
Some miscellany: I added LED headlights and LED reverse lights -- both of which make a remarkable difference in terms of visibility and safety. And that clunk in the front end? It's gone and hasn't returned.
UPDATE, 2/8/22: about a year ago, I traded my CRV against a new Prius. Yeah, I loved the height, space, and AWD of the CRV. I guess if I could do it over again, I'd keep the CRV and buy the Prius, too, but I didn't trust my 2020 CRV. That weird thing with the infotainment screen just flaked me out. The Prius sits low to the ground and scrapes on everything, doesn't have nearly the room of the CRV but I'm enjoying the 55mpg I'm getting and also appreciate the 550 miles of range I get on a tank of gas; when it's time to top up, it's only an 11 gallon tank anyway so fill-ups are cheap. I imagine my ideal vehicle is probably a hybrid RAV4 and I'll probably get one someday but the Prius is a keeper for sure.
2020 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) with no options
The average list price of a used 2020 Honda CR-V in Ashburn, Virginia is $25,471. The average mileage on a used Honda CR-V 2020 for sale in Ashburn, Virginia is 38,916. Based on the average mileage of 38,916 for used 2020 Honda CR-V for sale in Ashburn, VA and using an average vehicle condition rating, which means the vehicle may have a few mechanical and/or cosmetic problems and may require a considerable amount of reconditioning, we appraise the average trade-in value of a used Honda CR-V 2020 in Ashburn, Virginia to be $17,545.