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2017 Honda Cr-v
Select a Different Model (10 Available): EX 2WD
Fair Market Price $ 21277
MPG (EPA) 28 CTY /34 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 39/76 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2017 Honda CR-V MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • More aggressive styling
  • Roomier interior
  • More power and fuel efficiency

You Won't Like

  • The available touchscreen is 7 inches, not 8 like some competitors

New for 2017

The fifth-generation Honda CR-V crossover debuts this year riding on a new chassis with more aggressive styling, and an available turbocharged engine - the first offered in the model's 20-year history. New standard features include LED daytime running lights and dual exhaust tips, and larger standard and available wheels. A longer wheelbase increases interior space. Inside, there are more soft-touch materials, an available 7.0-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with a Garmin-based navigation system as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and the return of the volume knob. Other available features include LED headlights, Auto High Beam headlights, a power liftgate with hands-free access, and an electric parking brake with auto brake hold.

Vehicle Summary

The CR-V is Honda's long-running compact crossover and slots between the subcompact HR-V and three-row Pilot crossovers. The Honda CR-V has grown in size over the past 20 years, making room for the HR-V below it in the lineup.

Overview

Honda has added a new engine option to the fifth-gen CR-V. Although the 2.4-liter direct-injected engine is standard in the 2017 CR-V LX, the EX and higher trims get a 1.5-liter direct-injected turbo-four making 190 hp. A similar version of that engine is rated 174-180 hp and 162-177 lb-ft of torque in the 2017 Honda Civic hatchback. Both engines are mated to a CVT and, as you'd expect, front-drive is standard and all-wheel-drive is available. Official EPA ratings haven't been revealed, but Honda claims the turbo engine will have the highest fuel economy ratings in the segment.

The new chassis features a MacPherson Strut suspension upfront and a multi-link suspension in rear with stabilizer bars at both axles. Steering duties are handled by the automaker's variable Electric Power Steering (EPS).

Safety

Though it hasn't been tested by the NHTSA or IIHS, the Honda CR-V is offered with lots of standard and available active safety and driver-assistance tech. Honda is targeting top scores from both safety organizations. Available tech includes blind-spot detection, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM), and auto high beam headlights.

Additionally, the automaker's Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver-assistance tech is now standard on EX and above. Honda Sensing consists of collision mitigation braking with forward collision warning and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and lane keeping assist.

What We Think

With the new 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four on the EX and Touring trims, the 2017 CR-V is quicker than the car it replaces and now has additional cargo space. On the road, the 2017 CR-V feels light on its feet and handles respectably, but it's still behind the CX-5 when it comes to outright agility when the road gets twisty. The CR-V's updated infotainment system now comes with a volume knob and is easier to use, as we noted in a 2017 First Test. However, the door panels' armrests could be cushier, and like other crossovers in this class, rear visibility is poor.

When we Real MPG tested a 2017 CR-V in all-wheel-drive, turbocharged form, our real-world tests resulted in a 21.9/34.2 Real MPG result for city/highway driving, compared to the EPA's 27/33 mpg results. Though not quite up to the EPA's city results, those Real MPG figures would have still outperformed almost every crossover in a 2016 Big Test comparison of similar models.

Cool Fact

Honda claims best-in-class rear seat legroom in the segment.

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2017 HONDA CR-V SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™
Transmission Name
Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select
Trim
EX 2WD
Class
Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
190@5600
Standard MPG
28/34
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter Earth Dreams Technology™

Std Std

Transmission, Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select

Std Std

Exterior Color, Obsidian Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dark Olive Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Gunmetal Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Molten Lava Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Diamond Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Basque Red Pearl II

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Sandstorm Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Roof Box - Short (Dealer)

Opt $498

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

Opt $114

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

Std Std

Interior Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $125

Internet Connection

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $50

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Ski Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $140

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Handsfreelink, with Phone

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 5.640

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 14.0 Gallon

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $225

Bumpers, Front Body-Colored and Rear Black

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $99

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Sill Trim - Illuminated (Dealer)

Opt $290

Fender Accent Trim (Dealer)

Opt $105

Running Boards (Dealer)

Opt $549

Kayak Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $175

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Std Std

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Bumper Protector (Dealer)

Opt $110

Roof Rails (Dealer)

Opt $399

Sport Bumper - Front (Dealer)

Opt $439

Sport Bumper - Rear (Dealer)

Opt $439

Sport Exhaust Finisher (Dealer)

Opt $158

Splash Guard Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
Opt $104

Snowboard Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $146

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Surfboard Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $79

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Rear Door

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

All-Season Floor Mats - High Wall (Blue Logo) (Dealer)

Opt $179

All-Season Floor Mats - High Wall (Black) (Dealer)

Opt $169

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Door Visors (Dealer)

Opt $184

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Heated Steering Wheel (Dealer)

Opt $433

Interior Panel Trim (Dealer)

Opt $299

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Rear Panel Lining Cover (Dealer)

Opt $90

Steering Wheel: Tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Expanded View Mirror (Dealer)

Opt $31

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Cargo Liner (Dealer)

Opt $199

Cargo Organizer (Dealer)

Opt $78

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Hood Air Deflector (Dealer)

Opt $169

Moonroof Visor (Dealer)

Opt $152

Seat Covers - Rear (Dealer)

Opt $239

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Back-Up Sensors (Dealer)

Opt $528

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (Cmbs™)

Std Std

Cross-Traffic Alert

Std Std

First-Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Lanewatch™

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, 12-Way Power Heated Bucket; Passenger Seat, Heated Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Gray Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ivory Cloth

N/C N/C

Antenna

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, Display Audio AM/FM Radio, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/60HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Diamond-Cut Alloy with Tires (Dealer)

Opt $2321

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

Opt $56
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4