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2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid Sport Touring Is a Solid Compact Crossover

Honda's excellent 2023 CR-V crossover gets even better with updates to the Hybrid model aimed at improving performance and easing drivers into electrification.

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Honda's new CR-V is good, but it's even better when mated with the updated hybrid powertrain.

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The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid is available exclusively in the Sport and Sport Touring trim levels with black grille and window trim.

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Honda expects that about half of the CR-V Hybrids sold will have all-wheel drive, which is standard on Sport Touring and optional on the base Sport model.

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The new CR-V is 2.7 inches longer than last year, 1.6 inches of which are within the longer wheelbase.

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The two-motor hybrid system's output has grown to 204 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque.

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All of the additional torque comes from improvements to the electric traction motor and its power control units.

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Honda has also boosted the strength of the regenerative braking system, allowing for a pseudo-one-pedal driving feature.

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The larger CR-V Hybrid falls just 1.2 cubic feet of cargo space short of the non-hybrid model due to the battery pack.

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Check out our first drive of the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid to find out why this is the most fun to drive CR-V yet.

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