Honda has redesigned subcompact SUV, small SUV, and midsize SUV nameplates in the last few years. The Japanese automaker just made several of its SUV nameplates more competitive. These Honda SUVs are disrupting rankings after their redesigns.
The 2023 Honda HR-V is the most competitive HR-V yet
The Honda HR-V is far from the most popular Honda SUV. In fact, the subcompact SUV has had a rough last few years. The HR-V’s redesign has given it new life in its vehicle segment and a new competitive edge.
The subcompact SUV got a new attractive exterior and a more refined interior. Honda increased its power output and addressed most of the issues that critics and consumers had with previous HR-V model years. Car and Driver praises the new HR-V’s comfortable seats and driving dynamics. C&D gave the 2023 Honda HR-V a higher overall score than any other HR-V model year.
The 2023 Honda HR-V starts at $23,800. It uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to make 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. That’s 17 more horses and 11 more lb-ft of torque than the previous model year. The 2023 HR-V achieves 26 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway.
The new HR-V comes in three different trim levels. It comes standard with push-button start, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and heated power side mirrors.
The 2023 Honda CR-V is a huge upgrade
Honda redesigned its popular small SUV, the Honda CR-V, for the 2023 model year. The 2023 Honda CR-V has a bold new exterior design, and its interior is more luxurious than ever before.
The new CR-V starts at $31,110. It uses a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to make 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V gets 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. It’s pricier than ever before, but it offers great value for the money.
The 2023 Honda CR-V comes standard with heated front seats, a one-touch power moonroof, and smart entry with walk-away auto lock. It also includes traffic sign recognition, a blind-spot information system, and a road departure mitigation system.
The Honda CR-V competes with some of the best small SUVs on the market. Its new redesign positions could help the small SUV finally outsell the Toyota RAV4.
The Honda Pilot benefits from a new redesign
The 2023 Honda Pilot starts at $39,150. It uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine to make 285 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The midsize SUV gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Pilot comes standard with heated front seats, a blind-spot information system, and roof rails. It also includes smart entry with walk-away auto-lock, one-touch second-row seats, and hill descent control.
The next-gen Honda Pilot’s redesign is bringing new attention to the nameplate. It may not be the most competitive in its segment, but this redesign is certainly turning heads. It should be a great sales year for Honda, assuming consumers are as excited about these new Honda SUVs as experts are.