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2017 Honda CR-V: Specs, Price And First Impression

30 November 2016, 9:10 am EST By Sumit Passary Tech Times
The 2017 Honda CR-V will be available from dealers in the United States starting Dec. 21. The price of the redesigned Honda SUV starts from $27,575 in the U.S.  ( Honda )

The 2017 Honda CR-V made an appearance in Detroit in October this year. The fifth-gen CR-V comes with a new style and premium interiors.

2017 CR-V Design And Specs

The redesigned CR-V has crisper lines at the front. The SUV has a longer wheelbase that accommodates larger wheels. Honda has also added extra ground clearance and overall the car looks more muscular than the previous versions.

Honda has included an upgraded 7-inch infotainment system in the dashboard. The cabin is also said to offer 2-inch legroom, which makes it comfortable for five adult passengers.

Apart from the LX trim, all other models of the 2017 CR-V have a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard, which brings 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque of performance. A 2.4-liter engine, which generates 184 hp and 180 pound-feet of torque performance, powers the LX model.

Release Date And Price of 2017 CR-V

The 2017 CR-V will drive its way to dealers from Dec. 21 onwards. The base model (LX trim) will have a starting price tag of $24,925, which is just $200 over the existing model. The EX trim is expected to start at $27,575, an increase of $580 from the previous model.

The fully loaded Touring edition will cost $33,275, a price hike of just $180 over its predecessor. All the cars have front-wheel-drive as standard and customers will have to splash and extra $1,300 if they need all-wheel-drive.

All the above prices include $880 destination charge.

2017 CR-V Review Roundup

The CR-V has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the United States. It is likely that the new 2017 model will also impress customers. Here is what reviewers have to say about the 2017 CR-V.

The re-engineered exteriors of the CR-V have impressed reviewers.

"Just looking at the 2017 CR-V, with its distinctive new rear fascia, sharply flared fenders and a sculpted hood, is a delight. The fifth generation gets available LED lights all around, a longer wheelbase and larger wheels. Design is subjective, but the new additions add up to a much sleeker and more sophisticated design than the outgoing generation," says Emme Hall of CNet.

The extra 2 inches of leg room gives stiff competition to rivals.

"Rear-seat passengers get more than two extra inches of legroom compared to the 2016 CR-V for a total of 40.4 inches. Competitors like the Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4 all have around 37 inches of rear legroom. With the back seats folded flat, the cargo area is nearly 10 inches longer than before. There's 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up, or 75.8 with the second row folded," says Jeremy Korzeniewski of AutoBlog.

The infotainment system of the new CR-V is also applauded by reviewers.

"Honda is moving the interior upscale, adding premium trim bits for the high-end trim. The feature we're most enthusiastic about is the simplest: a physical volume knob. An available 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system offers Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatibility and Garmin navigation. We've been frustrated by the infuriating controls on recent Honda audio systems, so we will be particularly interested to see how this one is executed," says Jeff S. Bartlett of Consumer Reports.

Only time will tell if the 2017 Honda CR-V is able to impress car lovers as its predecessors.

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