Take a look at your local Pittsburgh Honda dealership, and you will notice that the 2017 Honda CR-V has gotten a significant makeover. This model marks the beginning of a new generation and has a significant redesign, leaving many people wondering what exactly they should expect from this compact SUV. The CR-V still has its versatility, family-friendliness, and fun-to-drive feel. However, there are still a few things you may want to know before a test drive.
2017 CR-V Enhanced Safety Features
The 2017 CR-V comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite with its advanced driver-assistive and safety technologies on the EX trim and higher. This is also the first time that Adaptive Cruise Control featuring Low-Speed Follow and Road Departure Mitigation are both offered on the CR-V. Other newly available driver-assistive features for this year include the Driver Attention Monitor, Auto High-Beam, the Blind Spot Information system, and the Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. Of course, it also has the next-generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure to protect you and your passengers in a collision.
New CR-V Styling and More
When you visit the Honda dealership, you will notice that the 2017 CR-V looks different from the 2016 model. It has a more aggressive attitude with its stylized headlights and the wing-shaped LED daytime running lights that surround them on every model. You will also notice muscular wide fenders, sharper front-end design elements, a long hood, short rear overhang, new dual exhaust outlets, and longer wheelbase. Some models also have signature Honda LED headlights and an Active Shutter Grille that is a Honda first. The exterior also has a Hands Free Access Power Tailgate, another Honda first.
Honda CR-V Interior Updates
The interior of the CR-V has also been updated. The adjustments in size lead to 1.8 cubic feet more of interior room, including an added cargo length of 9.8 inches with the rear seats folded and 2.1 inches more of rear-seat legroom. The materials inside are more refined, and the instrument panel features soft-touch materials. You can configure the CR-V with a 7-inch touchscreen for the Display Audio interface complete with a physical volume knob and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation. Of course, you also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the Hood of the CR-V
You can still enjoy a semi-familiar 2.4-liter engine. The big news for powertrains on the 2017 Honda CR-V is the available turbocharged engine, the first time this is offered on the CR-V. The EX and higher run on this 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Both engines have Variable Timing Control, direct injection, and a CVT featuring Honda G-Shift control logic. As before, you can pick from front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Now that you know what to expect from the 2017 Honda CR-V, visit Dean Honda in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to see this updated SUV for yourself.