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What's Changed on the 2017 Honda CR-V?

The fifth-generation Honda CR-V receives substantial changes, including increased, class-leading cabin space, its first-ever turbocharged engine, and an updated look inside and out. Learn more about these and other changes below!

Exterior & Interior Design
Starting on the outside, the new Honda CR-V shows off a more aggressive and refined design with updated grille and bumper treatments, as well as components like an available Honda-first hands-free power liftgate. The sophistication of the exterior is reflected inside the SUV as well, where cabin space has grown and there are more upscale materials incorporated throughout, including new soft-touch material on the updated instrument panel.

Added Features
New options are a highlight this year as well, including the latest edition of the CR-V's Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation. There’s also big news when it comes to standard features. On the CR-V EX and higher trims, Honda Sensing is now standard. The safety suite comes with technologies including forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and more.

First Turbocharged Engine
Another one of the CR-V's biggest highlights this year is the debut of a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine on EX trims and above. EPA fuel economy estimates have not been released yet, but Honda says the engine will offer best-in-class mpg along with peppy performance thanks to its 190-horsepower rating. A new chassis also contributes to enhanced performance, resulting in a smoother ride and more confident handling.

The 2017 Honda CR-V goes on sale in Dallas-Fort Worth this winter.

Interested in learning more about its predecessor? See our 2016 Honda CR-V review here.

Categories: CR-V