I will write about one of the most popular choices in a very demanding compact crossover SUV market. It is the new 2017 Honda CR-V. The fifth generation of the vehicle comes with significant upgrades. The shoppers can expect impressive space utilization inside, thus, the comfortable ride is guaranteed. This boosted model is enriched with an extensive range of features and the flexible, large cargo area is a big step forward. As for the rivals, this segment of the industry is traditionally very competitive, I can mention the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Ford Escape.
2017 Honda CR-V Redesign
The outer appearance of the new 2017 Honda CR-V is more aggressive, bolder, however, in my opinion, the new model has preserved its well-known charisma. The potential buyers are in a position to choose between four trim-levels. The first two are the LX and EX models, and the third and fourth are EX-L and Touring versions. The new 2017 model is longer, taller, and wider than the previous generation. As for the upgrades, I can mention a swept-back front fascia and a new tail lights. The bumper features more sharper look and its swollen front and rear fenders look very interesting. All models are equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and LED running lamps.
The interior design of the new 2017 Honda CR-V has a plenty of good stuff to offer. First of all, there is a very functional dashboard, the cabin is enriched with upgraded materials and the cargo space is better than ever. It can accommodate five passengers and refined ride is guaranteed with the new 2017 Honda CR-V. The standard interior equipment includes a 4-speaker audio system, keyless entry, Bluetooth streaming audio and automatic climate control. I cannot forget power windows and locks, cruise control and a backup camera. More expensive models, such as EX models, are equipped with heated front seats, heated mirrors and a power moonroof is also available. I must mention a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an additional USB port. It sports a 12-way power driver’s seat.
2017 Honda CR-V Engine
Beneath the hood of the base LX models we are able to find a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine with the total output of 184 horses and 180 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the remaining models will be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that generates 190 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, the estimated fuel economy is 26 miles per gallon in the city roads, 32 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 miles per gallon combined. Fuel consumption with the all-wheel drive is rated at 25/31/27 miles per gallon. The fuel mileage of the second engine option with the front-wheel drive is rated at 28 miles per gallon in the city, 34 miles per gallon on the highway and 30 miles per gallon combined. With the all-wheel drive, estimated fuel consumption is 27/33/29 miles per gallon.
2017 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
This new and upgraded compact crossover SUV will hit the market on Dec. 21 of this year (2016). The car will cost between $24,745 – $34,395.