2021 Honda CR-V LX vs 2021 Honda CR-V Touring

Honda CR-V LX

  • Standard Engine1.5L Turbo I4
  • Horsepower190 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *28 / 34
  • Seats5
  • NavigationAvailable on Other Styles
  • UpholsteryCloth

Honda CR-V Touring

  • Standard Engine1.5L Turbo I4
  • Horsepower190 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *28 / 34
  • Seats5
  • NavigationStandard
  • UpholsteryLeather

Specs at a Glance

The 2021 Honda CR-V LX is a base trim with an affordable retail price. You can upgrade to the high-level CR-V Touring and get lots of premium technologies. Both compact crossover SUVs have the Honda Sensing safety bundle.


The 2021 Honda CR-V runs on a 1.5-liter engine block that generates 190 horsepower. This gasoline-burning, turbocharged powertrain delivers slightly less than 180 pound-feet of torque. Available for the Touring model, the hybrid powertrain is rated at 143 hp and 129 lb-ft. Featuring two electric motors, this exclusive propulsion system includes the i-VTEC valvetrain. The Three-Mode Drive System manages the mechanics of the hybrid powertrain. For example, you could select the EV Mode for a short trip that's entirely powered by electricity.

A traditional lithium-ion battery forms the core of the Touring's hybrid system. Regenerative braking and the Hybrid Driver Information Interface are also paired with the hybrid powertrain. Both 2021 CR-V models offer the Real-Time All-Wheel Drive that creates an equal split in torque between the axles. Optimized by the Intelligent Control System, the AWD works with a CVT system on both trims. The hybrid model runs on the eCVT that offers much better fuel economy.


Some paint colors optional for the 2021 CR-V LX include Crystal Black, Radiant Red, and Modern Steel. The Touring model offers several exclusive finishes, such as Aegean Blue and Sonic Gray. A roofline spoiler that matches the exterior paint is installed on this high-end trim. The LX edition has a roofline spoiler that's covered in black. Both 2021 CR-V models are equipped with the Active Shutter Grille for aerodynamic purposes. Protected by real leather upholstery, the 2021 CR-V Touring's driver's seat comes with a 12-way configuration. Illuminated vanity mirrors and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel are also standard in this premium Honda crossover SUV. Additionally, ambient lighting and a leather-wrapped shift knob bring modern sophistication to the cockpit.


The 2021 CR-V LX comes with a 5.0-inch LCD touch screen that's easy to view from any position in the front row. Some standard technologies inside this base trim include the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and a USB charger. Pandora Internet Radio is the main entertainment portal in this affordable Honda crossover SUV. A 7.0-inch touch screen is the most notable technological amenity inside the Touring. You can also listen to HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio on the car's standard nine-speaker sound system.

Come to our Honda car dealership and compare the 2021 CR-V LX with the CR-V Touring.

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MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

* 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. 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, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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