All New 2017 Honda CR-V Performance ReviewFeb 23rd, 2017
The fifth-generation CR-V has made its debut for 2017, and the veteran compact crossover is now a little less compact. The newest edition is longer, wider and taller than the previous version, all while dropping a few pounds.
There are five trim levels available: LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L w/Navi and Touring. These prices range from $24,045 to $32,395. It comes with standard front-wheel drive, with AWD being offered for an additional $1,300 on all models.
On the earlier CR-V models, the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine was the featured engine. However, this year is the 184-horsepower, 181-lb.-ft. of torque four cylinder is standard issue on the base level LX. All trims above that feature a turbocharged, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The turbo engine creates 190 horsepower and 179 lb.-ft. of torque, with power maxing between 2,000 and 5,000 rpm.
Both engines come with a continuously variable transmission, and they work well together. The turbo seems to be the more fuel-frugal choice according to EPA estimates that predict an AWD equipped turbo model will get 27 mpg city, 33 highway and 29 combined. In comparison, the 2.4L AWD gets 25/31/27.
While the CR-V isn’t made for off-roading, the 2017 edition has been lifted 1.5 inches compared to previous models. That gives all models the capability to do some light off-roading. An enhanced four-wheel drive grip gives this vehicle the capability to handle winter roads in Snowbelt areas.
These key performance features on the 2017 Honda CR-V should leave no doubt in your mind for expectations. When it comes to Honda vehicles, performance never lets you down. If you’d like to know more, visit our website at www.formulahonda.com to see our Honda events and Honda special offers. We look forward to serving you!