Exterior Features

Power Tailgate (EX-L and Touring)

What’s the Benefit?

The power tailgate feature provides convenient operation for a diverse group of CR-V Hybrid buyers, and its stop-and-hold and programmable-height features allow a high level of customization.

The Feature:

CR-V Hybrid EX-L and Touring trims include a power tailgate.

  • It can be operated remotely with the key fob from up to 50 feet away, or by pushing a button from the driver’s seat.
  • An electric motor will raise and lower the tailgate.
  • This feature is especially convenient when the owner is carrying items back to the vehicle, doesn’t have a hand free to open the tailgate and would prefer not to place items on the pavement.
  • When closing, small-statured owners will not have to worry about reaching for the handle, and older owners need not worry about flexibility or strength.
  • The driver can also close the tailgate using the button to the left of the steering column or a button on the tailgate itself.
  • The stop-and-hold function allows you to push the tailgate switch while it’s opening so the tailgate will stop immediately—such as to avoid hitting a wall behind the vehicle.
  • The programmable-height function is designed to limit how high the tailgate opens with every use; here’s how it works:
    • With the tailgate open, simply pull the tailgate down to the desired height; it will hold its position.
    • Then push and hold the tailgate switch until it beeps twice; now the new opening height has been programmed.

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