2020 Honda Breeze Is A Sharper Looking CR-V Than Ours With An Accord Face

With the launch of the new 2020 Breeze in full force, Chinese outlets have released a multitude of pictures painstakingly detailing the compact crossover from every angle, inside and out, while also confirming final specifications, which we’ve included below. [Updated 11/9/2019]

If you like the Honda CR-V but you’ve always found it a bit too boring in terms of looks, then the new 2020 Breeze is something that might tickle your buying bone. Unfortunately, it is only available in China.

The 2020 Honda Breeze was unveiled back in August, but live images of the compact crossover have only recently begun to surface online from China. Meanwhile, the latest pictures reveal the Breeze’s interior in more detail than ever before.

Honda will manufacture the Breeze in partnership with Guangzhou Motors and market it as a sort of more dynamic-looking CR-V. The Breeze is actually a little bit longer than its more established sibling, but shares the latter’s width and height, as well as the same bumper design.

Also read: 2020 Honda CR-V Gains New U.S.-Built Hybrid Version, Drops Base 2.4L Engine

All in all, the Breeze measures 4,634 mm (182.4 inches) x 1,855 mm (73 inches) x 1,679 mm (66.1 inches), with a wheelbase of 2,661 mm (104.7 inches). Meanwhile, the front fascia is lifted directly off the Accord, while both the headlights and LED taillights (now L-shaped) feature a considerably sharper design than the ones on the CR-V.

Inside, the Breeze features room for five occupants and the same dashboard design as the CR-V. It also comes with Honda Sensing and Honda Connect 2.0 tech, while features such as wireless charging and hands-free tailgate opening are a first for China.

Customers will be able to choose between a 193 HP and 243Nm (179 lb-ft) of torque 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline unit mated to a CVT transmission, or a 215 HP and 315Nm (232 lb-ft) 2.0-liter i-MMD hybrid setup, with both 2WD and AWD available.

Also new for this model is a special Black Edition pack is  available, featuring black 19-inch alloy wheels, side mirrors and other exterior and interior trimming details.

As for pricing, an entry-level 2020 Honda Breeze will cost upwards of 180,000 CNY ($25,360).

For reference, here’s Honda’s North American 2020 CR-V:

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Images courtesy of Honda, Autohome, Auto Sina

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Yeah, I’d take this over the current CR-V! Somehow the Accord front end looks very good on this application, more so than on the actual Accord ?

  • WalthamDan

    Too bad Honda couldn’t have grafted that front and rear design on the US CR-V. It certainly looks more cohesive and classier.

  • Ben

    Oh yeah! That’s more like it.

  • Ilbirs

    Looks way better than the CR-V we know and that Solid Wing Face grille pattern seen matches better on the Breeze than on an Accord or Civic, as in these two models the angular shape give these models some kind of “beluga forehead”.

  • Brian Regan

    Dang. That’s way better.

    • Dennis Scipio

      Really? I see the opposite,.Though I do think the front end looks a bit better than the U.S. CR-V.

  • Dude

    That looks 100 times better than the US CRV


    Wow.. this looks pretty sexy actually. It looks a lot better than the current CRV available here in the US.

  • dumblikeyou2
  • Gus Irizarry

    Honda, if you are reading this, had you made this car instead of the CRV here in the U.S. I would have bought it instead of the Ford Escape for my wife. Bring something similar to the U.S.!

    • Willie

      Since the CR-V outsold the escape by several hundred thousand units, I think it’s safe to say they are happy with their current design.

  • Bash

    Elegant and sharp. I love it.

  • Six_Tymes

    still with the plastic rear lights protruding out to trick the eye into thinking its rear space is larger than it really is.

    However, it is a very good looking suv, ill give them that. just a shame about those rear lights. BUT, at least its not as bad as the CRV, the CRV’s rear lights are a joke on wheels.

  • DM

    Wow this front end really works. Funny how some tweaks can make a car feel Infinitely more appealing.

  • Eddie Williams

    Just Look for it to replace the slow selling Accord soon…

    • donald seymour

      Nope, won’t happen.

  • :/ Yurr

    Definitely looks better than the Crv ?

    • erly5

      I agree. And annoying it’s restricted to the Chinese market.

  • Paul

    When is a CR-V not a CR-V? When it’s one of these. Well, that was a Breeze.;)

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Screw that guy who downvoted you.

  • Сафиуллинь-Мухамед Рамазанов

    Amazing how small things can do a wonder !

  • Nitesurfer1

    This looks incredibly better than the current Honda CRV in the USA. Def sign me up when this arrives here. The current one looks boring and the oil dilution still hangs on top of their head. North American needs this sharper CRV, Honda USA if you’re reading this: BRING IT OVER HERE!

  • Arct1c

    I wish the US CR-V received this for a facelift except for the rear end. Looks odd (also, don’t want the iconic CR-V taillights gone).

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Really nice. Well done Honda

  • Jayen DeHaart

    Really weird that the design looks great, it’s Chinese market and a Honda. Why didn’t they think to bring that to the US?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Should have been the Passport.

    • SteersUright

      Cant imagine would not sell well in the usa but who knows, there must be some logistics reasons. Maybe retooling a plant here, or shipping too cost-prohibitive, etc.

    • Janab Sahib

      They need to make the hondas uglier so that acuras look nicer.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Bloody Chinese and their copy-cat cars. This looks so like a Honda!

    • Craig

      Incredible isn’t it! lol

  • Subi-Rubicon1


  • RichSPK

    I imagine it would get a different name in the US, where Chrysler used to sell the Plymouth Breeze. The front end reminds me of a Jetta, but with too much chrome. I like the taillights, although maybe they’re a little small for such a big rear end.

    • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

      You mean to tell me one chrome bar across the grill is too much chrome? It is better to have chrome than to be vanilla!

      • RichSPK

        That’s one big, broad chrome bar. In this case, yes, I think it’s too much. But then, I like vanilla, too.

        • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

          I like chrome. It makes it looks good to me,

    • Joe

      Except it’s never coming to the US because the US has the CR-V…. which is the same car with slightly different styling….

  • Tumbi Mtika

    CR-V facelift, methinks…

  • 啥也没有

    Let me tell you why, because Honda has 2 joint ventures in China (DF Honda Co., Ltd and GAC Honda Co., Ltd), CRV, Civic is made by DF Honda, Jazz, Accord is by GAC Honda. This Breeze is made by GAC Honda to battle DF Honda’s CRV.

  • salamOOn

    but still with that old dashboard….

  • iggination

    Looks fantastic for the segment imo. I hope the us version gets an exterior update like this.

  • WalthamDan

    The Breeze looks a lot classier than the CRV. The Accord front end, which looks poor on the Accord looks great here.

    Too bad the US did not get this for a mid cycle update

  • Alduin

    What the hell is going on with Honda? their latest design language and styling is ugly.

  • Janab Sahib

    Usa gets the wierd styling specially the tail lights that stick out like aunt berthas eye glasses.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Except for the front bumper and the blacked out wheel arches, everything about this, especially the Accord/Civic based face looks leagues ahead of what we’re getting now with the CR-V’s refresh.

  • Infinite1

    This looks so much better than our current CRV

  • Willie

    China can keep it. Looks like a 90s minivan.

    • ThatGuy

      Nah i dont agree with that, when i compare the CRV to the Tiguan and co, it looks disproportionate and very dated to be honest.

    • Six_Tymes


  • Van Hammer

    Honda should have given the US CR-V this treatment, but they probably won’t because folks might choose it over the RDX.

  • It’s clear that China is getting better versions of cars sold elsewhere…😏

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