The next-generation 2023 Honda CR-V has been spied testing and is covered in camouflage from front to rear. The upcoming model looks fresh, and it seems that it has grown in size. It looks much bigger with the front and rear overhangs that are pretty large.
Moreover, we also noticed that the overall design appears to be more angular, with a long hood that’s flatter than before. Generally speaking, the front end is revised, and it features a slightly bigger grille, flanked by sharper LED headlights. Since these are the first-ever images of the new CR-V, it likely means an official reveal won’t take long.
Is the New 2023 Honda CR-V a Good SUV?
The answer is yes. This SUV is one of the most reliable models made by Honda. The new sixth-gen 2023 Honda CR-V was spied recently, wearing a more attractive design than we used to see. First of all, the new model looks bigger, and it reveals a revised front end. It comes with a slightly more prominent grille flanked by a sharper LED headlight.
Overall, the design is refreshed, and we must admit, Honda made a great move adding more sharper lines. We also noticed that the side mirrors were sitting lower on the doors rather than at the base of the A-pillars. So, they will presumably reduces wind noise and provide better aerodynamics. A prominent character line is present on the side profile, and CR-V features more stylish 18-inch wheels that are standard. On the back, the new SUV features noticeable better taillight graphics.
On the inside, the forthcoming 2023 Honda CR-V will be modern and probably more spacious. As mentioned, the prototype looks bigger, and that only means one, a more room inside. Like the previous generation, the new model will comfortably fit all the passengers, with decent legroom and headroom behind. Like before, the Honda CR-V should be available in four trims, including LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The least expensive LX includes more amenities than before. It comes with Honda Sensing, single-zone automatic climate control, rearview camera, cruise control, 4-speaker/160-watt audio system, and with color screen, and is Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible.
The upper trim EX is recommended, and it comes with a dual-zone climate control, moonroof, push-button start, heated front seats, and a 7-inch-display audio/infotainment system.
2023 Honda CR-V Powertrain Specs
At this point, there is no information about the engine of the 2023 Honda CR-V. According to many rumors, Honda has plans to release variant without the combustion engine. Depending on the market, we can expect this model to be offered with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
The current Honda CR-V comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes standard with CVT automatic features a Sport mode for better responsiveness. Although the CR-V offers front and all-wheel-drive models, the towing is limited to just 1,500 pounds.
Release Date and Price
As mentioned, the new batch of spy shots just appears, which means the official reveal of the new 2023 Honda CR-V will not take long. It could debut sometime in 2022 and go on sale in North America as a 2023MY.
The current CR-V is offered in some markets with a third row, but the US-spec model comes exclusively with five seats. The new SUV should start at $26,000 for the base model, and it can go up to $33,650 for the Touring edition. Compering these prices, the new CR-V is less expensive than the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota RAV4.