New model drops base trims for big price hikes
CR-V offered in gas and hybrid trims
The Honda CR-V is all-new for 2023, and along with the new vehicle comes a big increase in price. A new EX-trim front-drive starts from $31,110, an increase of $4,310 over the cheapest CR-V offered last year.
Part of that increase is a lineup simplification. The HR-V is larger (and more expensive) so Honda has dropped the LX and Special Edition trim levels, making the starting spot the EX-grade. Still, it’s an increase of almost $2,000 for EX grade.
All-wheel drive will cost an extra $1,500, but at least that’s the same as last year’s model. And the destination fee hasn’t changed either from $1,245.
What do you get with an EX? A 190 hp 1.5L turbo-four and a CVT for a start. As well as a new 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Heated seats, 18’s, dual-zone climate control, and a power roof are all also standard.
EX-L adds leather seats, a 9.0-inch screen, and the wireless versions of CarPlay and Auto. There is wireless charging, too. Sport trim, from $32,450, offers the hybrid drive system with 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. It’s offered in front or AWD as well.
Top of the line is the Sport Touring ($38,600) AWD hybrid with 19-inch wheels, 12-speaker Bose audio, and navigation.
All CR-V models get Honda Sensing driver assistance including adaptive cruise, lane keeping assist, and rear seatbelt reminder.
The 2023 Honda CR-V hits dealers in the US starting this month with hybrids arriving in October.