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Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

The 2017 Honda CR-V borrows its looks from all over the Honda lineup. The headlights that flow right into the grille are very close to the Civic’s, and also resemble Acura’s most recent headlight styling. The rear end is luxe, as well, with thin, angled taillights that appear more Volvo than Honda. The general shape is the same, but it’s prettier than it’s ever been before.Honda CR-V.

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New Honda CR-V

Car Name 2017 Honda CR-V

Engine four-cylinder 1.5-liter

Horsepower 190 hp

Torque 179 lb-ft of torque

Price for the base version $24,045

Release Date December 21, 2016


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New Honda CR-V 2017 will be bigger as well as have even more of costs feel compared to the present vehicle. With the addition of Honda’s new compact crossover, the HR-V, the Japanese automaker has chosen it has to further distinguish a couple of beyond a different fascia. That’s why the redesigned version will certainly provide sitting for 7 travelers as well as a lot more innovative benefit attributes. The action upmarket will assist the CR-V competitor the Volvo XC60 and also Land Rover Discovery Sport. The segment in which the CR-V gets involved is growing drastically, with new or improved vehicles going into the mid-range crossover section constantly.

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The instrument panel is updated with two new displays, a seven-inch touchscreen in the center and a vibrant chauffeur interface. The A-pillar is also thinner, that makes for far better exposure. The navigating system, created with Garmin, is also new. Maybe listening to feedback from across the industry concerning puzzling touchscreens, Honda proudly indicates a volume knob in the facility pile that relieves usage. Apple CarPlay and also Android Automobile deal with the audio as well as have voice-activated attributes. Various other available animal comforts consist of dual-zone environment controls, remote start, back USB billing ports, and an electric vehicle parking break.


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The UK engine lineup remains to be announced but the US’s entry-level 2.4-litre non-turbo petrol engine is unlikely to be sold over here. Higher spec trims in the US will get the 1.5-litre petrol recently announced for the Civic so it’s a safe bet this 190hp unit could make its way into UK-bound CR-Vs. It’s also likely a mildly upgraded version of the 160hp 1.6-litre diesel from the outgoing CR-V could make its way into the new model.

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As before, a choice of two and four-wheel drive will be offered and a choice of manual or automatic gearbox. The latter will hopefully be the nine-speed unit currently fitted to the outgoing CR-V rather than the noisy CVT automatic Honda will offer in the US. New dampers and upgraded anti-roll bars aim to improve the car’s handling and reduce body roll without compromising on comfort.

Power and Fuel Economy

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Power and Fuel Economy – Going Turbo: About 20% of 2016 Honda CR-V owners want more power and acceleration and about 10% would sacrifice power and acceleration for better fuel economy. About 29% of 2016 Nissan Rogue owners want more power and acceleration. The 2017 Honda CR-V adds a 190-horsepower turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder in all but the base LX model. The turbo 4 gets both better fuel economy and acceleration and feels sprightlier than its predecessor.   2017 results should be even better than 2016.


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Below the hood of the refreshing remodeled 2017 Honda CR-V is a 2.4L 4-tube engine ranked at 185 hp and 181 lbs of torque. The only accessible Constantly Adjustable Transmission program is the only transmission program. Customers have an option of possibly a front side tire push or a 4WD.

Its EPA energy economy rankings remain at 26/33/29 miles per gallon in the town/freeway/mixed for the CR-V’s front-wheel-drive. Also, the all-wheel-drive program includes remarkable numbers that remain at 25/31/27 miles per gallon.

Throughout our 2017 Honda CR-V checks push, the all-wheel-drive model faster from -60 miles per hour in only 8.8 secs.

The regular division also includes a variety of functions and systems. Regular functions consist of part-curtain safety bags, grip and balance manage, blind-spot checking program, anti-lock disc braking system, lane-maintaining help, and lane-leaving involvement.

Special Features

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Premium details such as LED running lights could be standard on all models, not just the highest priced ones. Some perks, such as a power liftgate, could migrate from upper trims to some lower ones, as well. Its policy is to not offer stand-alone options, so the automaker probably will force buyers to climb the model ladder for things like push button ignition and the Display Audio system with dashboard touchscreen and Android auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Same for heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power driver and passenger seats, and heated rear seats. It should, however, feel compelled to liberalize availability of its Honda Sensing suite of driver assists. It introduced the system to the CR-V for the model year 2015 but has kept it exclusive to the costliest Touring model. Honda Sensing includes forward collision alert and automatic braking to mitigate frontal collisions, lane-departure warning, and self-correcting steering to prevent unintended lane and road departures and adaptive cruise control to maintain a set distance from traffic ahead. To the carmaker’s credit, Honda Sensing is standard or optional on every trim level of the Civic, and we hope that’s true for the ’17 CR-V.

Honda CR – V Release date and Price

The 2017 CR-V formally goes on sale on December 21. in the US. In Europe, CR-V should be released in spring 2017. In Australia, car will arrive in second half of 2017. The base CR-V LX will cost buyers $24,045, which represents a $200 rise over the 2016 version. Step up to the midrange EX and you’ll be aiming to invest $26,695, $580 greater than in 2016. If you’re a fan of completely loaded cars, the CR-V Touring will establish you back $32,395. No matter which cut you opt for, front-wheel drive is basic. Four-wheel drive adds $1,300 to the price. All the rates pointed out above consist of $880 for a destination, which covers the expense of shipping the vehicle from the manufacturing facility to the dealer. Honda is additionally anticipated to include the CR-V to the line at its Indiana plant, and also increase manufacturing of the HR-V in Mexico.

