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

Honda CR-V Model Review - Germain Honda of Beavercreek

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

Built on a reputation for excellence, only the Honda CR-V is able to hold the title of America’s best-selling SUV for over two decades. Drivers will enjoy an economical turbocharged 4-cylinder engine along with an available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for maximized stability and traction across all varieties of surface conditions.

A collection of advanced tech features offered on the CR-V include SiriusXM®, HD Radio™, Pandora®, along with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Standard Honda Sensing® safety technologies add greater levels of confidence and driver-assistance features to inspire an engaging drive. Upscale highlights found inside the CR-V include a standard one-touch power moonroof and dual-zone automatic climate control. A spacious yet premium interior provides the perfect complement to the versatile capabilities of the CR-V, helping to illustrate why it remains a hit with drivers living busy 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 entering its sixth generation, the Honda CR-V is back for 2023 with an all-new design both inside and out. 2023 CR-V models benefit from an extensive refresh combined with an extensive list of newly-standard features to help boost its already favorable reputation with compact SUV shoppers. Last but not least, Honda Service Pass is included on the 2023 CR-V to provide complimentary scheduled maintenance services and enhance your ownership experience.

Honda CR-V Features

Honda CR-V Performance

Capable Performance

Whether it’s a quick trip across town or an extended weekend getaway, you’ll find the perfect combination of capability and efficiency when you drive the Honda CR-V. Standard power comes from a 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine which maximizes efficiency, giving you up to 34 MPG on the highway**. For ultimate control in harsh weather conditions, the CR-V can be equipped with Real Time AWD and Intelligent Control System™. The standard Hill Descent Control system found on AWD CR-V models helps to enhance its off-road capabilities. Normal, Econ, and Snow are three standard drive mode settings that drivers can toggle between to customize their drive behind the wheel of the Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V Interior Technology

Tech-Focused Interior

Step inside the Honda CR-V and you’ll discover a blend of comfort and connectivity, made possible by its ability to balance sophistication with clever solutions to some of life’s daily challenges. Found in the center of its streamlined dashboard is its high-definition touchscreen display (standard 7-inch or optional 9-inch) that features standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Other luxurious features found across the entire CR-V range include heated exterior mirrors, heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, partial digital instrumentation, and a one-touch power sliding moonroof. EX-L trim levels boast amenities like Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging and luxurious leather-trimmed seats. Perfect for those living active lifestyles, the Honda CR-V also features split-folding rear seatbacks to carry all of your gear for the next adventure.

Honda CR-V Safety

Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

Included as standard on all CR-V trim levels, the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies helps you experience a more confident drive. Examples of groundbreaking safety features found in this collection 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). Additional optional technologies include Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Auto High-Beam headlights. No other compact SUV prioritizes your safety quite like the Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V Models and Specs

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

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.

**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.