The 2017 Honda CR-V is already geared for best seller stature. Its production has already kicked off with its U.S base leading the charge. Now, EPA reveals fuel efficiency rating, and the Honda 2017 CR-V looks like it's giving its rivals a run for their money.
Besting Rivals In EPA-Rated Fuel Efficiency
Motor Trend reported that the Honda 2017 CR-V bests rivals with its fuel efficiency rating of 28/34 for city, highway and 30 when combined for its Front Wheel Drive (FWD) model running on a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine while the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) version achieves a city/highway and combined rating of 27/33/29 running on the same engine. The other 2.4-Liter engine offer on the other hand, has a rating of 26/32/28 and 25/31/27 city, highway and combined for its base trim FWD and AWD respectively.
In comparison to its competitors, Toyota only had 23/30/26 for its RAV4, Kia Sportage had 23/30/26 while Subaru, Nissan, Ford and Chevrolet had 26/32/28, 26/33/29, 23/30/26 and 21/31/25 mpg in city/highway and combined driving individually. The numbers clearly speak for themselves and the 2017 Honda C-RV is indeed ahead of the game in this area.
Honda 2017 CR-V Specs
According to Car And Driver, there are two powertains available for the Honda 2017 CR-V. One is the 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine from its previous model capable of producing 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and the new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Both powertains are paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with a standard FWD version and an available option for an AWD.
Honda 2017 CR-V Price And Availability
As more details get revealed, the more 2017 Honda CR-V gets closer to being the best-seller in the crossover segment and naturally people get curious about its price and availability. According to the report, the 2017 Honda CR-V will have a retail price of $25,000 and will be distributed to dealers across the U.S next month.