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Honda News And Update: 2017 CR-V Gears For The Best Seller Stature

By James Yu , Nov 22, 2016 08:32 AM EST
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When Honda introduced the Pilot, its sales were off the roof. With the Japanese automaker's introduction of its 2016 model however, sales have not been able to replicate the success of the preceding model and instead seen a steady decline in units sold. Hope is by no means lost for Honda as it turns its bet on the 2017 CR-V, which gears for the best seller stature.

The 2017 Honda CR-V Features

A report from Motoring Crunch stated that the 2017 Honda CR-V will come with an exterior design based on the Civic. There is now better legroom for the rear-seat passengers, thanks to the extra 1.6 inches of space between the front and rear wheels. The body also gains 1.2 inches in length and an extra space behind the rear seats due to the new design. Other features include a new dashboard and touch screen navigation system from Garmin that can be found on its now wider and taller cabin. The 2017 Honda CR-V also has an optional safety feature called Honda Sensing that includes forward-collision alert, adaptive cruise control with lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist as reported.

2017 Honda CR-V Powertrain And Drivetrain

Democrat and Chronicle reported that the 2017 Honda CR-V is equipped with a 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine as before but buyers now have a choice of going for the 1.5 liter inline-4 turbocharged engine from the Civic model capable of producing 190 horsepower, compared to 185 horsepower of the original. It was also mentioned in the same report that both powertrains will be paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The drivetrain comes in a standard front-wheel drive (FWD) although an option for an all-wheel drive (AWD) is also available for an added yet affordable price.

Fuel Economy, Price And Availability

The 2017 Honda CR-V base trim has a fuel economy rate of 26/33/29 in city, highway and combined respectively. No fuel economy rate is given for the AWD trim but it is safe to assume that its figures are relatively close to the base trim. The 2017 Honda CR-V will retail for $25,000 and will be out next month.

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