2017 Honda CR-V was originally introduced in the year 1995 in Japan and other global markets, but was introduced in the US only in the year 1997. Its second version was released in the year 2002 followed by the third version in the year 2007. Fourth generation Honda CRV introduced in the year 2012 has undergone some mid-cycle refresh and is now the most top selling stuff of the company. This crossover has got a new engine with CVT transmission with greater EPA ratings. It is also equipped with new telematics, a variety of Honda’s sensing safety equipments, and new infotainment system. Now the company is planning to make a new 2016 model vehicle which will have pretty much the same facilities only for the introduction of a new lineup to be placed in between the EX and LX models.
2017 Honda CRV changes
The new 2017 Honda CR-V has a more grown up face and has a similar sculpted appearance like that of an Acura. The headlights with LED strips and the silver trim piece help to lower the front fascia. The side profile of the vehicle remains unaltered and its V-shaped third window with its accent lines meeting the taillights. The symmetrical rear end with large rear glass and chrome trim still lacks the conventional spare tire mounted on it. The exterior also contains large number of safety systems discreetly stored around it. Collision Mitigation System and Lane Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control System, Forward Collision Warning etc are some among them.
2017 Honda CRV interior
The interior of the incoming car 2017 Honda CR-V has been refurbished with premium materials. A standard center console is used in the new car, the gauge cluster used is more legible and a seven inch infotainment touch screen is provided in the center stack. Large amount of cargo area and enough seating space for five passengers are abundantly provided by using 60/40 folding seats in the rear which helps in producing more space in the rear when tumbled forward. In higher trim levels, multi-gestures like swiping and pinching are possible which help the user to operate the system with much ease and convenience. It has facilities like SMS messaging, blue tooth, Pandora etc.
Honda CRV 2017 engine
Under the hood lies a new four cylinder 2.4 liter engine with direct fuel injection. The engine produces 185 HP and 181 lb-ft of torque and the engine is much lesser in weight than the outgoing vehicle. The present CVT transmission achieves 27 miles per hour in city areas with 34 mpg in highways for the front wheel models. The all-wheel-drive variants produce a similar 23/33/28 miles per hour.
2017 Honda CRV Release date and expected price
Though there are only minor changes in the new 2017 Honda CRV which is expected during the last quarter of the year 2016, general expectation is that the release price of the vehicle will be slightly higher than the present price of a 2015 Honda CRV. So there is nothing harm in considering that the base version of this new 2017 Honda CRV will be around $30,000 and may go up to $ 45,000 for its top end version. Considering the popularity of the present Honda CRV in the North America, it is believed that the Canada will be the country where the vehicle will be manufactured.