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Honda CR-V 2023: Australian prices up to $5600 more expensive, hybrid variant added to lineup


The new Honda CR-V is set to go on sale on 1 September 2023 starting from $44,500 driveaway 

The all-new Honda CR-V is almost here, but it’s quite a bit more expensive than the outgoing generation. 

The CR-V SUV now starts from $44,500 driveaway, which is either $8600 more expensive than the outgoing Vi FWD base model, or $5600 more expensive than the outgoing VTi FWD. 

Both five and seven seat arrangements will be available, along with a new hybrid variant. Pricing tops out at $59,900 driveaway for the E:HEV RS hybrid grade. 

2023 Honda CR-V side profile fields
This is the new 2023 Honda CR-V

Honda Australia says it is now taking customer deposits for the CR-V before the model launches locally from 1 September 2023. 

The upcoming Honda CR-V will compete in the ever-popular midsize SUV segment here in Australia which includes the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5 and the Kia Sportage

What do we know so far about the new CR-V?

2023 Honda CR-V front 3/4 in front of house
The CR-V will compete with the likes of the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5

The new CR-V SUV will be powered by two different powertrains. For the majority of the range, a 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged petrol engine will be offered. This engine is set to produce 141kW/242Nm. 

A new-to-CR-V 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle engine assisted by two electric motors will feature for the first time. 

Although unconfirmed by Honda Australia, this powertrain could produce total system outputs of 152kW/335Nm based on figures for the US-spec Honda CR-V. 

2023 Honda CR-V rear badging
A new E:HEV hybrid model has joined the range

However, a similar system is currently used in the Australian-delivered Honda Civic hybrid that produces 135kW/315Nm. 

Honda Australia is yet to release a full list of specifications and equipment for its new CR-V though this is expected to follow soon.

Honda Australia has confirmed that the CR-V will come standard with a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assist and five years of capped price servicing. 

2023 Honda CR-V rear 3/4 fields
Pricing starts from $44,500 driveaway here in Australia

Honda CR-V 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are national driveway.

  • VTi X FWD five seat: $44,500 (+$8600 up from old entry Vi, or $5600 up from old VTi)
  • VTi L FWD five seat: $48,800 
  • VTi X7 FWD seven seat: $46,800
  • VTi L7 FWD seven seat: $53,000 (+$3500)
  • VTi L AWD five seat: $51,300 (+$5100)
  • VTi LX AWD five seat: $57,000 (+$3400)
  • e:HEV RS five seat 2WD: $59,900 (NEW)