Published February 28 2017

2017 Honda CR-V: spacious, safe and efficient

By Lallier 40/640

2017 Honda CR-V: spacious, safe and efficient

Take a look at the best-selling vehicles in Canada, all categories combined, and you will often see the Honda CR-V appear. Since it was introduced in the late 1990s, the Honda CR-V has always distinguished itself with its balanced driving, versatility, and efficiency. Now in its fifth generation, the 2017 Honda CR-V offers advanced safety equipment, one of the largest cabins in its segment, and an even more fuel-efficient engine.

Safety is the priority in the 2017 Honda CR-V

The 2017 Honda CR-V is definitely one of the safest sport utility vehicles on the market, offering a variety of active and passive safety systems as standard or optional equipment. That said, Honda does not believe that safety should come only with high-end versions of any model, and therefore offers the Honda Sensing safety package starting in the LX model offered at $ 29,490.

The Honda Sensing suite of technologies includes intelligent cruise control, lane departure detection and prevention, automatic braking with forward collision warning, and several other systems designed to prevent accidents before they occur. The LX model also offers all-wheel drive as standard equipment, while the entry-level model offered starting at $ 26,690 offers heated seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions, a rearview camera, and keyless entry with push-button start as standard.

In the cockpit, 2017 Honda CR-V owners will be entitled to a spacious interior with plenty of storage space plus 1,110 liters of cargo space with all seats in place. Lower the second row, and you will get 2,146 liters of space.

A more efficient engine for the 2017 Honda CR-V

New this year, the 2017 Honda CR-V is now powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 190 horsepower and 179 lb.-ft. of torque. In addition to offering five more horsepower than the former CR-V, this engine is also more economical.

FWD models equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission have an average fuel consumption rating of 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the city, and 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway. With all-wheel-drive models, average fuel consumption is 8.7 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.2 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.

Efficient, spacious, versatile and safe, the 2017 Honda CR-V has it all. Come try it today at Lallier Honda 40-640!