In the Zen environs around Tucson, Arizona, this past week, It didn’t take any level of meditation to understand what the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid brings to the increasingly crowded cohort of compact hybrid crossovers: poise.
The CR-V Hybrid drove with the flow along stop-and-go boulevards, and it felt easy to pilot as my co-driver and I skirted the fringes of Tucson on rippled two-laners in the awesome backdrop of the jagged Santa Catalina Mountains and the contrasting Sonoran Desert, still warm and watercolor-esque despite gray skies.
And for the moment—for someone who writes about cars—it seemed equally eye-opening that the CR-V Hybrid made me feel so at ease and able to enjoy conversation and the backdrop.
Like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the Ford Escape Hybrid, the CR-V Hybrid is softly sprung and leans a fair amount in corners. The CR-V Hybrid has light, precise steering,…