The new 2023 Honda CR-V Touring was spied testing a few days ago in Germany, heavily camouflaged. As far as we know, the new generation model will bring many upgrades and changes inside and outside. The camouflaged prototype sports a cleaner, more modern-looking front end with a new grille design, black wheels, and new rear lighting elements.
Proportionally, the upcoming CR-V Touring model looks much bigger than before, which could also mean Honda plans to drop an optional third-row to compete with the Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen Tiguan. The redesigned CR-V will debut sometime in 2022 as a 2023 model.
2023 Honda CR-V Redesign
The 2023 Honda CR-V looks refreshed, but it still has sleek and modern aesthetics. Proportionally, this SUV seems growing in length, and we don’t know how it will stand out in a parking lot. The dimensions are almost identical to competitors like the Toyota RAV4, Chevy Equinox, and Ford Escape.
At first glance, the front end is refreshed, and the CR-V features an LED light signature in front and back. However, the grille looks more attractive in black, like the wheels, so we are talking about Touring trim definitively.
The 2023 Honda CR-V Touring is the most luxurious trim, featuring many standard amenities. This SUV is one of the roomiest in its class. In general, there is tons of room for both passengers and cargo. For 2023, the CR-V looks bigger, and it seems that it might drop an optional third-row. If that happens, expect a new model to compete with other three rows models in class, such as the Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen Tiguan.
The base LX trim comes standard with the Honda Sensing safety tech suite, including automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. It also offers Bluetooth streaming audio, 4-speaker audio, and one USB port. However, the most expensive trim Touring pushes the CR-V into luxury SUV territory. This model comes with a hands-free power liftgate, a wireless charging pad, a heated steering wheel, navigation, and a 9-speaker audio system.
2023 Honda CR-V Touring Engine Specs
The new 2023 Honda CR-V Touring will likely use an updated version of the current 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder gasoline engine. This engine produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. It delivers excellent acceleration and even better fuel economy, even when equipped with all-wheel drive. As before, this model comes standard with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is optional.
Power is routed through a smooth CVT automatic transmission with a Sport mode. The CR-V can also be obtained with an efficient hybrid system or even all-electric. The electric CR-V may use the same system as the upcoming 2023 Honda Prologue, which is based on GM’s global electric platform. One of the weak spots of this SUV is its low maximum towing capacity of only 1,500 lbs. In general, even the Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
2023 Honda CR-V Touring Release Date and Price
The redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V Touring will to debut in 2022 as a 2023 model. This SUV will be available in seven trim levels. The base one is an LX that starts at 27,000, EX-L at 32,000, EX Hybrid 32,000, and EX-L Hybrid at $35,000.
The two last trims are the most expensive, starting with Touring, costing $35,000, and Touring Hybrid at $38,000. We’ll know more about the new CR-V closer to its on-sale date.