The 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid gains a mid-level Sport-L trim for its second year on the market. Except for its powertrain and equipment groupings, the CR-V Hybrid is nearly identical to the gas-powered version of Honda's popular crossover.
Choosing Your Honda CR-V Hybrid
The CR-V Hybrid now comes in three trim levels: Sport, Sport-L, and Sport Touring. Pricing for the Hybrid starts at $34,645 and tops out at $40,795 for the Sport Touring.
The CR-V Hybrid carries a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a pair of electric motors. This setup produces a total of 204 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. Power is fed to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that mimics the gear shifts of a conventional automatic. All-wheel drive is available on the Sport and Sport-L for $1,500 and standard on the Sport Touring.
Front-drive versions are EPA-rated at 43 miles per gallon city, 36 mpg highway, and 40 combined. With AWD, estimates ease to 40/34/37 mpg (city/highway/combined).
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Like the gas-powered version, the CR-V Hybrid is a compact, two-row crossover with seating for five. Space for people and things is near the top of this class. Buyers get 39.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seat and 76.5 cubic feet with it folded. These figures rival many larger, less efficient crossovers.
The CR-V Hybrid carries a full suite of driver assistance technology. Standard items include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, surround-view cameras, and road sign recognition. The Sport-L Sport and Sport Touring also come with front and rear parking sensors.
The standard infotainment system for the CR-V Hybrid offers a 7-inch touchscreen, six speakers, four USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Sport-L picks up a 9-inch touchscreen, two more speakers, HD and satellite radio, and wireless phone integration and charging. Upgrading to the Sport Touring brings navigation and a 12-speaker Bose sound system.
The Sport offers a cloth interior with heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a sunroof. Other features include remote start, proximity keyless access, LED exterior lighting, roof rails, and 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels.
In addition to its connectivity upgrades, the Sport-L furnishes leather upholstery, an eight-way power passenger seat, driver memory settings, and a power liftgate.
Along with standard AWD and the Bose system, the Sport Touring adds a hands-free power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, automatic wipers, and 19-inch wheels.
The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid offers an appropriate level of equipment at each trim level, so none stands out as the superior value. This is one case where you can let your budget be your guide.