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2024 Honda CR-V

2024 Honda CR-V
The 6th generation of Honda's most popular SÚV, the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V is perfect for daily life or weekend escapes, with a rugged and sophisticated design inside and out, a more spacious interior, increased utility and a more advanced hybrid system for a sportier driving experience.

Benefitting from longer and wider premium proportions and a significantly broader stance, CR-V further advances the new Honda design direction with a low horizontal beltline, a long, powerful front end and clean detailing. Its strong new looks are backed up by a more fun-to-drive personality, more confident, refined dynamics and increased power and capability.

The all-new 2023 CR-V is available in four trim levels, including the new hybrid-powered and even more boldly styled CR-V Sport and Sport Touring as the new top-of-the-line models in the CR-V lineup. With a new, more advanced hybrid-electric system, they offer the most fuel-efficient and sporty driving experience and serve as a key step in Honda's electrification strategy, eventually to represent up to 50% of CR-V's annual sales.

Inside, the new CR-V is quieter, more comfortable and more versatile, with the most cabin and cargo space ever in a CR-V. With premium, high-quality materials, upscale touches and improved visibility, CR-V's sporty, modern and spacious interior is a fresh take on Honda's new interior design direction, introduced with the 2022 Civic and found in the 2023 HR-V. The wide instrument panel features clean surfacing and a striking metal honeycomb mesh that conceals the air vents for an uncluttered and harmonious look. New front Body Stabilizing Seats reduce fatigue and improve posture.

Intuitive and intelligent technology also has been smartly integrated into the cabin. Standard features include a digital instrument display, a 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, and ÚSB charging ports for the driver and passenger. CR-V EX-L and Sport Touring feature a 9-inch touchscreen with wireless smartphone integration, plus wireless phone charging. For rear seat passengers, two charging ports are standard on Sport and Sport Touring.

CR-V comes standard with new and advanced active and passive safety technology to maintain its reputation as a leader in safety performance, including expanded and improved Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology with a new front sensor camera and radar system. Next-gen front airbags, as well as new front knee and rear side-impact airbags, also are standard. An updated version of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is designed to exceed current and future frontal crash tests, including oblique collisions.

The all-new 2023 CR-V and CR-V hybrid models are manufactured in three plants in Ohio, Indiana and Canada using domestic and globally-sourced parts, continuing the legacy of Honda's commitment to build products close to the customer. CR-V is America's best-selling crossover since 1997 and the best-selling Honda vehicle every year since 2017.

2023 Honda CR-V | Exterior Design
Key Exterior Design Features

2024 Honda CR-V• All-new rugged and sophisticated design
• Sleek roofline and long hood create a sportier, upscale profile
• Repositioned A-pillars and door-mounted mirrors improve visibility
• 2.7 inches longer, 0.4 inches wider
• Distinctive, powerful grille designs and standard LED headlights
• Signature vertical LED taillights
• 19-inch wheels for Sport Touring, 18-inch wheels for Sport, EX-L, and EX
• Even bolder styling for more-powerful Sport and Sport Touring hybrid models
• Rugged and Sophisticated Design

The 2023 CR-V features all-new rugged and sophisticated styling that further advances the new Honda design direction that debuted on the award-winning 11th generation Civic and all-new HR-V. Longer and wider than its predecessor, the all-new CR-V's sportier proportions are highlighted by a sleek roofline, a notably wider stance and long hood that's now held up by hydraulic struts to ease servicing.

A strong horizontal beltline begins at the trailing edge of the headlights and extends to the rear, emphasizing its increased overall length (+2.7 inches longer), while 0.4 inches of additional width give it a more premium stance and presence.

Radical repositioning of its windshield pillars is key to CR-V's new sportier proportions and improved visibility. The base of these A-pillars has moved 4.7 inches rearward, 2.8 inches outward and 1.4 inches lower. Together with new door-mounted side mirrors, these changes improve forward visibility. A new larger greenhouse improves rearward visibility.

The front-end is strong and powerful with a large, upright grille – a key design element of Honda's rugged design direction – and standard new LED headlights. Air inlets mounted low on each side of the front bumper route air around the front wheels, and active shutter grille manage cooling airflow – both features improving aerodynamics. For a cleaner upscale look, CR-V's windshield wipers hide from view under the hood line when not in use and the active shutter grille closes automatically when the vehicle is parked.

