2017 Honda CR-V Unveiled

By Honda, Special for  USDR

The all-new, completely redesigned and reengineered 2017 Honda CR-V, the fifth generation of America’s best-selling SUV, goes on sale today with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 starting at $24,045. Packed with segment-busting quality, features and performance, the 2017 CR-V was recently chosen as one of Car and Driver magazine’s 10 Best Trucks and SUVs for  2017.

The 2017 CR-V boasts bold and sophisticated new styling, a more spacious, versatile and premium-quality interior, the model’s first-ever available turbocharged engine, and a host of new features and technologies for improved connectivity, comfort and convenience. Based on an all-new platform architecture, the new CR-V also targets the highest levels of quality and driving refinement in its class, including top-in-class cabin quietness, steering precision, ride comfort and body control—all designed to imbue the CR-V with a polished, fun-to-drive  persona.

Honda customers have purchased nearly 4 million CR-Vs in the U.S., making it the best-selling SUV in America over the past 20 years. More than 2 million CR-Vs have been built in North America. All new CR-Vs for North America will be manufactured at Honda plants in East Liberty, Ohio; Greensburg, Indiana; and Alliston, Ontario, Canada, using local and globally sourced parts. To view, build and price the 2017 Honda CR-V visit  automobiles.honda.com/cr-v.

Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy  Ratings

Trim

MSRP1

EPA MPG Rating 2

(city/highway/combined)

CR-V LX (2WD)

$24,045

26/32/28

CR-V LX (AWD)

$25,345

25/31/27

CR-V EX (2WD)

$26,695

28/34/30

CR-V EX (AWD)

$27,995

27/33/29

CR-V EX-L (2WD)

$29,195

28/34/30

CR-V EX-L (AWD)

$30,495

27/33/29

CR-V EX-L with Navi (2WD)

$30,195

28/34/30

CR-V EX-L with Navi (AWD)

$31,495

27/33/29

CR-V Touring (2WD)

$32,395

28/34/30

CR-V Touring (AWD)

$33,695

27/33/29

Extended Safety Features with Top Safety Performance
The 2017 CR-V expands the application of the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now offered as standard equipment on EX and higher trims, and includes for the first time on CR-V both Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF). Additional new available driver-assistive features include Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, blind spot information System (BSI), Auto High-Beam (AHB) and all-new Driver Attention  Monitor.

Utilizing Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the 2017 CR-V targets the highest available collision safety ratings, including an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS including a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with Honda  Sensing.

New Exterior Design and Vehicle  Packaging
The new CR-V styling heads in a fresh new direction with an aggressive attitude, thanks to crisper and sharper front-end design elements, aggressive stylized headlights surrounded by a wing-shaped LED DRL array on all models, and wide, muscular fenders. The long hood, longer wheelbase, short rear overhang and new dual exhaust outlets give the 2017 CR-V a more sophisticated and athletic  presence.

The CR-V’s new windswept front end appearance includes signature Honda LED headlights (Touring trim), a Honda-first Active Shutter Grille system that lowers aerodynamic drag, uprated aluminum alloy wheel sizes to 17 or 18 inches on all trims, narrower A-pillars for improved visibility, and sporty dual exhaust. Adding convenience is a Honda-first available Hands Free Access Power Tailgate, which allows opening and closing the tailgate simply by kicking a foot to activate a sensor under the rear of the  vehicle.

The new exterior design is complimented by the new CR-V platform’s best-in-class space-efficiency. Its wider stance and longer wheelbase significantly benefit interior space – total interior volume is up 1.8 cubic feet, rear seat legroom is increased by 2.1 inches, and total cargo length with the second-row seats folded flat is up 9.8 inches versus the previous model. Converting from passenger to cargo hauling is made easier than ever with the new one-motion dive-down 60/40 split rear seat, and available power tailgate with hands-free  operation.

New Powertrain and Chassis  Technology
The 2017 CR-V in EX and higher trims are powered by CR-V’s first ever turbocharged engine, a 1.5-liter DOHC, Direct-Injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine with dual Valve Timing Control (VTC), delivering notably refined and responsive performance across the engine’s full operating range. Combined with the CR-V’s more aerodynamic body, models equipped with the new turbocharged powerplant received the highest EPA fuel economy ratings in the compact SUV class (non-hybrid). CR-V LX trims are powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC direct-injected i-VTEC engine with Variable Timing Control (VTC). Both engines are mated to a smooth shifting and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control  logic.

All-wheel-drive models feature an upgraded Real Time AWD system with a significant increase in maximum rear-wheel torque delivery and new electronic control allowing stepless control in everyday driving conditions and further improved all-weather confidence and control.  The all-new body and chassis design in the 2017 CR-V provides more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance and superior overall versatility. Its front MacPherson strut and new rear multi-link suspension utilize specially tuned low-friction dampers, with both FWD and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars that promote responsive turn-in and flatter cornering. Dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to the CR-V’s direct and satisfying steering  feel.

More Premium and Technologically Advanced  Interior
The 2017 CR-V also raises the bar for interior refinement, utility and premium features in the compact SUV class. The more spacious cabin features substantially upgraded materials throughout, including a new soft-touch instrument panel and more intricately stitched seats. A new color TFT driver information interface (DII) center meter display adds to the handsome new design  aesthetic.

The CR-V offers the latest in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of advanced technologies. Available features include a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system that now features a physical volume knob as well as an available new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin®. The CR-V ‘s Display Audio system is compatible with the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone-powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled search  capabilities.

Some of the key new comfort and convenience features available on the 2017 Honda CR-V include remote engine start, dual-zone climate controls, heated side mirrors, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), dual rear USB charging ports, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment and 4-way power lumbar  support.

Design, Development and  Manufacturing
Combining an American exterior design proposal with a Japan-led interior design, the 2017 Honda CR-V was designed and developed by Honda R&D Co., Ltd. in Japan.  The new CR-V will be produced at three plants in North America – in East Liberty, Ohio; Alliston, Ontario, Canada; and, for the first time, in Greensburg Indiana. Engines for the new CR-V will be manufactured in Anna, Ohio and in Alliston, Ontario, while the CVT will be produced by Honda in Russells Point,  Ohio.

Key  Specifications

Powertrain & Fuel Economy Ratings

2017 CR-V

(LX)

2017 CR-V

(EX, EX-L, Touring)

Engine Type

L-4

L-4 Turbocharged

Displacement (cc)

2356cc

1496cc

Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)

184 @ 6400

190 @ 5,600

Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm (SAE net)

180 @ 3900

179 @ 2000-5000

Transmission

CVT

CVT

Front Wheel Drive

Standard

Standard

Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System

Available

Available

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings2 (city / highway/ combined)

26/32/28 (FWD)

25/31/27 (AWD)

28/34/30 (FWD)

27/33/29 (AWD)

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase (in)

104.7

Length (in)

180.6

Height – FWD/AWD (in)

66.1 / 66.5

Width (in)

73.0

Track (in, front / rear)

62.9 / 63.5

Curb Weight (lbs.)

FWD: 3,307 (LX)

AWD: 3,421 (LX)

Cargo volume (cu. ft.)

39.2

Cargo volume (cu. ft.) (rear seats folded)

75.8

For More Information
Additional media information including, pricing, features and high-resolution photography of the 2017 Honda CR-V is available at  hondanews.com/channels/cr-v.

Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/cr-v. To join the CR-V community on Facebook, visit  facebook.com/Honda/.

About  Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic and Accord passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey  minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 33 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2015, more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced  parts.

1Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $900 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
22017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other  factors.

SOURCE Honda

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