Honda dropped the LX trim from the CR-V lineup, making the EX the entry-level model for 2023. This comes with a price increase as Honda has released pricing information for the redesigned compact crossover. The Honda CR-V 2023 will start at $32,355 (all prices include a $1,245) destination fee, up from the initial $28,045 cost of the 2022 CR-V LX.
The entry-level EX trim is available with front or all-wheel drive, with AWD starting at $33,855 over the two-wheel drive variant. Both trims get power from Honda’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which is paired to a continuously variable transmission. It produces 190 horsepower (141 kilowatts) and 179 pound-feet (242 Newton-meters) of torque.
|Cut||Price (including Destination Fee $1,245)|
|Sports Tour (AWD)||$39,845|
The Sport trim overlaps with the EX, starting at $33,695 for the front-wheel drive variant. Those wanting AWD will have to pay $35,195, with both Sport trims packing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain. This setup produces 204 hp (152 kW) and 247 lb-ft (334 Nm) of torque. The Sport model also receives glossy black exterior accents, rectangular exhaust hoods and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, Honda has dressed up the interior with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Honda will also offer the CR-V in a pair of EX-L trims. The front-wheel drive version starts at $35,005, while the AWD starts at $36,505. Sitting at the top of the CR-V lineup is the Sport Touring trim, an all-wheel-drive hybrid that starts at $39,845. It comes with 19-inch wheels, a premium Bose 12-speaker sound system, and WiFi hotspot capability.
Every new 2023 CR-V goes on sale with Honda Sensing, the company’s suite of driver assistant technologies, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For the first time, Honda will also pack hill descent control into the CR-V.
The sixth-generation Honda CR-V 2023 will go on sale later this month, with the turbocharged model going on sale September 22. Sales for the hybrid-powered CR-V will begin sometime in October.