Honda has launched the next generation of its best-selling SUV in Canada. The all-new, built in Canada 2023 Honda CR-V has made its public debut at the Honda Indy Toronto. This new crossover SUV features an all-new rugged and sophisticated exterior design, a new, more powerful, and more capable 4th generation hybrid model, and a long list of other upgrades. In this blog from Lloydminster Honda in Lloydminster, AB, we’re going to talk about the three of the most important things you need to know about the 2023 Honda CR-V.
2023 Honda CR-V Model Lineup
The new sixth-generation 2023 Honda CR-V will be available in four trim levels – LX, Sport, EXL, and a new hybridized and boldly styled 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring.
2023 Honda CR-V Design
In terms of design, the 2023 CR-V features an all-new rugged and sophisticated styling inspired by the recently redesigned 2022 Honda Ridgeline and Honda Passport TrailSport models.
The 2023 CR-V is both longer and wider and features a strong low horizontal beltline and a long, powerful front end. The 2023 CR-V features an increased overall length, 68 mm longer than its predecessor, while a 40.6mm longer wheelbase and 10.1 mm additional width give the 2023 CR-V a much more robust and aggressive presence than before.
The radically repositioned windshield pillars give the 2023 CR-V sportier proportions and improved visibility. Further enhancing the new solid styling of the 2023 CR-V is a redesigned large, upright front grille, a longer hood, standard LED headlights, and a new signature vertically designed all-LED taillight design.
The LX and EX-L trims feature a piano black grille mesh with chrome trim, body-coloured side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and body-coloured roof spoiler. The Sport and Touring hybrid models feature bolder styling, more aggressive front and rear fascias, grille mesh highlighted with a glossy black accent, and rectangular exhaust finishers. While the CR-V Sport rides on Berlina Black 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, the Touring features 19-inch split 5-spoke machine-finished alloys.
2023 Honda CR-V Performance
The 2023 Honda CR-V LX, Sport, and EX-L come with a standard updated 1.5-litre turbo engine that makes 190 horsepower and a peak torque of 179 lb.-ft. The updated powertrain includes additional refinement, lower emissions, and a high-efficiency, high-response turbocharger. Besides, the Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) has also been updated to reduce noise and vibration.
Available for the first time in Canada, the CR-V Hybrid Touring trim features an all-new two-motor hybrid system consisting of a newly refined 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors that are now mounted side-by-side. This new configuration offers a combined system output of 204 hp and a peak torque of 247 lb.-ft., making it the most powerful CR-V ever.
The 2023 Honda CR-V also features Honda’s updated Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™, which improves traction management in slippery conditions like snow and mud. Available on the LX and standard on the Sport, EX-L, and Touring, the system can now send up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels.
The new CR-V also features Hill Descent Control for the very first time. Standard across all trims, this system offers increased off-road capability with more control on steep, slippery declines.
Reserve the All-New 2023 Honda CR-V at Lloydminster Honda
The all-new 2023 Honda CR-V LX, Sport, and EX-L models will be arriving in Canada this summer, with the Hybrid Touring model set for launch later in the year. If you’re interested in the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V in Lloydminster, AB, and surrounding areas, get in touch with the Lloydminster Honda team and reserve a shiny new 2023 Honda CR-V today!