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October 10, 2023
Posted by Chloe Taylor

Trim Wars: The 2023 Honda CR-V EX Vs. EX-L

The CR-V is to Honda what a crown is to a king, so it’s no surprise that the Japanese automaker went all out for the crossover’s latest design.

The 2023 Honda CR-V is a massive upgrade from its predecessor. It boasts head-turning looks, a more practical interior, enhanced fuel economy, and an extensive suite of high-tech equipment. If you are considering leasing a 2023 Honda CR-V but still need to know which trim is the best fit, this article compares the two most popular 2023 CR-V.

The EX and EX-L

The new Honda CR-V comes in a lineup of five trims. The EX trim is just a step above the standard LX trim, while the EX-L is the fourth trim level, just behind the top-of-the-line Sport Touring Hybrid. Both models are powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 190 horsepower and 179 Ib-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. Besides the base model, the rest of the CR-V’s lineup uses a 204-hp hybrid powertrain.


The EX model gets so many standard features, and all the standard features on the base LX trim, including the automaker’s suite of state-of-the-art safety and driver assistance features. The CR-V EX swaps 17-inch wheels for a set of 18-inch sparkle silver metallic alloy wheels. Other EX features include.

  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Smart entry with walk-away auto lock
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Cross-traffic monitor
  • Blind spot information system
  • Available real-time all-wheel drive with intelligent control system
  • Body-colored roofline spoiler with integrated brake light
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Heated power side mirrors with integrated LED turn indicators
  • Illuminated driver’s and front passenger’s vanity mirrors
  • Driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment, including 2-way power lumbar support
  • A 6-speaker audio system
  • 0-Amp USB-C charging port


The Honda CR-V EX-L provides upgraded amenities in addition to standard features from all the lower trims. It swaps the standard 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display for a larger 9.0-inch color touchscreen with a volume knob, customizable feature settings, and smart shortcuts. Here is a breakdown of all the unique standard features of the Honda CR-V EX-L.

  • Leather-trimmed interior
  • 0-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
  • Power tailgate with programmable height
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Front passenger’s seat with 4-way power adjustment
  • A 320-Watt 8-speaker audio system
  • Wireless phone charger

You can also add optional features like Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor.

The newly redesigned CR-V means business, and regardless of which trim you opt for, you will enjoy alluring bodywork and cutting-edge technology. VIP Auto Lease offers you the opportunity to lease your desired CR-V model at insanely low prices anywhere in New York.

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