New honda 2017 crv


Сиэрвикация — Авторевю

Кроссовер Honda CR-V пятого поколения для России — это только атмосферные моторы, только вариаторы и только американская сборка. Старт продаж намечен на середину 2017 года, но я уже встретился с автомобилем в московском офисе Хонды.

Новая Honda CR-V — жертва даунсайзинга? Машину пятого поколения показали на автосалоне в Лос-Анджелесе, и российские хондаводы запаниковали: в ходе переезда на платформу от хэтчбека Civic последнего, десятого поколения под капотом у CR-V прописался полуторалитровый турбомотор мощностью 190 л.с. Спите спокойно: такого двигателя у нас не будет. Россия — первый после Северной Америки рынок, куда Honda забрасывает «пятый» CR-V, и специально для нас оставили безнаддувные «четверки» i-VTEC. Двухлитровый мотор развивает 150 л.с., а двигатель 2.4 с непосредственным впрыском и фазовращателем на впускном распредвалу — 188 л.с. Но если прежде двухлитровые машины приходили к нам из Англии с завода в городе Суиндон, то сейчас все версии будут поступать только с американских предприятий. И главное — CR-V теперь лишился и «механики», и традиционного «автомата» и, похоже, моноприводных версий. Отныне трансмиссия бескомпромиссна и бесступенчата: только вариатор.

Архитектура салона узнаваема. А самым ярким пятном интерьера является мультимедийный планшет с тачскрином и «виртуальными» кнопками. Вот только громкость звучания музыки и голосовых подсказок регулируется физической крутилкой, да и органы управления микроклиматом тоже аппаратные

Комбинация приборов — «рисованная», но это не упрек: читается все прекрасно, с контрастностью тоже полный порядок

Куда нынче без планшета? В центральную консоль Хонды CR-V он интегрирован удачно — и с дизайнерской, и с функциональной точки зрения

Я специально поставил рядом с новой машиной CR-V предыдущего поколения. Разница? Плюс 61 мм в длину не сделали Хонду переростком, а салон заряжает позитивом. Обивка выглядит подороже (прострочка сидений очень эффектна!), органы управления стали крупнее, да и общий дизайн посвежел. В планшет с семидюймовым дисплеем, установленный на центральной консоли, упакована мультимедийная система на платформе Android, которая поддерживает интерфейсы Apple CarPlay и Android Auto и позволяет подключать смартфоны и гаджеты по технологии MirrorLink с переносом картинки с экрана на экран. В ближайшее время этот комплекс обещают подружить с «пробочным» сервисом Яндекса.

Клавиши на спицах руля мелкие, но «рельефные» — пользоваться ими удобно

Клавиши на передней панели под левой рукой водителя имеют разное назначение, но запутаться сложно

Электронная комбинация приборов читается как верхняя строка офтальмологической таблицы (люди с проблемным зрением это оценят), а баланс между «физическими» и «виртуальными» органами управления выверен так здорово, что навык вырабатывается моментально. К примеру, регулятор громкости звука, расположенный на рулевом колесе, может работать и как кнопка, и как сенсорная дорожка: провожу пальцем вверх — громкость увеличивается, смахиваю вниз — уменьшается. Изображение карты в режиме навигации тоже можно менять привычным «щипком» пальцев, но крутилка регулятора громкости на планшете — настоящая, что удобно. Не хватает разве что тактильного подтверждения срабатывания нарисованных кнопок-иконок: предусмотрен лишь бипер.

• У передних сидений удачный профиль, регулируемый подколенный подпор и пижонская прострочка!• Ровный пол, регулируемый угол наклона спинки и — внушительный запас пространства по длине. На задних местах новой Хонды CR-V очень комфортно!

Посадка за рулем близка к эталонной, и в этом немалая заслуга новых рельефных и по-европейски жестких сидений. Передние стойки, по ощущениям, стали меньше съедать картинку перед водителем. Сзади же и вовсе рай: двери распахиваются на 90 градусов (осторожно на парковках!), колесная база выросла на 40 мм и подарила обитателям дивана внушительный запас пространства по длине, а дополнительными бонусами стали два силовых ­USB-гнезда и механизм двухступенчатой регулировки спинки сиденья по углу наклона. Ее секции, как и раньше, можно складывать из багажника — с помощью удобных рычажков. Размер багажного отсека у кроссовера прежнего поколения составлял ­589—1146 л, вместимость новичка в российской спецификации еще предстоит оценить во время сертификации, но у CR-V в американской версии багажник вырос на 57 л. И вряд ли что-то сильно отъест их у нашей машины, ведь под ­фальшполом тут узкая докатка, а полноразмерных запасок на российских CR-V не будет. Однако колесо лежит на листе шумоизоляции, который напоминает трогательный цветастый матрасик. Намокнув, он впитает не только влагу, но и сопутствующие запахи — закройте чем-нибудь непромокаемым!

В салоне Хонды CR-V есть четыре USB-разъема

В салоне Хонды CR-V есть четыре USB-разъема

Идеология полного привода у новой Хонды CR-V по-прежнему «паркетная». Это значит, что водитель никак не может влиять на работу трансмиссии: нет даже режима Lock. Вариатор вместо гидромеханической коробки передач тоже не лучшее решение для бездорожья. Но настройки межосевой муфты у машины пятого поколения стали другими (читай — более внедорожными, с запасом по перегреву), и при первой же возможности мы это обязательно проверим.

Проекционный экран — штуковина очень удобная. Вот только цифры на нем мелковаты

ЭРА ГЛОНАС? Да-да, она самая!