A sleek roof spoiler and a new, all-LED interpretation of CR-V's signature vertical taillights make the sixth-generation CR-V instantly recognizable from the rear.

Each CR-V grade features distinct design details. EX and EX-L standout with a piano black grille mesh with chrome trim, body-color side mirrors and standard 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels.

The more powerful Sport and Sport Touring hybrid models feature even bolder styling including more aggressive front and rear facias and even sportier grille mesh highlighted with a gloss black accent. Sport and Sport Touring also are the only trims with polished stainless steel exhaust finishers and black roof rails. The unique lower bumper design is piano black on Sport and platinum on Sport Touring. The underside of the rear spoiler is matte black on Sport, and piano black on Sport Touring.

CR-V Sport rides on grade-specific Berlina Black 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, while Sport Touring features Berlina Black 19-inch split 5-spoke alloys.

Eight Eye-Catching Colors

2024 Honda CR-V
CR-V is available in eight different colors, including a new Canyon River Blue Metallic exclusive to CR-V. Available for the first time on CR-V is Úrban Gray Pearl, Still Night Pearl and Meteorite Gray Metallic. Also available is Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Radiant Red Metallic
2023 Honda CR-V | Interior Design and Package
Key Interior Design and Packaging Features


2024 Honda CR-V
• Sporty, modern and spacious cabin is a fresh take on the new Honda design direction
• Increased passenger space and rear seat legroom
• Exceptional outward visibility
• Simplified dashboard surfaces reduce distractions and reflections
• High-quality switchgear throughout the cabin for a class-above experience
• Front Body Stabilizing seats reduce fatigue
• More cargo space with additional underfloor storage on EX and EX-L models
• Larger, More Premium Cabin

The interior of the 2023 CR-V is sporty modern and spacious, advancing the new Honda design direction, with fine craftmanship, premium materials and upscale touches. The all-new cabin also is quieter, more spacious, and features more tech, including standard digital gauges and larger touchscreens.

Rear seat legroom is improved 0.6-inches and the rear seatbacks now recline in eight different angles (previously two angles) and a maximum 10.5-degrees of recline for a more relaxing passenger experience. There are also improved LATCH anchors that make it easier for parents to quickly and properly install front and rear facing child seats.

CR-V is notably quieter inside and more refined. Road noise is significantly reduced with new sound absorbing non-woven fabric front and rear fender liners and front floor undercover. A new sound absorbing insulation covers the floor, with spray-type urethane foam improving noise insulation by reducing the body gap at the base of the pillars. Sport Touring models also feature noise-reducing wheel liners.

New isolators on the inner and outer firewall reduce engine noise inside the cabin. Sport and Sport Touring hybrid models feature additional insulators on the underside of the hood and cowl, inside the fenders, underneath the instrument panel and around the cargo opening. To reduce wind noise, CR-V EX, EX-L and Sport feature thicker front side glass, while EX-L and Sport Touring add an acoustic windshield, and Sport Touring has acoustic front side glass.

Interior noise is further reduced with improved Active Noise Control (ANC). With expanded coverage area inside the cabin by an added speaker exclusive to ANC, as well as a broader range of volume and frequency, ANC reduces unpleasant booming noise in the cabin. Standard on Sport and Sport Touring, Active Sound Control (ASC) enhances the sound of the engine in Sport mode for sportier and more enjoyable driving experience.

Outward visibility is radically improved by CR-V's repositioned A-pillars, expansive greenhouse and outside mirrors that have been positioned away from the windshield pillars. Further improving visibility is the clean surfacing atop CR-V's wide instrument panel, designed with minimal cutlines to reduce windshield reflections and visual distraction. A new high-resolution rear-view camera with a clear field of view eases reverse maneuvers.

Premium materials are used throughout the interior, especially on touchpoints, with close attention paid to the operation of all switchgear and controls including the click and heft of knobs, stalks and switches. A metallic finish on components such as the climate control knobs conveys an upscale feel and the turn signal and windshield wiper stalks have been reshaped to be easier to see behind the steering wheel spokes. The instrument panel and door panels have been designed with an attractive honeycomb-embossed pattern that hides fingerprints and scratches. LED reading lights are standard throughout the cabin.

