Compare 2023 Honda CR-V Sport Hybrid vs 2023 Honda CR-V EX-L

2023 Honda CR-V Sport Hybrid vs 2023 Honda CR-V EX-L
2023 Honda CR-V Sport Hybrid 2023 Honda CR-V EX-L


2.0L Hybrid I-4 1.5L Turbocharged I-4


204 hp * 190 hp *

  MPG (City/Highway)

43/36 ** 28/34 **

  Seat Upholstery

Cloth Leather

  Infotainment Display

7-Inch Color Touch-Screen 9-Inch Color Touch-Screen with Volume Knob

Power Tailgate with Programmable Height

Not available Standard

Front & Rear Parking Sensors

Not available Standard

Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Not available Standard

Roof Rails

Standard Not available

2023 Honda CR-V Sport Hybrid vs 2023 Honda CR-V EX-L

Serving Brighton, MI

The Honda CR-V has been a desired compact crossover SUV in the lineup since 1997. For most of its history, it has been powered by gas engines, and the CR-V Hybrid joined the options a few years ago. Five options are available across the combined trims for the CR-V and CR-V Hybrid. These include the base LX followed by the EX, Sport, EX-L, and Sport Touring. Our Serra Honda Brighton sales associates are standing by to assist with your deep look at mid-range trims like the Honda CR-V Sport Hybrid and the 2023 CR-V EX-L.


The Honda CR-V EX-L has a turbo 1.5-liter, four-cylinder powertrain that produces 190 horsepower and pairs with a continuously variable transmission. The CR-V Sport Hybrid gets 204 combined horsepower from a hybrid four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine. Like the CR-V EX-L, the CR-V Sport Hybrid has a continuously variable auto transmission.


For 2023, the Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid have been fully redesigned with a modernized, athletic look. They have identical facades, but there are differences in their exterior features. The style is defined by smooth contours on the sides, a subtle crease on the upper door panels, and a thick molding strip on the lower panels. The front end boasts a staggered mesh design in the grille and a short bumper with angled air intakes. The lean, pointed headlights are styled with an LED accent bar. Both versions of the 2023 CR-V come with 17-inch wheels or larger. The CR-V EX-L adds a power moonroof and heated side mirrors. The CR-V Hybrid Sport also has roof rails, heated side mirrors, and dark trim.


The 2023 CR-V Sport Hybrid is well-equipped with a dual-zone auto climate control system, a six-speaker sound system, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, a 7-inch touch display screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, forward collision mitigation, and several other desired features. The features available for the 2023 CR-V EX-L build on those offered in the Sport Hybrid include low-speed auto braking, an eight-speaker audio system, wireless device charging, a 9-inch central display screen, leather upholstery and driver’s side memory settings.

You can conveniently compare all of the CR-V and CR-V Hybrid trims in full detail with support from the Serra Honda Brighton sales associates. Contact us today to learn more about the current inventory and to make test drive plans.

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* 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid: 204 Total system horsepower (ISO net) as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine. 145 @ 6100 rpm (SAE net).

* 2023 Honda CR-V: 190 @ 6000 rpjm (SAE net).

** 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX and EX-L. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX and EX-L. 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for 2WD Sport. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport and Sport Touring. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims), and other factors.