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2017 Honda CR-V Takes First Drive, Best Seller Title Well-Deserved

First Posted: Nov 30, 2016 09:48 AM EST
The 2017 Honda CR-V takes its first drive and it shows how it really deserves to be the best seller in its segment.
The 2017 Honda CR-V takes its first drive and it shows how it really deserves to be the best seller in its segment.
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When the good becomes great to a point where even its bad points become better, it deserves every nice things coming its way. This is exactly how it is with Honda's new model crossover. It becomes clearer as the 2017 Honda CR-V takes its first drive that its best-seller title is well-deserved.

What Every Driver Wants To Know

Every driver wants to know exactly what's going on under the hood when they are considering to buy a new vehicle such as the 2017 Honda CR-V. It basically has two options for its engine, first is the 2.4 liter-standard engine with 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. And the other is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine found in the higher trims putting out 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet as reported by CNET. These powertrains are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a standard front wheel drive (FWD) drivetrain. An all-wheel drive (AWD) is also available as an upgrade. Accordingly, the 2017 Honda CR-V has an EPA-rated fuel-efficiency of 27/33/29 in the city, highway and combined respectively.

The Way It Drives

It was reported by Digital Trends that the 2017 Honda CR-V has a better ride quality as compared to its previous model. In addition, the cabin is also a lot more quiet thanks to enhanced road noise isolation and this gives the 2017 Honda CR-V a better rating than its previous models. It was also mentioned in the same report that despite the new model's growth in size, its responsiveness in speed has not diminished. In fact, the 2017 Honda CR-V goes from zero to 60mph faster by a margin of 1.5 seconds than its predecessor.

Highlighted Features, Price And Release Date

The 2017 Honda CR-V also has its fair share of features in terms of infotainment and safety. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are among the best in the infotainment aspect. The safety features include Honda Sensing that has adaptive cruise control with forward-collision alert, lane-keep assist and lane departure warning as reported. The 2017 Honda CR-V price starts at $26,045 and goes up as high as $32,395. According to report, the new model makes its official sale on Dec. 21, 2016.

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