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Bigger Is Better: The All-New Honda 2023 CR-V

The CR-V has a new look for the new year. Honda has given its popular compact crossover a refreshing new design. The all-new 2023 Honda CR-V looks more mature and sophisticated, boasting sleeker cat-eye-like headlamps, vertical taillamps, and a modern front fascia. On the inside, drivers get a streamlined, user-friendly cabin that delivers the latest technology and driver assist features. The slightly larger, wider 2023 CR-V boasts even more head and legroom for comfortable space that drivers and passengers will appreciate.

Drivers who are thinking about going electric will be happy to know that Honda offers a hybrid version of the CR-V for 2023. Honda makes it easier than ever for drivers to reduce their carbon emissions without committing to a fully electric vehicle. This is great news for drivers who aren’t quite sure if they’re ready to give up their gas engines yet. A hybrid lets you dip your toes in the water and get a feel for the latest advances in green technology.

Starting at $31,610, drivers are getting the best Honda has to offer, with plenty of options to personalize their vehicle and make it their own. The affordable SUV offers more technology, safety, and driver assist features than ever. If you’re ready, so is Honda. Take on the new year from behind the wheel of the impressive Honda 2023 CR-V, bigger and better than ever before.

The CR-V Grows Up

Honda overhauled the CR-V for 2023 without losing its original down-to-earth charm. The CR-V is a practical family hauler that doesn’t believe in sacrificing style. The newly designed exterior with smooth lines and a bold, modern grill help the compact crossover stand out in all the best ways.

In case you didn’t notice, the CR-V has grown up. The SUV has a wider stance, plus a 2.7-inch longer wheelbase, adding to the cargo area and the interior’s spacious feel. The CR-V now offers best-in-class cargo space with 76.5 cu.ft. with all the seats folded flat. The rear cargo area is designed with a low, wide opening making it easy to load, unload, and rearrange items without straining to reach them. Whether you’re bringing along luggage, extra work materials, or camping gear, there’s room for everyone and everything in the 2023 CR-V, with no compromises required.

A grey 2023 Honda CR-V is shown from the rear at an angle.

First-Class Performance From Two Great Engines

The 2023 CR-V offers two engine options. The standard 190-horsepower 1.5L turbocharged engine offers 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can expect fuel economy of 28 mpg city and 34 mpg highway for front-wheel drive models (27/32 all-wheel drive). Combine the standard engine with the available Real Time All-Wheel Drive and Intelligent Control System to enhance the CR-V’s stellar performance. This system allows for increased traction, improved cornering, and power delivery to all four wheels. If you live in a wintery climate, make use of the CR-V’s Snow Mode to give you that extra boost of confidence you need behind the wheel when roads are slick.

For increased levels of horsepower and torque, the 2.0L Two-Motor Hybrid is available, delivering up to 204 hp and 247 lb-ft torque for a smooth driving experience with fewer carbon emissions. Expect an impressive fuel economy of up to 36 mpg city and 43 mpg highway for front-wheel drive models (40/34 all-wheel drive).

Drivers wishing to unlock the 2.0L hybrid powertrain will have to level up to either the Sport Hybrid or Sport Touring Hybrid trim option. All-wheel drive comes standard on these models, providing more control and traction when you need it the most. With Sport trims, drivers will experience an increased response when they accelerate, delivering an instant connection to the road for a thrilling ride every time. Drivers looking for a peppy, responsive drive will find it in the revised CR-V.

What’s On The Inside?

With room for up to five passengers, consumers can expect increased comfort and modern style. The roomy cabin boasts ample leg and headroom. The standard One-Touch Power Moonroof delivers wide views, fresh air, and sunshine when you want to let the outdoors in.

If you’re familiar with the Honda Civic, you’ll note that the all-new CR-V has taken some interior styling tips from its smaller cousin. The dashboard is clutter-free. Wide windows give you a better view and an overall feeling of spaciousness. The latest tech is delivered to your fingertips, while the updated infotainment system is user-friendly and easy to use. This SUV makes driving fun again. The no-frills styling keeps things simple and clean, something drivers will appreciate on busy mornings or after long days.

For added comfort, drivers can upgrade to leather-trimmed seating for an increased high-end feel the whole family can enjoy. What better way to experience comfort than to sit back, relax, and listen to your favorite playlists on the Bose Premium Sound System that delivers first-class sound?

Speaking of comfort, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control helps drivers and passengers stay comfortable without compromise. The system makes setting temperatures in the front and back easier than ever, allowing the driver to stay cool when passengers in the back might like a little more warmth. To make cold mornings more pleasant, go for the Sport Touring Hybrid trim to get a heated steering wheel and heated front seats, allowing you to stay toasty warm even when it’s cold outside.

Staying connected is no problem in the CR-V. Drivers can seamlessly sync their smartphones with available Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to bring along favorite apps, music, and audiobooks, as well as send and receive calls and texts. It’s never been easier to go wireless. Stay connected while keeping your eyes on the road ahead.

Safety Comes First in the CR-V

Honda always puts safety first. It’s no surprise that the CR-V boasts excellent safety and driver assist features that keep you covered on all sides.

The Blind Spot Information System informs drivers if it detects a vehicle riding in their blind spot. The Cross Traffic Monitor helps you back up with confidence, letting you know if a vehicle is approaching from the side. Worried about that stray shopping cart? The CR-V’s parking sensors alert you if you’re getting close to an object as you back up. The Multi-Angle Rearview Camera lets you choose from Normal, Top-Down, or Wide angle views to get a better look at what’s going on around you.

If you find yourself wondering if you remembered to lock your doors, you’ll love Walk Away Auto Lock. Drop the keyfob in your pocket or purse, go on your way, and the system will lock up for you. On your return, just grab the front handle to unlock the door, and you’re good to go.

Drivers get peace of mind knowing that all models come with Honda’s Safety Sensing Suite. This safety and driver assist package offers an abundance of features like a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, and more. When you drive with Honda, you know you never drive alone.

The  black interior of a 2023 Honda CR-V is shown from the driver's seat.

Big, Bold, Beauty, and Ready For Your Next Adventure

Now in its sixth generation, the all-new 2023 CR-V is one of Honda’s most popular models, and we can see why. The CR-V just keeps getting better as the years go on, offering increased safety and performance features that drivers want, all at a price that works.

With its upgraded body and size for 2023, the exterior resembles a Honda Pilot, while the interior takes styling cues from the popular Honda Civic, giving drivers the best of both worlds. Yet the CR-V still offers unbeatable reliability and flexibility that drivers are looking for. Its size is just another reason to love the convenient SUV that is ready for getting groceries, commuting, or taking a road trip on the weekend.

If you’re looking for an SUV that offers an abundance of features at an unbeatable value, the 2023 Honda CR-V is up for the job. Whether you choose the standard gas engine or go low-emission with the hybrid option, the CR-V won’t disappoint. For growing families or a solo trip, the CR-V is ready to give you more than ever before.