Middletown Area Honda Dealers Are Excited About The 2017 Honda CR-V
The years come and go but one thing remains the same: the Honda CR-V remains a favorite with the automotive press and faithful CR-V owners alike. In fact, as of the end of October 2016, the Honda CR-V was responsible for nearly 25 percent of Honda’s annual North American sales at Honda dealers. It’s easy to see why. This little crossover has everything: lots of cabin space, utility, superb fuel economy, plenty of room for storing cargo and excellent safety scores.
Honda is constantly refining their vehicles, and the 2017 Honda CR-V gets a few changes that make a great vehicle even better. The wheelbase is now 1.6-inches longer, and changes to the interior now provide passengers in the rear seat with 40.4 inches of legroom; that’s 2.1 inches more than the last year’s model. Rear cargo space behind the flat-folding 60/40-split bench seat gets an increase of 2 cubic feet, for a total of 39 cubic feet with all seats in use.
Other changes include bolder styling, with new standard features that include dual exhaust tips, LED daytime running lights, and larger standard and available wheels. If that isn’t enough, there’s a first for the CR-V: an available turbocharged engine.
Middletown Families Are Growing The 2017 Honda CR-V Is Ready To Accommodate
Here’s what Autoblog wrote about the 2017 Honda CR-V: “… compact CUVs are aimed straight at young couples and families who want more utility than most sedans can offer. And in that role, the CR-V is the best of its breed. It’s roomy, comfortable, and efficient – all qualities that make us think the 2017 CR-V will stay perched atop the best-selling crossover column for quite some time.”
The 2017 Honda CR-V seats five adults comfortably and is offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Powering the CR-V LX is a version of last year’s direct-injected 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that now generates 184 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Standard for all other trims is a 1.5-liter turbocharged powerplant that makes 190 hp and 179 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed with a CVT.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the CR-V with the turbocharged engine check in at 28 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined. All-wheel drive drops those numbers by one mpg. These fuel-economy figures not only beat the 2016 CR-V, they also trounce competitors like the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Nissan Rogue.
Area Middletown Honda Dealers Know You Expect Safety, The 2017 CR-V Delivers
Given Honda’s longstanding dedication to safety, no discussion about any Honda vehicle is complete without mentioning safety features. Most 2017 CR-V trim levels get Honda Sensing standard. Honda Sensing is a suite of safety technologies that includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, and lane- and road-departure mitigation. The blind-spot warning system flashes an illuminated image on the side mirrors. If the safety system senses you’re tired, a coffee cup icon displays on the dash to prompt you to take a rest or grab some java.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.