2017 Honda CR-V Release Date, Specs and Review – If you are shopping for a compact crossover SUV, the Honda CR-V for 2017 remains on of your best bets. With an ample cargo volume, feature-laden interior, and a slew of safety features, the new CR-V outweighs its power flipside as it doesn’t come with a powerful engine relative to its rivals. Its release date should be expected in March this year.
Some of the highlights for 2017 include an appealing safety and tech feature list, a superb fuel economy rating, a nifty self-folding rear seats, an abundant cargo and passenger space, and standard feature galore. The CR-V also gains a rear privacy glass, 17” alloy wheels, and a new security system for its base model.
While small crossovers aren’t the most thrilling on the planet, they offer what most large crossovers don’t – an attractive price and tons of functionality. Additionally, with their elevated seats, the driver is able to have a commanding view of the pavement and can effortlessly accommodate up to four occupants together with their cargo.
You might complain about their smaller and less powerful engines, but will be impressed with their laudable fuel economy ratings which will save you some bucks at the pump. See, the CR-V isn’t for everybody especially those who are looking for a spirited driving experience, it is designed as a well-rounded and practical vehicle suitable for everyday family functionality.
Interior wise, the vehicle provides ample head-and legroom, allows easy ingress and egress, and makes use of soft-touch materials extensively. With 32.7 cubic feet if cargo space, users will find little reason to complain about their cargo especially during those unwinding trips. The volume can also be increased when the trunk-mounted levers have been pulled nearly doubling the existing space.
Comfortable and safety features are the strongest selling point for Honda. Some standard features include keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, side-mounted camera, lane-keeping assist, forward collision alert, automatic braking, and blind-spot monitoring.
As much as we like the invigorated Honda CR-V for 2017, we still suggest you heck out what other vehicles the segment offers. Some of the CR-V rivals include the 2017 Toyota RAV4, 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Jeep Cherokee, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2017 Subaru Forester, and 2017 Mazda CX-5.
Available Trims – Honda CR-V
The 2017 Honda CR-V is available in a walloping five trim levels: base LX, SE, EX, EX-L, and the range-topping Touring trim.
Interior Review & Exterior Changes – Honda CR-V For 2017
The entry-level CR-V LX comes standard with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, a four-speaker sound system, 16” steel wheels, a CD player, a conversation mirror, a rearview camera, Pandora radio compatibility, an auxiliary audio jack, a 60/40-split folding and reclining seat, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
The SE trim is similarly equipped to the LX trim but tacks in additional security system, 17” alloy wheels, and a rear privacy glass.
Next up is the EX trim that adds an eight-way power driver seat, a sunroof, LED running lights, passenger side blind spot monitoring system, keyless entry and ignition, a 7” display with HondaLink smartphone app integration, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, a sunroof, automatic headlights, and a retractable cargo cover.
Picking the EX-L adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a seven-speaker sound system, automatic climate control (dual-zone), leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated side mirrors, roof rails, and a satellite radio.
Springing for the Touring trim gets you driver seat memory settings, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, projector beam headlights, a navigation system, 18” alloy wheels, HD and satellite radio, and a forward collision mitigation system.
Exterior colors available include White Diamond Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and Modern Steel Metallic.
Engine Specs – 2017 Honda CR-V
A 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 185 hp and 181 pounds of torque comes fitted under the hood of every 2017 Honda CR-V model. Transferring all the power to either the FWD or the AWD is the standard Continuously Variable Transmission system.
With the front wheel drive, expect the EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 33/26/29 mpg in the highway/city/combined, and 31/25/27 mpg.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 7.1 in. (103.1 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 11.4 in. (179.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.6 in. (71.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 101.5 cu ft
Cargo volume: 35.2 cu ft
Curb weight: 3442 lb
Top Speed: 117 mph
0-60: 7.5 sec
MPG: 26/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs.
Price & 2017 Honda CR-V Release Date
According to online reports, we should expect the new 2017 Honda CR-V to be available for sale this March. As for the price, expect the CR-V SUV to come with an MSRP starting from $23,595.