2017 Honda CR-V Gets Bold Redesign, Turbo Engine for Fifth Generation

October 14 2016, Okotoks Honda

2017 Honda CR-V Gets Bold Redesign, Turbo Engine for Fifth Generation

Honda is hitting the fast lane in order to remain atop compact SUV sales. The Japanese automaker surprised many of us yesterday with the unveiling of the all-new, fifth-generation 2017 Honda CR-V.

Completely redesigned and reengineered, the popular CR-V will return to showrooms this winter with a bold new look that carries way more aggressiveness than its predecessor. Just look at the wildly styled headlights and taillights (with signature DEL lighting), more muscular fenders, extended wheelbase (with a shorter rear overhang), and dual exhaust. There are also new, higher-grade alloy wheels (17” or 18” in size depending on the trim level), while the Automatic Shutter Grille System and available Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate are both Honda firsts.

But wait, another Honda CR-V first can be found under the hood: In addition to the base 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, customers will have the option of a brand new 1.5L turbocharged engine with direct injection that produces 190 horsepower through a CVT. Honda is promising best-in-class fuel economy, although the exact ratings for Canada have yet to be announced.

The new 2017 CR-V is apparently more refined, flatter in corners, and more competent off-road, as well. An upcoming test drive will validate all these claims. Stay tuned.

Finally, we should mention that Honda has raised the bar inside where luxury and technology are concerned: more room, better materials, a TFT driver information interface, and a 7” touchscreen Display Audio system (compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) that now comes with a physical volume knob. What’s more, all 2017 Honda CR-V models with all-wheel drive receive Honda Sensing (Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow, Lane Keeping Assist, and more) as standard equipment.

What do you think of this bold redesign?

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