2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review

2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review - Honda has had its ups and downs over the previous couple of years, however the CR-V is one of the rocks upon which the home stands. Due to go on sale December 21, the brand-new CR-V has actually been gone over just in soft tones, so as to keep sales of the present design humming.

2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review

2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review


Honda, possibly substantially likewise a bike maker, has actually been one of the braver business when it comes to moving past the well-worn, two-dial convention of tach and speedo. In the CR-V with its all-digital TFT cluster, the tachometer (not much required in a car that no longer uses a manual transmission) ends up being a band at the top, and the speedometer is a digital readout, both executions of which appear suitable for this cars and truck.

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2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review

Honda understands its purchasers well, as evidenced by some of the little modifications, such as twin 2.5-amp USB ports in back, the reconfigured center storage bin created for exactly what genuine individuals stow away, and improved door pockets with beverage holders that will accommodate bottles as big as one liter in size.

2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review

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While guiding the 2017 design around Northern California throughout the launch occasion, no one even observed the brand-new CR-V. No doubt this is the method CR-V purchasers would like it, since even first-timers brand-new to the design come in anticipating to discover the dependable, well-packaged, family-friendly, economical, and none-too-controversial car they have actually heard about.

2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review
It's nearly as if Lee Iacocca were calling the shots; the brand-new CR-V includes chrome filigrees here and there, consisting of an accept of the market's growing mania for upturned chrome hockey sticks as body-side decor. We have actually come a long method from the spunky initial CR-V, with its rear-mounted extra tire and spindly suspension bits noticeable beneath.

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Honda has had its ups and downs over the previous couple of years, however the CR-V is one of the rocks upon which the home stands. Due to go on sale December 21, the brand-new CR-V has actually been gone over just in soft tones, so as to keep sales of the present design humming.

2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review

While guiding the 2017 design around Northern California throughout the launch occasion, no one even observed the brand-new CR-V. No doubt this is the method CR-V purchasers would like it, due to the fact that even first-timers brand-new to the design come in anticipating to discover the dependable, well-packaged, family-friendly, economical, and none-too-controversial lorry they have actually heard about.

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2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review

It's practically as if Lee Iacocca were calling the shots; the brand-new CR-V includes chrome filigrees here and there, consisting of an accept of the market's blossoming mania for upturned chrome hockey sticks as body-side decor. We have actually come a long method from the spunky initial CR-V, with its rear-mounted extra tire and spindly suspension bits noticeable beneath.
Honda, maybe considerably likewise a motorbike maker, has actually been one of the braver business when it comes to moving past the well-worn, two-dial convention of tach and speedo. In the CR-V with its all-digital TFT cluster, the tachometer (not much required in a lorry that no longer provides a manual transmission) ends up being a band at the top, and the speedometer is a digital readout, both executions of which appear proper for this vehicle. Honda understands its purchasers well, as evidenced by some of the little modifications, such as twin 2.5-amp USB ports in back, the reconfigured center storage bin created for exactly what genuine individuals stow away, and improved door pockets with beverage holders that will accommodate bottles as big as one liter in size.

Travelers get a bit more area, thanks to a 1.6-inch wheelbase stretch, which provides rear-seat residents another 2.1 inches of legroom, moving the rear seat up from economy to an extremely generous economy-plus. The freight location grows almost 10 inches longer with the rear seats folded; Honda's images happily show a full-size mountain bike placed upright, albeit with the front wheel eliminated.


Get in the Turbo


You can have one of 2 engines however just one transmission, a continually variable automated (CVT). The base LX utilizes the 2.4-liter twin-cam direct-injected inline-four from the Honda Accord, here providing 184 horse power and 180 lb-ft, while a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 190 horse power and 179 lb-ft enters into the EX, EX-L, and Exploring designs. The latter engine is exactly what we tested, and we can report that it provides inconspicuous, tough service with adequate torque in the basement and ground flooring as it sets about its quotidian job of moving the CR-V, the curb weight which Honda puts at 3300 to 3500 pounds depending upon the trim and driveline.


As in the Civic, the CR-V's automated is constantly variable on paper however feels like a traditional step-gear transmission in movement. It might be stated that the Honda CVT provides us the finest of both worlds: step-gear familiarity integrated with constant irregularity that is unnoticeable to the chauffeur.

Honda's decision to put some enjoyment back into its items manifests in the CR-V with exceptional chassis characteristics and sharp steering. Maybe it's no surprise, then, that one of job leader Takaaki Nagadome's first tasks at Honda was body engineering for the initial NSX.

Simply the Method You Are


The 2017 CR-V's rates deviate little bit from those of the outbound design, increasing by in between $200 and $650, depending upon trim level, varying from $24,945 for a front-wheel-drive LX to $34,595 for a Touring AWD. Four-wheel drive stays a $1300 upgrade throughout the board. Like CR-V purchasers, Honda chooses that things remain simply the method they are.

The brand-new CR-V's 3 finest possessions are that it appears rather peaceful for this class, revealing outstanding cabin seclusion on our drive; the steering is generally Honda great; and the interior is generous enough that some individuals considering bigger SUVs may be tempted into the CR-V, consequently taking pleasure in the side advantages of much better gas mileage and simpler garageability. Neither the Toyota RAV4 nor the Ford Escape comes close to matching the brand-new CR-V 1.5 T's combined EPA score.