If you want to make a statement, then this is what you need to be driving. The 2017 Honda CR-V is like a smooth badass rock star because it always steals the show; it comes in a sleek, sporty design that turns all heads. However, the pretty face shouldn't fool you; it features a turbocharged engine that offers power for days. To top it all off, the car offers some cool gadgets and jaw dropping technology.
What makes this SUV tick?
Honda have used the CR-V to redefine what an SUV should feel and look like, they have come up with a design that sets the standards for all SUVs. The vehicle features a more visible muscular beltline and an inflated athletic stance that gives it a sporty look. Lovers of this vehicle will appreciate that the 2017 Honda CR-V carries the original feel of any CR-V, only that it's more bold and aggressive.
The interior is simply stunning, boasting a beautiful leather-covered steering wheel, leather seats, and a dash to die for. The car offers an atmosphere of luxury and class, being in this CR-V will certainly leave you with a smile on the face.
Does the car offer any new features?
The new stuff includes: LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights. The car also features a more spacious interior, a 7.0-inch touch screen, larger aluminum alloy wheels and dual exhaust tips.
You might not like that some competitors offer an 8-inch touch screen as compared to the CR-V's 7-inch screen.
Which models are on offer?
Lovers of CR-Vs will feel like kids in a candy store when the step into a showroom with the 2017 models. This fifth-generation car has four awesome models to choose from; they include the LX which goes for $24,045, the EX which costs $26,795, the EX-L which costs $29,295 and the Touring that's worth $32,495.
Each model is an upgrade of the previous one and thus features improve as you go.
So what is the fuss about technology?
The 2017 Honda CR-V will make you feel like you are in real life James Bond movie because it features technology that helps the driver remain in full control while driving. The safety technology is called Honda Sensing; it works like a second driver, helping you correct all mistakes that might have passed your mind while in the driving seat.
The technological system is composed of 4 features. First, the car can brake automatically if it detects a possible collision with another car ahead of you; it does this using the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) helps you steer the car back to the center of the lane if it had strayed away without a signal. The Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) helps you know the car is leaving the road; it uses a camera to detect road markers.
Which engine does it come with?
The manufacturers have installed a 1.5-liter direct-injected turbo engine for the 2017 CR-V EX and higher models; it offers 190 hp. However, the LX uses a direct-injected engine with a capacity of 2.4-liters. The 2017 Honda CR-V offers fuel efficiency and more power.
You can easily hit the road for an adventure because the car features Real Time All-Wheel Drive. This means that the vehicle is capable of adapting to different environments.
Does it have other notable features?
Even with your hands full, you can easily open the tailgate by stepping under the bumper. So you don't have to worry about the next time you're out shopping.
It's easy to shift to reverse because the driver can see what's behind him or her using the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. The driver can also avoid distraction when it begins raining because the car has wipers that begin working immediately they detect rain.
You can easily cope with winter because the car features heated front seats. The driver can also make more room in the car by folding the 60/40 rear seat.
What is the target market?
The 2017 Honda CR-V is an SUV for just about anyone with good taste. It's like a horse, very strong and muscular but still easy on the eyes. This machine boasts of some superior workmanship; it's a jewel on wheels!
Does it have some worthy competitors?
The main competition comes from the Hyundai, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 and Kia Sportage and the Toyota Rav4.
Which awards has it won?
The 2017 Honda CR-V has received IntelliChoice awards that include: 2017 SmartChoice Operating Costs Mid-Size Utility, 2017 SmartChoice Fuel Costs Mid-Size Utility and 2017 Overall Value Popular Brand.