2017 Honda CR-V

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2017 MODEL
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Detailed Review

Honda CR-V was an extremely popular vehicle at one time. It was introduced way back in 1997; it’s been almost 20 years that this car has maintained its position in automobile industry. The 5th generation CR-V SUV is still one of the best-selling SU-V from Honda.

Honda’s senior executives never thought how important this SUV will become for them in the long run. It was never the most stylish looking SUV’s among all it’s rivals. But this time Honda had their team makes this their top priority to improve on looks and styling. Honda claims that this 5th gen CRV have all new platform which is more stronger, lighter and more rigid. Most of its styling is carried out from 10th gen. Civic, which is another flagship product from Honda.

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Pros

Whole new design with aggressive and premium looks.

DRL’s comes as standard.

It’s wider, longer and taller than its ancestors.

New improved interiors.

Refined engine with lesser noise.

Cons

No Turbo Diesel spike

Pause momentarily while downshifting of gears.

Performance could be better.

Getting into the 3rd row of seats is not an easy task.

What's New?

New interiors and bold exteriors

Comfortable seats

12 way seat adjustments

L shaped back lights



Styles

 2017 Honda CR-V in White Diamond Pearl color  2017 Honda CR-V in Sandstorm Metallic color  2017 Honda CR-V in Obsidian Blue Pearl color  2017 Honda CR-V in Molten Lava Pearl color  2017 Honda CR-V in Modern Steel Metallic color  2017 Honda CR-V in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2017 Honda CR-V in Gunmetal Metallic color  2017 Honda CR-V in Dark Olive Metallic color
White Diamond Pearl

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Ratings

Exterior

8.6

Engine

8.8

Interior

9.4

Fuel Economy

8.9

Features

8.0

Comfort

9.5

Driving

9.1

8.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Honda CR-V LX

LX

power
184 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$24,045 - $25,345


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $24,045 MSRP (26/28/32) 184 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5 NA
LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $25,345 MSRP (25/27/31) 184 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Honda CR-V EX

EX

power
190 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$26,795 - $28,095


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $26,795 MSRP (28/30/34) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5 NA
EX 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $28,095 MSRP (27/29/33) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L

EX-L

power
190 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$29,295 - $31,595


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $29,295 MSRP (28/30/34) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5 NA
EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $30,295 MSRP (28/30/34) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5 NA
EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $30,595 MSRP (27/29/33) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 5 NA
EX-L w/Navigation 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $31,595 MSRP (27/29/33) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Honda CR-V Touring

Touring

power
190 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$32,495 - $33,795


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $32,495 MSRP (28/30/34) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt front wheel drive 5 NA
Touring 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $33,795 MSRP (27/29/33) 190 hp @ 5600 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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cvt all wheel drive 5 NA

Top Honda Cars

2017 Honda Pilot
7.7/10

Engine: 280 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 22 combined

2017 Honda HR-V
7.7/10

Engine: 141 hp @ 6500 rpm, 1.8 L I4

MPG: 28 combined

2018 Honda Civic Type-R
8.8/10

Engine: 306 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L I4

MPG: 25 combined

2018 Honda CR-V
8.6/10

Engine: 184 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L I4

MPG: 28 combined

2018 Honda Ridgeline
8.5/10

Engine: 280 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L V6

MPG: 22 combined

2018 Honda Accord
8.5/10

Engine: 192 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.5 L I4

MPG: 33 combined


Expert Review


CARHP Editorial March 27, 2019

8.9

Overall Rating


8.0/10
Features

 

8.8/10
Engine

 

8.9/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.4/10
Interior

 

8.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Honda is the largest producers of internal combustion engines all over the world. In the year 2017 they produced 29 million of them. Honda has just started manufacturing Diesel motors. So let’s check out how the whole new package of one of the oldest SUV and the brand new Diesel engine works.

2017 Honda CR-V Features

8.0/10

This time Honda is offering a wide range of variants and feature options. Four different variants starting from LX to Touring offers u a lot of additional and standard features. All the variants come with both 2WD and 4WD driving options, which I guess is a very smart decision.

Trim

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP

(2WD)

$24,045

$26,795

$29,295

$32,495

MSRP

(AWD)

$25,345

$28,095

$30,595

$33,795

Key

Features

Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines

Dual-zone automatic climate control system

Power tailgate with programmable height

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

 

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Retractable cargo area cover

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Hands-free access power tailgate

 

 

Fin-type roof-mounted antenna

Power windows with auto-up/down driver's and front passenger's windows

Automatic-dimming rearview mirror

Roof rails

 

Remote entry system

Power door and tailgate locks with Walk Away Auto Lock feature

HomeLink remote system

LED headlights (low and high beam)

 

Roofline spoiler with integrated brake light

Heated front seats

Driver's seat with two-position memory

Dual chrome exhaust finishers

 

Capless fuel filler

Driver's seat with 12-way power adjustment, including 4-way power lumbar support

Leather-trimmed seats

Passenger's seat with 4-way power adjustment

330-watt premium audio system with 9 speakers

We recommend

We would suggest going for EX-L 4WD version, as it offers you almost everything that Touring version does. But as a personal choice, you can go for any of the versions as per your requirements, comfort, and budget, the trust of Honda will always be there.

