This year, the 2017 Honda CR-V arrives in an all-new form. It has been redesigned nose to tail and features new engine options, new styling, and more technology. Buyers can choose from four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring.
The base LX trim comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. All other trims come with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a CVT with Sport Mode and all trims can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive.
Buyers will be taken in by the new CR-V’s muscular look. The front end features crisp lines with a full hood and well-developed fenders. In addition, this new model has more ground clearance than the outgoing model. Exterior features include an Active Shutter Grille, distinctive LED taillights, and dual exhaust finishers.
Inside, the CR-V features high-end materials throughout the cabin. Available features like leather-trimmed seats with a driver’s memory seat make it even more refined. The sharp Display Audio Touch-Screen makes it easy for drivers to find the features they want. And a physical knob for volume control adds, even more, convenience.
All CR-V models come standard with Honda’s ACE Body Structure, advanced airbags, antilock brakes, electronic brake distribution, tire pressure monitoring system, rearview camera, and stability control. All trims except the LX come standard with a Collision Mitigation Braking System and Road Departure Mitigation System.
The 2.4-liter engine equipped with 2WD gets an EPA estimated rating of 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined. The 1.5-liter engine is more efficient and is estimated to get 28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined with 2WD. On both engines, these ratings drop by 1 mpg when equipped with AWD.