A striking metal honeycomb mesh accent stretches across the dash. A design element that debuted on the 2022 Civic, the honeycomb trim serves both form and function, creating a dramatic visual dividing line between the audio, information displays and climate controls, while the flow-through design conceals the air vents that might otherwise mar the uncluttered and harmonious look of the dash.

More Comfortable Body Stabilizing Seats

CR-V features new front Body Stabilizing Seats, which firmly hold the body, reduce fatigue and enhance comfort, especially on long drives. This new front seat design uses multiple internal structures to provide improved support across the entire body, including a resin mat that supports the area from the pelvis to the lumbar spine for a more stable and solid seating feel. Forward and lateral pelvic tilt are reduced by the new curve of the seat bottom.

An inner frame on the seat bottom stabilizes the hip to reduce movement and posture changes during the various G forces the user may experience while driving. The seat also centers the upper body over the pelvis, helping to stabilize the upper arms and the eyesight of the driver, making it easier to drive.

Further reducing driver fatigue, the steering wheel angle has been reduced from 28 degrees to 25 degrees, giving CR-V a sportier, more sedan-like driving position.

Expansive Storage and Cargo
CR-V's new center console bin is the largest in its class, with a volume of nine liters. The storage tray ahead of the shifter is large enough to accommodate two smartphones side-by side. There also is a small tray between cupholder and center armrest and a total of eight drink holders in the front and rear.

The 2023 CR-V also offers the most cargo room in the model's history and is among the largest in its class, with 36.3 cu.-ft. of space available behind the rear seats in both the gasoline (+1.2 cu.-ft.) and hybrid (+3.1 cu.-ft.) models. In EX and EX-L, the load floor can be lowered, expanding the cargo space to a total of 39.3 cu.-ft. With the 60/40-split rear seatbacks folded flat, cargo space expands to 76.5 cu.-ft.

CR-V maintains a low liftover height, making it easy to load heavier items. The operation of the power tailgate is faster and quieter with a new helical gear and a resin housing for the power strut. The Sport Touring model features a standard hands-free access power tailgate.

Class-Above Materials and Design

Each CR-V grade features unique and distinctive touches. CR-V EX offers seats covered in black cloth, or in gray cloth with black accent panels. An 8-way power driver's seat is standard. The dash trim has a matte-black finish.

CR-V EX-L adds gray or black leather seating surfaces, a 4-way power passenger seat and piano black dash trim. The steering wheel and shifter also are wrapped in leather, and the power window switches feature an upscale silver trim.

Sport comes with a black headliner and orange contrast stitching on the Sport-exclusive black cloth seats, console, door panels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. As with EX, the dash trim is matte black.

For the top-of-the-line Sport Touring grade, the standard leather seats are available in either black or gray with black accent panels and orange contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel, doors, console and shifter. The power window switches feature an upscale silver trim and the dash is finished in a piano-black trim.

2023 Honda CR-V | HMI and Technology
Key HMI and Technology Features


2024 Honda CR-VStandard digital instrumentation
• Standard 7-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility
• Available HD 9-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ compatibility (EX-L, Sport Touring)
• Qi-compatible wireless charging (EX-L, Sport Touring)
• 12-speaker Bose premium audio system (Sport Touring)
• Expanded HondaLink™ services include geotracking, stolen vehicle recovery
• Standard Digital Instrumentation
Intuitive and intelligent technology also has been smartly integrated into the CR-V cabin. Every 2023 CR-V features instrumentation with a new 7-inch color TFT display. The digital tachometer for EX, EX-L, the digital power flow meter for Sport, Sport Turing and numerical speedometer occupy the left and center, with a physical speedometer on the right.

A section within the tachometer or power flow meter can be toggled through a range of informational screens, including a trip computer, audio, phone, compass direction, driver attention monitor, and safety support. In between the tachometer and the physical speedometer, displays a wide range of alerts and information, such as Honda Sensing® function selection and traffic sign recognition.

Improved 7-inch Touchscreen Audio System
Standard on EX and Sport grades is a new 7-inch touchscreen audio system. It features physical knobs for volume and tuning, large buttons along the bottom for switching modes, and a simplified menu structure. The system uses a fast processor for quick response with virtually no lag after inputs.

