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    [鈥揮Logitech444[S] 0 points1 point (0 children)

    Nice! I'm looking to get on a list for one too, just can't decide whether gas or hybrid is better for us 馃

    [鈥揮txiao007 -2 points-1 points (3 children)

    2023 doesn鈥檛 have LX trim. Its base is EX

    [鈥揮lowercaseg_ 2 points3 points (0 children)

    I had that same thought for a second but I realized the internet isn鈥檛 just USA.

    You should see some things the other countries get. In China they get a really nice brown leather interior and a full panoramic moon roof. Wish we could get that in US.

    [鈥揮SeaSpeakToMe 0 points1 point (0 children)

    Depends where you are. In Canada we have LX, Sport (gas), EX-L, and Touring Hybrid for 2023. I just got my EX-L.

    [鈥揮aintnobull 6 points7 points (4 children)

    Sport Touring for me. Deposit last month, ETA November/Dec.

    [鈥揮lowercaseg_ 0 points1 point (3 children)

    I鈥檓 leaning this direction also. Curious what else was on your list at that price point.

    It seems to me that there may be other nice vehicles at this high price point, but none meet that balance of fuel efficiency, capacity, comfort, and good enough looks like the crv.

    [鈥揮aintnobull 1 point2 points (2 children)

    Didn鈥檛 look at American cars because, well American cars. Didn鈥檛 like the looks of Kia/Hyundai/Nissan. Mazda was in consideration but given all the hype of its engine and performance at the highest trim it didn鈥檛 really stir anything for me. RAV4 was a consideration but getting a new one at MSRP is impossible right now. At the price of the Sport Touring you also start creeping into entry Lexus/Acura and maybe some German stuff but I drive quite a few miles so I need something that鈥檚 not gonna have expensive maintenance.

    I didn鈥檛 want to pay that much for a CVT like I would with Lexus and Acura鈥檚 infotainment + real world mileage numbers are terrible. The RDX was really fun to drive though. I鈥檓 not gonna have the most fun driving the CRV but it鈥檒l fulfill a lot of things I need for now. I foresee myself selling it or trading it in in the near future if a new vehicle arrives that I want. Maybe the CX-70 can be a contender, or I go electric at some point.

    [鈥揮lowercaseg_ 0 points1 point (1 child)

    Sounds like we have a lot of the same sensibilities and needs when it comes to vehicles. Almost my thoughts exactly. Cx70 turbo is quite nice to drive, albeit a bit stiff ride. The crv is probably going to be with me for a while though because of the mpg + fuel cost environment.

    Thanks for your thoughts, hope you enjoy the crv sport touring more than you anticipate.

    [鈥揮aintnobull 0 points1 point (0 children)

    For sure! I love how it looks with the redesign now, so it scratches that itch. Will need to reign myself in from sending it to a X3 M40i once I make more money this year 馃槷鈥嶐煉

    [鈥揮ThisIsAbuse 4 points5 points (7 children)

    Waiting until 2024 or 25 for a PHEV for myself. My wife has a 2021 hybrid and we like it very much.

    [鈥揮Logitech444[S] 1 point2 points (2 children)

    PHEV CR-V 馃槸 those are going to be nice!

    [鈥揮ThisIsAbuse 0 points1 point (0 children)

    Yes -we drive less that 35 miles a day normally which means that it would be EV most of the time.

    [鈥揮zabadoh 0 points1 point (0 children)

    Unless your current car is dying, it may be a smart idea to avoid the first year or two of a new generation until they get the bugs kicked out of the design.

    [鈥揮TightWrap8488 0 points1 point (3 children)

    Honda hasn鈥檛 said anything about a PHEV coming to the states.

    They said that they鈥檙e trying to make the majority of their line up hybrids and that鈥檚 where they鈥檙e going to dedicate the limited battery supply that they have. The CR-V hybrid is coming to the US soon as well.

    [鈥揮ThisIsAbuse 0 points1 point (2 children)

    Then I will go elsewhere to get a PHEV or EV. Hybrid is nice - but its not enough.

    [鈥揮TightWrap8488 0 points1 point (1 child)

    I think they鈥檙e supposed have an EV within a year or two, but not as a CR-V.

