Best Bang for Your Buck: 2022 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V remains a top-seller in compact SUVs since its fifth generation came out in 2017. While some improvements and updates have been made since then, the truth is the new Honda CR-V is a nearly perfect package. The Honda CR-V is spacious, easy on gas consumption (and offers a hybrid powertrain), and is a quick accelerator with a smooth ride. It’ll take you and your crew along with all your gear wherever you need to go in practical style. Plus, it’s been named the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Compact SUV for the Money and was just named a Car and Driver Editors’ Choice in 2022.


Honda drivers rave about the spacious, comfortable, upscale cabin in the new Honda CR-V. Wide doors allow for easy access, even in the rear. Speaking of the back row, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a roomier backseat. And it’s easy to secure a child seat without having to move the front seats.

When you need to do a large shopping run, fit an entire family’s luggage or want to go camping without scrimping, the new Honda CR-V has a massive trunk that will fit in everything. With the rear seats folded, you’ll find 75.8 cubic feet of storage space. Even with the seats up and a full car, you still get 39.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity.


While you won’t win any races in the 2022 Honda CR-V, you also won’t get frustrated when merging onto the highway or accelerating to pass. Its standard turbocharged engine delivers 190 horsepower and boasts a smoother CVT than others. Steering and handling are responsive, controlled and precise so your passengers can easily sleep in the back seat and stay comfortable on long trips.

Edmunds chose the 2017 Honda CR-V for its Long-Term Road Test and, after 40,000 miles, are still impressed with the Honda CR-V’s capability, reliability, and enormous storage capacity.

Fuel Sipping

SUVs aren’t known for their optimal fuel efficiency, but even the non-hybrid 2022 Honda CR-V boasts up to 30 combined mpg*, with the 2022 CR-V Hybrid jumping up to 40 mpg* in the city.


Available in five trims, plus three hybrid models, the new 2022 Honda CR-V starts with an attractive package and only gets better. Standard features in the budget-friendly, gas-powered 2022 CR-V LX include:

  • 17-in alloy wheels
  • Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback
  • 190-hp turbocharged engine (gas)
  • Front USB port
  • Honda Sensing® 

However, at Tracy Honda, we recommend the well-equipped CR-V Special Edition (SE), which adds:

  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 7-inch audio touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™
  • Smart Entry & Push Button Start

A popular choice that won’t cost much more is the 2022 CR-V EX that includes everything in the SE, plus:

  • LED fog lights
  • Power moonroof
  • 18-in alloy wheels
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Front and 2nd row USB ports
  • Blind Spot Information with Cross Traffic Monitor

For those that want an upgrade, consider the 2022 CR-V EX-L to get:

  • Power tailgate
  • 8-speaker audio system
  • Leather-trimmed interior
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power front seats with Driver’s memory

Or enjoy luxury features in the new 2022 CR-V Touring, which adds standard AWD for the 2022 model year, plus:

  • Roof rails
  • Wireless charger
  • 19-in alloy wheels
  • Dual exhaust finishers
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 9-speaker audio system
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™

The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid starts at the EX trim and includes standard AWD, 8-speaker audio, and a 212-hp 2.0L dual-motor hybrid powertrain. The CR-V Hybrid EX-L and Touring generally follow the same trim level features as the gas-powered CR-V but add parking sensors in the top-tier CR-V Hybrid Touring.

The new 2022 Honda CR-V is in stock at Tracy Honda in Tracy, California. You can shop online or visit the Tracy Honda dealership in Tracy, CA, to test drive a new Honda today! Our friendly, knowledgeable Honda sales team is here to answer your questions, help you with a custom order, or assist you with ending or transferring your Honda lease. 

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*2022 Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid: 28 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 hwy/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.