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2021 Honda CR-V LX vs. EX

Comparison showing 2021 Honda CR-V LX vs EX
2021 Honda CR-V LX w/ CVT


2021 Honda CR-V EX w/ CVT
$25,350* MSRP

Starting Price

$27,860* MSRP
5-inch LCD screen


7-inch touchscreen
17-inch alloy


18-inch alloy
105.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

102.9 cubic feet
105.9 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

75.8 cubic feet

What’s the difference between the 2021 Honda CR-V LX and EX? Both models highlight the very best of Honda SUVs with exceptional reliability, performance, and safety. But the two Honda CR-V trims also have their own unique features that may sway you in one direction or the other. If you’re not sure where to start, read our Honda CR-V models comparison and find your perfect pick at Honda of Watertown!

LX vs. EX: Pricing & Performance Specs

All Honda CR-V models offer terrific value for your money, but if you’re on a tight budget, the Honda CR-V LX is the more affordable option at $25,350* MSRP. The EX isn’t far off at its $27,860* MSRP – and our new vehicle specials can bring down the price point even more! Regardless of which model you choose, you’ll enjoy rock-solid performance on the Waterbury streets with the 190 hp engine shared between lineups, as well as options like Honda CR-V LX AWD.

2021 Honda CR-V LX and EX:

  • 1.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 14.0 fuel tank capacity
  • 190 horsepower
  • 179 lb-ft of torque
  • CVT transmission with 2WD: 28 mpg city/ 34 mpg hwy**
  • CVT transmission with AWD: 27 mpg city/ 32 mpg hwy**

LX vs. EX: Dimensions and Features

Another difference between Honda CR-V trims is the interior. Both models offer tons of space with 75.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, though the LX actually has a little extra passenger space at 105.9 cubic feet passenger volume compared to 102.9 cubic feet in the EX. Overall, the main difference between the Honda CR-V LX and EX is the standard feature set. The LX is undoubtedly well-appointed, but the EX delivers just a little extra luxury on the Southbury roads:

Honda CR-V LX:

  • Rearview camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • 5-inch LCD screen
  • USB port
  • 4-Speaker Sound System
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights

Honda CR-V EX:

  • 7-inch Display Screen
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Moonroof
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Remote Engine Start
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Heated Front Seats
  • 6-Speaker Audio System
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

Explore Honda CR-V Trims at Honda of Watertown

After reading our Honda CR-V models comparison, which will it be? If you still have questions about the lineup, feel free to contact us for more information. Our team would be happy to help you find the right trim level for your needs and budget in Torrington. You can also visit us in Watertown for your test drive or preview our new CR-V inventory online!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**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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