2023 Honda CR-V LX vs. EX Trim Comparison: What’s the Difference?

2024 Honda CR-V Grille
2023 Honda CR-V LX w/ CVT


2023 Honda CR-V EX w/ CVT
$28,410 MSRP*

Starting Price

$31,060* MSRP
5-inch LCD screen


7-inch touchscreen
17-inch alloy


18-inch alloy
105.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

102.9 cubic feet
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

75.8 cubic feet

If you’re looking for a stylish new SUV in the Irvine area, you’re in the right place! Many drivers are trying to find out which model of Honda is right for them, including SUVs. That’s why so many of them are turning to Weir Canyon Honda for a Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V is one of the bestselling models in our inventory. Not only is it a capable compact SUV that offers strong performance specs and next-generation comforts and conveniences inside the cabin, but there are five trim levels to choose from. And that is where this guide on the 2023 Honda CR-V trim level comparisons comes into play.

We’re going to be focusing on the two entry-level configurations: the Honda CR-V LX and EX to see which checks off all of your boxes. This guide from Weir Canyon Honda is here to help you determine the difference between the 2023 Honda CR-V LX and EX, and see which model is right for you. 

2023 Honda CR-V LX vs. EX: Price & Performance

Price is often the first thing that drivers consider when shopping for a new vehicle, so let’s start our guide by examining the starting prices of the Honda CR-V trims. As lower-level trims, both the LX and EX configurations are priced affordably, with the LX starting at $28,410 MSRP and the EX starting at $31,060 MSRP. 

When it comes to strong performance specs, you can’t go wrong with either of the Honda CR-V trim levels! But which one is better between the 2023 Honda CR-V LX or EX. They’re both powered by the same robust 4-cylinder under the hood, generating plenty of horsepower and torque on the Yorba Linda roads. You can also choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, depending on how much traction you want. Here are their performance specs on this 2023 Honda CR-V trim level comparison:

2023 Honda CR-V LX & EX:

  • 1.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 14.0 fuel tank capacity
  • 190 horsepower
  • 179 lb-ft of torque
  • CVT transmission with 2WD: 28 MPG city / 34 MPG hwy**
  • CVT transmission with AWD: 27 MPG city / 32 MPG hwy**

2023 Honda CR-V LX vs. EX: Interior Features & Space

The key difference between the 2023 Honda CR-V LX and EX is inside the cabin. While both have the same maximum cargo space of 75.8 cubic feet, the LX has a bit more passenger space, offering 105.9 cubic feet compared to 102.9 cubic feet on the EX. However, as a higher trim level, the EX has a few extra amenities that you won’t find on the LX. Compare the interior features of the 2023 Honda CR-V LX or EX below:

Honda CR-V LX AWD:

  • Rearview camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • 5-inch LCD screen
  • USB port
  • 4-Speaker Sound System
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights

Honda CR-V EX AWD:

  • 7-inch Display Screen
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Moonroof
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Remote Engine Start
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Heated Front Seats
  • 6-Speaker Audio System
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Find the 2023 Honda CR-V Models for Sale at Weir Canyon Honda

Interested in seeing how the 2023 Honda CR-V LX or EX handles on the Tustin roads for yourself? Contact our office to see what we have available, and we’ll set up a test drive for you! You can also apply for financing online, and we’ll work with you to get you back on the road in no time.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,295 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 premium color charge for 2022 vehicles or $455 premium color charge for 2023 vehicles.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX, EX, and EX-L trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX, EX, and EX-L trims. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.


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