2020 Honda CR-V EX-L at Cambridge Centre Honda

The EX-L trim of the 2020 Honda CR-V provides fine-detail improvements and upgrades that make this compact SUV one of the highlights of its trim class. Upgraded over the differing CR-V LX and Sport models, the 2020 CR-V EX-L introduces notable interior, exterior and tech advancements. To learn all about the 2020 Honda CR-V EX-L, our Cambridge Centre Honda dealership is your local Kitchener-Waterloo source for new and used CR-Vs. Review its specifications and details below, then explore one for yourself in our inventory, for sale at an excellent starting price!

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Exterior Design

The CR-V EX-L swaps out those 19-inch aluminum alloys wheels (in shark grey) of the Sport trim and replaces them with its own refined version in its 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels. From there, everything remains the same from the Sport trim with a variety of utility features. A power tailgate comes with a programmable height so you can set it where you need it, allowing you to easily load your gear, while its roof rails invite even more storage. That tough Ontario weather will be no problem, thanks to the LED fog lights, variable intermittent wipers and front wiper de-icers all at your disposal. The CR-V is one of the most versatile crossover SUVs on the market, doing almost anything you need it to, representing its storied history as a top choice amongst Canadians, even more comprehensive here in 2020.

Set Adjustable Tailgate Height

Interior Design

The interior of the Honda CR-V EX-L contains a whole host of add-ons and replacements from the lower level Sport trim. The vast majority of these changes were done to the seats, offering up more style, comfort and versatility than on previous trims. Perforated leather-trim seat surfaces provide a gorgeous finish, while heated rear seats (the outboard position ones only) allow your back passengers to enjoy the comfort of warmth radiating beneath, meaning taking your kids to school on a chilly Cambridge winter morning will have everyone in heated splendor. The front seats see their own adjustments with driver seat position memory, while the front passenger seat is bestowed with 4-way power adjustment. The seats with the leather-trim aren’t the only style upgrade, with a woodgrain instrument panel trim finish that finishes off this CR-V EX-L with an elegant touch.

Best Winter Features in the CR-V

Performance & Efficiency

The performance and fuel efficiency features of the CR-V EX-L trim remain the exact same as the lower down Sport and LX models. Which is to say excellent power and economy remains consistently present over the 1.5L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with all of this performance is the Real Time AWD (with Intelligent Control System), meaning the slickest roads in Cambridge, or the roughest terrain in rural Ontario will still have you in control through its top-flight all-wheel drive. Ensuring your trips to the gas station will be few and far between is the CVT, ECON mode (activated through just a push of a button) and idle stop. Standard features need no upgrading when they’re this good across the 2020 CR-V.


While the LX started with 4 speakers and the Sport with 6 speakers, the 180-watt AM/FM audio system on this CR-V EX-L trim provides 8 speakers for even more optimal sound and proper coverage inside your CR-V. SiriusXM compatibility is now also available, the subscription satellite radio service where you can enjoy everything from the latest music to news, sports and comedy channels. The technology upgrades don’t just stick with the audio systems either, with an auto-dim rearview mirror that does what Honda does best, blending the best of new-age technology with safety features. This auto-dim mirror helps prevent you from getting blinded by the headlights of a vehicle behind you, adjusting with its auto-dim feature so you don’t have to adjust it yourself.


The safety and driver-assistive technologies are another set of features in the EX-L CR-V that remain the same from the CR-V Sport. That’s because Honda includes so many of these safety services as standard that there’s already so much present, from highway driving assistance to stability to modern airbag systems. Honda LaneWatch, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Road Departure Mitigation are all a small selection of the smart tech inside of the CR-V that lets you drive with better peace-of-mind. 4-wheel ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Vehicle Stability Assist all work in concert to keep you in control on the most unpredictable of road surfaces. Traditional airbag safety features are even better in a Honda, with an i-SRS airbag system, side curtain airbags and SmartVent side airbags.

2020 CR-V EX-L Trim

2020 Honda CR-V EX-L Front side diagonal view


Starting at $39,971
  • 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  • Perforated leather-trim seat surfaces
  • Power tailgate (with programmable height)
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With our deep and varied new and used CR-V inventory, our Honda dealership is perfectly suited to serve our southwestern Ontario neighbours, including Guelph, Hamilton and Brantford, where we’re just a short drive away. For all of your Honda car and SUV sales and service needs, Cambridge Centre Honda is here to serve you, since 1977 and counting!

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