2017 Honda CR-V: The 2017 edition of Honda‘s popular CR-V, the compact crossover manufactured since 1995, will launch in December 2016, just a few days from now. With a starting price of$24,945, the 2017 Honda CR-V is $200 pricier than last year’s model. The 2017 Honda CR-V was unveiled in October 2016 in Detroit and is set to utilise the same Honda compact global platform as the Honda Civic does. The 2017 Honda CR-V ‘Touring’ model is the top of the line model with theall-wheel drive version coming in at a tidy $34,595.
2017 Honda CR-V Specifications: Entry Level
Thefifth-generation Honda CR-V will feature a continuing 2.4-liter direct-injection inline-four cylinder engine, carried over from the 2016 model. Featuring LED daytime running lights, an electric parking brake and cruise control the 2017 Honda CR-V is expected to be a very safe car. Also included are 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels and Active Noise Control (ANC). A rearview parking-assist camera, four-speaker audio system, ‘Pandora’ compatibility and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink come standard. These specifications apply to the base model, the LX. Purchase of an all-wheel-drive CR-V LX 2017 will set one back by up to$1300.
2017 Honda CR-V Specifications: Mid Level EX and EX-L
Prices for the 2017 Honda CR-V EX begin at $27,595, or around $600 more than the previous version. The 1.5-liter turbo-four engine from the Civic, boasting of 190 hp rated output, powers both the EX and the EX-L. The standard Honda Sensing Technology package, which includes features like Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) will come standard, as is the case with the EX-L. Heated front seats, 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels, push-button start, ‘Apple CarPlay’ music system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and other standard upgrades will all come default, adding to the sense of conveyed luxury. The All-wheel drive EX costs $1,300 more than the standard 2017 Honda CR-V EX.
The Honda CR-V EX-L will receive other upgrades, with leather-trimmed seats and a leather trimmed steering wheel, as well as HD radio, SiriusXM satellite radio and modern cruise-control technology. Starting at $30,095, the all-wheel drive EX-L costs $31,395.
2017 Honda CR-V Specifications: Premium Segment ‘Touring’ model
The premium category ‘Touring’ model boasts of new features including a hands-free power liftgate, active grille shutter system to reduce aerodynamic drag,Android Auto & Apple CarPlay on a newly updated 7″ Display Also System and LED headlights. Dual exhaust tailpipes and a premium audio system with nine speakers come standard as well. The prices for this premium model now start at $33,295, going up by more than $1000 for the all-wheel-drive version.
All the models feature turbocharged engines delivering a peak torque at 2,000rpm~5,000rpm.The 2017 Honda CR-V has undergone a complete overhaul with a redesign for the year 2017. It has a longer hood and wheelbase. With upto 17kms to a litre of petrol, these cars have excellent mileage for the discerning Indian consumer. The 2017 Honda CR-V is expected to line up against competitors like the Nissan Rogue and the Ford Escape, with both models soon to be launched.