Flash Drive

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring

Model Tested: 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring

The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a stylish, roomy, comfortable, well-built hybrid SUV.

Engine: 2.0-liter I-4, 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 40-mpg city, 35-mpg highway, 38-mpg combined

Base Price: $37,400

As Tested: $38,625


Hybrid provides extra off-the-line acceleration

Electric-only for very short local trips

The Honda CR-V has excellent highway manners and a comfortable, quiet ride.

Impressive regenerative braking

Confidence inspiring all-wheel drive

Smooth highway ride, quiet, refined

Driving modes: Sport, Econ, and EV

Excellent safety features

Good city commuting/errands maneuverability

Quality sound deadening for engine noise


Comfy, leather-trimmed seats

The Honda CR-V front seats are comfortable and supportive with excellent legroom.

Stretch-out front row legroom

Heated front seats (3 temps)

Driver power lumbar support

Power passenger seat

Medium thick, contoured, heated leather wheel

Ample auxiliary controls

Very effective sound insulation

Rear doors open 90-degrees

Excellent backseat adult legroom

Almost flat rear floor, minimal hump

With the split rear seats down there is excellent cargo capacity.

Adults fit fine in middle

Soft, wide armrest

Quality interior materials


Split rear seats (60/40) fold flat

Large cargo area

Flat floor

Power liftgate opens high

Wide opening, no lift-over

Four sturdy grab handles

We would prefer a traditional shifter over the Honda button gear selection system.

Medium-plus front door bins

Big, two-part center console

Big locking glovebox

Large sun visors

WOW Factors:

Frugal fuel economy

Very spacious passenger room both rows

Big center console storage capacity

Pleasant styling

Excellent AWD system

The Honda CR-V Hybrid layout maximizes interior room.

Excellent safety features


Back part of door bins difficult to access

A traditional shifter preferred over buttons

Infotainment system not the easiest to use

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid was all-new in 2020, so it has remained basically unchanged for 2021 and 2022. Honda isn’t known for making changes simply for the sake of change. This likely contributes to the brand’s excellent customer loyalty and great resale values. The CR-V is a great SUV in its many trim levels and the Hybrid adds improved fuel economy, which is a big plus in these times of uncertain gas prices.