The fifth-generation Honda CR-V introduced at the end of the last year has only one objective in mind: to meet the needs of all compact sport utility vehicle buyers
The fifth-generation Honda CR-V introduced at the end of the last year has only one objective in mind: to meet the needs of all compact sport utility vehicle buyers. That may seem ambitious, but when we look at the specification of the new 2017 Honda CR-V, we realize that it really lacks nothing, and Honda's goal is certainly achievable.
Whether your priority is safety, fuel economy, interior space or a balanced ride, you will find what you are looking for in the new 2017 Honda CR-V.
A new turbo engine comes standard in the 2017 Honda CR-V
The 2017 Honda CR-V is powered by a brand new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that offers 190 horsepower and 179 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the first time that a turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been found under the hood of a CR-V since its introduction to the market two decades ago.
With 5 horsepower more than the 2.4-liter engine that powered the previous CR-V, we could have expected higher fuel consumption, but the new 2017 Honda CR-V consumes less fuel than the outgoing model.
Indeed, the base front-wheel drive model shows an average fuel consumption rating of 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway, while 2017 CR-V models with all-wheel drive show an average fuel consumption rating of 8.7 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.2 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway. Quite impressive for a sport utility vehicle that offers 1,110 liters of cargo space with all seats in place, and 2,146 liters with the rear seat folded down.
All 2017 Honda CR-V are equipped with a CVT automatic gearbox. The base model is available starting at $ 26,690 while AWD models are available starting at $ 29,490.
Advanced safety at the heart of the 2017 Honda CR-V
The 2017 Honda CR-V offers the Honda Sensing advanced safety package as standard equipment starting from the LX model. This group includes several active safety technologies such as intelligent cruise control, automatic braking with collision detection and lane departure warning and prevention. These systems are able to detect the presence of a dangerand then warn the driver. If the driver does not respond, the car can brake or change its course to avoid accidents.
In terms of standard equipement, the 2017 Honda CR-V also offers heated seats, cruise control, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions, keyless entry with push button start, and much more.
To learn more about the new 2017 Honda CR-V, contact us today at Bathurst Honda!