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility is standard, connected through an illuminated 2.5A ÚSB-A port in front of the gear selector. Also in front of the gear selector is a standard, illuminated 3.0A ÚSB-C. For rear seat passengers, two illuminated 3.0A ÚSB-C charging ports are standard on Sport and Sport Touring.

On EX and Sport trims, the audio system powers six speakers, one in each door, and a tweeter in each A-pillar.

New 9-inch Touchscreen Audio System
CR-V EX-L and Sport Touring employ a 9-inch color touchscreen audio system designed to be very easy to use. This system, which debuted on the 2022 Civic to rave reviews for its ease-of-use, features a physical volume knob, physical buttons for Home and Back functions, and large and easy-to-recognize icons. It's powered by a faster processor for lag-free performance, and a simplified navigation structure with fewer embedded menus. Other mode selections are at the bottom of the touchscreen.

The 9-inch system also comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, along with Qi-compatible wireless charging. Like the standard system, the 9-inch screen also features a finger rest to make it easier to use the touchscreen while the vehicle is in motion.

Designed with simplicity in mind, the 9-inch system features user-defined shortcuts at the bottom of the screen, with CR-V offering six easily programmable shortcuts. On Sport Touring, the 9-inch system also features Wi-Fi hotspot capability, activated through a subscription.

It also uses Smart Shortcuts, an automatic assistant function that enables the user to execute frequently used actions more quickly and with fewer steps. The system uses machine learning to predict user behavior and suggest applications for audio, phone and navigation functions.

Enhanced Navigation Helps Maximize Hybrid Fuel Economy
The navigation system also has been thoroughly redesigned, with an updated easier-to-read map, simplified access to frequently used controls and improved smartphone integration.

The new system uses an improved 3D mode to clearly show objects such as buildings for easier navigation by landmarks. The display also uses more vibrant colors, and one-touch operation was added for frequently used functions such as route cancellation and muting navigation guidance. The system also can learn frequently used routes and, by using continuously updated traffic information from a user's smartphone, can suggest alternate routes even if navigation guidance isn't currently active. In addition, the new system will receive map updates four times a year, as opposed to once a year.

On CR-V Sport and Sport Touring, the navigation system integrates with the hybrid system to help maximize fuel economy with Predictive Eco Assist. The navigation system can predict when regen energy will be optimized, such as on downhill slopes, and prioritizes EV motor assist to maximize efficiency.

Bose Premium Sound
Sport Touring trims also feature a Bose premium sound system, the first use of a branded audio system in CR-V. Featuring Bose Centerpoint System digital signal processing, the new system was custom-engineered precisely for the new CR-V interior to deliver a clear and impactful listening experience for all occupants.

Expert Bose audio engineers developed the sound system with advanced components and technologies, working closely with Honda to integrate the system early in the vehicle design process to achieve optimal performance. Crisp sound is delivered through 12 high-performance Bose speakers, strategically placed throughout the CR-V cabin for exceptional music reproduction across all frequencies, low to high.

Helping to preserve the quality of the listening experience, Dynamic Speed Compensation technology automatically adjusts volume and tone based on vehicle speed, reducing the need for drivers to manually adjust settings while on the road.

HondaLink® Cloud-Based Services
CR-V Sport Touring features a new and advanced generation of the cloud-based HondaLink® connected car system. HondaLink® is designed to keep CR-V owners informed and connected while on the go. Through the HondaLink® mobile app, owners have access to features capabilities that includes remote locking/unlocking and remote engine start, vehicle's last parked location, stolen vehicle locator, remote diagnostics, geo-fencing, speed alert and more.

2023 Honda CR-V | Powertrains
Key Powertrain Features


• All New 4th-generation two-motor hybrid system increases performance in Sport and Sport Touring models, adds towing capacity for first time
• Newly refined 1.5-liter turbo engine
• CVT updated for quicker response and more refined driving experience
• Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control™ updated for higher torque capacity, quicker engagement
• New Snow Mode for enhanced handling in slick driving conditions
• CR-V-first Hill Descent Control
• All New 4th-generation Two-Motor Hybrid System
CR-V Sport and Sport Touring feature an all-new more advanced two-motor hybrid system. With 247 torque, a 15 lb.-ft. improvement (+6.5%) over the predecessor, the new CR-V delivers greater performance than previous
CR-Vs.
A newly refined 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine, now with direct fuel injection, is mated to a pair of larger and more powerful electric motors which are now mounted side-by-side rather than in-line with the engine crankshaft as in previous generations.