2017 Honda CR-V Engine

8.8/10

“The 2017 Honda CR-V is well-suited to daily driving. It has a comfortable ride, adequate engine power, and excellent fuel economy. It isn't the most powerful or most agile in the class, but for drivers using it to commute or run errands, it performs capably.” –cars.usnews

For all the long years they only offered petrol engines. Honda has recently put their feet in the Diesel engine market. New Diesel motors are not much refined as compared to other rivals, but still, they are really smooth and less noisy.

All the variants are boosted by the same engine that is the 2.4L 16 Valve DOHC i-VTEC diesel motor which produces massive 184 hp @ 6400 rpm which is much greater than the close rival Ford Escape but lesser than other rivals like Mazda CX-5 Sport. Turbo is also missing, which is again a must-have a thing for a car of this size and engine capacity.

Models

Honda CR-V LX

Ford Escape S

Mazda CX-5 sport

Volkswagen Tiguan S

MSRP

$24,045

$23,750

$24,045

$24,995

Engine

2.4L I-4 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC

2.5L i-VCT I4

2.5L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder

2.0L TSI DOHC Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Transmission

CVT automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

184 hp @ 6400 rpm

168 hp @ 6000 rpm

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

200 hp @ 5100 rpm

Torque

180 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

170 llb-ft @ 4500 rpm

185 lb-ft @ 3250 rpm

207 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

All the competitors offer almost same amount of power with a slight difference in engine capacity. Volkswagen stands above all form the above list producing massive 200 hp power and slightly more torque too.

Acceleration

Honda CR-V never lags in acceleration, it goes from 0 to 60mph in 8.6 seconds which really swift, except Volkswagen Tiguan which goes from 0 to 60mph in just 8.3 seconds.

Models

Honda CR-V LX

Ford Escape S

Mazda CX-5 sport

Volkswagen Tiguan S

0-60 MPH

8.6 sec

9.1 sec

8.9 sec

8.3 sec

Quarter mile

16.7 sec

16.8 sec

16.6 sec

17.0 sec

Engine

2.4L

2.5L

2.5L

2.0L

Braking

We just mentioned the acceleration power of Honda CR-V and its rivals. But we guess braking power is equally important as well. Excellent braking power is necessary for both city and highway driving conditions.

Model

Honda CR-V LX

Ford Escape S

Mazda CX-5 sport

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Brake Front (in.)

11.1

12.8

11.7

12.3

Brake Rear (in.)

10.2

12.0

11.9

11.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3307

3515

3527

3448

60-0 MPH (ft.)

117

112

126

N/A

A big round of applause here for Honda engineers, as they have done an excellent job by maintaining the body weight balance with the braking capacity so well that CR-V goes from 0 to 60mph in just 8.6 seconds with stopping range of 117 ft. apart from the fact that the disc brake size is least in CR-V.

Emissions

Honda CR-V stands exceptionally above all in terms of emissions. Honda CR-V produces the least emissions. Let us have a closer look at the emissions by other rivals. It produces 6.3 tons of CO2 per year at 15k miles in a year. This is pretty less as compared to the other cars in competition.

Model

Honda CR-V LX

Ford Escape S

Mazda CX-5 sport

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.3

7.3

6.5

8.0

2017 Honda CR-V Fuel Economy

8.9/10

Honda CR-V stands miles above the other rivals in terms of fuel economy. The 2017 CR-V runs 26Miles per gallon in city driving conditions and 32 Miles per gallon on the highway. On average, it gives approximately 28MPG (combined), which is far ahead of other rivals.

Model

Honda CR-V LX

Ford Escape S

Mazda CX-5 sport

Volkswagen Tiguan S

MPG (city)

26

21

24

20

MPG (highway)

32

29

31

24

MPG (combined)

28

24

27

22

2017 Honda CR-V Interior

9.4/10

“The interior design improves practicality and offers a welcome dose of style versus last year's model. Owners will appreciate little tricks such as adjusting the opening height for the rear hatch for tight garages and venting all four windows on hot days by holding the unlock button.” - edmunds

Seating and comfort

New Honda comes with all new interiors which are more plush and upmarket. Plastic qualities are always superior in Hondas. New CR-V comes with a black dashboard which uses soft plastics looks really plush and the addition of wooden highlights gives the cabin more luxury feel.

