2017 Honda CR-V Driven – Honda has actually made millions of CR-Vs given that its intro in 1996, offering them all over the world. Even in difficult times, the CR-V as stayed one of Honda’s a lot of go-to designs in terms of sales volumes.
Honda unquestionably requires the CR-V to success. It cannot have a repeat of the 2011 Civic and its abrupt redesign for 2012. I totally believe Honda will not have that concern, however do not hesitate to leave your ideas on the brand-new CR-V in the remarks listed below.
Honda presents the CR-V’s 5th generation this year, which brings a brand new style language, a brand-new chassis, a brand-new interior, and a brand-new 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Honda states the brand-new CR-V has class-leading second-row legroom, to boot. The CR-V’s Freight space provides an outstanding 75.8 cubic feet of space with the 2nd row bench seat folded flat.
2017 Honda CR-V Outside
Possibly the best-known and usually cross-shopped rival to the CR-V is the Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 has actually been around because the mid-1990s and underwent its last generational modification in 2012. A 2016 mid-cycle refresh brought brand-new life and a polarizing mug to the two-row crossover, in addition to a readily available hybrid powertrain.
The non-traditional front does make it stand out, though some may argue versus whether it’s bad or great. The sides and back are all traditional crossover, with absolutely nothing notable or extremely interesting. I ‘d wager the next version of the RAV4 will consist of sportier styling that mirrors the brand-new 2018 Camry.
And speaking of scallops, the license plate lives deep within the tailgate. The surrounding bodywork presses the taillights and Honda badge even more north, making the back window appear little relative to the considerable rear end. Remarkably enough, rear exposure isn’t really excessively jeopardized.
A satin chrome-like “skid plate” rolls under the rear bumper, advancing that aesthetically difficult ambiance. And speaking of those taillights, it would appear Honda liked Volvo’s style. The shape is rather comparable to numerous Volvo designs, though Honda made numerous modifications.
And speaking of scallops, the license plate lives deep within the tailgate. The surrounding bodywork presses the taillights and Honda badge even more north, making the back window appear little relative to the considerable rear end. Remarkably enough, rear exposure isn’t really extremely jeopardized.
The 2017 CR-V has actually definitely gown up, however it hasn’t lost that Honda style for cool. The CR-V absolutely uses a more macho face thanks to the bigger lower grille and its black plastic cladding. It nearly offers the CR-V a 5 O’clock shadow.
A satin chrome-like “skid plate” rolls under the rear bumper, enhancing that aesthetically difficult ambiance. And speaking of those taillights, it would appear Honda liked Volvo’s style. The shape is rather comparable to a number of Volvo designs, though Honda made numerous modifications.
2017 Honda CR-V Interior
When it comes time to carry freight, the CR-V is up to the job. The 60/40-split bench is a bit greater than the rear freight location’s load flooring, so the CR-V does not’ technically have a flat load flooring. Honda likewise supplies a power-operated rear tailgate.
All informed, the CR-V’s interior is well created and performed. Fit and surface is excellent, specifically the wood trim work. This Honda may be little, however when fitted with the Touring trim, comes rather well geared up.
Honda even consists of a truthful volume knob. Fixed soft secrets along the left side of the screen make for simple application faster ways.
The cool center stack likewise houses the equipment shifter, electronic parking brake, and Econ button. Unfortunately Honda does not offer a method to by hand manage the CVT’s ratios, leaving just a Sport mode and Low mode. I’ll talk more on that in the “Behind The Wheel” area listed below.
Area for freight is outstanding, with 38.4 cubic-feet of space behind the 2nd row bench, or 73.4 cubic-feet with the second-row folded flat. That’s on par with the CR-V’s freight volume of 39.2 and 75.8 cubic-feet respectively.
Rear travelers will take pleasure in the bench seat’s high seating height and sufficient legroom. Take on and head space is likewise excellent for this size lorry. A folding center armrest makes and rear HEATING AND COOLING vents make longer journeys more manageable.
Unlike numerous high-end cars with a continuous screen, the CR-V separates its evaluates as if they were analog. Honda does permit the motorist to alter display screen settings and other little products in the center TFT display screen, consisting of the bar-style tachometer.
Mentioning conveniences, the RAV4 is offered with dual-zone environment controls, heated front seats with memory settings for the motorist seat, and an excellent quantity of area for individuals. Innovation smart, the 2017 RAV4 includes cordless phone charging, USB ports, an AUX input jack, Bluetooth, a CD gamer, and either the 6.1-inch Entuen system, or the 7.0-inch Entune system on the range-topping Restricted trim level.