Предполагается, что «в базе» российская Honda CR-V будет иметь восемь подушек безопасности, систему стабилизации и контроля давления в шинах, электромеханический «ручник», датчик света, задний парктроник, климат-контроль, обогреваемую зону покоя стеклоочистителей, четыре электрических стеклоподъемника (все с режимами Auto), помощник старта в гору и электронный тормоз Auto Hold, страхующий от наезда на впередистоящую машину в пробках. Остальные опции — дистанционный запуск двигателя, бесключевую систему доступа (вместо механической кнопки на ручках дверей теперь тачпады), подогрев рулевого колеса, выдвижной проекционный дисплей, люк, светодиодный головной свет (ближний, дальний, противотуманки и секции боковой подсветки при парковках) — раскидают по четырем комплектациям. Электропривод багажной двери на российских машинах будет без «ножной» активации, но с регулировкой высоты подъема. Работает она так. Остановив дверь в нужном положении, удерживаем три секунды кнопку закрывания багажника, и система запоминает положение двери в качестве крайнего по высоте — в гаражах с низкими потолками это оградит от многих неприятностей.

Спинки задних сидений раскладываются с помощью рычажков, расположенных на боковых стенках багажного отсека, высоту подъема пятой двери можно регулировать

Полноценного пакета систем активной безопасности Honda Sensing, который анонсирован для американской и европейской CR-V пятого поколения, у нас тоже не будет — останутся только камеры бокового обзора LaneWatch и видеопарктроник. Такое решение в российском представительстве объясняют желанием снизить цены на топовые версии, тем более что спрос на умные круиз-контроли, радары и прочие электронные системы у нас невелик. Прайс-листы появятся только будущей весной: на сегодняшний день американский завод (все CR-V будут поступать к нам из-за океана) не предоставил даже закупочных цен.

Под фальшполом багажника — конфуз. Нишу следует закрыть непромокаемым материалом, иначе здесь будет болото!

Летом 2017 года в продаже появятся полноприводные кроссоверы с моторами 2.4, а двухлитровые машины с полным приводом начнут ввозить ближе к осени. Ну а решение о поставках переднеприводников будет принято по результатам продаж AWD-версий.

Конструкция ходовой не изменилась: стойки McPherson спереди и многорычажная подвеска сзади. Заметной разницы в дорожном просвете мы не выявили

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Honda CR-V (2017) - pictures, information & specs

Honda CR-V

The fully redesigned and reengineered 2017 Honda CR-V is the fifth generation of Honda's immensely popular five-passenger compact SUV, the best-selling SUV in America for the past 20 years, with cumulative U.S. sales of nearly 4 million units since the model's introduction in 1997.

The 2017 CR-V boasts bold and sophisticated new styling, a more spacious, versatile and premium-quality interior, its first-ever available turbocharged engine, and a host of new features and technologies for improved connectivity, comfort and convenience. Based on an all-new platform architecture, the new CR-V also targets the highest levels of quality and driving refinement in its class, including top-in-class steering precision, ride comfort, body control and cabin quietness.

The 2017 CR-V expands the application of the Honda SensingTM suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now offered as standard equipment on EX and higher trims, and includes for the first time on CR-V both Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF). Additional new available driver-assistive features include Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, Blind Spot Information System (BSI), Auto High-Beam (AHB) and all-new Driver Attention Monitor.

Utilizing Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM (ACETM) body structure, the 2017 CR-V targets the highest available collision safety ratings, including an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS including a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with Honda Sensing.

2017 Honda CR-V

New Exterior Design and Vehicle Packaging

The new Honda CR-V styling heads in a fresh new direction with an aggressive attitude, thanks to crisper and sharper front-end design elements, aggressive stylized headlights surrounded by a wing-shaped LED DRL array on all models, and wide, muscular fenders. The long hood, longer wheelbase, short rear overhang and new dual exhaust outlets give the 2017 CR-V a more sophisticated and athletic presence.

The CR-V's new windswept front end appearance includes signature Honda LED headlights (Touring trim), a Honda-first Active Shutter Grille system that lowers aerodynamic drag, uprated aluminum alloy wheel sizes to 17 or 18 inches on all trims, narrower A-pillars for improved visibility, and sporty dual exhaust. Adding convenience is a Honda-first available Hands Free Access Power Tailgate, which allows opening and closing the tailgate simply by kicking a foot to activate a sensor under the rear of the vehicle.

The new exterior design is complimented by the new CR-V platform's best-in-class space-efficiency. Its wider stance and longer wheelbase significantly benefit interior space - total interior volume is up 1.8 cubic feet, rear seat legroom is increased by 2.1 inches, and total cargo length with the second-row seats folded flat is up 9.8 inches versus the previous model. Converting from passenger to cargo hauling is made easier than ever with the new one-motion dive-down 60/40 split rear seat, and available power tailgate with hands-free operation.

New Powertrain and Chassis Technology

The 2017 Honda CR-V in EX and higher trims are powered by CR-V's first ever turbocharged engine, a 1.5-liter DOHC, Direct-Injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine with dual Valve Timing Control (VTC), delivering notably refined and responsive performance across the engine's full operating range. Combined with the CR-V's more aerodynamic body, models equipped with the new turbocharged powerplant have the highest EPA fuel economy ratings in the compact SUV class (non-hybrid). CR-V LX trims are powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC direct-injected i-VTEC engine with Variable Timing Control (VTC). Both engines are mated to a smooth shifting and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic.

All-wheel-drive models feature an upgraded Real Time AWD system with a significant increase in maximum rear-wheel torque delivery and new electronic control allowing stepless control in everyday driving conditions and further improved all-weather confidence and control. The all-new body and chassis design in the 2017 CR-V provides more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance and superior overall versatility. Its front MacPherson strut and new rear multi-link suspension utilize specially tuned low-friction dampers, with both FWD and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars that promote responsive turn-in and flatter cornering. Dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to the CR-V's direct and satisfying steering feel.

