We introduce to you the best selling SUV in the past decade which is raised the bar once again in 2017 the brand new Honda CRV. Despite it’s benchmark the new 2017 Honda CRV needed to step up its game in a number of categories to fend off the advances of the newer competitors. Now to keep things relevant, Honda has given the CRV a face-lift in 2015 and made a few changes to it in the 2017 model year.

2017 Honda CRV

2017 Honda CRV

2017 Honda CRV Exterior

The bulk of the exterior changes are at the front where they restyled the grille and bumper, complete with a fade skid plate and new fog lights plus restyled headlights that incorporate new LED running lights. from the rear things are much the same as before, although the rear lights have been altered slightly. It also received a couple of new styles of alloy wheels. Overall the recast exterior incorporates a more aggressive aesthetic while keeping its core concurrency in mind.

2017 Honda CRV

2017 Honda CRV

2017 Honda CRV Interior

The basic structure of the interior is as before and that’s a good thing because the CRV cabin has always been a comfortable place to spend time. Changes are limited to a few minor trim details. Although the big change for 2017 model year is the arrival of the new Honda Connect system. Based on an Android platform the system aims to offer a familiar touchscreen interface that uses swiping and pinching gestures. The rear seat passengers are just as spoiled as before with a plenty of space in all directions.

2017 Honda CRV

2017 Honda CRV

2017 Honda CRV Engine

Under the bonnet of the new 2017 Honda CRV a 2.4-Liter 4-cylinder aluminum engine is mounted with DOHC 16-valve and direct fuel injection. It can develop 185 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 181 pound feet of torque at 3900 rpm. This power is transferred trough a continuously variable automatic transmission to the standard front wheel drive or optional all wheel drive. The suspension on this car is quite supple the brakes are very good and grippy while the steering and handling is great. EPA estimates are 27 in the city and 34 on the highway. It can accelerate from 0-60 in 7.5 seconds while the top speed is 117 miles per hour.

2017 Honda CRV Price and Release date

The price of the new Honda CR-V is starting at $24,495 while it can end up to $34,145 depending on the trim level. Main competitors are: Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Subaru Forester, Jeep Wrangler, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.