The 2017 Honda CR-V barely costs more than the last one

That's not a bad deal, considering how thoroughly revised it is.

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Despite sporting some massive changes for its latest generation, the 2017 Honda CR-V is barely more expensive than the iteration that preceded it.

The 2017 CR-V officially goes on sale on December 21. The base CR-V LX will cost buyers $24,925, which represents a $200 increase over the 2016 model. The LX comes with a 2.4-liter I4 good for 184 horsepower. Standard equipment includes a rearview camera and automatic climate control.

Step up to the midrange EX, and you'll be looking to spend $27,575, $580 more than in 2016. The EX adds Honda's 190-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbo I4 engine, dual-zone climate control, remote engine start and Honda Sensing availability. Honda Sensing is the automaker's suite of active and passive safety systems, including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

If you're a fan of fully loaded vehicles, the CR-V Touring will set you back $33,275. This trim adds rain-sensing wipers, a hands-free power tailgate, LED headlights, navigation and a 330-watt audio system. A continuously variable transmission is standard across every trim.

No matter which trim you opt for, front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive adds $1,300 to the price. All the prices mentioned above include $880 for destination, which covers the cost of shipping the vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

In terms of fuel economy, the 2.4-liter LX achieves 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with front-wheel drive. As for the turbo motor, the EPA estimates it at 28 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. No matter which motor is in the CR-V, adding all-wheel drive removes 1 mpg from each rating.

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