All-New, Built in Canada, 2023 Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid Set to Arrive this Fall

September 21st, 2022 by
  • Completely redesigned CR-V sets a new compact SUV benchmark with bold styling, increased space, comfort and performance
  • New hybrid model will be sold in Canada for the first time and features a bolder look and new hybrid system for a sportier driving experience
  • CR-V offers exceptional value with starting MSRP at $34,790
  • Honda of Canada Mfg. is lead global plant for building the CR-V

The all-new 2023 Honda CR-V is now available for pre-sale through Honda dealerships and will begin arriving in Canada this fall.

The 6th generation of Honda’s best-selling SUV amps up the appeal with a first time for sale in Canada, hybrid-powered Touring Hybrid trim that is positioned at the top of the CR-V lineup as well as three turbocharged trim levels, LX, Sport and EX-L. All CR-Vs feature a rugged and sophisticated exterior, a sporty and modern interior and a more emotional, adventurous and fun-to-drive experience.

“The CR-V has always been a segment leader that has played a crucial role in our lineup,” said Steve Hui, Assistant Vice President, Honda Canada. “Now with a new hybrid model built and sold in Canada, the all-new CR-V once again sets the benchmark for safety, technology, design, performance, and most importantly it’s the most fun-to-drive CR-V ever.”

2023 Honda CR-V Pricing & Fuel Economy Ratings

TrimDrivetrainMSRP1 MSRP Plus $1,950 Destination Charge2 Mileage Rating3
City/Hwy/Combined
LX (2WD) 1.5T/CVT $34,790 $36,740 8.4 / 7.1 / 7.8
LX (AWD) 1.5T/CVT $37,590 $39,540 9.1 / 7.6 / 8.4
Sport (AWD) 1.5T/CVT $41,490 $43,440 9.1 / 7.6 / 8.4
EX-L (AWD) 1.5T/CVT $43,390 $45,340 9.1 / 7.6 / 8.4
Touring Hybrid (AWD) Hybrid$48,890 $50,840 6.0 / 6.9 / 6.4

Exceptional Features and Value

CR-V LX ($34,790) comes with an enhanced 1.5 litre turbo engine with VTEC®, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that’s been retuned for improved response. The combination is smooth and responsive, with additional refinement, improved emissions performance and 190 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (SAE net). Its 179 lb.-ft. (SAE net) peak torque spans 1,700 to 5,000 rpm, arriving 300-rpm earlier than before for a more responsive feel.

A new easy-to-use 7-inch touchscreen audio system is standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, physical knobs for volume and tuning, and a simplified menu structure. Heated front seats, partial digital instrumentation, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and remote starter, heated outside mirrors, LED headlights and 17-inch wheels are also standard.

For a sportier driving experience, the 2023 CR-V Sport ($41,490) features the 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and even bolder styling that includes gloss black exterior accents and Berlina Black 18-inch wheels. Inside, a leather-wrapped shift knob and leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel are standard.

CR-V EX-L ($43,390) also features the 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and builds on the LX’s equipment with leather seats and a standard 9-inch touchscreen with a physical volume knob, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility and a simplified menu structure. Qi-compatible 15W wireless smartphone charging, an upgraded 8-speaker audio system are also standard.

At $48,890, the CR-V Touring Hybrid will sit atop the lineup. Representing a key step in Honda’s electrification strategy, Touring Hybrid features a new, more-powerful hybrid powertrain with a refined 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine. Combined system output is 204 hp, while combined torque sits at 247 lb.-ft. Touring Hybrid also comes with standard all-wheel drive and larger 19-inch wheels and tires. Inside, a new 12-speaker Bose premium audio system with Bose Centerpoint technology and SurroundStage digital signal processing has been custom-engineered to deliver an optimal listening experience for all passengers regardless of their seating position. Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and Wi-Fi Hotspot capability are also standard.

Every 2023 CR-V benefits from extensive improvements to the body, chassis and powertrain, safety technology, and overall driving refinement. An updated version of Honda’s Real Time All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™ is available on all grades and comes standard on Sport, EX-L and Touring models. For the sixth-generation CR-V, the Real Time AWD system is quieter and can now send up to 50% of engine torque to the rear wheels, improving handling performance as well as traction management in slippery conditions. A new Hill Descent Control system enhances CR-V’s off-road capability.

Drivers can also customize the driving experience for various conditions with three selectable drive modes, Normal, Econ and a new Snow mode that maximizes available traction and performance in slick snowy conditions. The Touring Hybrid model adds a new Sport mode, for an even more engaging driving experience.

In addition, all 2023 CR-Vs come standard with an expanded Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive technologies that includes Traffic Jam Assist and a smoother, more natural feeling to functions, such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). A rear seat reminder and rear seatbelt reminder are also new and standard across the lineup.

Additional details on the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V are available here.

CR-V Manufacturing

The new 6th-generation CR-V will be built in three plants in North America*, including Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) in Alliston, Ontario which is the lead plant for manufacturing the CR-V. CR-V will also be built at the East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio, and the Indiana Auto Plant, continuing the 40-year legacy of Honda’s commitment to building products close to our customers. Since 2006, Honda has produced more than 5 million CR-Vs in North America, HCM began manufacturing the CR-V in 2012 and will build its 2 millionth CR-V this year.

* using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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About Honda Canada

Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and almost 10 million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda Civic and Honda CR-V are currently built. Honda Canada has invested over $6.5 billion in Canada, and each year sources over $3 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Since its inception, Honda Canada has sold over five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada through a dealer network of more than 280 dealerships across the country. For more information, please visit www.hondacanada.ca.

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1. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $1950 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2. MSRP plus $1950 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.
3. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings; Use for comparison purposes only; your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
4.Total system horsepower (ISO net) of the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine.

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