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.
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!