Honda CR-V 2017
It is barely two years since Honda CR-V received a mid-cycle refreshment. The automaker has set plans for revising it for the 2017 model year. Apparently, CR-V has been among the market bestsellers since its introduction in 1998. The all-new New Honda CR-V 2017 was revealed at the Detroit Auto Show event, representing the fifth generation of the series. It comes with a comprehensive design with roomy in the interior, sporty exterior, and more power. As with the current model, it will be offered in four trim levels including the standard EX, LX, EX-L, and Touring models.
The new CR-V 2017 follows the footsteps of its predecessors, with few changes to the overall styling. The crossover is still sleek thus athletic design. Just like most of the new SUV crossovers, the vehicle comes in expanded physical boundaries. The car is bigger in every external dimension, including the wheelbase, overall length, width, and height. Get ready for a swollen rear and rear fenders and swept-back front fascia.
There increased use of LED lighting technology with the taillights adopting Volvo V90's design. Even with the increased dimensions, Honda has not sacrificed on CR-V's aerodynamic performance. The car is faster with lightweight carbon and aluminum materials. The differentiating feature between the all-New Honda CR-V 2017 and its predecessor are the character lines featured in the upcoming model, running from the front end to the rear end. Overall, the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V appears more interesting and elegant than before.
The rumors regarding Honda bringing back the volume knob for the 2017 CR-V is actually true. The cabin seating capacity still remains five persons but with increased headroom and legroom, thanks to the longer wheelbase. The CR-V's flat-folding 60/40 split rear seats allow for larger cargo space. Consumers should expect a simple instrument panel and steering wheels like those of Honda Civic. Also, we are expecting a lower-positioned dashboard, simple HVAC controls, modern automatic climate control.
The standard EX model gets a sunroof, 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, and smartphone integration with android Auto, dual-zone climate control, CarPlay capabilities, heated front seats, push-button ignition system, power driver seats, and blind-spot monitoring system. Going for the 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L you get leather upholstered seats, satellite navigation system, power passenger seats. The touring models bring on table ambient LED interior lighting and a power liftgate that you can open using a foot-activated sensor.
Engine and Performance
The base Honda CR-V will be powered by a revised variant of the naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. It is capable of producing up to up to 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The rest of the CR-V trim levels gets model's new 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine which is good for 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Just like the current model, both the two engines will be mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) system that sends power to the standard front-wheel drive framework or optional all-wheel drive system.