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2017 Honda CR-V: Reasons Why It Remains A Top Seller

By James Yu , Jan 23, 2017 08:48 AM EST
This is why the 2017 Honda CR-V is still the best seller in the crossover SUV segment. (Photo : Motormouth Canada/YouTube)

Even before the 2017 Honda CR-V was officially launched last month, it was already expected to grab the best-seller stature in its segment as its previous models had. It has only been a short time after its release and it already accomplished what it set out to do. Here's why the 2017 Honda CR-V remains to be the top-seller in its segment.

2017 Honda CR-V: Roomier Than The Last One

One of the reasons why the previous model of Honda CR-V was able to become a best-seller is because it had one of the roomiest cabins in its segment. This equates to having a more comfortable ride not just for you but also for your passengers, especially on long trips. The 2017 Honda CR-V has become better than the last as it provides more room, which means higher level of comfort. The 2017 Honda CR-V has gained 1.4-inches in height, 1.4-inches in width and 1.2-inches in length. While this may not seem a lot when you look at it, it becomes a different story for those that experience it as the cabin gets 2-cubic-feet of extra space.

As far as cargo space is concerned, the 2017 Honda CR-V provides 39 cubic-feet if the backseats are up and this grows to 76 cubic-feet if you fold them down. If you have tall cargos, the cargo floor panel can provide 3-inches of extra space that you can access just by pressing a button.

2017 Honda CR-V: Enough Power For Sport And Utility

Many people usually go for an SUV for utility but there are some of us that simply cannot help ourselves in putting the pedal to the metal. Thankfully, it has enough power for the utility works as well as our need for speed. The 2017 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. An optional 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is also available and it can squeeze out 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.

These powertrains are paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that distributes the power through a standard front wheel drive (FWD) with an option for an all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration. Accordingly, the 2017 Honda CR-V requires 7.6 seconds to go from zero to 60 miles per hour and while it is not as fast as other options in the market, it does provide enough to satisfy the urge to step on the pedal.

2017 Honda CR-V: A Beloved Best-Seller

The 2017 Honda CR-V may not standout much like most of its competitors but that is exactly why many people choose to buy it over flashier options. In truth, most people still prefer to keep things simple and at the end of the day, functionality will always weigh more than any aesthetic value. Simply put, the 2017 Honda CR-V is made for the average consumers and statistically, we are considered to be the biggest portion of the market in the auto industry. This is why the 2017 Honda CR-V remains to be the top-seller in its segment.

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