The 2017 Honda CR-V take advantage of a rather well developed interior with a concentrate on convenience and benefit. Cup holders can be discovered at every rational location, little cubbyholes and storage areas are plentiful, and convenience for all 4 travelers (or 5 in a pinch) is outstanding.
The knobs manage temperature level for both the chauffeur and front guest, while buttons manage fan speed. My tester likewise came geared up with three-level heated front seats.
The center console was certainly made for ends and chances. Rear travelers likewise get 2, 2.5-amp USB ports that are effective sufficient to charge bigger gadgets like iPads.
The RAV4’s interior is normal Toyota. Familiar switch equipment and the Entune infotainment system are both present, together with analog assesses flanking a rather dull chauffeur info screen. High seating positions for all 5 guests implies more convenience and a commanding view of the roadway.
2017 Honda CR-V Drivetrain
The non-hybrid RAV4 utilizes a standard six-speed automated transmission, while the hybrid utilizes a Constantly Variable Transmission. FWD comes requirement and AWD is optional. AWD does, nevertheless, come requirement on the RAV4 Hybrid.
Much of this is thanks to Honda’s i-VTEC valvetrain system. It utilizes an unique camshaft system to manage valve lift, timing, and period– all which modification with engine rpm. It resembles having 2 camshafts in one; it provides the engine a fuel-sipping character down low, and a peppier mindset when the throttle fulfills the flooring.
The RAV4 is readily available with 2 powertrain alternatives. The basic engine is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 176 horse power and 172 pound-feet of torque. The front motor makes 141 horse power while the rear motor makes 67 horse power.
Powering the 2017 CR-V is Honda’s brand-new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The engine is transversely installed in the engine bay, with the its Continually Variable Transmission powering the front tires.
The 1.5-liter turbo is in fact the “optional” engine in the CR-V. The base LX trim gets the carry-over 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which makes 184 horse power and 180 pound-feet of torque.
The CR-V is certainly constructed for light-duty, on-road driving. The CR-V is a prepared lorry.
Those numbers aren’t excessively excellent, however the engine does an appropriate task of moving the 3,508-pound crossover down the roadway. Spicy efficiency isn’t really the CR-V’s primary gig however– that would be stabilizing power and fuel performance. The EPA rates the 2017 CR-V with AWD at 27 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 29 mpg integrated.
RAV4s with the basic engine and FWD make an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, while the RAV4 Hybrid leaps to 34 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
Behind The Wheel
Engine sound aside, the CR-V gets the job done of household transporting and fuel drinking well. It’s quickly habitable and need to supply years of continuous service. Its adaptability brought by the AWD system, in addition to its capability to tow a little trailer weighing under 1,500 pounds provides it a strong lead over any equivalent sedan or wagon.
The 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder does an excellent task at making power and pressing the CR-V down the roadway. That’s about the only mechanical stimulation provided by the Honda Honda. The CVT, while one of the much better examples I have actually checked, still keep the engine ringing along at a droning 2,500 rpm throughout typical around-town drives.
Owning a curved roadway will cause small body roll, however absolutely nothing unforeseen. The steering does offer some feedback when filled in a corner, however otherwise is a numb joystick functioning as a hand rest. The CR-V is barely the only crossover with these owning characteristics, so it’s tough to dock points for it being on par.
2017 Honda CR-V Rates
The 2017 Honda CR-V brings a beginning cost of $24,045. That does not consist of AWD, nevertheless, and you’ll have to pay $1,300 additional for the function, simply like the other trim levels. The included worth comes in the leather-lined interior and updated infotainment system.
The CR-V has actually definitely grown bigger over the last couple of generations, however it stays simple and fairly compact to navigate through crowded city streets. Torque guide is mainly reduced by the AWD system, with torque being routed rearward when the guiding wheel is cocked at an aggressive angle.
Honda CR-V EX (2WD)$ 26,695.
Honda CR-V EX-L (AWD)$ 30,495.
Honda CR-V LX (AWD)$ 25,345.
Honda CR-V LX (2WD)$ 24,045.
Honda CR-V EX (AWD)$ 27,995.
Honda CR-V EX-L (2WD)$ 29,195.
Honda CR-V EX-L w/ Navi (AWD)$ 31,495.
Honda CR-V EX-L W/ Navi (2WD)$ 30,195.
Honda CR-V Touring (AWD)$ 33,695.
Honda CR-V Touring (2WD)$ 32,395.