- The 2024 Honda CR-V Sport-L is between the Sport and Sport Touring trims.
- Honda increased the base price of the 2024 CR-V by $1090, with the entry-level LX stickering at $30,795.
- The Sport-L trim comes standard with front-wheel drive and starts at $37,645.
Honda is expanding the CR-V lineup for 2024 with the addition of the Sport-L trim level. Offered exclusively with the CR-V’s hybrid powertrain, the Sport-L bridges the gap between the cloth-trimmed CR-V Sport trim and the flagship Sport Touring trim, both of which are also hybrid-only affairs.
New Hybrid CR-V trim
Don’t think of the $37,645 Sport-L as just a Sport CR-V with leather seats, as Honda also fits the model with some convenience items previously reserved for the EX-L and gas-powered gas-electrics. Under the guise of Sport Touring.
These include a power-operated tailgate (though no kick-to-open feature, as Honda saved that for the Sport Touring), a four-way power passenger seat, front and rear parking sensors, a wireless charging pad, satellite radio, driver’s seat memory and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, the Sport-L comes standard with a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (2.0 inches larger than the Sport) and an eight-speaker audio system that’s better than the Sport’s six-speaker setup but less than the brand’s Bose Sport Touring 12.-system speaker.
From the outside, the Sport-L looks more like the Sport’s lower sibling than the taller Sport Touring. While the range-topping CR-V Hybrid relies on a set of 19-inch wheels and tires, the Sport-L retains the Sport’s 18-inch units.
Likewise, the Sport-L comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive adding $1500 to the bill. As with its gas-electric stablemate, the Sport-L comes standard with a 204-hp hybrid powertrain consisting of a four-cylinder gas engine and two electric motors.
CR-V 2024 Costs More
For 2024, non-hybrid CR-V LX, EX and EX-L models continue with the 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo four. In fact, the rest of the sixth-generation CR-V lineup is largely in its second year. That said, the model’s entry cost jumps $1090 for 2024, with the base LX model now pegged at $30,795.
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