The CR-V is the second most popular car model made by Honda and a huge success for the company. A quick glance at the 2017 Honda CR-V will show that the company is treating this vehicle with the seriousness it deserves.
Buyers will get to choose between a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine and a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated one. In addition to bringing turbo power to the 2017 CR-V, buyers will also get more safety features, more interior space and more fuel efficiency.
With close to 4 million CR-Vs sold from 1997, this model is crucial to the company. The model alone has sold more than 300,000 units in the last three years, and it is on track to do it again for the fourth year.
What’s new in the 2017 Honda CR-
One thing buyers will notice about this model is the introduction of the turbocharger in the 1.5-liter engine. This is something that has never been done on a CR-V and will definitely attract a good number of enthusiasts.However, that is not the most outstanding thing about the 2017 Honda CR-V because Honda decided to go against the trend and bring the volume knob to the modern infotainment system.
Usability of the touch volume control has been the cause of a good number of complaints in recent Hondas. The company heard the voice of the customers in this model and made a dramatic – and handy – change.
Don’t take this to mean that the Honda is cutting back on new technology. It still comes with lots of modern technology. For starters, buyers will get support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Front and rear passengers will also get USB charging ports.
All trim levels on this new CR-V also come with a driver assist package with collision mitigation braking, lake-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and road departure mitigation. They also have audio controls mounted on the steering wheel for ease of use.
Sales for this model in the US will start in winter 2016 and deliveries are expected in early 2017. Buyers in Europe might have to wait until spring 2017. With a manufacturer suggested retail price of $24,745 and Honda’s solid reputation when it comes to reliability, this model looks promising.
With more American buyers preferring crossovers and midsize utility vehicles, Honda seems determined to build CR-Vs that will meet this increasing demand.