2023 Honda CR-V Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Honda CR-V Review Ann Arbor Michigan

Honda CR-V

Key Features

  • Starting at $29,705 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower / 179 lb-ft of torque and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)
  • Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies
  • 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Wi-Fi Hotspot capability
  • Standard one-touch power sliding moonroof
  • Available 12-speaker Bose premium audio system with Bose Centerpoint technology and SurroundStage digital signal processing

About the Honda CR-V

As America’s best-selling CUV for over two decades, the Honda CR-V continues to build on its reputation for excellence. You’ll enjoy standard turbocharged engine performance along with available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for maximum control across a variety of road surface conditions.

An array of connected tech features available on the CR-V include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM®, HD Radio™, and Pandora®. The standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies provides additional confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel. Its premium interior is loaded with upscale amenities like a standard one-touch power moonroof and dual-zone automatic climate control. With a spacious yet luxurious interior to match its outstanding capabilities, it’s no surprise that the Honda CR-V continues to be a hit with drivers living active lifestyles.

What the Critics Say

The Honda CR-V has long been a favorite among budget- and practical-minded compact SUV buyers, including Consumer Reports members. It’s reliable, has plenty of cargo space, and is relatively comfortable. The freshly redesigned 2023 model looks like it will augment all of the CR-V’s good qualities while addressing things that some owners may have found irksome over the years.” – Consumer Reports

With a whole new exterior comes a whole new interior. Or at least, new to the CR-V. If you’ve been in a new Civic, its layout and design will look extremely familiar. It’s also very similar to the also new HR-V. Fortunately, it’s a very good interior. The look is clean and uncomplicated. The dash is also low and aids in both visibility and making the cabin feel spacious.” – Autoblog

What’s New for 2023

2023 marks the debut of the sixth generation of the award-winning Honda CR-V. Brand new inside and out, the CR-V receives an assortment of new premium standard features and improvements to enhance its already successful track record. Better still, the 2023 CR-V also comes standard with complimentary scheduled maintenance made possible by the newly introduced Honda Service Pass program.

Honda CR-V Features

Honda CR-V Performance

Capable Performance

From a quick drive downtown to an extended weekend road trip, the Honda CR-V offers the perfect balance of efficiency and capability. Standard power comes in the form of a 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine that is able to achieve up to an impressive 34 MPG on the highway**. For the utmost confidence in nasty weather conditions, the CR-V is available with Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. All-wheel drive CR-V variants also receive improved off-road capabilities thanks to their standard Hill Descent Control system. Using three standard configurable drive mode settings, drivers can switch between Normal, Econ, and Snow modes to personalize their drive.

Honda CR-V Interior Technology

Tech-Focused Interior

Both comfortable and connected, the interior of the Honda CR-V achieves harmony between forward-thinking solutions and sophisticated design to help you escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Centrally located in the center of its minimalist dashboard is a high-definition touchscreen display (standard 7-inch or available 9-inch) that’s home to standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Additional premium appointments found across the entire CR-V lineup include partial digital instrumentation, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a one-touch power sliding moonroof. Step up to the CR-V EX-L and you’ll enjoy leather seating surfaces and the convenience of Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging. Other smart features like its standard split-folding rear seats help make the Honda CR-V a top choice for drivers that live an active lifestyle.

Honda CR-V Safety

Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

Standard on all Honda CR-V trims, the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies helps inspire confidence behind the wheel. Since even the best drivers can use a helping hand, these cutting-edge technologies can alert the driver and help keep you safely out of harm’s way. Features found in this collection of safety technologies include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Other optional features are Blind Spot Information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Auto High-Beam headlights. Few compact SUVs prioritize your safety more than the Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V Models and Specs

Honda CR-V LX


  • Starting at $29,705 MSRP*
  • 3-Mode Drive System incl. Snow and ECON Modes
  • 17-Inch Wheels
  • Full LED Headlights
  • Push Button Start
  • Automatic Climate Control
Honda CR-V EX


  • Starting at $32,905 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5-liter DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT)
  • 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies
  • Heated front seats
  • One-touch power sliding moonroof
Honda CR-V EX-L


  • Starting at $35,555 MSRP*
  • 9-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging
  • Low Speed Braking Control
  • Upgraded 8-speaker audio system

*MSRP including $1,295 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer sets own prices.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX and EX-L trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX and EX-L trims. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.