The 2023 Honda CR-V is coming to shake up its vehicle segment. The 2023 CR-V is a redesign. It will compete with best-selling SUVs like the Toyota RAV4. What are the cons of getting the new Honda CR-V small SUV?
What are the cons of buying a 2023 Honda CR-V?
- The 2023 Honda CR-V is more expensive than many of its rivals.
- The new Honda CR-V does not come standard with all-wheel drive.
- No off-road trim is available for the CR-V.
The 2023 Honda CR-V starts at a whopping $31,110. Add destination fees, and suddenly the CR-V is one of the most expensive small SUVs on the market. The new CR-V is more expensive than the 2023 Mazda CX-5, the 2023 Kia Sportage, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2023 Nissan Rogue.
The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport is one of the few small SUVs that is more expensive than the 2023 Honda CR-V. Honda’s new small SUV may come with great standard features, but it is significantly more expensive than many of its competitors. It could cost over $5K more than some of its most popular rivals.
The new CR-V doesn’t come standard with all-wheel drive. This is disappointing for many consumers because more affordable small SUVs like the Mazda CX-5 come standard with AWD. If the new CX-5 is much more luxurious than the redesigned CR-V, it will bring the small SUV’s value into question. Consumers can get a 2023 Mazda CX-5 2.5 S Select Package for less than the new CR-V’s base model.
The last major con of getting a 2023 CR-V is the lack of an off-road trim option. Many consumers won’t need an off-road trim, but several competitors are offering off-road versions of their small SUVs with suspension upgrades, skid plates, and all-terrain tires. Honda’s TrailSport off-road package appears to only be available for larger SUV models.
What colors will the 2023 CR-V come in?
The 2023 Honda CR-V comes in Canyon River Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Meteorite Gray Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, Still Night Pearl, and Urban Gray Peal. Some colors are trim-exclusive.
The 2023 CR-V comes standard with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The small SUV achieves 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.
Should you get a 2023 Honda CR-V?
The 2023 Honda CR-V comes standard with blind-spot warning. Blind-spot warning makes changing lanes easier for drivers. It comes with the largest standard CR-V infotainment system yet (7.0-inches). The small SUV also includes adaptive cruise-control with low-speed follow, a lane-keeping system, and a driver monitoring system. Honda’s new CR-V has the potential to be the best model year yet. Car and Driver ranks the CR-V as a top-five new small SUV.