2023 Honda CR-V; How to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft | Talking Cars #388

2023 Honda Cr-V; How To Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft | Talking Cars #388 1

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On this episode, we share our first impressions of the 2023 Honda CR-V. We cover the details of the CR-V’s redesign, its role in Honda’s vehicle lineup and how its understated nature fits into a consumer's life. We also answer a question about catalytic converter theft, and what you can do to protect your own vehicle.


0:00 – Intro

0:15 – Welcome Michael Crossen

1:07 – 2023 Honda CR-V

2:23 – First Impressions

4:42 – CR-V Evolution

5:55 – Vehicle controls

6:44 – Fit and finish

9:02 – Cabin and seating

12:15 – CR-V vs. HR-V

14:19 – Question: Can owners or automakers do more to deter catalytic converter theft?


First Drive: Redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V Sticks With Winning Formula:

Redesigned 2023 Honda HR-V Grows in Size and Sophistication:

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18 Comments on "2023 Honda CR-V; How to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft | Talking Cars #388"

  1. Note to Quincy: Nobody wants to be seen in a Tesla anymore. Take a nap fan boy.

  2. Its disgusting how cars just keep “needing” to get larger. if they didn’t do this cars would be so much more efficient. look at the size difference between the original Civic and Now.. Enough with the bloat. Americans are bloat lovers.

  3. The guy on the right wins the fullest beard contest.

  4. Moon roof and heated seats.. two more things to break..

  5. Now we can have an All Mike’s episode.

  6. John Villeneuve | December 2, 2022 at 4:03 PM |

    Honda CRV engineers….bring back the picnic table!

  7. Thieves were stealing the headlights off the 6th generation Nissan Maxima to take the HID components out. They would then use them to retrofit into other vehicles that didn’t come with HID headlights. There is now a huge aftermarket that supplies projectors, bulbs and ballasts making stealing those special headlights a thing of the past. Deterring catalytic converter theft is a whole other problem.

  8. Alex, they offer an EX-L model with the 1.5 liter non-hybrid. So you don’t have to go hybrid to get leather seats and steering wheel. The Sport Touring is the top trim and comes only with the hybrid.

  9. StressedOutMouse | December 2, 2022 at 4:27 PM |

    How do folks feel about Honda nowadays? In my family, we have several new(er) models for a 2017 Pilot and a 2017 CR-V that was sold. We experienced several issues that are outside the typical maintenance items. Our feeling has been the touted Honda reliability has slipped and isn’t up to par as it was in the past. Also possible we had some lemons

  10. Must be a good vehicle if all you whine about (yes, whine!) is the lack of leather-wrapped steering wheel on the base model. Do people buying the base level really care about that? Is it going to make you NOT buy the car??! Common CR. Tesla man didn’t like it “stiff”… hummm… Glad I don’t waste my money on this magazine anymore.

  11. Mike with the ultimate throwback regarding the Maxima headlight theft. Specifically, the facelift 5th generation Maxima because it was one of the first “regular” cars to have standard xenon headlights. Every mechanic in the NYC area knew about it and Nissan was eventually sued over it.

  12. Didn’t the last generation have oil dilution problems? Ever since tht I have looked more at Toyota & Mazda.

  13. HereIgoAgain | December 2, 2022 at 5:27 PM |

    I like the new design of the CR-V better than the old one.

  14. Rick Zuccaro | December 2, 2022 at 5:28 PM |

    Seriously very slow. Occasionally it brakes hard when there is nothing ahead! That’s also dangerous.

  15. Wonder if they paid ADM or have options added they didn’t want to buy.

  16. Most likely Honda dropped the LX model due to the chip shortage. They can only make so many cars, so better to make higher trims where the profit margins are larger.

  17. Couldn’t have made it more boring, if they tried! Honda is so far behind the EV 8-ball, but good luck with it.

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