The Honda CR-V Hybrid is more impressive than ever before. The small SUV got a complete redesign for the 2023 model year. The CR-V and CR-V Hybrid got some major upgrades as a part of the new redesign. How far can the CR-V Hybrid go on a full tank of gas?
How many miles can a Honda CR-V Hybrid go on a full tank?
The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid gets 40 miles per gallon combined. It has a 14.0-gallon gas tank. The small SUV can travel for over 560 miles on a full tank of gas.
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid can travel for about 12 more miles on a full tank of gas. The CR-V Hybrid has incredible driving range. Best of all, it isn’t much more expensive than the gas CR-V. The hybrid ($33,695) costs $2,585 more than the gas CR-V ($31,110).
According to Car and Driver, Honda’s CR-V Hybrid makes 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. It can tow 1,000 pounds. The small SUV won’t be towing any cars, but it’s still the most powerful CR-V Hybrid yet. The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid is great for small families that regularly take road trips. It’s a fuel sipper that’s engaging enough for most drivers. Honda’s small hybrid SUV will compete with some of the best small hybrid SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, and Kia Sportage Hybrid.
Is the Honda CR-V Hybrid reliable?
The Honda CR-V Hybrid hasn’t had any major mechanical issues yet. The nameplate is still very young, but CR-V Hybrids have proven themselves to be reliable thus far.
Honda CR-Vs are some of the most reliable small SUVs on the market, so their hybrid counterparts shouldn’t be especially problematic. If CR-V Hybrids are as reliable as CR-Vs, then the small SUVs will become extremely popular over time.
The price gap between gas and hybrid vehicles is closing. Consumers will begin to see hybrids as alternatives to gas models rather than entirely different vehicles from a pricing standpoint. There’s no reason to assume that a hybrid vehicle would be any less reliable than a gas vehicle.
Do you really save money with a hybrid vehicle?
Hybrid vehicles save drivers money because they are able to travel for further distances before needing to refuel. If a hybrid and gas version of the same vehicle have the same fuel tank capacities, the hybrid model will get more driving range. This essentially means fewer trips to the gas station over a long period of ownership.
Savings could amount to thousands of dollars over a period of ownership. The average new vehicle is kept for around eight years. Hybrid vehicles like the Honda CR-V have the potential to save a driver thousands of dollars on gas over the average eight-year period of ownership. So, yes, you save money with a hybrid vehicle (that has good gas mileage) like the CR-V Hybrid.
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