More Premium and Technologically Advanced Interior

The 2017 CR-V also raises the bar for interior refinement, utility and premium features in the compact SUV class. The more spacious cabin features substantially upgraded materials throughout, including a new soft-touch instrument panel and more intricately stitched seats. A new color TFT driver information interface (DII) center meter display adds to the handsome new design aesthetic.

The Honda CR-V offers the latest in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of advanced technologies. Available features include a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Android operating system that now features a physical volume knob as well as an available new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin®. The CR-V 's Display Audio system is compatible with the Apple CarPlayTM and Android Auto™ platforms, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone-powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled search capabilities.

Some of the key new comfort and convenience features available on the 2017 Honda CR-V include remote engine start, dual-zone climate controls, heated side mirrors, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), rear USB charging ports, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and driver's seat with 8-way power adjustment and 4-way power lumbar support.

Design, Development and Manufacturing

Combining an American exterior design proposal with a Japan-led interior design, the 2017 Honda CR-V was designed and developed by Honda R&D Co., Ltd. in Japan. The new CR-V will be produced at three plants in North America - in East Liberty, Ohio; Alliston, Ontario, Canada; and, for the first time, in Greensburg Indiana. Engines for the new CR-V will be manufactured in Anna, Ohio and in Alliston, Ontario, while the CVT will be produced by Honda in Russells Point, Ohio.

Body & Exterior

The fifth-generation CR-V exterior offers sporty and innovative styling to match its comfortable and spacious interior, while also providing maximum utility value for a wide range of users. Slightly longer, wider and taller than the previous-generation CR-V, the new model is the ideal size to lead the compact SUV segment.

Defining design elements that add strength and vigor to the 2017 CR-V are athletic wheel arches, a long hood with aggressive aerodynamic front-end detailing, a short rear overhang, and increased ground clearance. The design also features a 1.6-inch longer wheelbase that improves rear-seat roominess and ride quality.

Although the new vehicle's silhouette is reminiscent of the previous Honda CR-V, its details clearly define it as the next generation. These include a windswept new front end appearance, including signature Honda LED headlights (Touring trim), a Honda-first Active Shutter Grille System that lowers aerodynamic drag, uprated aluminum alloy wheel sizes, narrower A-pillars for improved visibility, and dual exhaust outlets. Adding convenience is a Honda-first available Hands Free Access Power Tailgate (Touring), which allows opening and closing the tailgate by using a foot-activated motion sensor located under the rear bumper. Available chrome garnishes, rain-sensing windshield wipers, roof rails and numerous Genuine Honda Accessories also expand beauty, convenience and functionality.

Exterior Styling

Advancing the CR-V's exterior with a dynamic and exciting new design, the 2017 CR-V builds strongly on the previous four generations. Like those vehicles, the shape of the new CR-V is utility oriented, providing the roominess, flexible storage and off-highway capabilities that are useful for so many people. The new CR-V heads in a fresh new direction with aggressive new attitude, thanks to crisper and sharper front-end design elements, aggressive stylized headlights surrounded by a wing-shaped LED DRL array on all models, and wide, muscular fenders. The long hood, longer wheelbase, short rear overhang and dual exhaust outlets give the new CR-V an upscale presence.

The CR-V cabin form is wind-tunnel tested for minimal aerodynamic drag, and features flush glass, significantly narrower A-pillars, and precisely shaped and tailored mirrors. The airflow separates cleanly off the rear of the vehicle via a spoiler positioned above the backlight. Emphatic character lines on the body sides, and an increase in wheel sizes to 17 (LX, EX and EX-L) and 18 inches (Touring) - all aluminum alloy for the first time in CR-V history - further add to the vehicle's youthful appeal. The large tailgate opening allows easy loading and unloading of even bulky cargo. Finally, bright LED taillights arranged in Honda's characteristic wing design help distinguish the fifth-generation CR-V at a glance.

Exterior Dimensions

The 2017 CR-V has a 1.6-inch longer wheelbase than the previous-generation CR-V (104.7 in. vs. 103.1 in.) for better second-row seating roominess, easier ingress and egress, and superior ride comfort. Despite this upgrade, the overall length increases a modest 0.6 inches, resulting from a shorter rear overhang, which also adds to the new generation CR-V's sportier look. The front overhang is the same as in 2016.

The new Honda CR-V also has a 1.4-inch wider stance, which further helps with interior roominess, storage capacity and road holding, while contributing to the CR-V's more athletic stance. Wheel track is up 0.7 inches in front and 1.3 inches in back, significantly benefitting handling. Finally, a slightly taller overall height compared to the 2016 CR-V contributes to both interior roominess and cargo storage capacity.

High-Strength Steel

Multiple steel grades of high-strength steel are used in the CR-V's body construction to help achieve excellent overall vehicle dynamics, optimize safety performance, reduce weight, and lower noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Fifty-seven percent of the body is composed of high-strength steels. Ultra-high-strength, hot-stamped steel is utilized for the first time on CR-V and comprises 13.8 percent of the body structure.

Next Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)

As an integral part of the CR-V structure, Honda's proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle, thus reducing the forces transferred to the passenger compartment. ACE channels frontal crash energy to both upper and lower structural elements, including the floor frame rails, side sills and A-pillars.

Body Rigidity

The benefits of the CR-V's unibody stiffness are numerous, including the ability to tune the suspension for optimum ride and handling performance. The rigid body structure also directly results in a quieter and more comfortable ride experience for the passengers, with less NVH felt over a wide range of driving conditions. Some key advancements in body structure include the following.

