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The 2023 Honda CR-V is an impressive ride that is ready to take over the SUV industry. While there are a variety of 2023 CR-V trim levels to choose from, not all of these trim levels are created equally. Most builds will go well beyond the baseline starting point once consumers add in all the bells and whistles they want for their new ride. Here’s a look at what consumers can expect to pay for a realistic 2023 CR-V build. 

Here’s a look at the 2023 Honda CR-V  

The 2023 CR-V is Honda’s sixth generation release of this SUV. According to Car and Driver, there are a total of five trim levels available on the 2023 CR-V. Two of these trim levels feature hybrid powertrains. The baseline trim is the LX which Honda starts at $28,410. The next available trim level is the EX which starts at $31,060. The top completely gasoline-powered trim level for the 2023 CR-V is the EX-L which starts at $33,710. 

In contrast to the gasoline-powered base trim, the baseline hybrid trim costs about $4K more. Honda starts the baseline Sport Hybrid at $32,400. The highest hybrid trim also serves as the highest trim level overall in the 2023 CR-V lineup. Honda starts the premium Sport Touring Hybrid trim at $39,100. 

The base MSRP can be quite misleading  

When looking to build a new vehicle, it’s important to remember that starting prices are just that, the starting point to get to the build that you actually want. In that respect, base prices can be pretty misleading as they don’t include the bells and whistles that most consumers want when they purchase a brand-new vehicle. Let’s take use the top 2023 CR-V Sport Touring Hybrid trim as an example. 

The Sport Touring Hybrid features a 2L four-cylinder engine paired with a 2-motor hybrid system. This combination produces 204-hp, comes standard with AWD, and starts at just over $39K. In addition, this premium trim comes standard with a number of amenities like a hands-free access power tailgate, leather seats, a heated steering wheel that is wrapped in leather, a Bose Premium sound system, a collision mitigation braking system, a multi-angle rearview camera, and more.

While these are great standard features, the majority of consumers will want a few more bells and whistles with their build. 

This is what a realistic 2023 Honda CR-V build costs

Looking at the Honda build simulator, there are quite a few package and accessory add-ons for consumers to choose from. Adding the All-Season Protection Package I, which adds a splash guard set, all-season floor mats, and a cargo tray to the build, will add an extra $460 to the build price. Adding the Utility Package to the build, which includes running boards, a trailer hitch, a back seat protector, a hands-free power tailgate attachment, and crossbars, will add another $1,555 to the build price. 

Some additional interior accessories that add some more functionality and protection to this build include the illuminated door sill trim, the rear passenger window shades, the illuminated cargo sill trim, and the auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink.

These add-ons will respectively add $325, $185, $250, and $245 to the build price. Overall, this brings the build price of a realistic 2023 CR-V Sport Touring Hybrid trim from Honda to a price of $43,870.

Thus, consumers can expect to pay at least $4k more than the baseline MSRP on any 2023 CR-V trim level if they want to get the real bells and whistles they’re after for their brand-new SUV. 


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