Flash Drive

2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD

Model Tested: 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Touring

The redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Sport Touring is stylish outside and spacious inside.

Engine: 2.0-liter I-4, 204 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft torque

Transmission:  CVT automatic transmission, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 40-mpg city, 34-mpg highway, 37-mpg combined

Base Price: $38,600

As Tested: $39,845


Impressive EPA ratings

Our mileage was less with a best of 34.0-mpg

City driving and freeways are where the CR-V will see the most use but it is also adept at handling unpaved roads.

Very pleasant highway ride

Multiple drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow

Hill descent control

Noticeable boost in Sport

Eco and Normal seemed to deliver equal mpg numbers

Towing capacity 1,000 pounds


Stretch-out front seat comfort

Interior space for five adults is ample and comfortable.

Three temp heated front seats

Driver power lumbar support

Very nice contoured heated steering wheel

Adult size rear seat including middle position

Rear seats have recline feature

Minimal floor hump

Good headroom

Soft wide rear armrest with cupholders

Handsome interior design and quality materials

Cargo space is good with a flat main area but there is a noticeable height increase to the folded rear seats.


Deep console bin

Locking medium size glovebox

Smart phone charging pad

Power liftgate clears tall people

Flat cargo deck

Good cargo space

Split rear seats fold almost flat

Six-inch height difference from cargo deck

Medium rear door bins

The steering wheel and related controls are excellent.

One seatback pouch

Large sun visors

WOW Factors:

Excellent hybrid economy

Good size–not too big or too small

Spacious back seat

Ample cargo space

Handsome redesigned styling


Considerable height difference from cargo floor to folded seats

The Sport Touring CR-V comes with unique black alloy wheels.

Small sunroof

Bottom Line:

The redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD compact SUV has grown in size over the years offering more interior space but its overall compact size makes it a good choice for city dwellers. Backseat is adult size even with fronts all back. Cargo space is good. The hybrid models offer excellent fuel economy. Honda CR-V quality and engineering are both great which are big reasons for its popularity and strong resale value. The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a well-rounded, well-built, spacious, efficient compact SUV.