2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid
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The 2023 Honda CR-V's Hybrid Trim Should Be Its Base model

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The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid is touted to have a more advanced hybrid system for a sportier driving experience. The 2023 Honda CR-V looks way better than the current model and takes some design elements from the current Civic and Accord, which is a good thing.

I just wish they would give the CR-V the 10-speed and 2.0T engine from the Accord. I think the hybrid 2023 CR-V should just be the base model, since Honda hasn’t announced anything about making this vehicle an electric vehicle. Then have the 2.0 turbo be the upgrade from that. Would make for a great snow shuttle here in Cali with a 2.0 turbo and AWD. But, there is an opinion, that Honda wont do it, because it would steal sales from the more expensive Acura RDX.

Honda CR--V has always been a tidy little family car which is actually rewarding to drive, interesting to look at, and reliable to own. My only complaint about the current and future model is a tendency to over-design visuals. I wish they would just keep it simple.

I was looking at comments and discussions about the 2023 Honda CR-V and one person noted that it’s so sad to see that the amber turn indicators at the rear have gone back to halogen bulbs as opposed to the very distinctive LED amber turn signals on the current generation. The halogen bulbs cheapen the appearance. A step backwards if u ask me.

My guess is that Honda wanted a softer look than pulsing, harsh LED pinpoints

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded TorqueNews.com in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.