Thursday, October 13, 2016

2017 Honda CR-V: This Is It


Honda is not mincing words: they are ready to take back the compact crossover crown with the launch of the all-new 2017 CR-V. The fifth-generation model boasts of a bolder style, a more premium interior, and the model’s first-ever turbocharged engine. Consider us intrigued.

The 2017 CR-V heads to a fresh new direction with a more aggressive design highlighted by sharp front elements, aggressively styled headlights, and wing-shaped LED daytime running lights. Full LED headlights are available.  The fenders have been pushed out and filling them up are 17 or 18-inch alloy wheels. The longer hood, longer wheelbase, and shorter overhangs gives it a more sophisticated presence while at the back, dual exhausts give a hint of athleticism.

In the US, the 2017 CR-V will be powered by two engines. The lower variants will be motivated by a direct-injected 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a CVT transmission. Meanwhile, the big news is the availability of a turbocharged engine. The 1.5-liter turbocharged mill in the higher trim variants push out a healthy 190 horsepower while delivering a refined performance. An Active Grille Shutter system is expected to push fuel economy figures even higher.


Underneath, the all-new body and chassis provide a more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance, and versatility. The front MacPherson Struts and rear multi-link suspension use specially tuned low-friction dampers with both FWD and AWD models getting tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars for quicker turn-in and flatter cornering. The Dual-pinion, variable ratio electric power steering contributes to a more direct and satisfying steering feel.

Inside, the 2017 CR-V has even more space while also raising the bar for refinement, utility, and premium features. It boasts of the best rear legroom in its class while soft-touch materials including the instrument panel connote an upgraded feel. For the driver, a color TFT Driver Information Interface (DII) center meter adds to a more handsome design aesthetic.

The CR-V also boasts of the latest in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance. It has a 7-inch Display Audio interface with an Android operating system that now has a physical volume knob. The system is also compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and can be had with a Garmin-based GPS system.



Some of the key comfort and convenience features include a remote engine start, dual zone climate control, heated side mirrors, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), rear USB charging ports, 8-way power adjustment driver’s seat, 4-way power adjustment front passenger seat, and a hands-free powered tailgate.

The 2017 CR-V can be had with a full suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies. In the CR-V, Honda Sensing includes Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Additional new driver-assistive technologies include the available Blind Spot Information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM) and Auto High Beam (HSS) headlights. And utilizing Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, the 2017 CR-V targets the highest available collision safety ratings.

The 2017 Honda CR-V goes on sale in the US by winter this year with the rest of the world to follow. It’s likely that the ASEAN market 2017 CR-V will launch at either at the Thailand Motor Expo later this year or perhaps at the Bangkok International Motor Show early next year.

23 comments:

  1. It looks awfully similar to the previous model on the outside. Kinda reminds me of what they did with the new and old city.

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  2. Another CVT...looks like we will not be getting any Hondas in the next 10 years when we retire our old ones.

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    1. Yo nigga, CVT is the future dawg.

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  3. Mas mainam ung DUAL CLUTCH kasi Smooth Shifting. 2.0 Turbo Charged Diesel 190 PS.

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  4. My goodness this is something to look forward to.

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  5. And the price is.... lol

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  6. Still won't buy a Honda, damn CVT's.

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  7. Ugly. The front reverted to the 3rd gen "babalu" chin. The current crv looks a lot better. The entire exterior looks too busy w/o improving it's look.

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  8. The 2006 Honda CR-V is still the best design, it's timeless IMO.

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  9. Based on the pricing of the Civic Turbo, the new CRV 1.5L Turbo AWD might be around 1.8M+ or more.

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  10. In the looks department i still like the 3rd generation CR-V. I expected more sexy CR-V like what they did in the Honda Civic.

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    1. The 3rd gen crv looks generic, bland, and feminine. Don't know why people think it looks good.

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  11. Looking at the photos, I thought it was a new version of BRV until I read the title lol!

    Ugly rear looks like an old man needing retirement. They havent fired their designers yet?

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  12. Hi Uly. Just wanna ask if mazda ph will bring the mx5 rf here in the philippines. Thanks!

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  13. typical unimaginative design that they're spewing out from japan lately

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    1. its not lately... its been going on for years now... from the Civic to Mobilio to Brio and CRV... the externals are downright ugly... but people still buy them as the build quality and internals are not that bad... the competition just cant take full advantage!

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    2. It's all by opinion, I like what Honda is putting out right now. It's from opinion :)

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  14. Even the Nissan X-Trail has now a better design than the CRV

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  15. One gripe i have is with the design of their mag design. I wonder why they would design a complex and ugly mag design. Having a simpler design with a 2 tone color is better than the wheel design of their cars.

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  16. most car buyers change their wheels after purchase anyway. No issue here. For me, pinaka hate ko yun digital speedo. parang stop watch lang.. mas ok pa rin yun conventional na gauge. over all its a nice car.

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  17. I like. makapag kape nga muna..

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  18. Honda has lost it, they use to make vehicles with great quality-to-price value but now they have become leaders of market hype rather than anything else. Especially in the 1.3M & up range like the CR-V, what happened to the ride quality, at least comparing it with the XV, X-Trail or the Forester, it lacked the expected refinement in suspension, interior materials, and driving feel. The engine performance is still commendable and their crafty design in maximizing space. Service though is an area where Honda really lost its grip, takes them more than half a day to complete a regular 10k PMS, with a confirmed appointment. Remember back in the days where Honda vehicles have a distinctively sedate build quality and ride, now it's all about hype and on-your-face cost cut utilitarian product. Let's hope the pricing and quality of this new CR-V will put some justice to the already unbecoming brand.

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