Honda CR – V Turbo Power

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Longer, taller, and wider than its predecessor, the 2017 CR-V has a swept-back front fascia, swollen front and rear fenders, and Volvo V90–style taillights that accentuate the crossover’s Kardashian-like rear haunches turn up the styling volume compared with the previous CR-V. It’s not exactly pretty, but the new CR-V certainly looks more interesting than before.

Although seating is still limited to five, a 1.6-inch-longer wheelbase and improved packaging allow rear-seat riders to enjoy 40.4 inches of legroom—2.1 inches more than the previous CR-V afforded and 1.9 inches more than in the Honda Accord sedan. Meanwhile, rear cargo space behind the CR-V’s flat-folding 60/40-split bench seat grows by 2 cubic feet. At 39 cubic feet with all seats in use, the CR-V’s cargo volume now equals that of the bigger, mid-size Ford Edge.

Up front, the CR-V sports an instrument panel and a steering wheel that mirror those found in the Civic. A logical center stack includes simple HVAC controls and the all-important volume-knob-equipped infotainment system. As before, the gearshift lever protrudes from the lower dashboard, while a spacious, reconfigurable center console provides plenty of storage for odds and ends.

The 2017 Honda CR-V is available in LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, all of which come standard with LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and a continuously variable automatic transmission. While the base LX model is motivated by a returned variant of last year’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that now makes 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque all other models use Honda’s new 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four. First seen stateside in the Civic, the little turbo engine has been massaged to produce 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque in the CR-V, increases of 16 horsepower and 17 lb-ft.

Enhanced Safety Tech

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Honda Sensing is now standard on EX and higher trims. The technology is a whole slew of stuff that (hopefully) compensates for the idiot drivers out there that I have to share the road with.

Honda Sensing includes Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).

2016 vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: What’s the Difference?

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The general proportions of the 2016 and 2017 CR-V are pretty similar, so you’ll be forgiven if it takes you a second look to see everything that’s changed. In the details, you might see that everything is a little chunkier and even muscular, as Honda has tried to impart a more athletic appearance — note the new dual exhaust outlets as well. One thing that hasn’t disappeared: the high-mounted taillights that have been a CR-V trademark since the very first generation back in the late 1990s.

In terms of dimensions, the new CR-V is indeed a bit bigger. It has 1.4 extra inches of height, width, and wheelbase, with the latter being particularly important to rear legroom. There’s also a considerable amount of extra ground clearance, growing from 6.7 inches for all-wheel-drive (AWD) models to 8.2 inches for 2017.

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This is where most CR-V shoppers will notice the biggest difference between the 2016 and 2017 models. The new model’s cabin represents a leap forward in terms of quality, quiet, and comfort. It’s just a more premium environment now, and not just in comparison to the 2016 CR-V, but most SUV rivals as well.

The 2016 CR-V, which dates back to the 2012 model year, suffered from some disappointing plastic surfaces and an antiquated technology interface. It really wasn’t anything special. By contrast, the materials on the 2017’s dash and doors are of a softer, more visually appealing variety, the steering wheel has a smaller and more contoured appearance, and the top Touring trim level benefits from a tasteful matte wood-look applique.


The 2016 Honda CR-V comes only with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration is average for the segment, and indeed it’s a smooth, capable engine that happily responds to your right foot. Now, this engine does survive with a slight change in output (184 hp, 180 lb-ft) in the 2017 CR-V LX trim level, and there’s no great harm in sticking with what is now the base engine.

All other 2017 CR-V trim levels come with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. Given this output, overall acceleration really doesn’t feel much different. If anything, it’s their characters that are different, as the new engine is a little growlier and the continuously variable transmission (standard on both the 2016 and 2017) tends to keep it at a lower rpm, where its optimum power is located.

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Features & Technology

Each 2017 Honda CR-V comes with additional standard equipment, although the gains are most noticeable on the EX trim and above. Those trims now include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four USB ports, a digital gauge cluster, a forward-collision warning and collision mitigation system, a blind spot monitoring system lane-keeping assist and Honda’s latest adaptive cruise control, which greatly improves upon rather frustrating a previous version available on all other current Hondas. Another new feature available on the EX-L and Touring trims is an advanced power liftgate that can be activated by waving a foot under the bumper and programmed to open to a particular height.

As for controlling many of those features, the 2017 CR-V comes with new tech interfaces, both of which are improvements over what was there previously. The base system, found on the LX, features a large color screen and a traditional set of buttons and knobs. It’s easy to use but lacks feature content. The touchscreen found on all other trims is not only an improvement on the rather aftermarket-looking unit available in the 2016 CR-V but also on the frustrating touchscreen found in the Pilot, Civic, and other Hondas. The main difference is the addition of a volume knob and new map, audio, and phone shortcut buttons, which make going between the various menus far less confusing. Unfortunately, it’s still quite slow in comparison to rival interfaces.

Safety Features

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The 2016 CR-V received perfect 5-star crash ratings from the government and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its top performance in all pertinent tests. Honda expects the 2017 version to perform similarly.

At the same time, as we mentioned in the Features & Technology section above, all but the LX trim now comes standard with accident-avoidance technologies that are either optional on its competitors or restricted to the uppermost trim levels. That’s the case with the 2016 CR-V, which offers the lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning and auto-braking only on the top Touring trim.

Drivers will have four models to choose from for the 2017 Honda CR-V: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. All models are set a standard with a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. However, the EX models and above have dynamic guidelines that provide even more assistance.

As we mentioned above, Honda Sensing is standard on the EX models and above. This suite of safety technology features includes the following: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. Other safety features for the top three models include automatic high-beam headlights and a Blind Spot Monitoring System with a Cross Traffic Monitor.

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