2024 Honda CR-V Specs, Release Date, Redesign – After its launch last year, the new CR-V was instantly successful and named one of Motor Trend’s 10 Best Trucks and SUVs. The CR-V’s performance is consistent and robust; it has a large cabin, decent handling, the option of front- or all-wheel drive, a turbocharged engine producing 190 horsepower, and a hybrid powertrain producing an additional 204 horsepower. A hybrid vehicle’s combined fuel economy of 40 mpg is a remarkable feat. The CR-V excels even in its most basic trim with a thick coating of cutting-edge technology and safety features that don’t steal the show from the excellent chassis. Despite tough competition from the Mazda CX-50, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Kia Sportage, we recommend the CR-V as the best compact crossover.
The 2024 Honda CR-V has a new Sport-L trim level and higher base costs. The new Sport-L is offered exclusively as a hybrid and fills the void between the Sport Hybrid and the Sport Touring Hybrid. The new package comes with primary front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. Leather upholstery, a power passenger seat with four adjustments, parking sensors front and rear, a wireless charging pad, satellite radio, driver memory seats, and Bluetooth connectivity for CarPlay and Android Auto are all standard on the Sport-L. The eight-speaker audio system in the Sport-L is an upgrade from the six-speaker system in the Sport and a step down from the Bose-branded 12-speaker system in the Sport Touring, both of which come standard on the Sport Touring.
The LX, EX, and EX-L trim levels of the CR-V are all gasoline-only. The Sport Hybrid, Sport-L, and Sport Touring Hybrid are our top picks because they are the only ones with a hybrid drivetrain. The CR-V Sport Hybrid is attractive with front-wheel drive and a lower price tag. Its affordable price and EPA-estimated 43 mpg in the city make it a better value than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Sport Hybrid has a sleek black leather-wrapped steering wheel, black 18-inch wheels, and other black exterior details. The Sport Touring Hybrid’s higher price tag is justified by including all-wheel drive and numerous high-end equipment options.
2024 Honda CR-V Redesign
The rear frame rails of all models are constructed from 1,500 MPa steel, and there are soft zones for impact and crush mitigation. The new CR-V has a more robust and imposing appearance than its predecessors. There is a more prominent black grille and smaller LED headlamps. The narrow taillights go all the way up to the back window. The chrome beam has been eliminated to create a more refined appearance in the back. The license plate holder has been raised to a more advantageous position. Although the official color palette has not been revealed, one can anticipate standard white, black, and gray options in addition to darker blue and red tones. In addition, the Sport hybrid model rides on 18-inch wheels, while the Sport Touring model has 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The crossover has a height of 66.9 inches and a ground clearance of 8.2 inches.
The CR-V is longer than the Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson. Compared to the RAV4 Hybrid, this vehicle is broader and higher off the ground. The 2024 model has a longer wheelbase and a greater height than the Crosstrek and the Tucson. The RAV4 and the Crosstrek have a more traditional look on the outside than the CR-V and the Tucson. Tucson’s headlamps are integrated into the front grille, which is nice. The CR-V’s front fascia is particularly striking, thanks to its chiseled shape and sleek headlamps.
A wide range of vibrant color options complements the new CR-V’s appealing exterior design. All four available colors (Canyon River Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Meteorite Gray Metallic) are included at no extra cost. There is a $395 upcharge for premium paint jobs in hues, including Platinum White Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, Still Night Pearl, and Urban Gray Pearl.
Honda was tasked with making the interior of the all-new CR-V more sporty and modern, and they mostly succeeded. The seating posture of the driver has been carefully considered, and the front chairs are designed to reduce tiredness during extended drives. The cabin is roomier now, and all trim levels feature power seats with lumbar support. The honeycomb dashboard design is an excellent approach to improving the interior’s aesthetic. While the new layout incorporates a seven-inch driver information interface across the board, the top models get a giant nine-inch color touchscreen for infotainment.
The 2024 Honda CR-V has enough seats for five people, and the updated cabin will make those people very comfortable. The center seat in the back could be better, but the rest of the back row has increased legroom by 41 inches, up 0.6 inches from the previous model, and reclines. There’s generous space for passengers, with 41.3 inches of legroom up show and 38.2 inches of headroom total. The driver and front passenger can take benefit of essential seat heating, and the ten-way power adjustment (with two-way lumbar) makes long trips more bearable.
This year, the infotainment system on the lowest models has been upgraded to a seven-inch touchscreen. A 240-watt sound system with six speakers and Bluetooth connectivity is included. The nine-inch color touchscreen found on the EX-L and Sport Touring Hybrid is equipped with 320 watts of audio power and eight speakers, with SiriusXM and HD Radio on the former trim level and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly on the latter. The highest-end Sport Touring Hybrid comes standard with a Bose 12-speaker sound system and subwoofer.
The 2024 Honda CR-V comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower. It can be mated to either front-wheel or all-wheel drive and a CVT. The EX and EX-L come standard with this configuration. Only the hybrid drivetrain, consisting of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and two electric motors producing 204 horsepower, is available for the Sport and Sport Touring trims. All-wheel drive comes standard on the Sport Touring but is optional on the Sport. The Sport Touring Hybrid achieved 60 mph on our test track in 7.9 seconds. Hill-descent control is included on all CR-Vs and helps reduce the vehicle’s speed when descending steep or treacherous hills at low rates. Most trims ride on standard 18-inch wheels, while the Sport rides on black wheels. The Sport Touring has unique black 19-inch wheels. The hybrid models now have the industry’s highest towing capacity, at 1000 pounds. The new CR-V has a comfortable ride and enough guts to avoid boredom, but it can’t match the handling delights of the Mazda CX-50 or the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The CR-V’s powertrain options include a 190-horsepower 1.5-liter gas engine, a 204-horsepower 2.0-liter gas engine, and two electric motors. The most fuel-efficient CR-V is the front-wheel-drive Sport Hybrid, which scores 43 mpg city and 36 mpg interstate, while the front-wheel-drive CR-V with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder earns EPA estimates of 28 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. While we haven’t driven the regular CR-V on our highway fuel economy route at 75 mph, the all-wheel-drive Sport Touring Hybrid achieved 31 mpg. The EPA’s website has details on the CR-V’s gas mileage.
2024 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
The entry-level, front-wheel-drive 2024 Honda CR-V costs $31,110. Adding all-wheel drive raises the price to $32,610. AWD versions of the Sport Hybrid cost an additional $1,500, bringing the total to $32,450 for the front-wheel-drive version. The EX-L, trim in the middle of the range, costs $33,760 or $35,260 with all-wheel drive. The top-of-the-line Sport Touring Hybrid costs $38,600 and comes standard with all-wheel drive. All prices are suggested retail and do not include $1,245 in taxes, registration, or destination charges. The 2024 Honda CR-V, a wholly redesigned model, will go on sale in June 2023.