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Honda CR-V vs. Lexus NX 300h

In comparing the Honda CR-V to the Lexus NX 300h, the Honda CR-V has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and overall quality score. The Lexus NX 300h has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda CR-V versus the Lexus NX 300h, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Honda CR-V versus Lexus NX 300h Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda CR-V ranges from $24,888 to $33,825 while a used Lexus NX 300h from the same model year range is priced between $33,382 to $44,813.

Honda CR-V versus Lexus NX 300h Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda CR-V is 8.6 out of 10 while the Lexus NX 300h's quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Honda CR-V being ranked 5 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Lexus NX 300h being ranked 2 out of 17 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda CR-V’s base engine makes 190 horsepower, and the Lexus NX 300h base engine makes 194 horsepower. The CR-V is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 476 miles. The NX 300h is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Honda CR-V and Lexus NX 300h are comparable in regards to front head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Honda CR-V has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Lexus NX 300h has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda CR-V and the Lexus NX 300h have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Honda CR-V has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Honda CR-V

2021 Lexus NX 300h

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,555 - $38,239

Used Asking Price:

$24,888 - $33,825

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$33,382 - $44,813

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

6.3 / 10

Retained Value:

9.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 24
3 / 61
4 / 24
5 / 61
5 / 28
5 / 24
5 / 14
10 / 61
32 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 17
7 / 17

Summary Review

The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover with mass appeal. It has been one of the best-selling SUVs since its introduction as a 1997 model. The current CR-V benefitted from a redesign for the 2017 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,288 and 3-year-old models averaging $25,089.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Hybrid version available
  • Assertive exterior design
  • Highly functional and comfortable interior

  • Priced higher than some competitors
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is not to every driver’s taste
  • Blind-spot monitoring unavailable in base models

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

EX, EX-L

Trim Levels

Base, Luxury, F SPORT Black Line

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

190 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

179 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

194 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.046 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 34 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

392 / 476 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 30 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

488 / 444 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

39.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

76.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

142.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3497 lbs

Width:

73.5 inches

Height:

66.2 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4180 lbs

Width:

83.9 inches

Height:

64.8 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

104.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available