Monday, December 26, 2016

All New 2017 Honda CR-V

With its fifth generation, Honda has once again redesigned their iconic and award winning CR-V. Not just a one hit wonder, the CR-V, has stayed at the top since its inception 20 years ago. Selling four million units during that time, with the brand new 2017 CR-V, Honda plans to stay at the top and continue to outsell the completion.

                The new 2017 CR-V is once again built on the same platform as the Civic, and is once again slightly bigger than its predecessor, with a longer wheelbase, overall length, width and height. The CR-V has a fresh and updated look, previous options are now standard fare. Gone are the steel rims of the base models in favor of 17 and 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels, and now rear spoilers and LED daytime running lights are standard.

                The interior is very similar to the previous generation in terms of layout, but the level of detail and quality has been much improved. In the Touring version, the seats are upholstered in that gorgeous leather that makes you feel like you’re driving in a luxury class SUV. Faux-wood accents mix eloquently with chromed plastic and brushed satin finishes. The cargo space is now 2 cubic feet larger, up to a total 39 cubic feet. And when you fold the rear seat down the 2017 CR-V has an astonishing 76 cubic feet of cargo room.  The cargo area also has an adjustable load floor that can be adjusted to provide a flat floor and storage beneath.
                In the cockpit area, the center console boasts a larger storage space and redesigned cup holders. The infotainment system reintroduces of a rotary volume knob in place of the awkward touch volume adjustment from the previous model. Interior noise levels are also lowered with the new model, as only 69 decibels were measured at 70-mph.

The most dramatic departure from the CR-V’s hit-making formula can be found under the hood. A turbocharged 1.5-liter engine comes as standard issue in EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. Similar to the turbo 1.5-liter found in the current Civic, the CR-V’s has a slightly lower compression ratio and higher boost pressure to generate 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. At full throttle, the CR-V hit 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and erased the quarter-mile in 16 seconds flat, clearing the traps at 89 mph. When it comes to efficiency, though, the CR-V shames all compact-SUV comers. EPA-rated at 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg* on the highway, the AWD CR-V tops its peers by margins not usually seen within highly competitive segments.

The 2017 Honda CR-V will be available just in time for Christmas this year, and is a perfect gift for yourself or your better half. Check out our inventory to pick yours out today and contact us now to plan to take yours home!

*According to, 2017 AWD model, 1.5 L 4 cylinder engine automatic transmission