The Honda CR-V is well-known as one of the best selling crossovers, and this time the Japanese automaker will introduce its new CR-V larger than ever. It will come with seven seats in three rows. The new model will come with a reasonable price and quite fuel efficient. There is no doubt that this car is a great familly car.
In early December, the first spy photos of the new Honda’s crossover have been captured. As it seems, the model will come with changes in its dimensions and style, but it will stay recognizable thanks to its old funky look.
Let’s see more details of the new 2017 Honda CR-V.
The exterior of the 2017 Honda CR-V will grow in size, but its funky look will stay. The front end of this new crossover will get a new styling which will be inspired by the 2017 Civic Type R. The rear end will ditch its boxy design and it will be replaced by a curvier look providing more space for the luggage and the extra set of seats. At the front, the top of the range model will probably receive fully LED lit headlights, while at the back it will get a modular tailgate.
2017 Honda CR-V interior
Looking at the interior, the biggest change is in the number of seats. The 2017 Honda CR-V will be offered as standard with 7 seats. Of course, in order to provide enough space for the extra two persons and their luggage, the cabin will be slightly larger.
This car will be equipped with more safety features and commodities such as a standard triple zone automatic climate control, 7-inch screen with a rear view camera and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Honda CR-V Specs
Engine wise, the 2017 Honda CR-V will have under its hood the current 2.4-liter naturally aspirated inline 4. This engine will produce 185 hp and 181 pound-feet of torque, which is not a big deal. However, since the model will suffer the weight loss and will get revised CVT gearbox, it could get 30 mpg on average and that is much better than all of its rivals. Furthermore, this engine won’t be the only one available. As it seems, this car could also come powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the European Type-R Civic. In this case, the model will come with the AWD system as standard and with a different CVT gearbox, which will be able to handle the extra torque and power. It will provide 300 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque, while the fuel consumption will be around 25 mpg on average.
2017 Honda CR-V Price
The release date of the 2017 Honda CR-V is unknown at this point, but this car will probably be available for the market some time in the middle of 2017. According to some rumors, this Honda’s model won’t be available at the U.S. market.
Honda CRV 2017 Release Date
As for its price, it won’t be higher than $25.000, but this price is actually a little bit higher than the average of its class. The biggest rivals to the new 2017 Honda CR-V will be the Toyota Rav4 and the Mazda CX-5.