Honda promotes the CR-V in five trim levels: the LX, Special Edition, EX, EX-L, and Touring. A 1.5-liter turbo-four engine is standard on gas models, along with a CVT. Front-wheel drive is standard for all but the Touring, which comes only in AWD, with the all-wheel drivetrain available as an option. The EX, EX-L, and the Touring are also offered as hybrids that come equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that's been augmented with two electric motors. An e-CVT and AWD setup are standard in all three.
In terms of features, the LX's standard selection is rather scant but it's the most affordable trim and starts the line off with remote proximity entry, single-zone automatic climate control, and a six-way manually-adjustable driver's seat. The entry-spec infotainment consignment is perhaps the most feeble consisting of a five-inch LCD screen, four speakers, and basic connectivity. Its standard suite of driver assists and safety features does nearly fully match that of the top-specmodel with forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and more.
All models after the LX come with a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen with full smartphone integration and upgraded audio systems. A leather-clad steering wheel and shifter and leather seating upholstery also becomes available further on in the line, along with blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and more.
In the USA, the Honda CR-V goes on sale for an MSRP of $26,400, which is for the 2WD LX. The 2WD Special Edition follows at $27,600, the EX at $28,910, and the EX-L at $31,500. It'll cost an extra $1,500 to option in the available AWD setup to any of the 2WD models. The price of the Honda CR-V Touring comes in at $36,200.
Hybrid models start at $31,610 for the Hybrid EX, while the Hybrid EX-L goes for $34,200. The top-spec Hybrid Touring will set you back $37,400. The cost of every Honda CR-V excludes any tax, registration, and licensing fees, as well as Honda's destination and delivery charge of $1,225.
There are several appearance and equipment packages offered for the 2022 CR-V line. All models can be optioned with the Dark Accent Package A that, for $1,150, outfits the CR-V with a gloss black grille and fender emblem, a crystal black spoiler, and door sill protection film. Honda offers an Illumination Package B for the LX, EX, and EX-L that installs Blue door-sill, cabin logo, and cabin panel trim illumination for $752. For all but the Touring, there's a $1,159 Utility Package that includes a roof rack, running board, rear panel lining cover, and seat back protector. For the same models, there's the $1,085 Rugged Package, which equips the CR-V with a gloss black front grille, a roof rack, and a roof-rack basket.
Exclusive to the Hybrid line, there's a Dark Accent Package B that outfits the CR-V with the Dark Accent Package A's contents plus black wheel locks and lug nuts, and 19-inch black alloy wheels, for $2,916. For $3,403, the EX and EX-L Hybrids can be optioned with the All-In Package, which comprises the contents of the Dark Accent Package B and Rugged Package.
With the subpar infotainment system and scant selection of features, the Honda CR-V LX is not recommended. The Special Edition is a far more appealing option as it comes outfitted with a better infotainment setup that comprises the seven-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system, and inclusion of both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. A good selection of comforts and conveniences are also added to the Special Edition including smart entry with push-button start, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. If power seating adjustability and leather upholstery are a must for you, then you'll have to opt for the Honda CR-V EX-L, which slots in just below the top-spec Touring. And, if your priority is fuel economy, you'll do well to look at the hybrid options - the Hybrid EX-L provides a good balance of features versus cost.
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