The level of competition is fierce in the increasingly popular small SUV category and this is why several automakers are refreshing their vehicles in terms of fuel efficiency, safety and other related aspect. In this context, it is better to mention that Honda is also not lagging behind as they have recently launched their SUV as 2017 Honda CR-V. As per the latest records, this vehicle is having great sales figure in Europe and United States and hopefully it will also have great impact in other markets.
There are lots of things which characterizes this 2017 model such as new platform, excellent fuel economy, larger trunk, modifications in its interior with some latest additions. Let’s check out the offerings given to vehicle.
2017 Honda CR-Vis available in launched in 4 different trims
There are 2 engine variants added to the engine lineup of 2017 Honda CR-V and each of the variants are said to be fuel efficient.
The first power unit is 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged direct-injected engine which can generate a power of 190 HP and 179 lb-ft of torque. It is combined with turbocharged direct-injected transmission. This engine variant is used under the hood of EX and 2017 CR-V EX-L trims.
Another engine variant is 2.4-liter 4-cylinder which can generate 184 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque. This variant is mated with Continuous Variable Transmission. Buyers can get this variant under the hood of LC trim.
This time the EPA ratings of this vehicle are improved like anything and the entire credit goes to its improved aerodynamics. The 1.5-liter displacement engine is offering 28 mpg in city roads, 34 mpg on highways and 30 mpg on combined basis. On the other hand, 2.4-liter engine is offering 26/32/28 mpg in city/highways/combined.
2017 Honda CR-V Interior
The inner cabin of 2017 Honda CR-V is upgraded with the integration of 7-inch touchscreen for infotainment display. This time the makers have also increased 2 more inches of legroom and it can easily accommodate 5 adult passengers. The infotainment system also supports features like Apple Car Play, Android Auto, etc. The list also include features like-
- Dual zone climate control system
- Electronic parking brake
- Garmin navigation compatible infotainment system
Integration of Honda Sensing
This is one of the latest features which make 2017 Honda CR-V distinct in the automobile market. It is actually an intelligent suite of safety and driver assistance technology which will send alerts to the driver in case he/she misses out something. This technology also comes with certain safety features like :
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Lane Keeping Assist System
This vehicle is available in 4 different colors and they are modern steel, lunar silver, crystal black and white diamond. Buyers can also go for customized color selection.
Adversaries and Pricing
2017 Honda CR-V is giving tough competition to some of the market leading SUVs such as Volvo XC60, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. Buyers have to pay $24,045 for its base trim and for the higher trim version one has to pay $32,395.