New 2023 Honda CRV Is Finally Here! Full Review.
New 2023 Honda CRV – Overview
The most recent Honda CR-V model is here and looks much better than the previous one.
The new 2023 CR-V is attractive on the outside and more contemporary inside but still immediately recognizable as a CR-V.
Here are the major highlights:
- Honda has updated the CR-V for 2023, and the interior and outside of the new model look terrific.
- The EX, EX-L, Sport, and Sport Touring trim levels exist. In addition, sport and Sport Touring come standard with a hybrid powertrain.
- This summer will see the launch of the nonhybrid 2023 CR-V, with the hybrid model coming soon after.
However, it has a cleaner appearance than the last few versions of this small SUV.
A more roomy cabin, additional amenities, and upgrades to the turbo-four and hybrid powertrains are among the less apparent but significant exterior differences.
To maintain the spacing within Honda’s SUV portfolio, the tiny CR-V also had to grow because the most recent edition of the subcompact Honda HR-V grew considerably.
As a result, the new model’s wheelbase is 1.6 inches larger, its overall length has increased by 2.7 inches, and its width has increased by 0.4 inches.
More rear legroom is the consequence, according to Honda, and the hybrid’s cargo space has also improved, matching the non-36 hybrid’s cubic feet of space behind the back seats and 77 cubic feet of space when the back seats are folded.
In addition, there is a moveable floor in the nonhybrid that can be lowered to increase the volume behind the seats to 39 cubic feet.
The CR-two V’s powertrains, a hybrid system that employs a 2.0-litre gasoline engine and a turbocharged 1.5-litre inline-four, have not been significantly upgraded from Honda.
However, the non-continuously hybrid’s variable automatic transmission and the 1.5-litre engine’s torque curve have been modified to reduce noise and vibration; considering the original CR-harsh, V’s coarse engine note, any improvement in this area will be appreciated.
The highest system horsepower of the hybrid has decreased from 212 hp to 204 hp, but one of its two electric motors is now torquier than before.
Honda still claims that the hybrid can tow up to 1000 pounds, as opposed to the previous model’s lack of a tow rating.
Levels of Trim & MPG
To help Honda achieve its objective of selling more hybrids, the CR-trim V’s levels have been reorganized.
Honda wants to sell 50% of CR-Vs with a more effective gas-electric drivetrain.
Thus, the new Sport and Sport Touring versions are exclusively available as hybrids, while the EX and EX-L trim levels come with the turbo 1.5-litre.
The Sport variants also receive cosmetic updates, such as black wheels, a new grille, and a revised rear fascia.
All bar the Sport Touring comes with front-wheel drive as standard, while all-wheel drive is an option.
The CR-V hybrid’s EPA fuel economy ratings may increase with the inclusion of a front-wheel-drive setup, surpassing the 38 mpg combined rating for the previous model, which was AWD-only.
However, the nonhybrid was previously rated at 29 mpg combined with all-wheel drive and 30 mpg combined with front-wheel drive, so we don’t anticipate much improvement in its efficiency.
2023 Honda CRV Interior Design & Center Console
A honeycomb-patterned insert that spans the dash gives the inside a look similar to that of the new HR-V and Civic.
Three knobs control the HVAC system, and we appreciate how uncomplicated the dashboard is.
Standard touchscreen sizes for the EX and Sport are 7.0 inches and 9.0 inches, respectively, for the EX-L and Sport Touring.
Hill-descent control and blind-spot monitoring are now standard features, and there are drive modes, including Normal and Econ, and a Sport mode for Sport and Sport Touring models.
2023 Honda CRV Price, Variants & Availability
As the launch date of the new CR-V draws near, Honda will announce pricing soon.
Since Honda has discontinued the lower LX model, the nonhybrid will debut first and probably have a higher beginning price than before (the old LX started at $28,045 while the EX began at $30,355).
The hybrid should command a little premium when it eventually makes an appearance.
Is a new CR-V being released by Honda?
A 2023 model of the revamped CR-V is anticipated to make its debut in 2022. Nearer the time of the new model’s release, we’ll learn more about it.
Which issues does the Honda CR-V have?
Unreliable technology, slow acceleration, and an oil delusion problem in 2017–19 models are some of the common complaints.