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The 2023 Honda CR-V is coming to shake up the small SUV vehicle segment. It has been redesigned for the 2023 model year. Here are three Honda CR-V updates that make the small SUV the best CR-V yet.

The 2023 Honda CR-V comes standard with blind-spot warning

Blind-spot warning is often standard on luxury vehicles. It also comes standard on upper trim levels. Blind-spot warning makes it easier to drive because drivers worry less about changing lanes. It’s a safety and driver assistance feature that improves the overall driving experience.

All 2023 Honda CR-V models come standard with blind-spot warning. This feature addition makes the CR-V the most convenient model year yet. Think of all the standard features the final trim level could come loaded with.

The new CR-V has the largest standard infotainment system screen yet

A blue 2023 Honda CR-V small SUV is driving on the road.
The 2023 Honda CR-V | Honda

Today, screens are integral to our daily lives. Whether it’s your phone screen, television screen, or infotainment screen, bigger is almost always better.

Honda is increasing the standard infotainment system screen on several of its nameplates to get with the times. Some automakers offer infotainment screens that are over 12.0 inches. The CR-V’s screen isn’t nearly that large, but it’s getting much closer to the optimal screen size than previous model years.

The new standard CR-V infotainment screen is 7.0 inches. Some upper trim levels will come standard with a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Finally, the CR-V has a decent-sized infotainment system screen. It’s catching up to its competitors.

The 2023 CR-V’s hybrid option is the most powerful CR-V Hybrid yet

The front of a blue 2023 Honda CR-V small SUV.
The 2023 Honda CR-V | Honda

Honda produces one of the most competitive small hybrid SUVs. The Honda CR-V Hybrid isn’t as sought after as the RAV4 Hybrid, but it’s certainly in the running.

The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid starts at $33,695. According to MotorTrend, it uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors to make 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. Honda has yet to release a gas mileage estimate for the small hybrid SUV.

Honda has produced the best CR-V model thus far based on the small SUV’s configurations and new standard features. Features like standard blind-spot warning and a larger infotainment system are huge for drivers because they change the small SUV’s driving experience. Honda has clearly paid special attention to its hybrid version of the CR-V as well. The new small hybrid SUV has plenty of torque and should be able to compete with some of the best in its vehicle segment.

The Honda CR-V has trailed the popular Toyota RAV4 for years. Models like the Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5 are gunning for the top spot in the small SUV vehicle segment. Honda’s CR-V redesign couldn’t have come at a better time.

Read about another redesigned small SUV, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson in the next article below.


2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid Models Are More Powerful Than Their Gas-Powered Counterparts