The new arrangement also includes new high- and low-speed lockup ratios for direct engine drive on the highway and in the city. This improves responsiveness for a sportier driving feel and creates a more relaxed driving environment at highway speeds. It also allows for a higher sustained top speed, improves fuel efficiency and enables up to 1,000 pounds of towing. The system's combined output is 204 hp 1.

The new traction motor spins at 14,500 rpm and produces 181 horsepower. The generator motor, which spins at 17,000 rpm, puts out 161 horsepower, and is dedicated to charging the battery pack.

Quietness has been improved during idling and power generation by incorporating a pre-damper into the flywheel that reduces torque fluctuations from the engine, suppressing vibration at low rpm/low torque speeds.

The new Intelligent Power Únit (IPÚ) containing the battery pack and its controlling hardware is smaller and lighter. The smaller size of the IPÚ allowed for the cooling fan to be fully integrated into the unit, rather than externally mounted, reducing noise 13%.

The Power Control Únit (PCÚ) housed under the hood has 8% more maximum output and current. It also has a lower profile, which allows for the use of a larger resonator for the engine intake to reduce noise. A new downsized DC cable with aluminum stranded wire weighs 46% less.

The new hybrid system also incorporates Linear Shift Control, which creates the vehicle speed-linked engine rev feel of a conventional drivetrain shifting gears at wide open throttle for a more exhilarating driving experience.

A new 'B' transmission setting enables stronger regenerative and engine braking, up to 0.09G. This enables CR-V to be driven in a 'one pedal' style that is common among battery-electric vehicles. In addition, the levels of deceleration available through the deceleration selector paddles on the steering wheel are more distinct.

The new hybrid-electric system also allows for a substantial increase in continuous maximum speed—which climbs from 86 mph to 115 mph.

Moreover, for the first time, a CR-V hybrid model is available with front-wheel drive. The CR-V Sport is available with front or all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is standard on the CR-V Sport Touring.

Total system horsepower as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine using ISO-compliant method.
Direct Injected 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle Engine
The new two-motor hybrid system also features an updated 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine with improved power, refinement and environmental performance. Since the gasoline engine can be decoupled from the rest of the hybrid powertrain, it only operates as needed, depending on the state of battery charge and other parameters.

Peak engine output improves to 145 horsepower (SAE net at 6,100 rpm) and 138 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net at 4,500 rpm), gains of 2 hp and 9 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.0-liter is the first Honda engine for the North American market to combine high-pressure direct-injection with multistage injection for an extremely homogeneous mixture that delivers clean combustion. It also improves the stoichiometric area of the engine at higher loads by up to 30% and improves the heat efficiency of the engine to nearly 41%. To control high exhaust gas temperatures, the cylinder head uses a new two-piece water jacket, new gas-cooling exhaust ports and a large capacity cooled EGR valve.

Critical to the operation of the Atkinson cycle is a lightweight DOHC cylinder head, with Variable Timing Control (VTC) on the intake cam used to continuously adjust the intake cam phase.

To further reduce emissions, a new low-temperature active catalyst with a low level of noble metals, drops NOx emissions by 24%, and total hydrocarbon emissions by 22%, giving the CR-V hybrids a LEV3 SÚLEV 30 rating.

The engine also features a more rigid crankshaft and secondary balancer to reduce vibration. A new all-urethane engine cover reduces noise from the new direct-injection system. For the first time in a Honda, a new insulator using theta fiber cell technology, a lightweight fiber-foam-material highly resistant to heat and vibration, is employed on the rear of the engine.

Refined 1.5-Liter Turbo Powertrain on EX and EX-L
The updated and refined direct-injected 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine under the hood of EX and EX-L grades demonstrates that even as Honda heads into the electrified era, the company continues to make important improvements in the efficiency and performance of its internal combustion engine technology.

