The 2017 Honda CR-V gets fancy, packs turbocharged goodness
This is a big year for the money makers.
The markets will see the new Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Audi Q5.
Basically, if it's a volume seller, it's either new or nearly new this year.
That tradition continues on with the introduction of the all new 2017 Honda CR-V.
Speaking of luxury vehicles, Honda claims it benchmarked BMW's X3 in creating this new [UNKNOWN] and it shows.
The exterior is a bit more accurate and a bit less bargain basement with fancy optional LED headlights and tail lights that speak to a bit of Volvo.
Tucked in the front grill is a set of active shutters that should aid fuel economy a bit.
Which is a first in the brand.
The interior is a bit more posh as well.
Thanks to a lengthened wheel base, there's an addition two inches of rear leg room.
And with the second row seats folded down, the cargo space is ten inches longer than before.
Randome accoutrement on the interior include an electronic parking brake, rear USB ports, and dual zone climate control.
Speaking of the interior, sitting front and center is the CRV's latest version of Honda's display audio touchscreen infotainment system.
The seven inch unit packs Android Auto and Apple Car Play as standard equipment.
And due to popular demand, there's a physical volume knob.
What a world.
Two different engines will be responsible for getting the CRV up to speed.
So the base [UNKNOWN] comes with a 2.4 liter in-line core with 184 horsepower and 180 pound feed of torque.
EX, EXL, and touring trims make due with the modified version of the Honda Civic 1.5 liter turbocharged inline four.
That one is good for 190 horsepower and 179 torque.
Both engines come mated to a CVT, and for those of you keeping track of the numbers at home, yes the more powerful motor does have less torque, but it is spread out over a far more approachable torque band.
In order to keep that speed from killing you and everyone you love, EX and higher trims come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of safety systems.
That includes forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and road departure mitigation.
There are probably some airbags too, I don't know.
There's no word yet on pricing for when the 2017 Honda CRV will be available at dealerships, but rest assured it will be making the auto show rounds for the rest of this year and the beginning of next year and we're bound to find out more during that time.
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