The Honda CR-V is, at least in the United States, one of Honda’s dairy cows and its best-selling vehicle here for five years in operation. It seems, for New sixth generation CR-V, model year 2023Honda wants a little more cash out of it.
That’s because Honda announced pricing for the 2023 CR-V on Tuesday, and I regret to inform you that the LX version, the cheapest of the current CR-V – starting at $26,800 – is no longer available. . Instead, the most expensive version of the CR-V is now the EX, a two-wheel drive vehicle that starts at $31,110, or $4,310 more, though only $1,800 more than the starting price. of the 2022 CR-V EX. I only included the quote there because $1,800 is still a pretty hefty price increase for a new model year, even if those new model years represent a world car. new system.
Here are all the prices through Honda, as well as the fuel economy ratings:
I would say that Honda should be commended here for not trying to hide the destination charge, and even doing the math for you, although destination charge as a concept is still one of the biggest bullshit in the industry. automobile industry.
According to Honda, the EX versions of the car have a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower, while the Sport hybrid versions have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and 204 horsepower combined. . Honda also says that the 2023 is slightly larger and longer than the upcoming fifth generation, and some have even called the 2023 CR-V “more beautiful”. Though to be honest, the people buying this car won’t be thinking much of these things, instead they’ll just be trying to replace their current compact crossover.
The big news for CR-V, instead, won’t be this sixth-generation but whenever Honda bothers to make an all-electric CR-V. Then we’d be talking.