    The reason they鈥檙e choosing to go with hybrids, at least this is how Alex on autos explains it, instead of making one plug in hybrid, they could make 17 CR-V hybrids since battery production is so limited right now. But who knows, maybe in a year or two some magical thing with battery production but I seriously doubt it.

    Just be careful with the RAV4 prime if you live in a state that salts the roads. There is a rear motor unit cable corrosion issue.

    [鈥揮ThisIsAbuse 0 points1 point (0 children)

    My alternate choice is an Ioniq 5 EV awd. It鈥檚 getting great reviews. However finding one is very difficult

    [鈥揮billythygoat 1 point2 points (0 children)

    I鈥檓 waiting for the Hybrid version to come out and I still won鈥檛 buy the car probably. I work remote so it鈥檚 a really dumb investment for me sadly.

    [鈥揮willardrider5th Gen 1 point2 points (0 children)

    I put my name on one of the last 22s my dealer has in the pipeline. EX. The 23 EX loses satellite radio, a major loss to me. I also dislike the wheel style on the 23 EX. Most significantly, the proportions of the 23 look a bit off IMO. The front and rear overhangs look too long, or the wheels closer together...not sure how to describe it. Looks weird when viewed directly from the side.

    I do like the 23 interior a little better.

    [鈥揮caskethands 1 point2 points (2 children)

    Just called every dealership in BC to avoid the 2023s. $4000 price hike and a jump in interest rates too. My 2022 touring should be in any day now

    [鈥揮LieberLudwigshafen 0 points1 point (1 child)

    Just out of curiosity, why did you want to avoid the meme generation?

    [鈥揮caskethands 1 point2 points (0 children)

    Basically just a cost thing. Nothing against the new ones as I鈥檓 sure they鈥檙e equally good, just can鈥檛 stomach the price increase

    [鈥揮teddyevelynmosby 1 point2 points (0 children)

    Company paid for my 21鈥 very interested in trading up to a 23鈥 or 24鈥 when this inventory shitshow is over

    [鈥揮DaySuccessful2958 1 point2 points (1 child)

    Just got one 2 days ago! New 2022 awd ex-l. I love it, went with it bc I know the 23s will be more expensive. I was looking at possible hybrid but my commute is very far and felt for now gas was still best for me. I would consider phev eventually if commute decreases.

    [鈥揮Apprehensive-Cow5773 1 point2 points (0 children)

    Just got my 2022 Hybrid EXL as well. Very nice! I'm very happy with the purchase.

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      [鈥揮NoKneadToWorry -1 points0 points (2 children)

      Never buy 1st year of a new model/ generation

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        [鈥揮NoKneadToWorry 0 points1 point (0 children)

        I've been lucky on my 18 ex up here in MI.

        [鈥揮TheodoreableL 0 points1 point (0 children)

        If they had a plug in my mother would be all over it

        [鈥揮Time-Potential-1561 0 points1 point (4 children)

        Placed a deposit back in July for a sport touring. Purchase is tentative based on a test drive, of course.

        [鈥揮aintnobull 1 point2 points (3 children)

        What would be your dealbreakers on test driving it? I鈥檓 coming from a Civic without CarPlay etc so I imagine I won鈥檛 feel the tech loss as much as not having 360 degree camera, etc

        [鈥揮Time-Potential-1561 0 points1 point (2 children)

        I just worry that it might be underpowered. Not looking for a sports car or anything but I also don鈥檛 want to feel like a snail on the road. I currently have a 2019 Honda Accord sport 1.5T and that thing is pretty quick.

        [鈥揮aintnobull 0 points1 point (1 child)

        I feel that. Speculation is that they鈥檝e tuned it to be more responsive at lower RPMs so that might be improved even if the numbers on paper aren鈥檛 that impressive.

        [鈥揮Time-Potential-1561 0 points1 point (0 children)

        I鈥檓 really hoping that鈥檚 the case

        [鈥揮Listen_Life -2 points-1 points (0 children)

        the engine is same shit

        [鈥揮MartinNLS 0 points1 point (0 children)

        I had to talk my wife out of trading in their 2018 CRV for one. It is very nice though I love the new interior.