2023 Honda CR-V interior layout looks similar to 11th-gen Civic 

Updated Jul 11, 2022 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Current fans and owners of the new Civic might find the cabin familiar.

The Civic and the CR-V are two well-known products from Japanese carmaker Honda, but apparently they share more than just the ‘H’ badge on the exterior. For its latest iteration, the compact crossover takes a page from its compact sedan sibling, particularly the interior. 

Honda CR-V interior Honda Civic interior

The similarities between the upcoming CR-V's interior (left) and the Civic's cockpit are too close to ignore

Honda released a preview photo of the 2023 CR-V’s cabin weeks before the sixth-generation model’s scheduled July 12 world premiere. No, your eyes are not deceiving you; this is the 11th-generation Civic’s cockpit, practically transplanted to its corporate stablemate. 

Once you get over the initial shock, there are some differences to consider. The central console on the CR-V has the shift lever closer to the front passenger side, right next to the row of switches for the drive modes and electronic parking brake. It also omits the dual cupholders found on the Civic. 

The door trim is a bit different too, with more piano black accents on the CR-V accompanied by revised latches. Vents on top of the dashboard for demisting the windshield also appear differently on the crossover

2022 Honda Civic PH-Spec

The current Honda Civic has been adjudged as one of the 10 cars with the best interiors

Yet everything else has been reproduced faithfully, from the beefy leather multi-function steering wheel and prominent honeycomb dashboard trim concealing the air vents to the three-dial climate control system. Even the floating-type touchscreen looks the same, presumably offering the same connectivity options. 

While it might seem disingenuous and unimaginative of Honda to simply copy the Civic’s insides, the automaker might have a good reason for doing so. The sedan has been included among the ranks of 10 cars with the best interior for 2021 after all, reflecting Honda’s new design philosophy of simplifying the layout, enabling drivers to better focus on the road.   

Honda CR-V exterior teaser

The all-new Honda CR-V is scheduled for a July 12 premiere

Previous teaser images of the upcoming new CR-V showed a more squared-off exterior, which also echoes that of the Civic to a certain extent. More details such as the powertrain and performance figures should be available in the days leading to the sixth-generation Honda CR-V’s release date.  

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Know more about Honda CR-V 2023

Honda CR-V

The CR-V 2023 is a compact crossover current sold by Japanese automaker Honda Philippines Inc. Now in its fifth generation, the model has been in existence since the 1990s. Currently, the Honda CR-V Philippines has two engine options with four variants. The first one is a 1.6-liter diesel, which can make up to 118 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. All variants with this engine uses a nine-speed automatic transmission. The top-spec trim has an all-wheel-drive drivetrain, while the rest of the trims are front-wheel-drive.

As for the second engine of the CR-V, it comes in the form of a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline mill capable of producing up top 152 horsepower and 189 Nm of torque. Only the entry-level S variant uses this engine and pairs it to a continuously variable transmission. The entry-level CR-V S and the CR-V S diesel variant can fit up to five occupants, while the CR-V V and the top-spec SX can seat up to seven occupants. As for the Honda CR-V dimensions, the Japanese compact crossover is 4,623 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, and 1,668 mm high. In the local market, the Honda CR-V Philippines is competing against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, and Nissan X-Trail.

₱ 1,763,000 - ₱ 2,290,000

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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