Multiple enhancements to the 1.5-liter turbo provide a more refined driving experience and enhanced power delivery. Running on regular unleaded gas, the engine produces 190 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (SAE net) and maintains peak power over a broader range at high revs than before. Its 179 lb.-ft. (SAE net) peak torque spans 1,700-5,000 rpm, arriving 300-rpm earlier than before for a more responsive feel.

VTEC variable valve timing is now used on the exhaust side of the twin-cam head. This helps improve exhaust efficiency and optimizing valve overlap, efforts that contribute to improved fuel efficiency. It also helps lower the engine speed for peak torque. More information about the benefits of VTEC is available here.

For emissions, a new catalytic converter that minimizes the use of rare metals is used, helping CR-V achieve LEV3 SÚLEV 30 emissions certification (ÚLEV 50 with AWD). Further aiding fuel efficiency and reducing emissions is a new idle-stop system that turns off the engine at stoplights.

Improving acceleration response is a high-efficiency high-response turbocharger and low pressure-loss turbocharger piping. The turbocharger now routes exhaust gas diagonally to the turbine wheel, and the turbine blades also have been reshaped, helping the turbocharger generate pressure in a wider range of engine speeds and more efficiently.

The exhaust manifold is now a 4-into-2 design, which consolidates the exhaust from the number 1 and 4 cylinders into one port, and the number 2 and 3 cylinders in a separate port. This reduces exhaust pulse interference, improving intake and exhaust efficiency, especially at low engine speeds.

Engine noise has been significantly reduced by a new high-rigidity crankshaft and oil pan, and a new intake cover. Further noise reduction measures include noise-absorbing engine mounts and a new muffler redesigned from a J-turn structure to an S-turn.

• Úpdated Honda Architecture for precise, sporty handling and comfortable ride
• 1.6-inch longer wheelbase
• 0.4-inch wider front and rear tracks
• 15 percent stiffer body construction for improved driving dynamics
• Front suspension mounted on new, lightweight rigid subframe
• Stiffer mount points for rear multilink suspension and subframe
• Improved steering feel and braking performance
• New Enhanced Global Architecture
Honda architecture is a three-part modular system that takes advantage of component commonization to make the best product. This new approach to Honda architecture was used to create the 11th generation Civic and the new sixth-generation CR-V.

Based on an enhanced version of Honda Architecture, the new CR-V features improvements in ride, handling and overall refinement. This chassis includes MacPherson struts in front and a multilink suspension in the rear.

For improved stability and a smoother ride, CR-V's wheelbase has been extended to 106.3 inches (+1.6 inches), and its front and rear tracks are significantly wider (+0.4 inches in the front and the rear), creating an athletic stance and enhancing stability.

More Rigid Body Structure
Significant improvements to CR-V's structural stiffness, including a redesigned front subframe, benefit its ride quality, handling and collision safety protection. Stiffening members have been added to the rear door frame and B pillars, and more rigid mounting points are used for the rear springs and suspension arm mounting points. Overall, the new body is 15 percent stiffer.

For the first time, to achieve a radical reduction in cabin noise, vibration and harshness, and accurate steering response, CR-V also benefits from structural adhesive. Applied generously on the roof, A-pillars, B-pillars, floor pan, firewall, and rear structure, adhesives are applied where spot welds are performed, combining the strength of the weld and the broader surface area of the adhesive. This increases the stiffness of the joint, minimizing the need for increased sheet metal thickness or the addition of welded-on reinforcements.

Retuned Suspension
The front MacPherson strut suspension has been re-tuned for a more comfortable ride over rough surfaces, while heat treated lower ball joints reduce friction to create a more refined driving experience. A new lightweight, highly rigid cast aluminum subframe shaves 11 pounds.

In the rear, the subframe for the multilink suspension has been stiffened with stronger mount points, and the rear spring rates of the mount support have been increased 15 percent for sportier handling and improved stability.

Responsive Steering
CR-V uses a dual-pinion electronic power steering (EPS) system which features a honed steering column bearing to reduce steering friction and improve steering feel. In addition, the EPS has been tuned to provide excellent feedback and improved straight-line stability. A new electric motor control unit also enables more accurate and linear steering, while the variable gear ratio improves low speed turning and high-speed stability feel by changing gear ratios at low and high speeds.
The stiffer new aluminum subframe also positions the variable-ratio steering rack below the rear propeller shaft instead of above it as before. Moving the rack 32 mm lower, along with a low-friction column bearing and rack, significantly improves CR-V's steering system rigidity and consequently, steering feel and accuracy.

