2017 Honda CR-V Review
The Honda CRV was first introduced in 1997 as the company’s first in-house built SUV. The compact sport utility vehicle was a huge success then and still is today. After all, what other vehicle can haul a load of 2x4s while simultaneously getting the fuel mileage of an economy car? Yep the Honda CRV SUV is a rare bird. And for the 2017 model year, things just keep getting better with the introduction of a brand-new model.
Changes for 2017
For 2017, the Honda CRV has been completely redesigned.
Trim levels and features
The Honda CRV is a compact SUV available in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels. Appearance wise, the latest version of the CRV is more virile than its predecessor. Every panel is chiseled and the grille looks less like a cheery smile. It’s larger in every dimension too: length, width and height.
Inside, you’ll find room for 5 passengers, with more room than the outgoing model, which already had the most space in its class. Should you need to haul more cargo than people, the rear seats fold to provide 75.8 cubic inches of space. There are plenty of standard features including automatic climate control, cruise control, a 5-inch color LCD screen and a Bluetooth stereo.
There’s a brand-new engine in Honda-land that has everyone talking, and now it’s available in the CRV. It’s the turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder – and it’s amazing. The turbocharged mill cranks out an impressive 190 hp and 179 lb-ft. You can also opt for the base engine, the 2.4L four-cylinder, producing 184 hp and 180 lb-ft. Either option is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional.
Performance and Fuel Economy
The Honda CRV is not like those 747-sized SUVs you see on the road – it’s built with fuel economy in mind. The 1.5L is good for an EPA-estimated * 26/32 mpg city/highway in a front-wheel drive model. The 2.4L can score up to 28/34 mpg city/highway.
Honda has always been about safety and the CRV is no exception. Standard safety equipment includes front air bags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes and traction control. An optional safety suite is available, which includes collision-mitigation braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.
Visit El Monte Honda
The 2017 Honda CRV is a vehicle that you’ve got to see firsthand. Come down to El Monte Honda today for a test drive.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.