  • In the Unibody
    • Certain connection areas -- where the A-pillars meet the floor sills, and the B-pillars meet the roof rails improves rigidity
    • Large body panels are shaped using computer aided engineering (CAE) to reduce booming
    • An internal rear structural ring stiffens the unibody for improved handling
    • Short-pitch welding places spot welds 20 mm (0.8 in) apart in critical areas of the unibody, compared to 40 mm to 45 mm (1.6 in to 1.8 in) traditional spacing, increasing stiffness and durability
  • Underneath the Vehicle
    • A lateral cross-member and damper structure, located between the rear wheels, improves handling
    • A cross-car brace, located at the front of the vehicle, improves handling

Aerodynamics

Developed with a combination of computational fluid dynamics, scale-model wind-tunnel testing, and Honda's first full-scale wind-tunnel testing incorporating a running belt, the 2017 CR-V is highly optimized aerodynamically. The advanced engineering and development work, in combination with key exterior design features, results in a 2-percent improvement in aerodynamic drag (CdA) compared to the previous-generation CR-V. As a result, the fifth-generation Honda CR-V is not only the most aerodynamically efficient CR-V to date, but also the most aerodynamically efficient vehicle in its class (based on Honda internal test data). This directly benefits both fuel efficiency and interior quietness.

Besides the carefully tailored body panels, the CR-V utilizes such details as narrow A-pillars and flush-mounted glass, hidden windshield wipers with flat blades, aerodynamically shaped folding mirrors with sealed hinges, and sealed hood hinges. Additional wind-cheating features include aerodynamically shaped lighting and exhaust silencers, and extensive undercovers that smooth airflow beneath the engine and transmission, mid-floor area and center tunnel. A functional rear spoiler, located at the rear edge of the roofline above the rear window, helps airflow separate from the body more cleanly, further improving aero efficiency. Detailed management of engine-room airflow, specific wheel designs and the Active Shutter Grille system mentioned below, also contribute to the CR-V's efficient passage through the air.

Active Shutter Grille System

Making its Honda debut on the 2017 CR-V, the new Active Shutter Grille system reduces aerodynamic drag at cruising speeds, directly helping to improve fuel efficiency on the highway. The system uses an electric step motor controlled by a processor that tracks major temperature parameters including engine coolant temperature, transmission oil temperature and air-conditioning requirements. The system either opens or closes the upper and lower shutters simultaneously to control the amount of air flowing through the engine's radiator and the air conditioner's condenser (plus the intercooler, for trims powered by the 1.5L turbo engine). The lower shutters leave a small area always open for optimum airflow even when the shutters are closed. The system is designed to keep the shutters closed as much as possible-even in city driving-for improved aerodynamic performance and fuel efficiency.

Underbody Aerodynamics

Lateral strakes located ahead of each wheel and tire help deflect airflow around the tires for additional aerodynamic efficiency gains. Even the stamped steel exhaust silencers are aerodynamically shaped, eliminating the need for an under-cover at the rear of the vehicle. This reduces parts count, complexity and weight while helping to ensure optimal aerodynamic efficiency.

In-Die Softzone

The new CR-V employs selectively tempered "soft zone" technology. This special forming technique allows the creation of specially tempered areas, or soft zones, within an ultra-high-strength hot-stamped steel part. As a result, simpler, lighter components can provide the appropriate energy pathways necessary to absorb crash forces. The technology minimizes both parts count and weight.

The process for creating soft zones involves heating the sheet steel to 930 degrees Centigrade before simultaneously stamping and cooling key areas of the part. A laser cutting trimming process then completes the component.

The rearward ends of the rear unibody frame rails each contain a pair of soft zones designed to fold in a controlled, 3-bend manner in the event of a rear impact, helping to attenuate crash energy. The rated material strength of these soft zones is 650-800 MPa high-strength steel, compared to the much stronger 1,400-1,700 MPa hot-stamp steel of the overall rear frame rail. Using this technology in the rear frame rails saves 3.3 pounds.

Class-leading Forward Visibility

The A-pillar section on the 2017 Honda CR-V is 5.2 mm (0.2 in.) narrower than on the previous-generation CR-V, resulting in a 4.5 percent improvement in view angle and placing visibility for corners and intersections at top of class. Safety performance is maintained through the pillars' shape, the precise design of load pathways during a frontal collision or rollover, and their use of 1500 MPa ultra-high-strength, hot-stamped steel.

Walk Away Door Lock

Included on EX and above trims, the Walk Away Door Lock feature automatically locks (1) when the driver leaves the vehicle; (2) when the key holder's distance from the vehicle exceeds 6.5 feet for 2 seconds; and (3) when no other key is detected inside the vehicle. An audible tone sounds and the hazard lights flash to confirm that the vehicle has locked. The Walk Away Door Lock feature is programmable, and may be turned on or off as the driver prefers.

Power Side Mirrors

The CR-V's power side mirrors are aerodynamically optimized to reduce wind noise and minimize turbulence. EX and above trims add body-colored heated side mirrors and integrated LED turn indicators. The side mirrors can be manually folded for greater convenience in tight parking situations, and include sealed hinges to further reduce wind noise. Previously, heated side mirrors with LED turn indicators were available only on Touring trims.

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Countermeasures

Extensive noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) countermeasures position the CR-V at the top of its competitive set, both while the vehicle is accelerating and at cruising speeds. In addition to the floating suspension subframes described above, strategically placed body sealants, acoustic separators inside the A-, B- and C-pillars, and flush-mounted windshield and windshield wipers further aid overall cabin quietness.

Engine Compartment Isolation

Measures to isolate sound and heat emanating from within the engine compartment include dedicated front, side and rear hood seals, strategically placed heat baffles, a hood insulator panel (EX and above trims), an engine under-cover, and dedicated insulation within the instrument panel. Inside the vehicle, a one-piece molded insulated carpet liner adds further to exceptional heat isolation and noise reduction for the CR-V.

