The all-new 2017 Honda CR-V has finally been shown off without a grand event with initial details hinting at a powerful compact SUV that continues to set benchmarks for its class of vehicles.
New to the table with the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V is the model’s first-ever turbocharged engine powering a redesigned and reengineered compact SUV that delivers class-leading fuel efficiency. Aggressive stance, bold styling while bringing in all the versatility of a CR-V, the new 2017 Honda CR-V is a class-apart vehicle featuring crisp and sharp front-end design elements, stylized headlights surrounded by a wing-shaped LED DRL array, and wide, muscular fenders among other things. The new CR-V is much more athletic thanks to its long hood, longer wheelbase, short rear overhang and dual exhausts.
Honda has for the first time brought in turbocharged engine for its CR-V lineup in EX and higher trims with its 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder powerplant rated at 190 horsepower. Honda says that the engine combined with the CR-V’s more aerodynamic body delivers the highest EPA fuel economy ratings in the compact SUV class.
Those opting for the CR-V LX trims will get a CR-V powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC, direct-injected i-VTECÔ engine, and both engines will be mated to a smooth shifting and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic.
Taking a bit more look at the design aspect, the new CR-V’s windswept front end appearance includes signature Honda LED headlights (Touring trim), a Honda-first Active Shutter Grille that lowers aerodynamic drag, uprated aluminum alloy wheels and narrower A-pillars for improved visibility. Honda has also added Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate, available Auto High Beam with High Beam Support (HSS) headlights, chrome garnishes, rain-sensing windshield wipers, roof rails and numerous Genuine Honda Accessories also expand beauty, convenience and functionality.
Honda has ensured that the CR-V comes with all modern technological advancements including the latest in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance. Available features include a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system that now features a physical volume knob as well as an available new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin. The CR-V ‘s Display Audio system is compatible with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms.
Some of the safety and driver-assist technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Additional new driver-assistive technologies include the available Blind Spot Information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM) and Auto High Beam (HSS) headlights. More details about the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V will be released near the launch dates.