When looking for parts for my old 2000 Honda CR-V, there are eight possible trim choices, with half having the word Suzuka:

2000, Honda CR-V, 5-door, Trim:

  • EX
  • EX (Suzuka)
  • LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD (Suzuka)
  • LX 4WD
  • LX 4WD (Suzuka)
  • SE
  • SE (Suzuka)

I've been doing some web searches trying to figure out what Suzuka means. Apparently there is a Japanese manufacturing plant in a place called Suzuka, but this seems meaningless as there are multiple other manufacturing plants.

If it is or isn't a Suzuka version, how would I know that and is this marked on the vehicle somewhere? I live in the USA, if that matters at all.

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    I have no idea, google is for once not helpful at all. Call a dealer and ask would be my advice, you could also try the CRV owners forum: crvownersclub.com
    – GdD
    Nov 30, 2017 at 12:24
  • what trim level are you at now? does the tailgate have badging on it? FWIW I've never seen a Suzuka badged CR-V and the wiki doesn't mention it at all. enter your vin into this honda-tech.com/forums/vindecoder.php and see what it says.
    – Ben
    Dec 1, 2017 at 0:16

2 Answers 2


It is most likely a model name linked to the Suzuka circuit - there was probably a race that they won around the time or an anniversary of a race that they won.

  • A marketing name, edited out bike sorry, like Chevrolet Monza or Ferrari Daytona, Bentley Brooklands
    – Solar Mike
    Nov 30, 2017 at 9:15
  • Or VW Wolfsburg Edition
    – hobbs
    Nov 30, 2017 at 19:08

It's a factory in japan more info here link

  • Honda doesn't build the CRV in Suzuka.
    – GdD
    Nov 30, 2017 at 12:14
  • Technically not true, they did build a few 2.0 liter engines that were shared between the S2000 and CR-V. Hence the S2000 swapped Suzuka engines were placed in the V. Nov 30, 2017 at 20:35

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