The redesigned fifth-generation CR-V will arrive in dealer showrooms on December 21 starting from $24,925, including destination charges. It’s in line with last year’s pricing.
In all three trims are offered: the base LX, the EX and the top-of-the line Touring. The fully loaded model takes you to $33,275. Front-wheel drive comes standard on all the trims, with all-wheel drive tacking on another $1,300 to the bottom line.
The redesigned 2017 CR-V is longer, taller and wider than the outgoing model. The headlights are close to the Civics and also look a bit like Acura’s newest headlight styling. In the back, dual exhausts give it a sportier look. It also features uprated 17- and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and narrower A-pillars for improved visibility.
The new CR-V gets a power boost, too. The higher level trims offer the same turbocharged engine in the new Civic. The 1.5-liter turbo incline 4-cylinder is rated at 190-horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. The base LX engine is retuned 2.4-liter direct-injected i-VTECÔ engine good for 184-horses and 180 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a continuously variable transmission outfitted with Honda G-Shift control logic.
New comfort and convenience features available on the 2017 Honda CR-V include remote engine start, dual-zone climate controls, heated side mirrors, and an Electric Parking Brake. You can read more about the updates here.
The SUV is currently the top-selling compact crossover in the U.S. followed by the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue.
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