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

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Honda CR-V

Key Features

  • Starting at $32,905 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

As one of America’s most popular SUVs for over two decades, the Honda CR-V is engineered to deliver long-lasting value, versatility, and outstanding efficiency. Standard power for the CR-V comes in the form of a proven economical turbocharged 4-cylinder engine along with an available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for the ultimate in traction and stability across all types of road surface conditions.

Helping you stay connected no matter where your travels take you, the CR-V is available with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration along with SiriusXM®, HD Radio™, Pandora® to keep you entertained. Dual-zone automatic climate control and a one-touch power sliding moonroof are two other examples of premium equipment included as standard on the CR-V. Blending comfort with ergonomics, the interior of the Honda CR-V is yet another reason why it remains the most popular choice in its class.

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

The all-new Honda CR-V debuts its sixth generation for the 2023 model year. The best-selling SUV in the Honda lineup returns with an all-new exterior and interior design along with an impressive assortment of newly-standard features. In addition, every 2023 CR-V also includes Honda Service Pass as standard – a program that covers scheduled maintenance services for your first two years of ownership. All of these improvements make it easy to see how the Honda CR-V continues to be a leader in the compact SUV segment.

Honda CR-V Features

Honda CR-V Performance

Capable Performance

No matter if it’s a short trip across town or a long road trip across the country, the Honda CR-V offers a perfect combination of both efficiency and power. Beneath the hood lies a standard 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, delivering up to a remarkable 34 MPG** on the highway. You can boost the capability of the CR-V even further with the optional Real Time AWD and Intelligent Control System™. Giving you additional confidence in off-road situations, all CR-V AWD models include a standard Hill Descent Control system. Additionally, drivers can choose between Normal, Econ, and Snow drive modes to further customize their experience behind the wheel of the CR-V.

Honda CR-V Interior Technology

Tech-Focused Interior

Helping you get the most out of your daily drive, the cabin of the Honda CR-V includes clever solutions to some of life’s daily challenges along with a distinctive blend of comfort and connectivity features. Positioned in the center of the sleek dashboard is a high-definition touchscreen display (standard 7-inch or available 9-inch) that’s home to both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility. Other premium features found in all CR-V models include partial digital instrumentation, heated seats, heated exterior mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a one-touch power sliding moonroof. Stepping up to the EX-L trim adds luxurious leather-trimmed seats and the convenience of Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging. If you’re always chasing your next adventure, the CR-V also includes standard split-folding rear seatbacks to make it easier to transport your luggage and gear.

Honda Sensing Safety CR-V

Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

Standard on all Honda CR-V trims, the Honda Sensing® collection of advanced safety features helps you experience enhanced confidence behind the wheel. Examples of these ingenious features 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 features offered on the CR-V include Auto High-Beam headlights, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Blind Spot Information. No other compact crossover surrounds you and your loved ones with advanced safety features quite like the Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V Models and Specs

Honda CR-V EX


  • Starting at $32,905 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


  • Starting at $35,555 MSRP*
  • 9-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Push Button Start
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

*MSRP including $1,295 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.