The interior of the 2023 Honda CR-V will blow your mind
Honda took a big leap forward by unveiling the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V, after strong anticipation intensified by teased images that broke the internet for quite some time. For the 2023 model year, the CR-V lineup gets a complete overhaul that revolves around its trim levels and powertrains. Featuring a tough and sleek design, the new CR-V takes on other attractive competitors such as the RAV4, Ford Escape and Hyundai Tucson in the hottest automotive segment. And, the new CR-V is about 2.7 inches longer than its predecessor with premium proportions and a wider stance and the rear gets a more boxy utilitarian style.
Slowly moving towards the electric segment, the 2023 Honda CR-V family welcomes a 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain, which is offered in Sport and Sport Touring models. These spectacular CR-V hybrids sit at the top of the CR-V lineup and will account for around 50% of sales in this 6th generation, marking an important step in Honda’s electrification strategy.
And thanks to this new, advanced 4th generation hybrid-electric system, the new Honda CR-V promises to deliver a more comfortable, smoother, more fuel-efficient and more capable ride quality. The EX and EX-L trims, however, retain an upgraded version of the 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 – the same engine that powers the 2022 Honda CR-V lineup alongside the base 2.0-liter engine at natural aspiration. But, aside from all its fine attributes, we found the interior of the CR-V to be particularly remarkable.
The interior of the new Honda CR-V contains all the exciting features that modernize the entire CR-V lineage. Read on to find out what the CR-V has in store.
Premium interior design and more cabin space
The CR-V gains a more contemporary and sportier interior, with high-quality materials and premium touches across the range. The dashboard features a metallic honeycomb mesh, which not only adds style to the front cabin, but also hides the air vents for a much neater and cleaner finish.
The CR-V is based on the brand’s Advanced Global Architecture, allowing the wheelbase to extend to 106.3 inches (adding 1.6 inches). This not only gives the crossover a smoother ride and stability, but also frees up more legroom in the cabin and cargo area behind the rear seat. The crossover now offers more comfort than ever, with eight reclining angles for rear passengers, taking the stress out of commuting.
In terms of cargo, all versions of the CR-V offer 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which reaches 76.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. There is a large center console bin between the front seats, which is the largest in its class, offering up to nine liters of storage space.
The Sport model comes with its unique black cloth while the Sport Touring model has black or gray leather covered seats, adding luxury appeal and a very comfortable cabin experience.
The almost engineered cabin of the CR-V incorporates driver-focused controls and focus technology. This includes a digital instrument cluster and a large infotainment touchscreen in the center of the dash.
A copy of the Honda Civic, the CR-V offers the same advanced configuration and wire mesh trim across the dash with a 7.0-inch touchscreen audio system, which is standard on the EX and Sport models. with physical buttons for volume and adjustment. and a simple menu structure. EX-L and Sport Touring trim levels come standard with a larger 9-inch touchscreen with a physical volume knob. Unlike the smaller 7-inch screen which connects to your smartphone via a cord, the larger screen is built in with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as navigation. Its menus are relatively easy to navigate, which makes it more user-friendly.
Premium Sport Touring models are equipped with a custom-designed 12-speaker Bose premium sound system, which comes with Bose CenterPoint technology and digital surround signal processing to deliver superior sound quality and clearer.
For 2023, the cabin of the Honda CR-V also received a digital instrument panel. The digital instrument panel is approximately 7 inches wide and features a speedometer on EX and EX-L trim levels. Sport and Sport Touring models, however, get a physical speedometer on the right and a fully digital power meter on the left. The 7-inch screen digital instrument panel provides access to important functions such as vehicle information, Honda Sensing settings, etc., with user-selectable menus.
The Honda Sensing Suite just got even better
The new Honda CR-V also comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance and safety systems, which for the 2023 model year is updated with more features, such as the new wide-angle camera with a 90 degree field. view, which is configured to improve collision avoidance performance. It’s also integrated with a radar system that sees 120 degrees around the car.
And it gets more impressive as the Blind-Sport monitoring feature is also standard along with the traffic sign recognition system, traffic jam assist and adaptive cruise control that comes with low-speed flow.
The Honda CR-V now has a driver attention display that displays a warning on the dashboard if it detects driver inattention. Rear Seat Reminder alerts the driver to check the rear seat when exiting the vehicle, to avoid forgetting children or pets.