Improved Brake System
CR-V's brake controllability is improved by optimizing software for deceleration relative to tread force and pedal stroke.

All CR-Vs are equipped with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The system provides a comfortable and refined feel at low speeds, predictable and easy operation on the highway, a sporty, fun-to-drive feel on winding roads, and reassuring high-performance stopping in emergency situations.

Large ventilated front brake rotors and rear solid rotors are standard. CR-V also uses a low-friction front caliper with a roll back spring to further reduce brake drag, contributing to fuel efficiency while still maintaining the excellent braking performance.

2023 Honda CR-V | Safety and Driver Assistive Technology
Key Safety and Driver Assistive Features


• Standard Honda Sensing® system with new front sensor camera and radar
• Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) added to Honda Sensing
• Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) added to Honda Sensing
• Low Speed Braking Control added to Honda Sensing
• Úpdated Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
• New blind spot information system (BSI)
• Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure optimized for oblique collisions
• Next-gen driver and passenger airbags designed to cradle the head and help control rotation
• New standard front knee airbags
• New standard rear seat side impact airbags
• Improved Honda Sensing

A new Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive systems integrates new front sensor camera and millimeter-wave radar. The new camera features a 90-degree field of view, up from 50 degrees on the previous generation. The radar is now mounted directly behind the Honda logo on the grille, which helps to increase its field of view to 120-degrees from the 50 degrees on the previous generation.

These wide angles improve collision prevention performance to recognize attributes of objects such as a vehicle or pedestrian, as well as white lines, road boundaries such as curbs, bicyclists, motorcycles and road signs. The wide angle also enables expanded control range for CR-V at intersections.

The camera detects feature points of a target and also recognizes attributes of objects such as vehicles or pedestrians. With the use of an exceptionally fast processor, the system measures distance and the lateral position of objects based on the change in the size of the target object, how long it took for the change to occur and speed of the vehicle. This enables the camera to recognize the various objects described above.

Honda Sensing functions include:

• New: Traffic Jam Assist (TJA): works in conjunction with ACC and LKAS to provide lane-keeping functions at speeds below approximately 45 mph all the way to a standstill, such as in congested traffic.
• New: Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR): new camera automatically can recognize traffic speed limit signs, displaying the information on the digital meter immediately after the sign is passed.
• Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): New camera system and more advanced software enables the use of CMBS™ in more situations, including the detection of pedestrians and bicyclists. If no corrective action is taken when FCW signals an alert, CMBS™ can apply different levels of automatic emergency braking action to help reduce vehicle speed and eventual collision forces, and therefore to help reduce the severity of a collision.
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW, integrated with CMBS™): When the system determines a collision is possible with a detected vehicle, visual and audible alerts from the FCW system prompt the driver to take corrective actions.
• Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC): New camera system improves Adaptive Cruise Control with more natural brake feel and quicker reactions to changes in traffic. It also responds more quickly when changing into an open lane from behind a slower car and better maintains a constant vehicle speed in downhill situations.
• Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): LKAS reduces the need for steering correction movements and driving effort. For the 2023 CR-V, LKAS has been improved with more linear and natural feeling steering assist, better line tracing, and improved resistance to crosswinds.
• Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Can identify solid or dashed painted lane lines, Botts' dots and cat's-eye markers to find the edge of the road and uses steering force to keep the vehicle from departing the lane or roadway altogether. The detection range is expanded up to road shoulders and curbs because of the wide-angle detection sensor.
• Lane Departure Warning (LDW): Integrated with RDM, LDW operates at speeds from approximately 45 to 90 mph and is designed to alert the driver if the vehicle is leaving a detected lane without the turn signal being activated.
• Blind Spot Information (BSI) system: Úsing millimeter-wave radar installed on the rear corners of the vehicle, it can detect vehicles approaching from the rear, signaling the driver with a visual and audible warning. And the warning distance has been increased to further improve the detection performance of overtaking vehicles.
• Low Speed Braking Control: EX-L and Sport Touring grades feature four sonar sensors on the front of the vehicle, and four on the back, that significantly improve the detection of non-metallic objects such as glass and external exterior walls that could be missed by radar. This enables the implementation of the assistive braking and the assistive driving power, to reduce the likelihood of low-speed collisions, such as in parking situations.
• Additional Safety and Driver Assistive Technologies
• The 6th-generation CR-V also features additional safety and driver assistive technologies.

