2023 Honda CR-V Reduces Options While Increasing Prices
An automaker has the chance to revamp the lineup when a new vehicle generation is introduced, cutting some fat and making sure there isn't an overwhelming quantity of choice. With the 2023 CR-V, Honda accomplished just that by emphasizing better-equipped grades and streamlining the entire lineup. This week, Honda released the CR-2023 V's price range. It costs $32,355 to purchase a standard CR-V EX with front-wheel drive and a 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 that generates 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque, including the required $1,245 destination fee.
That's a significant increase over the base model's 2022 price of $28,035, but the LX trim is no longer available. Instead, it's more appropriate to compare it to the 2022 EX's $30,555 pricing, although the 2023 model still sees a price increase. The EX-L, the only other gas-only CR-V on the market, will set you back $35,005, which is only a few hundred dollars more than the model from the previous generation.
The lineup for the CR-V Hybrid has changed names but has not been condensed. The base FWD Sport hybrid now costs $33,695 including destination, which is around $400 more than the outgoing 2022 base EX hybrid. All hybrids now have the Sport badge. The Sport Touring hybrid's highest trim has a price of $39,845, which is $800 more expensive than the hybrid's top trim for 2022. The hybrid is more powerful, with a net output of 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft from its 2.0-liter I4 and electric motor. All trims will increase by $1,500 to have all-wheel drive, with the exception of the Sport Touring hybrid, which includes it as standard.
Examine the complete range of prices and EPA fuel economy predictions for the 2023 Honda CR-V lineup by looking at the chart below.