Body Sealing

The 2017 CR-V has a high level of body sealing to dramatically reduce the levels of noise inside the vehicle. Specific measures include:

  • Pillar separators seal the hollow A-, B- and C-pillars to reduce the transmission of noise from the floor area into the passenger cabin.
  • Triple door sealing utilizes 360-degree molded door seals to reduce wind noise and improve isolation.
  • Door gap seals at the rear door edges join triple-sealed door openings and lower door-edge seals in keeping wind noise from entering the cabin.
  • To reduce noise in the lower corner areas of each side window, two sealing rubber blocks are added to each door, one at the lower front corner and another at the lower rear corner, to fill the gaps between body and glass.
  • Eight air-leak reduction moldings and clips at key locations where the side windows slide into the side doors help reduce the possibility of audible air leaks occurring in these locations.
  • Along with internal bracing, acoustic hole seals fill open areas inside the door structures, significantly reducing the amount of wind and road noise that can reach the cabin. The same Thinsulate™ material that is used in the doors is also used to reduce sound transmission through the roof and the rear quarter glass.
  • Acoustic undercovers and insulators for the front and rear fenders, floor and trunk, inner door, and under-dash areas further attenuate road noise, vibration and harshness.

Auto On/Off Headlights

CR-V EX and above trims feature auto-on/off headlights for greater convenience. The headlights are multi-reflector/projector-beam units on all Honda CR-V models except the Touring, which has auto-on/off LED headlights described below.

EX and above trims also include an auto high beam (AHB) function, a first for the CR-V.

LED Lighting

All CR-V trims incorporate a wide range of light-emitting diode (LED) exterior lighting features, including standard LED daytime running lights (DRL), LED one-touch turn signals, and LED taillights, brake lights, license-plate light and center high-mounted stop light.

The CR-V Touring trim includes LED low-beam and high-beam headlights. Arranged in a sleek in-line display that matches the new windswept body lines, the LED high beams provide a longer and wider range of visibility during nighttime driving.

The LEDs are both mercury free and lead free, benefiting the environment. They require less power to operate than traditional incandescent lighting, which helps fuel efficiency. The versatility of the LED arrays also contributes to the CR-V's sharp and upscale design. And finally, LED lights have a longer life and are maintenance free.

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature

The CR-V EX and above trims have a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature that will fully open or close with a single touch of the switch. The moonroof mechanism was purposely designed to provide ample headroom. The moonroof has a sliding sunshade that opens with the roof and can be closed to block sunlight.

Windshield Wipers

The CR-V LX trim has 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers, while the EX and EX-L trims have variable intermittent wipers. The Honda CR-V Touring incorporates rain-sensing capability.

Wiper-Synchronized Headlights

Laws in some states require drivers to turn on the headlights when the wipers are operating in the rain. In all trims, the new CR-V helps its driver comply with these laws by automatically illuminating the headlights when the wipers are activated in rainy conditions (with headlight switch in Auto).

Details include:

  • A light sensor detects the ambient brightness and determines when to turn the headlights on or off, while also increasing the illumination of the wiper switch and instrumentation for good visibility.
  • If rain is intermittent, the lights stay on for a predetermined interval before automatically turning off again.
  • The headlight and illumination sensitivity can be adjusted through vehicle settings.

Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop

All new CR-V models incorporate Push Button Start/Stop, while CR-V EX and above trims add the convenience of Smart Entry. The Smart Entry system simplifies approaching, entering and operating the vehicle. To gain entry, the driver/passenger simply pulls either of the front door handles while the remote in his or her possession.

Smart Touch Sensor

Included on CR-V EX and above trims, the front door handles, a smart touch sensor replaces the black rubber lock button of the previous generation. The new smart touch sensor is located on the top rear of the door handle, reducing the chance of the driver's thumb accidentally activating the door lock when grabbing the handle.

Walk Away Door Lock

Included on EX and above trims, the Walk Away Door Lock feature automatically locks the CR-V when the driver leaves the vehicle. This hands-free locking capability adds everyday convenience that's especially useful when the driver has his or her hands full or is distracted. In typical use, when all doors are closed and the driver walks away, the CR-V will automatically lock when the key holder's distance from the vehicle exceeds 6.5 feet for 2 seconds or more and when no other key is detected inside the vehicle. An audible tone sounds and the hazard lights flash to confirm that the vehicle has locked. The Walk Away Door Lock feature is programmable, and may be turned on or off as the driver prefers.

Remote Engine Start

Included on CR-V EX and above trims, Remote Engine Start lets the driver start the Honda CR-V remotely via the remote key fob, thereby activating the climate control system with a target temperature of 72 degrees. The system will automatically operate the heater, front and rear defrosters, front heated seats, heated side mirror, and air conditioning as needed.

To start the engine remotely, the owner presses the LOCK button on the key fob and then holds the ENGINE button for a second. The vehicle's hazard lights will flash, indicating that the signal has been received. When the engine is started remotely, the wipers, lighting and audio systems remain off, and the security system remains set. The engine will run for up to 10 minutes after remote starting and can be extended by another 10 minutes using the same procedure.

Power Tailgate

The CR-V EX and above trims feature a power tailgate. Replacing the twin gas-charged strut and separate electric motor system on the previous CR-V, the new CR-V uses a spindle-type strut on the left side. This "active" strut contains a small electric motor and planetary gear set. Fully sealed, the spindle-type strut lends the tailgate area a cleaner appearance while also helping to improve cargo room. The spindle-type strut is also 3.1 lb. lighter than the gear-driven system on the previous-generation CR-V Touring trim.

The power tailgate can be operated via the remote key fob, from a button on the driver's door panel, a button above the rear license plate (for opening) or from a button located inside the tailgate (for closing).

