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Honda CR-V Towing Capacity: What Can It Pull?

Honda CR-V Towing Capacity

The Honda CR-V towing capacity can offer drivers a balance of sleek sophistication and performance, making this car a perfect adventure companion. Visit us at Muller Honda Highland Park for an in-person tour of four trim levels and a discussion on available additional packages, including the utility package that makes towing easier.

The friendly staff at our Honda dealer near Chicago, IL, will let you browse all the interior features and help you pick out your favorite trim. Consider a test drive today.

Honda CR-V Towing Capacity, Specs, & Features

Honda CR-V Towing Capacity, Specs, & Features

Your 2023 Honda CR-V towing options will give you plenty of wiggle room to decide which features are the most important to you. The Honda CR-V has blended capability with significant gas savings on hybrid options and comfort features that make driving pleasurable. Your 2023 Honda CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped with a Honda CR-V tow hitch. However, hybrid options will offer less capability.

Check out additional items that may be important to you, including safety features and convenience factors. For example, you can get 145 horsepower on hybrid trim levels and 190 on gas-only trims. Consider opting for the two higher trim levels for parking sensors, and enjoy each trim level's inclusion of low-speed braking control and traffic jam assist.

Additionally, experience 179 pounds-feet of torque on gas trims and 138 pounds-feet of torque on hybrid trim levels - all with an in-line, four-cylinder engine. The gas-only trim levels come standard with a turbocharger, while the hybrid trim levels don't.

Trim Levels & Towing Capability

The 2023 Honda CR-V comes in four attractive trim levels, which impact how much the vehicle can tow:

  • EX
  • Sport Hybrid
  • EX-L
  • Sport Touring Hybrid

As the names of the Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid trims suggest, they are hybrid vehicles that offer attractive fuel economy but lose out on 500 pounds of towing capability. With the Sport Hybrid trim, you can expect an EPA-estimated 43/36/40 MPGe1 (City/Highway/Combined) on the 2WD version of the vehicle or an EPA-estimated 40/34/37 MPGe1 (City/Highway/Combined) on the AWD version of the vehicle. The Sport Touring Hybrid also boasts EPA-estimated 40/34/37 MPGe1 (City/Highway/Combined).

Both hybrid trims can only tow up to 1,000 pounds with the utility package when properly equipped, which includes a trailer hitch for the vehicle.

The EX and EX-L trims offer attractive fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 28/34/30 mpg2 (City/Highway/Combined) for their 2WD option and an EPA-estimated 27/32/29 mpg2 (City/Highway/Combined) for their 4WD option. Either trim level and drive type will allow you to tow up to 1,500 pounds when the utility package is purchased and the trailer hitch is properly equipped.

Compare the Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid trims to get an idea of how the two types differ. Consider your lifestyle and needs for adventure to decide which Honda CR-V tow capacity makes more sense for you.

Trim Levels & Towing Capability

2023 Honda CR-V Towing Capacity & Previous Model Years

Previous model year Honda CR-V trims have evolved to carry more payloads. See how the Honda CR-V towing capability and payload capacity have changed.

Honda Models Towing Capacity (pounds) Payload Capacity (pounds)
2022 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2021 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2020 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,106
2019 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,388
2018 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,106
2017 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,106
2016 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,027
2015 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,012
2014 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2013 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2012 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2011 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2010 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2009 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2008 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2007 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2006 Honda CR-V 1,500 956
2005 Honda CR-V 1,500 956
2004 Honda CR-V 1,500 973

2023 Honda CR-V Utility Package Perks

Adding the utility package to your Honda CR-V will make towing and trailering easier. This package includes items that will help with entry and exit and offer enhanced storage options. Enjoy these perks:

  • Roof rails
  • Crossbars
  • Running boards
  • Trailer hitch
  • Seatback protectors

The roof rails can offer you the option to add a roof box or other storage option to your roof to increase your storage options on long trips. Running boards can make getting into and out of your vehicle easier, especially for small children and pets. Enjoy the trailer hitch for easier towing and seatback protectors that will help keep your upholstery clean.

Visit Us In Highland Park, IL, to Tour & Test Drive

When you're ready for the balance the CR-V strikes between capability and comfort, consider browsing our new Honda CR-V for sale. Take advantage of attractive fuel economy from gas and hybrid trims, optimal Honda CR-V towing, and comfort features that make any ride in this vehicle smooth.

Schedule a test drive at our lot near Chicago, IL, today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will a 2023 Honda CR-V tow?

The 2023 Honda CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds on the EX and EX-L trims when properly equipped. With the Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid trims, when properly equipped you can expect a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds. To take advantage of this enhanced level of utility, you'll need to outfit your Honda CR-V with the utility package, which includes a trailer hitch and other adventure accessories.

Can you pull a trailer with a Honda CR-V?

Your 2023 Honda CR-V will be capable of towing a trailer as long as the trailer weighs less than 1,500 pounds and your CR-V has the utility package with the EX or EX-L trim. Consider the size and weight of the trailer you want to tow before attempting to attach it. Also, ensure the trailer is properly equipped.

Does Honda CR-V come with a towing package?

The Honda CR-V has an available utility package you can get for your vehicle, which includes things you need to make adventuring easier. The utility package will offer roof rails, crossbars, running boards for easier entry and exit, and a trailer hitch to help tow heavy loads. Experience easier clean-up with included seatback protectors. These features come with an additional cost but are worth the enhanced adventure.

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143 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for the 2WD Sport trim. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport & Sport Touring 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, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

228 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX & EX-L trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX & 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, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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