The Honda CR-V small SUV is redesigned for the 2023 model year. The SUV features a new exterior and interior design language along with several exciting new features. Honda’s newest CR-V is a definite upgrade from the previous model year.
The 2023 Honda CR-V comes with better standard tech
When it comes to modern vehicles, tech is everything for American drivers. Automakers are constantly refreshing nameplates as technology advances at a quicker rate than ever before. This means a higher demand for advanced safety and driver assistance features and more infotainment real estate than ever before. Some vehicles have over a foot of infotainment screen space.
The 2022 Honda CR-V came standard with a small 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The 2023 Honda CR-V features a larger standard 7.0-inch infotainment system. The difference may not be huge, but since most drivers use their infotainment systems daily, the upgrade is a welcome new addition.
The new Honda CR-V now also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Smartphone connectivity is a must for new model years in an age where drivers have a near-symbiotic relationship with their cell phones. Even the infotainment system’s menu structure has been updated to improve the user experience.
Upper trim level 2023 CR-V models include 9.0-inch touchscreens, wireless smartphone charging, and wireless smartphone mirroring. The 2023 Honda CR-V is a major improvement over the previous model because it is much more technologically advanced.
The new Honda CR-V is safer than ever
New tech often means safer vehicles and drivers. Plenty of modern SUVs include advanced driver assistance and safety features that reduce the likelihood of an accident and the chance of severe injury in the event of one.
Japanese automaker Honda has paid special attention to what safety features consumers value and regularly use as technology progresses. The 2023 Honda CR-V features structural changes to its exterior that offer more protection from crashes. It also includes a new airbag design that the automaker claims can reduce the risk of severe brain trauma from accidents.
New CR-Vs come standard with Honda Sensing, Honda’s suite of safety features. They also come with standard blind-spot warning, a driver monitoring system, and a rear-seat reminder system. It features rear-sear belt reminders as well.
The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid got a big power boost
Hybrid SUVs are much more popular than they were just a few years ago. The 2023 Honda CR-V features Honda’s new fourth-generation hybrid system. The new CR-V Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors to make 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. MotorTrend claims that the 2023 CR-V Hybrid has more torque and towing capability than any other CR-V model. Who says hybrids are weak?
Honda’s latest compact SUV benefits from several major upgrades making it even more competitive. Does the new CR-V have the potential to become the best small SUV of 2022?
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