Three distinct capabilities included in the new CR-V (EX and above):

  • Stop and Hold - The stop and hold feature allows the tailgate to be stopped at any desired position, which is useful when the CR-V is parked in tight areas such as in a crowded parking lot, in a garage, or near a wall.
  • Programmable Height - This function allows the CR-V driver to set the opening height of the tailgate to their desired level. This allows drivers of different heights to program the tailgate to open at a height that is convenient for them. Like the stop and hold function, the programmable height function allows safe use of the tailgate in a confined area such as a garage with a low ceiling. To use the programmable height function, simply press the tailgate switch for 3 seconds when the tailgate reaches the desired height. The system beeps twice to indicate that it has been programmed.
  • Hands Free Access (Touring only) - New to Honda and exclusive to the CR-V Touring is a new hands free access system. Convenient and versatile, this premium feature makes operating the tailgate easier and more satisfying for drivers with different needs, or who are different sizes. The power tailgate can be easily opened or closed simply by kicking a foot underneath either of the two motion sensors at the rear center of the vehicle (one at the lower rear bumper edge and another underneath the rear fascia). The sensors can detect a kicking motion (in-out foot motion required) (longitudinal range: 1.2 inches to 3.9 inches from sensor, lateral range: around the center of the rear bumper). This enables people carrying items the ability to load or retrieve items, even if both hands are full and unable to operate the remote. It also keeps the driver's hands clean if the tailgate and handle are dirty. The hands free access works as long as the user is carrying the CR-V's key fob.

Enhanced Cargo Capacity

The 2017 CR-V has a wide and deep cargo area offering 39.2 cu. ft. of storage volume (37.6 cu. ft. for the Touring trim) with the second-row seats up (2 cu. ft. more than the 2016 CR-V), and 75.8 cu. ft. of storage volume with the seats folded (4.9 cu. ft. more than the 2016 CR-V). This positions the new CR-V near the top of its competitive set in total cargo volume. With the second-row seats folded, the storage area is also 9.8-inches longer than the 2016 CR-V. Additionally, a single-motion folding second-row seat feature makes converting the CR-V from passenger to cargo-hauling use easier.

Four tie-down rings are included at the edges of the cargo area. Also standard, a retractable tonneau (EX and above) allows hiding storage items from view. The floor is carpeted to help protect cargo during transit, and also to help reduce road noise entering the passenger cabin. A removable floor panel hides the temporary spare tire, jack and wrench, and two cargo-area lights provides illumination when the tailgate is open.

Two-level floor

Convenience of use of the storage area is also improved. For 2017, the cargo area has a new "2-level" floor mode. With this feature, the cargo-area floor can be installed in either an upper or lower position. In the upper position, when the second-row seats are folded the CR-V has a completely flat cargo-area floor from the tailgate opening all the way forward to the front seats. This makes loading and securing large objects easier - or when camping, it enables a completely flat sleeping area. Moving the floor panel to the lower position maximizes storage room when the second-row seats are up. The rigid and lightweight composite floor panel weighs just 5.5 lb. - over a pound lighter than the 2016 CR-V's rear floor panel.

Colors

The 2017 CR-V is available in ten exterior colors including five metallic colors and five pearl colors. Matching the new CR-V's upscale and sporty style, the color range is both intriguing and exciting, with four new colors - Molten Lava Pearl, Dark Olive Metallic, Sandstorm Metallic and Gunmetal Metallic - embracing a technological theme that matches the CR-V's advanced design and engineering.

The ten exterior colors are individually keyed to the 2017 CR-V's three available interior colors: Black, Gray with Black trim, or Ivory with Black trim.

Interior

The CR-V has long been known for its accommodating and versatile interior. The all-new Honda CR-V builds on that legacy with an even more spacious and space-efficient interior - the roomiest CR-V cabin yet - boasting top-class interior space, best-in-class rear seat legroom, a more voluminous cargo area and the easy utility of the new one-motion dive-down 60/40 split rear seat.

In typical Honda fashion, the 2017 CR-V is built on a foundation of smart design, comfortable fit and intuitive controls. Upscale amenities, premium accents and available leather seating in EX-L and Touring models help give the CR-V a more luxurious feel than ever before. With 105.9 cubic feet of passenger cabin volume, the CR-V offers impressive space and comfort, particularly in the spacious rear seating area, which has gained more than two inches of additional legroom.

The CR-V has an expanded 39.2 cubic ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats and a volume of 75.8 cu-ft. with the rear seats down to create a flat load floor that is 9.8 inches longer than in the previous model. Underfloor storage is available just behind the rear seats; for maximum cargo capacity, the two-position removable rear cargo floor can be set in a low position to open up even more space for tall and bulky items.

The CR-V offers the latest in-vehicle connectivity and audio performance with a new generation of advanced technologies. Available features include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface, and a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ developed in cooperation with the experts at Garmin®. For the first time, the CR-V 's Display Audio system is compatible with the Apple CarPlayTM and Android Auto™ platforms, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone-powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled search capabilities.

Interior Materials

The new CR-V interior features high-quality premium touches and upscale materials applied liberally throughout. Highlights include a soft-touch instrument panel upper surface and soft door upper panels. Fit, finish and materials have received close attention, and soft leather seating is standard on EX-L and Touring trims.

Interior Design

The new CR-V interior blends a dynamic and wide layout with smoothly integrated technology and high-quality materials. There is handsome new instrumentation, and EX and above trims feature a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII) display, and 7-inch color touchscreen Display Audio system with a clean and sleek appearance.

The 2017 CR-V has a larger interior than ever before, with an open, roomy feel with an increase in the "tandem distance" (the distance between the front and rear rows of seating) of 2 inches. Design features like sleekly styled front seatbacks help give rear passengers a spacious feeling. With its large cabin and new one-motion dive-down 60/40 split rear seat design, the Honda CR-V interior is incredibly versatile with room for five people and a substantial amount of cargo. You can also mix cargo and passengers creatively to handle a variety of missions.

