Does the significantly new Honda CRV have what it takes to topple the Toyota RAV4? The 2023 CRV is out now in the USA and… what has Honda done here? They have produced a cohesive and pleasing-looking exterior. In terms of the design language the new CRV is at another level for Honda, it mirrors the design language debuted in the HRV. Meaning that Honda is allowing its design team to be a bit more daring.
But daring is still conservative, but if it is done right and it is, then Honda is onto a winner. SO what about engineering? It’s a Honda, one of the most reliable car brands on the market. Nevertheless, the 2023 Honda CRV is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that displaces 190HP and 179 LB-FT of torque.
While the engine doesn’t sound exciting, most people who buy such a car really don’t care about 0-60mph performance. Most people are not motoring journalists and actual car buyers want real-world performance driving. The only issue I have with the new CRV is the CV gearbox… that is all.
Anyway, Youtuber Redline Reviews roadtests the new CRV, because we can not, it is yet to debut in the UK.