2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid Early Review | Consumer Reports

2023 Honda Cr-V Hybrid Early Review | Consumer Reports 1

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We purchased a 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid Sport with all-wheel drive for the CR test program, and we share the important changes you need to know about this popular hybrid SUV from our track. Is the more expensive hybrid model worth the additional price hike over the gas model? What new features make this new model different from the previous generation? What will the fuel economy numbers be for this new version? Find out with CR's automotive experts!

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16 Comments on "2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid Early Review | Consumer Reports"

  1. lisa_mirrayy | April 21, 2023 at 3:09 PM |

    This video helped me make my decision.

  2. How can it not have a better fuel economy when all Hondas have gone bigger in size? Bigger is not always better.

    • Dave Wilson | April 21, 2023 at 3:42 PM |

      All cars from all brands get bigger due to EPA regulations. It’s cheaper to make them bigger than make them more efficient

  3. With the HRV growing and adoption of the same platform as the CRV and Civic, there’s very little reason to buy the CRV.

  4. Thanks for the early review. I’d prefer an HR-V hybrid. American Honda: I thought you were “all-in on hybrids”?!

  5. I like the look of it…….hate black wheels and black interior.

    • I love the look of it… Love black wheels and black interior…

    • You also can get chrome wheels and you can get light grey interior sooooo not sure why u even mention what you don’t like if you don’t have to order it

  6. How’s it compare to the rav4 hybrid?

  7. canonlybeme4life | April 21, 2023 at 4:05 PM |

    I do like this redesign styling wise. I feel like Honda needs to add more features to justify the prices especially on the Touring.

  8. I’m trying to figure out why they put a white label “Hybrid” on the steering column. Were there complaints that the front passenger did not know what the powertrain was? Also, my car has a state-of-the-art 7-inch touchscreen too. The difference? My car is 7 years old.

  9. Scott Vickery | April 21, 2023 at 4:19 PM |

    What is the electric only range?

  10. Hamid Ghazi | April 21, 2023 at 4:41 PM |

    No negatives? Is it a review or a TV commercial

  11. ItsAlive111 | April 21, 2023 at 5:09 PM |

    I wish the 2023 CRVs had some more “luxury” items like a bigger screen or cooled seats or even a panoramic roof similar to what Hyundai or Toyota are offering for their vehicles in the same segment since 2019

  12. Watching other reviewers I’ve seen really bad mileage vs EPA, really bad traction testing in bad conditions, the hump making it not a level floor is bizarre. Overall I love the look but it’s weird.

  13. Alex Martens | April 21, 2023 at 5:32 PM |

    My thoughts so far… 1: the gas mileage isn’t worth the extra money for the hybrid system. If you’re going to own in the long term, I’d skip it because the maintenance would be more affordable. 2: No cooling seats. Still don’t understand why Honda does this on the Pilot and Passport but won’t put them in the CRV. 3: The looks are great for the hybrid but the non-hybrid version doesn’t look as good. Yes, you can option the package but not sure why the hybrid looked better than the non hybrid.

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