Honda gave the CR-V compact crossover SUV an impressive redesign for the 2023 model year. It’s larger, has a more rugged and sophisticated look, and offers a more advanced hybrid system along with new features. With the redesign, the CR-V aims to be more competitive against other crossover SUVs, including the Toyota RAV4. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and features of the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V and 2023 CR-V Hybrid.
When will the 2023 Honda CR-V be available?
The release of the new 2023 Honda CR-V is expected to be Summer 2022. For the 2023 CR-V Hybrid, the release date will be later in 2022. Both the 2023 CR-V and 2023 CR-V Hybrid will be available to buy at Honda dealerships throughout the United States and in various international markets.
Trims offered for the 2023 CR-V include EX, EX-L, Sport, and Sport Touring. The EX and EX-L trims are for the gas-powered CR-V, while the Sport and Sport Touring trims are for the CR-V Hybrid.
The Honda CR-V for the U.S. market is built at the Honda East Liberty Plant in East Liberty, Ohio, and the Honda Manufacturing of Indiana plant in Greensburg, Indiana.
How much is the 2023 Honda CR-V?
Honda didn’t yet provide the price information for the 2023 CR-V crossover SUV. However, Car and Driver estimate a starting price of $29,000. When factoring in inflation and the new design, the 2023 CR-V will likely cost slightly more than the 2022 CR-V. The starting price of the 2022 CR-V ranges from $26,800 MSRP for the LX trim up to $36,600 MSRP for the Touring trim. For the 2022 CR-V Hybrid, the starting price ranges from $32,010 MSRP for the EX trim up to $37,800 MSRP for the Touring trim.
2023 CR-V specs: Engine options and towing
Buyers of the new 2023 Honda CR-V have a choice of two engine options. The regular CR-V model comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V Hybrid, which combines a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with two electric motors, produces 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. While the turbocharged engine received minor tweaks, the hybrid system is all-new for 2023.
For the drive system, the CR-V offers either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. On the towing front, the gas-powered CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds, while the CR-V Hybrid has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds. For efficiency, the estimated gas mileage figures for the CR-V are not yet available.
What’s new for the 2023 CR-V?
The 2023 Honda CR-V crossover SUV has an all-new design. Compared to the fifth-generation 2022 CR-V, the sixth-generation 2023 CR-V has more rugged and sophisticated exterior styling. One of the standout exterior features of the new CR-V is the large upright grille. Also, overall, the 2023 CR-V is larger than the 2022 CR-V, resulting in more interior space. Plus, the interior of the CR-V has a more modern look.
Other new features for the 2023 CR-V include Hill Descent Control, a Snow driving mode, and a new airbag setup. Also, Honda claims that the 2023 CR-V has better handling compared to the outgoing model, while the all-wheel drive system has improved capabilities. Additionally, as mentioned earlier, the CR-V has an all-new hybrid system.
What are the crossover SUV competitors of the Honda CR-V?
The crossover SUV competitors of the Honda CR-V include the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-50, Chevy Equinox, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Ford Escape.
Also, for warranty coverage, the 2023 CR-V has the backing of a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, it has a free maintenance plan, with two years or 24,000 miles of coverage.
As mentioned earlier, the release date of the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V and 2023 CR-V Hybrid crossover SUVs will be in Summer 2022. Also, the 2023 CR-V will likely cost slightly more than the 2022 CR-V, which has a starting base price of $26,800 MSRP.
This article was updated on 7/26/2022 for headline clarity and with the latest information.