Drivers who want to explore the upper trim levels will see an upgraded turbocharged 1.5L engine, which, when paired with the CVT, increases the power on the road and outshines the competition. The EX, EX-L, and Touring models all achieve up to 190 hp @ 5,600 rpm and 179 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-5,000 rpm.
The utility features and equipment in the 2017 Honda CR-V make it one of the most capable on the road, whether it’s offering a little assistance when you need it most or tackling the New England roads and weather conditions. Some of the highlights include:
Real-Time AWD with Intelligent Control System – Available on every 2017 CR-V model is Real-Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. It can react to road conditions in real time, so you don’t need to worry about activating it manually, delivering power where it is needed most for an overall better performance. Even snowy road conditions are no match for the expert handling and traction control that this system adds to the CR-V. And that can make a crucial difference for winters in New England.
Hill Start Assist – Coming as a standard feature on every 2017 CR-V model is hill start assist. This system keeps the CR-V stationary when it is stopped on an incline and prevents it from rolling backward in the interval of time it takes from the driver’s foot to go from the brake to the gas.
Eco Assist System – To help maximize the CR-V’s mpg is the Eco Assist System, which acts as a guide to aid drivers in driving more fuel efficiently. The multi-information display will show drivers how efficiently they are driving and can help them develop new and better habits like smooth acceleration and braking.
Fog Lights – Standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring models are fog lights that can penetrate the thickest and darkest New England fog and illuminate the road ahead.
The rear seats in the CR-V are a 60/40-split and allow for a number of different seating and cargo configuration possibilities—whether you’re carting groceries for the week, picking up the kids from school, or both.
Flat – Fold the rear seats down entirely for a completely flat cargo space area. This maximizes the cargo volume to measure up to 75.8 cubic feet. For a compact crossover, that is a lot of space—even enough for a small couch.
Split – Whether you have more cargo than passengers or more passengers than cargo, the split in the rear seats allows some seats to remain intact while others can easily be folded flat in order to accommodate whatever you need.
Up – With the rear seats remaining up and intact, the CR-V seats five passengers, while the cargo area behind still offers a roomy and comfortable amount of space that measures at 39.2 cubic feet.
The impressive power and stability of the CR-V makes way for even more capability in terms of towing and hauling.
Ground Clearance – The 2WD versions of the CR-V have a ground clearance of 7.8 inches. Drivers who choose the AWD option will see a higher ground clearance about which Car and Driver says, “Its 8.2 inches of ground clearance with all-wheel drive mean navigating unmapped roads is possible.”
Roof Rails – Standard on the Touring model are roof rails, which can secure cargo and other items up top, freeing up space inside. A number of accessories and roof attachments are available so you can securely haul bikes, kayaks, skis, and more.