The 2017 Honda CR-V has been completely redesigned, and it only takes one look at Honda’s new compact SUV to know that it has been significantly transformed.

Firstly, it features a much more muscular and aggressive design that is nevertheless refined. Secondly, one glance at the spec sheet will confirm that the improvements go far below the surface.

A New, Turbocharged Engine for Honda’s Popular CR-V

For starters, the 2017 Honda CR-V is now powered by a turbocharged engine – the first turbo engine to ever find its way under the hood of the CR-V. Offering 190 horsepower and 179 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2017 Honda CR-V’s engine is both powerful and fuel-efficient, with an average fuel economy of just 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers, front-wheel drive, and towing capacity of 680 kilos.

The engine is paired exclusively with a continuously variable automatic transmission that can send the engine’s power to the front wheels, or to all four wheels depending on the version you choose. And when it comes to choosing, know that there are five versions in total, starting with the LX-2WD model which is offered at $26,890. This version comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, remote engine starter, heated front seats, and a proximity key entry system with push-button start.

Affordable Safety in the 2017 Honda CR-V

With the exception of the entry-level model described previously, every version of the 2017 Honda CR-V comes with all-wheel drive and Honda’s impressive Honda Sensing technology, which packs in a wide range of driver assistance technologies that aim to not only warn the driver of potential dangers, but also to brake automatically and keep the CR-V in its lane in order to avoid accidents.

Other features found in the 2017 Honda CR-V include a multi-angle rear-view camera, leather seats, a moonroof, Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot display, 18-inch wheels, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, blind spot monitoring, hands-free tailgate and a navigation system.

To learn more about the 2017 Honda CR-V, contact us today at Leggat Team Honda!