Critical and oft-used systems and controls in the CR-V are positioned within easy reach of the driver. Controls for the systems used most frequently - audio, cruise control, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, available navigation system with voice recognition and intelligent Multi-Information Display - are conveniently positioned on the steering wheel. The main instrumentation is an easy-to-read analog design, supplemented with digital and graphic displays. Typical of Honda interior design, the soft-touch switchgear of the CR-V is engineered to deliver a high-quality feel and positive action.

Front Seats with Available Three-Level Heating

The front bucket seats are designed to provide welcoming support for a wide range of body types, along with secure lateral support for aggressive cornering. To help improve the forward view and create a feeling of openness for rear seat passengers, the front seatbacks have a narrow upper profile and compact headrests. The CR-V seats feature fabric seating surfaces in LX and EX trims, with leather-trimmed seats in the EX-L and Touring trims.

The driver's seat in LX models is manually adjustable for fore-and-aft, seatback angle and height adjustment. The EX, EX-L and Touring feature power-operated versions of the same adjustments, along with an adjustable thigh support, for a total of 8-way power adjustability. The EX, EX-L and Touring driver's seats also include 4-way power adjustable lumbar support with 80 mm of vertical adjustability and 35 mm of longitudinal adjustment. EX-L and Touring trims add a front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustability. In the EX-L and Touring, memory seating is linked to 2 separate user profiles. New, faster-acting, three-level heated front seats are standard in the EX-L and Touring. Heating includes both the seat bottom cushions and front seatbacks.

One-Motion Dive-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat

For superior rear passenger comfort and cargo carrying versatility, the CR-V has an all-new one-motion dive-down 60/40 split rear seat design. The design also allows a single motion to return each side to the upright position. With supportive padding, 2-position reclining seatbacks, a nearly flat floor with added toe room under the front seats, and an increase in legroom of 2.1-inches, the CR-V backseat offers a new level of passenger comfort.

When cargo carrying is a priority, the seats can be quickly lowered to provide a large, flat cargo deck. Each side of the split-folding seat is operated independently via an easily accessible release lever, one on each side of the cargo area. There is also a release handle for each seat that's accessible from each rear door. A single pull on either the handle or lever stows the seat completely by automatically lowering the seat base and folding the seatback forward and down. To put the seats up, simply raise the backrest; the seat base automatically moves back into position and the seat is ready to use.

Console and Interior Storage

To maximize convenience and utility, the Honda CR-V's interior has a wide range of storage features including the newly designed center console. With the CR-V's new Electric Parking Brake, there's no need for a traditional manual parking brake handle on the center console, which opens up a considerable amount of space. An open tray at the front of the console is ideal for a smartphone or other small items. Two large cupholders are positioned within convenient reach of the driver and front passenger. Topped with a comfortable padded, sliding, flip-up center armrest, the generously sized console now has 3 distinct internal configurations, made possible by a tray that can be repositioned as desired.

All trims include a 12-volt power outlet positioned near the open tray at the front of the console. A single 1.0-amp USB port is included inside the console on LX, while EX and above trims have two USB ports inside the console-one 1.5-amp and the other 1.0-amp-plus an additional pair of 2.5-amp USB ports on the rear of the console for use by back seat passengers.

Greatly expanded compartments in each door panel provide plenty of space for small items and also include bottle holders. In the rear seating area, a flip-down center armrest includes 2 beverage holders.

Cargo Capability

The CR-V's completely redesigned cargo area offers versatile capability to suit the needs of active owners. The CR-V has an expanded 39.2 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats and a volume of 75.8 cu.-ft. with the rear seats down. For easy loading, the CR-V has a lift-in height that is among the lowest in the class. For maximum cargo capacity, the one-motion dive-down 60/40 split rear seat can be quickly lowered from either the rear doors or the tailgate, creating a flat load floor that is nearly 10 inches longer than before. Underfloor storage is available just behind the rear seats; for maximum cargo capacity, the rear cargo floor can be set in a low position to open up even more space.

The large and easy-to-use cargo area features a flat floor with a height-adjustable rear cargo floor panel and a generous 75.8 cubic feet of space.

Steering Wheel

The steering wheel, leather-wrapped on EX-L and Touring trims, incorporates the most commonly used controls, allowing the driver to keep their hands on the wheel and their attention on the road. Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and audio system controls are located on the left side of the steering wheel, and include a touchpad control that makes is easy to scroll and select items that appear on the audio screen. Cruise control controls are on the right and Driver Information Interface (DII) controls are located on the left side. Models with Honda Sensing™ have LKAS and ACC controls located on the right side of the steering wheel as well. In all trims, the steering wheel offers manual tilt and telescopic adjustment.

Power Windows, Locks and Mirrors

Power windows are standard equipment on all CR-V models and include auto-up and -down operation on the driver side (all trims) and front passenger side (EX and above) windows. Power door locks and power mirrors are also standard equipment on all models. EX, EX-L and Touring models include heated exterior mirrors and Smart Entry.

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature

EX, EX-L and Touring models have a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature that will fully open or close with a single touch of a switch.

Climate Control Systems

The 2017 CR-V now has a standard automatic climate control system. EX, EX-L and Touring trims include dual-zone operation. In addition to physical controls, the system incorporates climate control functions in the Display Audio touchscreen. For the comfort of the rear seat passengers, dual adjustable air vents are positioned in the rear of the center console.

Sliding Sunvisors

To provide more flexible shading from the sun, all CR-Vs come standard with sliding sunvisors. In EX and above trims, the visors have illuminated vanity mirrors.

Meters

The Honda CR-V LX has analog instrumentation with a large tachometer, flanked by a coolant-temperature gauge on the left and fuel-level gauge on the right. A digital speedometer is positioned in the center of the tachometer. EX and above trims have a central thin-film transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface (DII) color display that depicts an analog tachometer, digital speedometer and additional selectable information.

