The last major reworking of the automaker’s popular utility vehicle happened for 2017, so a makeover was certainly due. The new look includes a significantly larger grille and lower air intake, while the interior is more contemporary. The 2023 CR-V is about three inches longer, while the distance between the front and rear wheels grows by about 1.5 inches, resulting in a bit more rear-seat legroom. The hybrid CR-V had slightly less cargo space than the nonhybrid, but they are the same for 2023. Unchanged is the nonhybrid’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder, which makes 190 horsepower. The hybrid system — available in Sport and Sport Touring trims — makes 204 horsepower, down from 212, but it gains a bit of torque.
The 2023 Honda CR-V is three inches longer than the current version and the cargo capacity for the hybrid will no longer be less than the nonhybrids.