2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Review with Specs, Trims and Prices

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Review with Specs, Trims and Prices

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2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid


Starting MSRP*

40 / 35

City / Hwy MPG rating*

Overview of 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid sets the standard for hybrid small SUVs thanks to a special hybrid powertrain that offers higher fuel efficiency than the classic CR-V models with unparalleled smoothness. According to car rating expert Edmunds the transition from the electric motor to the gas engine is seamless and rivals the system used in luxury vehicles that typically cost twice as much. Just like the regular 2021 Honda CR-V, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid features a spacious interior with plenty of storage space and a smooth ride.

Honda CR-V Hybrid key specs and features


One of the most attractive qualities of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid is that it comes with Real Time All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™ and hill start assist standard at every trim. The two-motor hybrid powertrain delivers strong acceleration with exceptional fuel efficiency while the highly refined suspension and steering systems offer a comfortable ride with an engaging driving experience.


Much like the standard 2021 Honda CR-V, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid model gives off the air of confident capability. This vehicle pairs sleek lines and smooth contours for a sophisticated look that helps the vehicle glide through the air reducing turbulence and noise in the vehicle cabin. The safety rating of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid is aided by the ACE™ body structure which offers strong protection in case of a rollover. One difference between the CR-V and CR-V Hybrid is exterior color availability. While both models come in the same general shades, the CR-V Hybrid offers an Obsidian Blue Pearl exterior option at all trim levels.


The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid redefines what it means to be a small economy SUV with exceptional quality and feel in the interior. Front seats feature 4-way power lumbar support systems while the ergonomically optimized cabin has controls and displays ideally situated to make driving an easy, intuitive process. The vehicle interior is filled with small, thoughtful touches like inner door handles that unlock front doors with a single pull and a one-touch lever to drop and fold the rear seat for additional storage space.


Bring your online world with you in the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid. All trims come with the exceptional connectivity offered by the latest Display Audio system and HondaLink®, allowing you to control certain features of your vehicle with a smartphone or Alexa-enabled device. Additionally, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid models include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration for hands-free connectivity, SMS text message function for select phones, and additional USB ports to help keep devices charged up and ready to go.

Safety & Alerts

Like the standard CR-V model, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid features the Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies. The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid also comes with additional features standard across all trims including LED headlights with auto-on/off, as well as Honda’s active and passive suite of safety features.

Interior Options for 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Enjoy exceptional comfort for up to 5 passengers in the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid. This ergonomically designed small SUV features cushions and bolsters to provide just the right amount of support with a 12-way power driver’s seat, including a 4-way lumbar-support adjustment. All trim models of the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid come with heated front seats with leather options being available in the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX-L and 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring. This vehicle has several other features that make it a standout including:

  • Moonroof
  • Illuminated driver & front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Push-button start
  • Retractable cargo area cover
  • Power windows, door & tailgate locks
  • Front passenger seatback pocket

Like the CR-V standard edition, the CR-V Hybrid has rear seats that fold down in a 60/40 split with one touch and a spacious cabin featuring plenty of storage. In addition to leather interiors, the Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring models also include a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, Automatic-dimming rearview mirror, and ambient lighting.

Configurations of 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid is available in three trim options (EX, EX-L, and Touring) after the previous LX version was discontinued for the 2021 model year. The difference is largely made up of interior features and luxuries with no differences in engine, horsepower, or MPG across the trim levels.


Starting at $22,200 MSRP *

Wheels 18-inch Alloys
Audio system 180-watt audio system with 8 speakers


Starting at $24,700 MSRP *

Wheels 18-inch Alloys
Audio system 180-watt audio system with 8 speakers


Starting at $28,600 MSRP *

Wheels 19-inch machine-finished Alloys with gray inserts
Audio system 330-watt premium audio system with 9 speakers, including subwoofer

Honda CR-V Hybrid Safety Ratings & Safety Features

Honda CR-V Hybrid Safety Ratings: NHTSA

The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid received a perfect 5-out-of-5 star rating for overall safety according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) The vehicle earned perfect scores in all side crash tests with the single 4-out-of-5 rating coming from the results of the front passenger side during the frontal crash tests. These are the individual NHTSA ratings for the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid:

  • Overall Front Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Front Driver Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Front Passenger Side Star Rating: 4/5 stars
  • Overall Side Star Rating: 5/5 stars
  • Rollover Star Rating: 5/5 stars

Honda CR-V Hybrid Safety Ratings: IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has selected the 2021 Honda CR-V Touring Hybrid as a 2021 Top Safety Pick thanks to LED reflector headlights, among other top safety features and exceptional crashworthiness ratings. The CR-V Hybrid, like the standard 2021 Honda CR-V the Hybrid version offers stellar performance in crashworthiness tests receiving all “good” marks, the highest rating available on the IIHS scale.

  • Small Overlap Front – Driver Side: Good
  • Small Overlap Front – Passenger Side: Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints & Seats: Good

Honda CR-V Hybrid safety features & technology

Enjoy the safety and security of the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive technologies in the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid. You’ll get the latest cutting-edge safety features and driver-assistive technologies with the active and passive safety features found in all Honda vehicles.

Honda CR-V Hybrid active safety features

  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)

Honda Sensing®

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation system (RDM)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow

What is the Warranty on a 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid?

You’ll get the benefits of two quality warranties when you purchase a brand new 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid from Klein Honda in Everett, Washington. Get peace of mind with the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty which offers powertrain coverage for as long as you own your vehicle plus enjoy all the benefits and coverages of the Honda manufacturer warranty.

Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty

No additional cost

Every new 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid and qualifying pre-owned vehicles come with the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty at no additional charge. We proudly stand behind the vehicles we sell and it’s all part of treating people right to create customers for life.

Coverage for life

The Klein Honda warranty is a powertrain warranty covering your engine, turbocharger, transmission and drive axle assemblies, all internally lubricated parts for 2, 4, and all-wheel drive, plus all seals and gaskets.

Towing is included

You’ll get up to $80 worth of complimentary towing coverage thanks to the Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty if you experience a vehicle breakdown that is the result of a covered part.

No expiration

There are no time or mileage limits when it comes to your Klein Honda warranty coverage. The Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid for the entire time you own the car."

Easy to keep

Keep your Klein Honda Limited Lifetime Warranty and Honda manufacturer warranties in good standing by following the recommended maintenance schedule outlined in your owner’s manual. We make it easy with online vehicle service scheduling and service coupons.

Honda manufacturer warranty

3-Year/ 36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty

Brand new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty. This includes the 12-volt battery. Full details of what this warranty covers can be found by consulting the Honda Owners website.

5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty

New Honda vehicles are covered by a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Consult the Honda Owners website for more information about what is covered by this warranty.

California Emissions Warranties

For 3 years or 50,000 miles, if your vehicle fails a Smog Check inspection, all necessary repairs and adjustments will be made by Honda to ensure your emissions control system “Performance Warranty”. You also receive a “Defects Warranty” to ensure any emissions-related part is replaced or repaired if deemed defective.

Hybrid Powertrain Warranty

This warranty applies to all Honda models with hybrid powertrains and is in addition to the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and the Federal/California emissions warranties.

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*40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid models across all trim levels. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, and other applicable fees. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include additional charge for premium colors.