Model

Honda CR-V LX

Ford Escape S

Mazda CX-5 sport

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.9/56.0/43.1

39.7/57.1/41.0

39.1/56.2/40.1

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/55.3/36.8

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.0/55.0/35.8

Some more interior features are listed below.

  • Seats are extremely comfortable and super supportive and can be adjusted in 12 ways electrically
  • 8-inch frameless touch display looks really clean and is very responsive and comes loaded with navigation system, apple car play, and android auto car systems
  • Unique and all digital display panel
  • Reverse parking camera comes as standard equipment with three different view options.
  • Seat heating mechanism is really effective
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel is very comfortable to hold and have touch-sensitive volume control option
  • Center console offers plenty of storage spaces and central armrest can be moved forward and backward as per driving comfort
  • Sunroof is also available in higher versions
  • Rear seats are equally comfortable and have plenty of leg space and headroom is pretty adequate
  • Rear seats can be split in 60:40 ratio
  • Two USB charging sockets are also provided in the back

Cargo Capacity

New Honda CR-V comes with massive cargo capacity, which means carrying big suitcases from the airport or while traveling would never be a problem. Cargo Capacity with rear seats up or down is maximum across all its competitors.

Model

Honda CR-V LX

Ford Escape S

Mazda CX-5 sport

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3)

39.2

34.3

30.9

23.8

Cargo Volume rear seat folded (ft.3)

75.8

67.8

59.6

56.1

2017 Honda CR-V Exterior

8.6/10

“The Honda CR-V's exterior is a little quirky, but it gets points for a terrific interior.” - carconnection

Dimension and Weight

Honda CR-V was never a dashing looking SUV as compared to other cars in the same segment, but this 5th generation CR-V really stands out in terms of appearance. It gets the same chunky and bold looking chrome front grill with a huge Honda logo. Bold headlamps come with DRL’s as standard across all segments. Big bulges on the hood on both sides give it a bulky look. Side profile remains the same as that of its old ancestors.

One of the main attraction is the new L shaped LED tail lamps, which are well synchronized with the body shape. Shark fin antenna is nicely fitted on the rear side of the roof. CRV-V is almost 200lbs. lighter but an inch wider and longer than most of its rivals.

Model

Honda CR-V LX

Ford Escape S

Mazda CX-5 sport

Volkswagen Tiguan S

Curb weight (lbs.)

3307

3515

3527

3448

Length(in)

180.6

178.1

179.1

174.5

Width(in)

73.0

72.4

72.5

71.2

Height(in)

66.1

66.3

65.3

67.1

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

7.9

7.6

6.9

Wheelbase (in)

104.7

105.9

106.3

102.5

Track width (in) F/R

63.0/63.7

61.5/61.6

62.8/62.8

61.8/61.9

New Honda CR-V comes with a bold outlook and new features.

  • Bold front grill with chrome finishing
  • LED headlamps with DRL’s as standard across all versions
  • Bulges on both sides of the hood
  • 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels
  • Shark fin antenna
  • L shaped Complete LED tail lamps
  • One touch boot opening system
  • Fingerprint sensors to unlock the driver side door
  • Bold front grill with chrome finishing
  • LED headlamps with DRL’s as standard across all versions
  • Bulges on both sides of the hood
  • 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels
  • Shark fin antenna
  • L shaped Complete LED tail lamps
  • One touch boot opening system
  • Fingerprint sensors to unlock the driver side door

2017 Honda CR-V Safety

Honda never compromises on the safety points. As always CR-V comes with a number of safety features:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for better stability at high speeds and side corners
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control for effective braking
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Side Impact Beams to protect passengers from side impacts
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for better stability at high speeds and side corners
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control for effective braking
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Side Impact Beams to protect passengers from side impacts
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

2017 Honda CR-V Competition

Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is a beautiful well built, bold and comprehensively feature loaded option in compact SUV segment. It is also offered with a 2.0 L EcoBoost that churns out considerably more power compared to the CR-V (245 bhp). Also, the Escape is significantly expensive than CR-V.

Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a good choice if you seek great drive quality from a compact SUV. Further, it now also offers much better practicality with amazingly designed exterior and generous interiors. It does lack the cabin space when compared to the CR-V and your choice solely depends on your personal preference.

2017 Honda CR-V Final Verdict

Honda CR-V is one of the oldest suvs from the Japanese carmaker and it has maintained to sustain in the market for almost 2 decades. Honda claims that over 20 years of history of CR-V they have sold over 4 million units.  A car can survive for such a long time only due to its reliability and quality.

There is no doubt that Honda CR-V gives a tough competition to all the other suvs from other brands like Mazda, Ford, Chevrolet, and Volkswagen.