2024 Honda CR-V Sport-L Hybrid Review
The Honda CR-V is one of the best-selling crossover SUVs of all time. There are many reasons for this, all of which have to do with it being a functional vehicle with a lot of sophistication. The CR-V Hybrid improves the already-great CR-V with the addition of an electrified powertrain.
The 2024 CR-V Hybrid is available for sale now, and its all-new Sport-L trim is the talk of the town. Yes, this mid-range trim gives consumers another option to choose from. But how good is it as a standalone vehicle?
To find out, the following is the 2024 Honda CR-V Sport-L Hybrid review:
The 6th generation Honda CR-V made its debut last year to critical acclaim. It featured an all-new design, and this is why there aren’t any updates made to this year’s CR-V, apart from the new Sport-L trim. This is to bridge the gap between the base and top-of-the-line models.
This variant comes with a lot more luxury and tech than the entry-level trim. The standard features include many comfort, convenience, and safety amenities.
Powertrain and Numbers
The 2024 CR-V Sport Hybrid has a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine that is mated to two electric motors, resulting in a combined power output of 204 hp and 247 lb-ft. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional. The power is transferred to the drivetrain via an eCVT gearbox.
As a result, the CR-V Sport Hybrid 2024 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in less than 8 seconds. Because it is a crossover SUV, it can also be used to tow up to 1000 lbs. – a bonus if you have a small trailer.
According to the EPA, the Sport hybrid can do up to 43 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway with FWD. Switching to AWD still gets you a very respectable 40 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.
Interior and Technology
Honda debuted an outstanding interior design for the CR-V last year, which is like the new generation of Honda vehicles, i.e., it contains the hexagonal dash design. The material quality is top notch and so is the ergonomics. The cabin should seat up to 5 with ease.
On top of that, there’s a lot of room to fulfill all your storage needs. The trunk is very spacious and can be made even more so with the seats folded. The power liftgate makes un/loading easier. You’ll find that the cubbies in the cabin are also adequate for storing smaller items.
The high-end nature of the CR-V Hybrid Sport-L is evident with its black leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. There’s a lot of techs as well, which includes dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button ignition, and keyless entry.
There’s also ambient mood lighting on the center console and a one-touch power moonroof. The front seats are heated, while the driver also gets 10-way powered adjustability along with two-way powered lumbar support.
The state-of-the-art infotainment system on the 2024 CR-V Hybrid Sport-L is centered around a 9-inch touchscreen, an instrumentation screen, an 8-speaker stereo, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, USB ports and more.
For safety, you get systems like forward-collision warning (w/automated emergency braking), blind-spot monitoring (w/rear cross-traffic alert), lane-keep assist (w/lane-departure warning), a multi-angle rearview camera and adaptive cruise control.
Exterior and Driving
The 2024 CR-V continues to be one of the most eye-catching crossovers today. You get niceties such as LED headlights and taillights, a roofline spoiler, gloss black roof rails, dual chrome exhausts, and 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels.
For a more aggressive look, you can opt for the HPD appearance package. This adds black fender flares, lower door trim, a tailgate spoiler, custom badging, and show-stopping 18-inch bronze alloy wheels.
The exterior colors on the CR-V Hybrid Sport-L 2024 are:
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Canyon River Blue Metallic
- Still Night Pearl
- Meteorite Gray Metallic
- Urban Gray Pearl
- Radiant Red Metallic
- Lunar Silver Metallic
- Platinum White Pearl
The 2024 CR-V Sport-L Hybrid has gotten praise for its instant throttle response and the smoothness of its engine. Its ability to provide you with low-end torque has also been lauded. The vehicle has impressive handling as well.
Its light, responsive, and accurate steering capabilities along with its body control should make it fun to drive on twisty roads. Note that it also offers a very comfortable ride, providing all of its occupants with a serene environment free from noise and vibration.
Reliability and Warranty
The 2024 CR-V models haven’t been rated yet. However, we can rely on the data from last year’s model, which got a predicted reliability rating of 81 out of 100, putting it in the ‘Great’ category. Consumer Reports also called it more reliable than the average new car.
Honda also offers a limited warranty of 3 years/36k miles and a powertrain components warranty of 5 years/60k miles. You also receive a complimentary maintenance plan of 2 years/24k miles and in this case, a separate hybrid components warranty.
The 2024 CR-V Hybrid Sport-L is a welcome addition to the CR-V catalog. There’s a lot offered here including quick acceleration, respectable towing prowess, and a stellar fuel economy. This compact SUV should provide you with a comfortable drive and a quiet cabin.
It is very spacious for its size and the build quality is as solid as you’d expect from a Honda. The materials used are high-end for the class and the price tag. The storage capabilities are more than enough for most consumers out there.
You also get a lot of tech and other features on the list of standard offerings – the safety amenities are the highlight here. You can also expect the CR-V Hybrid Sport-L to be reliable and to be further assured by Honda’s offering of complimentary maintenance for a limited time.
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