2023 Honda CR-V Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Honda CR-V Model Overview at Honda East Cincinnati

Honda CR-V

Key Features

  • Starting at $32,355 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower / 179 lb-ft of torque and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)
  • Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies
  • 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Wi-Fi Hotspot capability
  • Standard one-touch power sliding moonroof
  • Available 12-speaker Bose premium audio system with Bose Centerpoint technology and SurroundStage digital signal processing

About the Honda CR-V

Offering an unrivaled combination of versatility, style, and technology — it’s no surprise that the Honda CR-V has remained America’s best-selling CUV for over two decades. Drivers will enjoy a responsive yet economical turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can be equipped with optional Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for the utmost confidence in harsh weather conditions.

Examples of advanced tech features available inside the CR-V include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM®, HD Radio™, and Pandora®. Giving drivers greater confidence behind the wheel is the standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies. Its streamlined interior design is also packed with premium features like a standard one-touch power moonroof and dual-zone automatic climate control. Offering a spacious yet luxurious interior to match its impressive capabilities, it’s clear why the Honda CR-V remains a hit with drivers living active lifestyles.

What the Critics Say

The Honda CR-V has long been a favorite among budget- and practical-minded compact SUV buyers, including Consumer Reports members. It’s reliable, has plenty of cargo space, and is relatively comfortable. The freshly redesigned 2023 model looks like it will augment all of the CR-V’s good qualities while addressing things that some owners may have found irksome over the years.” – Consumer Reports

With a whole new exterior comes a whole new interior. Or at least, new to the CR-V. If you’ve been in a new Civic, its layout and design will look extremely familiar. It’s also very similar to the also new HR-V. Fortunately, it’s a very good interior. The look is clean and uncomplicated. The dash is also low and aids in both visibility and making the cabin feel spacious.” – Autoblog

What’s New for 2023

Now in its sixth generation, the 2023 Honda CR-V is all-new this year with an array of improvements both inside and out. In addition to a complete exterior and interior refresh, the CR-V now comes standard with more premium features to bolster its already impressive value. Speaking of value, all 2023 CR-V trims also come standard with Honda Service Pass – an exclusive complimentary scheduled maintenance program.

Honda CR-V Features

Honda CR-V Performance

Capable Performance

Whether it’s a short drive across town or an extended weekend getaway, the Honda CR-V delivers the ideal balance of efficiency and capability. Standard power comes from a 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine that can achieve up to 34 MPG on the highway**. Giving you the ultimate confidence when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with your plans, the CR-V can be equipped with optional Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. AWD models also come equipped with a standard Hill Descent Control system for improved off-road performance. Drivers can also enjoy the flexibility to customize their Honda CR-V driving experience with three individual drive mode settings – Normal, Econ, and Snow.

Honda CR-V Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

As connected as it is comfortable, the cabin of the Honda CR-V has been designed to balance sophistication with innovative solutions to some of life’s daily challenges. Positioned in the center of the streamlined dashboard is a high-definition touchscreen display (standard 7-inch or available 9-inch) that features standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Other upscale amenities you’ll find across the entire CR-V range include heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a one-touch power moonroof, heated exterior mirrors, and partial digital instrumentation. Upgrade to the CR-V EX-L and you’ll receive impressive features like Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging and leather upholstery for complete comfort. Clever features like its split-folding rear seatbacks make the Honda CR-V an outstanding option for those living active lifestyles.

Honda CR-V Safety

Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

Included on all Honda CR-V trim levels, the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies gives you an added sense of confidence behind the wheel. Even the best drivers can use a helping hand on the road which is why these groundbreaking technologies can alert the driver and help keep you away from danger. Features found in this collection of safety technologies include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Other available safety features include Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Auto High-Beam headlights. Few compact SUVs prioritize your safety more than the Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V Models and Specs

Honda CR-V EX

EX

  • Starting at $32,355 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)
  • 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies
  • Heated front seats
  • One-touch power sliding moonroof

Honda CR-V EX-L

EX-L

  • Starting at $35,005 MSRP*
  • 9-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging
  • Low Speed Braking Control
  • Upgraded 8-speaker audio system

*MSRP including $1,245 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer sets own prices.

**MPG disclaimer 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX and EX-L trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX and EX-L trims. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.