Honda’s electrification technique is to eschew plug-in hybrids in favor of concentrating on gentle hybrids, and the 2023 CR-V Hybrid proves why that is a very good transfer. It brings the advantages of electrical help – that’s, improved gasoline mileage and extra energy at low speeds – with out compromising any of the important thing components that made the CR-V a bestseller. It is nonetheless supremely sensible, straightforward to dwell with, and roomy sufficient for many households. Granted, towing capability does take a small hit with the Hybrid, with a decreased capability of 1,000 kilos, down from 1,500 kilos. However, anybody who’s significantly involved about towing most likely is not searching for a Honda crossover to start with.
As for its all-important gas effectivity figures, the EPA charges it at 40 mpg mixed, cut up into 43 mpg metropolis and 36 mpg freeway. Nonetheless, our testing of the CR-V Hybrid discovered these numbers to be a bit of optimistic, with a mixed-use route averaging 30 mpg general. That is nonetheless greater than many of the CR-V’s rivals, however not fairly the distinctive score that the official numbers would suggest.