- Honda is the winningest brand in Car and Driver 10Best history
- Completely redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V sets a new compact SUV benchmark with rugged styling, increased space and available sporty hybrid-electric performance
- CR-V has won a Car and Driver 10Best award four times
TORRANCE, Calif. — The editors of Car and Driver have awarded the Honda CR-V a coveted 10Best Award, honoring the all-new 2023 CR-V for its rugged styling, increased interior space and available sporty hybrid-electric performance. This is the fourth time CR-V has won a 10Best Award.
"The CR-V is a well-rounded package that punches way above its weight on multiple levels," said the editors at Car and Driver. "That impression starts as soon as you close the door and start rolling, as the structure of the new CR-V immediately feels tight, hushed, and substantial. The body shell is more rigid, and there's more sound insulation in the cowl, firewall, and instrument panel areas. Once you're underway, the new CR-V delivers the kind of smoothness you expect from a more expensive vehicle. The steering is willing and pairs to a chassis that cuts a steady arc through turns. The interior feels rich, too, with an attractive styling theme shared with the Honda Civic, a 10Best Cars winner. The Sport models feature a hybrid system that delivers up to 40 mpg combined; they're our most recommended versions of this much-recommended vehicle."
"The Honda CR-V is America's best-selling CUV of the past quarter century1, and the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V raises the bar with a rugged and sophisticated design and a sportier and more capable driving experience," said Lance Woelfer, assistant vice president Honda National Sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "For the editors of Car and Driver to honor CR-V, Accord and Civic with prestigious 10Best awards in the same year is an incredible honor for the entire Honda family."
In a show of design and engineering excellence, Honda has earned three Car and Driver 10Best awards this year. The magazine's editors also honored the all-new 2023 Accord and the Civic lineup that includes the all-new 2023 Civic Type R, the most powerful car Honda has ever sold in the United States.
With 69 total awards, Honda is the winningest brand in Car and Driver 10Best history. At least one Honda has earned a spot on the annual list in every year since the award's inception in 1983. Accord is also far and away the most awarded vehicle in Car and Driver 10Best history, making the prestigious list an incredible 37 times, including the last 25 years consecutively.
Perfect for daily life or weekend escapes, the new CR-V is available in four trim levels, including the new hybrid-powered and boldly styled CR-V Sport and Sport Touring as the new top of the CR-V model line.
CR-V Sport and Sport Touring feature an advanced fourth-generation two-motor hybrid-electric system that's more powerful for a sporty and exhilarating driving experience, while also achieving high fuel efficiency. With 247 lb.-ft of torque they are the most powerful CR-Vs ever.
Learn more about the Honda CR-V lineup here.
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda's electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda's first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
More information about Honda is available in the Digital FactBook.
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1MotorIntelligence total sales data among CUV models, 1997-2022CYTD Oct.