2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport is Sporty, Modern, and Spacious

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport is Sporty, Modern, and Spacious

Wow, what fun I had in the best-selling crossover in America for over a quarter century, the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport!


2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Exterior



This sporty SUV has been completely redesigned with bold styling, increased space, comfort, and performance. And this hybrid model has a more advanced and powerful two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain!



2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Exterior


Despite being smaller than the Pilot and Passport, it still has all the necessary features, ample space, and impressive fuel efficiency. I see why it's the #1 brand with 1st-time buyers and Generation Z. 


 

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Exterior Back View

About the Honda CR-V


The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV that debuted in 1997. It is one of the best-selling SUVs in the world, and it is known for its reliability, fuel efficiency, and spacious interior.  


Honda SUVs have maintained their position as leading retail vehicles in 2022. The CR-V ranks as the second-best-selling CUV in the industry's biggest segment.



2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Dashboard


During the seven days that I had the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid, I put it to the test by running my usual errands, driving my daughters and their friends around town, and even taking it on an off-road safari adventure. I was thoroughly impressed with its performance and capabilities. This SUV handled everything with ease and made me seriously consider purchasing one for myself.


Check out the Pros and Cons of the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport:



Pros



2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Front Grille


Bolder Styling: The Honda vehicle line-up has embraced a sportier styling direction, resulting in a rugged and masculine appearance. Personally, I adore the sharp and clean straight lines of the exterior, as well as the bold and attention-grabbing front grille that serves as the centerpiece of the Honda CR-V.


The sporty appearance extends to the interior design as well.




2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Front Seats


Comfortability: When it comes to reviewing vehicles, it usually takes some time for me to get used to them. However, with the 2023 Honda CR-V, I felt at ease driving it right away, almost as if I had been driving it for years.  


The smooth leather-trimmed seating is so comfortable that you melt into your seat. I could tell it was also comfortable for my daughters when they kicked off their shoes and stretched out. I even caught my youngest daughter sleeping in the passenger seat, curled up with the seat warmers on, even though it was over 90 degrees outside.


2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Back Seats


Space: One of the most commonly asked questions I receive is whether the Honda CR-V has sufficient space. Admittedly, I even had to ponder this myself before taking it for a test drive.



2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Trunk


The Honda CR-V was smaller and only suitable for singles or small families with previous generations. However, it now has a spacious interior with plenty of legroom and cargo space. As a result, it can easily accommodate a family of four.



2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Steering Wheel


Advanced Safety Features: The Honda CR-V boasts impressive features such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and object alerts. One unique aspect that caught my attention during my review was the lane departure warning system. It subtly nudges the steering wheel to alert you when you start drifting off your lane, providing an extra layer of safety. This feature is not commonly found in other vehicles I have reviewed.



Fuel Economy: This CR-V boasts excellent fuel efficiency! I have been able to drive in several different cities and only had to refuel once, thanks to the impressive fuel economy of 40 in the city and 34 on the highway. This combination of city and highway driving has allowed me to spend more time on the road without wasting money at gas stations.



2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Automatic Transmission


Performance: I had an enjoyable ride thanks to the all-wheel-drive system and sport-tuned suspension. The handling was excellent, and the braking was smooth. I was also impressed with the CR-V's off-road capabilities while still maintaining its comfortable ride.




Cons


Hybrid Powertrain Noise: When I start the CR-V, I hear nothing, which is good; however, when I power the car off, the Hybrid Powertrain makes a loud shutting-down, mechanical sound. 



No Cooling Seats: I'm disappointed that this car doesn't have cooling seats like the Honda Pilot. Only the driver and front passenger have access to heated seats, leaving the back passengers without both options.



Rearview Camera: The quality of the rearview camera is low, resulting in a pixelated screen.




2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Front Grille



The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid comes in three trims: Sport Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid, and Sport Touring Hybrid, with starting price of $33,350. The trim featured on this post price is $40,395.


The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport is an excellent choice for those looking for a fuel-efficient and spacious SUV with a long list of standard features. 






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