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2021 Honda CR-V LX vs. EX

image comparing the 2021 Honda CR-V LX vs 2021 Honda CR-V EX
2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD CVT


2021 Honda CR-V EX 2WD CVT
$25,350 MSRP*

Starting Price

$27,860 MSRP*

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Automatic Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual-Zone Climate Control

It’s easy to see why Honda CR-V is so popular in Gilbert and beyond. This Honda SUV provides a strong performance, plenty of safety features, and a design you’ll want to show off. So which CR-V configuration do you choose? Learn the difference between the Honda CR-V LX and EX so you can find the best match for you and your driving needs. Once you find the right one, schedule a test drive with us at Tempe Honda.

LX vs. EX: Price

No matter whether you choose a Honda CR-V LX or a Honda CR-V EX FWD, you’ll be blown away by the quality and price. Between the two models, the Honda CR-V LX is the entry-level option with a lower price point. However, the Honda CR-V EX is still quite affordable. Check out our breakdown of the Honda CR-V LX vs. EX price points below:

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX: $25,350 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda CR-V EX: $27,860 MSRP*

LX vs. EX: Performance

The Honda CR-V, no matter the trim, will provide a smooth and powerful performance on any Mesa trip. Both models share the same engine and transmission which creates a balanced driving experience with all the efficiency you want on Chandler drives. Here are the specs for 2021:

  • 1.5L 4-cylinder
  • Continuously variable transmission
  • 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 combined / 34 city / 30 highway MPG**
  • Front-wheel drive standard
  • All-wheel drive available

LX vs. EX: Features

The main difference between the Honda CR-V LX and EX is inside the cabin. The LX is the entry-level model that’s packed with features including standard Honda Sensing to a 160-Watt audio system with 4 speakers to Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.

When it comes down to features, the Honda CR-V EX offers just a bit more. These additional features include:

  • 180-Watt audio system with 6 speakers
  • 2.5-Amp USB charging port
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • HondaLink
  • SiriusXM

Find Your Next Honda CR-V at Tempe Honda

Apply for financing today to get pre-approved for your favorite Honda CR-V trim. Not sure which to choose or want to learn more about the Honda CR-V interior? Contact our team! We can help you further compare this model and others to ensure you find the Honda SUV that’s right for you and your driving needs.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models. 

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2021 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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