With highlights such as appealing tech and safety features, an exceptional fuel economy, nifty self-folding rear seats, an exceptional fuel economy, and abundant cargo and passenger space, the new 2017 Honda CR-V remains one of your best bet. Its release date should be expected sometime during the second quarter of next month, at least basing on what industry pundits allege.
With the CR-V fitting as the “mama,” the Pilot as the “papa,” and the Honda HR-V as the “tyke” of the family, the CR-V might not be the most thrilling vehicle on the planet, but these small crossovers offer an attractive price and plenty of functionality. Their elevated driving position gives them a commanding view of the road, and can easily accommodate four adults and their luggage effortlessly.
As long as you’re not looking for a spirited performance, these crossovers are best in terms of fuel conservation due to their small and less powerful engines. The 2017 Honda CR-V is a surety of well-roundness appeal and practicality in this group.
Interior wise, it comes with a very practical cabin. The space up front is good, too, especially with the added adjustability that is provided by the superior visibility and sense of openness of the driver seat. All three-seating positions are offered by the safety seat LATCH anchor points, and there’s plenty of space for the rear passengers.
Notable interior technologies and features include an upgraded cloth upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, voice and Pandora compatibility, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
Everyday usability is the major driving force one should consider getting the 2017 Honda CR-V. Easy ingress and egress is provided by the wide doors and the interior design, in overall. Farther back, 37.2 cubic feet of cargo volume is offered that can swallow just about anything you would want to throw there. Also the reclining and folding feature allows you to increase the volume twice.
As much as the 2017 Honda CR-V may appear appealing and compelling, we still hold the view that you should check out what its competition offers first before you make your ultimate decision. The 2017 Toyota RAV4, for instance, gets a facelift this year and would be the closest competitor to the CR-V in terms of exterior design and interior technologies.
Others include the fun-to-drive and athletic 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Ford Escape, the more powerful and engaging driving character of the 2017 Subaru Forester, and the well-appointed 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Ford Escape. Even so, the 2017 Honda CR-V should still be a favorite for those who desire fuel economy, practicality, safety, interior space, and usability.
Trims Available – Honda CR-V
Five trims are offered for the 2017 Honda CR-V: EX, EX-L, Touring, SE, and base LX.
Exterior Review & 2017 Honda CR-V Interior Concept Redesign
Standard features and accessories offers by the base CR-V LX model include a six-speaker sound system, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, full power accessories, 16” wheels, rear folding and reclining 60/40-split seats, a CD player, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a height-adjustable driver seat, dual USB ports, Internet radio compatibility offered via Pandora, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control.
Opting for the CR-V SE trim model, in addition to what the base CR-V LX offers, adds a security system, upgraded cloth upholstery, 17” wheels, and an aft privacy glass.
The CR-V EX steps up with a seven-inch touchscreen display, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights, a sunroof, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, an extra USB port, smartphone app connectivity, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat, a retractable cargo cover, and a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert.
The CR-V EX-L steps up with a 7-speaker audio system, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated side mirrors, roof rails, a leather upholstery, and HD and satellite radio.
At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the CR-V Touring trim model which, in addition to the above features, also provides a lane-departure warning system, Honda-unique exterior colors, adaptive cruise control, projector beam headlights, 18” wheels, and automatic braking.
We are still compiling more consumer reviews about its vibrational issues on the 2016 CR-V, as well as its brochure availability, so keep checking the post as the 2017 CR-V release date nears.
2017 Honda CR-V Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Honda CR-V is a four-cylinder 2.4L engine good for 185 hp and 181 lbs. ft. of torque. An option of either a 2WD or 4WD is offered with a standard CVT system.
The CRV with a 4WD as the drive mode should take you from 0-60 mph in about 8.8 seconds, according to Honda.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.1 in. (103.1 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.4 in. (179.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.6 in. (71.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 101.5 cu ft
Cargo volume: 35.2 cu ft
Curb weight: 3442 lb
Top Speed: 117 mph
0-60: 8.8 sec
MPG: 26/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs
Price & 2017 Honda CR-V Release Date
Its release date, as already mentioned above, should be expected sometime during the 2nd Q of next year. As for its window sticker, sources privy of the 2017 Honda CR-V developments at Honda allege we should be expectant of an MSRP of about $23,745.
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