Honda CR-V Gains New Sport-L Trim, But Increased Pricing For 2024

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Too hot? Too cold? Honda’s newest CR-V trim might be just right. The Honda CR-V is no doubt one of Honda’s most important models, if not, the most important model it sells. Yet, the trim lineup has been a bit awkward. The LX, EX, and EX-L trims are fairly straightforward, yet the in-demand CR-V hybrid has only come in fairly spartan Sport trim, or top-of-the-line Sport Touring trim. Honda’s rectifying this with the new Sport-L trim.

Sitting between the topmost gas-only EX-L trim and the range-topping Sport Touring trim, the Sport-L will appeal to buyers who want a CR-V hybrid with more options than standard but don’t need everything that comes with the topmost trim. For example, the Sport Touring is AWD only, whereas the Sport-L can be had in FWD or AWD.

The Sport-L is still well-equipped, though. Given its “L” moniker, the Sport-L has leather seats, a power liftgate, a power passenger seat, and more. Also, since it’s available in FWD guise, the Sport-L’s fuel economy will touch 40 MPG.

With the introduction of the Sport-L, Honda has simultaneously announced pricing for the 2024 Honda CR-V. Prices are up, with the gas-powered models experiencing the biggest hike. Including destination, the LX model jumps $1,095, now starting at $30,795. The EX and EX-L add $950 to their prices, now starting at $33,305, and $35,955 respectively. The Sport Touring gets the smallest increase, a mere $400, bringing its new price to $40,795. Thus, the Sport-L’s $37,645 slots in nicely between the EX-L and Sport Touring.

Honda says that the hybrid model makes up more than 50% of sales of the new CR-V.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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