The 2017 Honda CR-V comes in the group of compact crossover SUV. It is a four-door crossover model that was first introduced in 1995 as 1997 model. According to the manufacturer, the first CR-V model uses the Civic platform and offers luxury performance to delight its users. The second generation model was launched in 2001 as 2002 model, which is then revamped in 2006 to launch the third generation CR-V SUV as 2007 model.
To offer greater luxury and fuel economy, Honda has modified and produced its fourth generation model in 2011 as 2012 model. This phenomenon has been continued, and the manufacturer is going to revamp its current model to introduce its fifth-generation model with the concept of 2017 Honda CR-V for high-end performance where CR-V stands for ‘Comfortable Runabout Vehicle’.
What’s new in 2017 Honda CR-V?
The new CR-V will look like growing in its size which enables the vehicle to occupy the third row of seats. It will be interesting if the manufacturer is really on its way to offer third-row seats and defeat the counterparts with ease. It is also rumored that Honda will produce both 5-seater model and 7-seater model variants.
According to the reports, it is possible to incorporate the new tenth-generation Civic platform that might include style, design, and mechanical components. There is also a possibility of having same engine options with some unique features for CR-V.
The possible engine configuration is suggested as 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It is able to deliver power up to 174 hp. It is for sure that 2017 Honda CR-V will offer greater output with higher efficiency.
For its customer’s delight, Honda has offered drive system options with standard front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. According to the manufacturer, the front-wheel drive system can accelerate up to 60 mph in about 8.8 seconds. There is also a possibility that will be offered engine capacity of 2.0-liter with 155 hp.
The engine variant of 2.4-liter with CVT will be able to deliver 185 hp of power and 181 lb-ft. of torque. With the expected towing capacity of 1500 lbs, new CR-V can offer a mileage of 26 mpg in city and 33 mpg on the highway.
Although the current edition is filled with advanced technologies, the manufacturer is going to improve its functionality with a simple control system. With the thought of eye-catchy and luxurious interior, the cabin will be the area to look at.
For the safety of all occupants, 2017 Honda CR-V will incorporate several safety measures such as blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert system. The steering wheel will offer complete control on the road along with adaptive cruise control.
With height adjustable driver seat and improved infotainment system, drivers are going to rock on the road with great controlling power.In addition, someone can take the advantage of the rear camera, USB/ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity, heated front seats, rearview auto-dimming mirror, leather upholstery and automatic climate control (dual-zone).
Well, the manufacturer has not revealed much about new CR-V, but speculations have covered many areas of curiosity. It is expected to come with redesigned cum larger front grille. The bumper design will also be revised.
According to different sources, 2017 Honda CR-V will incorporate high-quality, light-weight materials. But, it will be interesting what the manufacturer will bring to make its customers happy and satisfied.
2017 Honda CR-V – Expected Price and Release Date
The manufacturer has not revealed the price of all-new Honda CR-V yet. According to various sources, it is expected to be declared soon, and there is a possibility of its price around $24,475. The 2017 Honda CR-V will definitely be the sticker in the list of incoming models in its class.