The 2017 Honda CR-V is in a League of its Own
The Honda CR-V is a mainstay in the Honda lineup and through October 2016, the compact crossover supported one-quarter of Honda's annual volume in North America. The introduction of 2017 Honda CR-V to the market happened recently and drivers in the Woodstock, GA area can now look forward to a solid redesign.
Honda has added some luxury to the model, including big-car features such as the Honda Sensing suite of safety on EX and higher trims. Exterior styling includes a more serious and imposing face. Additional chrome enhances the exterior along with the body-side decoration. The taillights, daytime running lights, and turn signals also characterizes the new design, as are the optional full-LED headlight clusters.
Honda has also upgraded the interior. A 7.0-inch touchscreen is the highlight of the swanky dashboard with a three-zone instrument cluster. The CR-V sports an all-digital TFT cluster where the tachometer is a band at the top, and the speedometer is a digital readout. The back seat now offers more amenities such as twin 2.5-amp USB ports in back, a rearranged center storage bin designed for real life, and reshaped door pockets with drink holders.
Additional legroom has been included in the redesign, with rear-seat occupants gaining another 2.1 inches of legroom. The cargo space also has seen growth over its predecessors with space almost 10 inches greater in length.
Two engines are available for the 2017 Honda CR-V, but only one transmission, a continuously variable automatic (CVT). The base LX uses the 2.4-liter twin-cam direct-injected inline-four from the Honda Accord, here delivering 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft, while a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft goes into the EX, EX-L, and Touring models.
Some of the new CR-V's best features include a well-isolated cabin, a solid steering and a generous interior. In fact, people considering larger SUVs might be enticed by the CR-V.
The 2017 CR-V's prices deviate little from those of the outgoing model, increasing by between $200 and $650, depending on trim level, ranging from $24,945 for a front-wheel-drive LX to $34,595 for a Touring AWD. All-wheel drive remains a $1300 upgrade across the board. If you ready to experience the 2017 Honda CR-V, schedule a test drive today around the streets of Woodstock, GA.