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What You Don’t Know About the 2017 Honda CR-V

The 2017 Honda CR-V has been given a lot of attention this year with its redesigned exterior; new curves on the body, headlight design (based on the 10th generation Honda Civic), interior, features, and revitalized trim levels.

The CR-V was originally introduced in 1997 and has sold nearly 4 million units — Honda recognizes what has made it’s best-selling SUV what it is and they are definitely holding on to that.

It is keeping it’s near 200-horsepower, but changing it up with the Civic’s 1.5L turbocharged engine which does pack a surprising punch. Now, hold on for this one: the AWD LX trim level comes equipped with the full Honda Sensing suite, automatic high beams, multi-angle rearview camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start, ECON mode, dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto.. the list goes on and on.

This year’s CR-V is equipped with the CVT (continuously variable transmission), and as Jalopnik puts it, it’s pretty great.

It’s kind of fun, because once you’ve understood how the delay works, and that a simple stab at the throttle will later give you an abundance of forward thrust, you can play around with it. It becomes flexible and addictive, and like pulling a stone through a sling shot, you can always prepare your next move.

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The interior; pristine. Honda even added a volume knob to this year’s edition! Along with the whopping load of safety features including the active headrests, pre-tensioning seatbelts, front collision mitigation, HondaLink Assist, you also get a much more luxurious feel in this year’s CR-V.

At the very least, it’s worth having a look at. Let us know what you think!

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What We Know About the 2018 Honda Civic Type R

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has been an elusive creature up until the past few months, and only now is Honda revealing some of the surprises that come along with it. This Type R comes with two transmission options; a six-speed manual, or a continuously-variable transmission.

Packed behind the new design, it is a FWD-only configuration coming with a limited-slip differential up front. This Civic design has been meticulously analyzed to lower the center of gravity compared to the standard hatchback.

This car has been tested at the Nurburgring track with its 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine with 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque managing to get a time of 7 minutes and 50 seconds. That lap time is matching with the legendary BMW E46 M3 CSL, the pinnacle of performance in its day.

Let us know what you thought about the 2018 Civic Type R!