2019 Honda CR-V Backup


With the Honda CR-V towing capacity running up to 1,500 lbs., you can pull a surprising amount behind this top of the line compact SUV. Read on to explore:

  • Honda CR-V Engine Options
  • Honda CR-V Towing Power
  • What You Can Tow with the Honda CR-V



Honda CR-V Engine Options

Honda vehicles routinely give drivers the freedom to choose between one of several engine options, and the Honda CR-V is no exception.


2019 Honda CR-V EngineOptions include:

  • 2.4L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.4L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque.



A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode comes as standard with all models, and Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is available with all trims. The Car Connection comments that the vehicle “pairs competent acceleration and handling with a luxury-grade ride”.


Honda CR-V Towing Power

Properly equipped, your Honda CR-V can tow up to 1,500 lbs. regardless of your chosen trim level. You can get the most of that available power by equipping the optional Honda CR-V towing package.

2019 Honda CR-V Trunk OpeningThe package boasts:

  • Receiver-style design for a variety of coupler designs
  • Draw bar, retaining pin, and clip
  • Trailer Hitch Harness



Even with the trailer fitted, you won’t lose the functionality of the available Power Tailgate Hands-Free Access.


What Can You Tow with the Honda CR-V?

While reading through Honda CR-V power and towing specs can be useful, what you really want to know is the amount of real-world towing you can handle.

Here are just a few things you can haul with a 1,500 lbs. maximum tow rating:

  • ATV without Trailer
  • Jet Ski with Trailer
  • Small Teardrop Camper
  • Small Fishing Boat with Trailer


Check Out the Honda CR-V for Yourself at Your Nearest Honda Showroom

You can get an impression of Honda CR-V performance and capability by reading through our posts, but nothing will quite compare to taking one out for a test drive. To find out more, explore financing options, or find out about special offers, visit your local Detroit Honda dealer or feel free to contact us directly.