Competes with: Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV-4, Volkswagen Tiguan, etc.
Looks like: An SUV version of the stylish Civic sedan
Powertrains: 190-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine or 204-hp (system), hybrid 2.0-liter four-cylinder; continuously variable automatic transmission; front- or all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Summer 2022; hybrid models coming later in 2022
Honda is updating its popular CR-V compact SUV for the 2023 model year with a new emphasis on hybrid powertrains, repositioning a gas-electric version to be the flagship of the family hauler. The hybrid-equipped models of the 2023 lineup get a new two-motor hybrid drive system for improved power, performance and fuel economy, and the automaker expects that they will represent about half of new CR-V sales thanks to the switch.