CR-V features a Driver Attention Monitor, which continually monitors and assesses driver behavior behind the wheel to help determine if the driver is becoming inattentive. If it detects fatigue, the driver is alerted by a coffee cup icon and a 4-level bar graph on the dash. As the driver's attention drops, fewer and fewer bars are illuminated, and when it drops to two, the system displays a message inviting the driver to take a break. If the driver continues driving and the graph drops to the lowest level of one bar, a beeper sounds and the steering wheel vibrates, prompting the driver to pay closer attention or take a rest break.

A new Rear Seat Reminder also is standard. A reminder appears on the driver information interface and an alert will sound when the car is turned off and notifies drivers to check the rear seating area for children, pets or other precious cargo when exiting the car.

ACE™ Body Structure and Collision Protection
Designed to meet present and anticipated future frontal collision standards while minimizing additional weight, CR-V features the newest version of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. ACE was introduced nearly two decades ago and has been continuously advanced, designed to help protect vehicle occupants and improve frontal crash compatibility between vehicles of varying sizes, such as an SÚV and a small car. For the sixth-generation CR-V, the ACE architecture is updated to target TSP+ and 5-star crash test ratings and exceed upcoming safety standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com)

This latest version of the ACE structure in the new CR-V features a new structure that incorporates many of the new features introduced on the 11th-generation Civic and 2023 HR-V. This includes a robust upper member constructed of high-strength steel, and an A-pillar structure, side frame and lower firewall structure all designed to route crash energy around the cabin, especially in oblique impacts.

Additionally, side impact protection has been enhanced to meet new, tougher side-impact standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com) A new, stiffer B-pillar and side sills are used, along with stronger door stiffening beams and a stronger rear wheel arch. The body also is designed to route energy into the floor in the case of a rear collision.

Advanced Airbag and Seatbelt Technologies
CR-V uses the next-gen Honda front driver and passenger airbags first introduced in the 11th-generation Civic. These new airbags are specifically designed to reduce head rotation in a collision, especially an oblique collision. On the driver's side, the airbag uses a tuck sewing shape for increased rigidity of both sides of the airbag to cradle and hold the head, mitigating rotation and reducing the likelihood of brain injury.

On the passenger side, a three-chamber airbag design achieves a similar result. The three chambers inflate separately, with the two outer chambers that extend above the main chamber designed to cradle the head and help control rotation.

CR-V further benefits from additional standard airbag technology, with a total of 10 airbags. Driver and front passenger knee airbags and rear side impact airbags are used in CR-V for the first time, along with side curtain airbags and side impact airbags for both driver and front passenger.

Seatbelt technology has been updated as well, with an outer lap belt pretensioner used on front seatbelts, with a load limiter used on the driver's side to help prevent chest injuries. In the rear, pretensioners are used in both outboard positions, along with load limiters, and CR-V now features a rear seatbelt reminder, which informs the driver if a rear seat occupant is detected as not properly buckled up.

2023 Honda CR-V | Manufacturing
With Ú.S. retail sales of nearly 6 million units, the Honda CR-V is America's best-selling SÚV since its Ú.S. launch in 1997. The new sixth-generation CR-V is built in three plants in North America using domestic and globally-sourced parts – located in and East Liberty, Ohio; Greensburg, Indiana; and Alliston, Ontario, Canada – continuing the 40-year legacy of Honda's commitment to build products close to the customer. Since 2006, Honda has produced more than 5 million CR-Vs in North America, with roughly half of those built in the Ú.S.

Source - Honda

Honda Monthly Sales Volume

March 2024
118,536
February 2024
110,110
January 2024
84,574
November 2023
94,925
October 2023
96,934
September 2023
102,765
August 2023
99,785
June 2023
98,327
May 2023
105,740
April 2023
102,781
March 2023
103,177
February 2023
72,839
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