The gauge package progressively illuminates to give the driver a welcoming feel upon entry. When the door is first opened, the instrument lighting illuminates and then brightens progressively to 100-percent illumination when the ignition is switched on. The illuminated instrument panel then comes alive, indicating that the car is ready to go. At the end of the drive, the instrument lighting dims progressively.

Driver Information Interface (DII)

The CR-V 's instrument panel provides important vehicle information via a Driver Information Interface (DII) positioned centrally in the meter panel. Controls positioned on the left side of the steering wheel allow the driver to cycle the DII display through multiple screens of information from sources including LKAS, ACC and more, when equipped. The Maintenance Minder™ system alerts the driver to upcoming maintenance needs via the DII and should a fault occur with the vehicle, specific warning information will appear. The display indicates when to change the oil, air cleaner, transmission fluid, spark plugs or coolant, as well as when to rotate the tires.

Engine Immobilizer

Complementing the remote entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. A special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started - even if a mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.

Push Button Start/Stop

Push Button Start/Stop with Smart Entry is available on EX and above trims. Once the driver is seated with the brake pedal depressed, he or she simply pushes the START/STOP button positioned on the instrument panel to start the engine. Powertrain operation and certain electrical functions are ended when the START/STOP button is pressed again at the conclusion of the drive. For accessory mode, the driver simply presses the START/STOP button without pressing the brake pedal. The CR-V 's START/STOP button features a pulsating light to help the driver more easily locate the button.

Auto On/Off Headlights

CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring models feature auto-on/off headlights for greater convenience. The headlights are multi-reflector/projector-beam units on all models except the Touring, which has auto-on/off LED headlights. All models feature dramatic LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

The EX-L and Touring models feature an electrochromic interior rearview mirror that automatically dims during nighttime driving to reduce glare from the headlights of following vehicles.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB)

The CR-V 's standard Electric Parking Brake makes using the parking brake easier and more comfortable and frees up precious center console space for storage and other functions.

5-Inch Display Audio System (LX)

The CR-V LX has a standard 160-watt AM/FM radio audio system with 4 door-mounted speakers and a USB port to allow the connection of other compatible devices. The system can play Pandora® content from a compatible device via the USB port, or wirelessly, via Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. The audio system has a 5-inch (diagonal) display screen and conventional "hard" buttons and knobs to control the various functions. Illuminated steering wheel mounted controls are positioned within fingertip reach. This system includes four 6.7-inch diameter speakers, one in each door.

7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen (EX, EX-L and Touring)

EX and EX-L trims feature a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android operating system that offers a wide range of useful features and capabilities. The intuitive and easy-to-use touchscreen lets users swipe, tap and pinch to control the vehicle's audio system, display settings and other advanced features.

The 7-inch touchscreen is a special high-contrast, high definition IPS display with a high viewing angle for better legibility. In the Honda CR-V EX, the system offers 180 watts of power output divided among 6 speakers: four 6.7-inch full range speakers, one in each door, and two 1.5-inch tweeters near the A-pillars. The EX-L grade adds two additional tweeters, one in each rear door. In Touring models, the 7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen system output is increased to 330 watts and the speaker count is increased from eight to nine with the addition of an 8-inch subwoofer positioned in the right side of the cargo area.

The Display Audio system offers most popular audio formats, including AM/FM, HondaLink® content, Pandora®, Bluetooth® streaming audio, and compatibility with the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms. SiriusXM® is included with the EX trim, and HD Radio® is included in the EX-L trim and above.

Icons resembling smartphone apps are displayed on the high-definition, capacitive touchscreen, making the interface intuitive and easy to use. Interfaces for standard internet-sourced music and media options, such as Pandora® can be displayed and controlled on the Display Audio interface, with the ability to create personalized stations, tap to "like" songs, and view album artwork directly from the touchscreen. Display Audio also integrates touch operation of the menu and return functions for a modern and sleek look.

The system can also be controlled with illuminated steering-wheel mounted controls, including a new touchpad control that enables an alphabetic search of a range of features using a vertical swiping motion. Search items appear on the color Driver Information Interface (DII) display located in the lower portion of the instrument display, just below the digital speedometer display. The system can also be controlled via voice commands, after pressing and releasing the steering-wheel-mounted talk button.

Driver Information Interface (DII)

All models with the exception of the LX feature the Driver Information Interface (DII) integrated into the operation of the 7-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen. The DII is positioned in the instrument display, just below the digital speedometer. The color TFT DII display puts a wide range of information in front of the driver where it's easy to see. The steering wheel mounted buttons and touchpad control make it easy to search among choices on the DII, and then make the desired selection.

DII displays the following items:

  • Driving Computer
  • Smart Maintenance
  • Audio System
  • Navigation
  • Telephone
  • SMS/Email
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto™

1-Cable Connection

In the CR-V EX and above trims, compatible iPhones and Android (with Android Auto app.) phones loaded with the compatible HondaLink app can be connected to the 1.5-amp USB port in the center console with a single USB cable (provided with the phone), to display navigation information on the 7-inch Display Audio Touchscreen. This makes connection simpler and less costly than Honda's previous system that required 3 cables to make the connection between the smartphone and the vehicle.

Apple CarPlay™

CR-V EX models and above offer standard Apple CarPlay compatibility. By connecting the iPhone to the car using the phone's USB cable (supplied with the phone) and the CR-V 's 1.5-amp USB port, CarPlay features can be accessed.

CarPlay takes the most popular functions and features of the user's compatible iPhone and puts them on the CR-V 's Display Audio touchscreen and DII display, positioned in the instrument cluster. You can get directions, send and receive messages, listen to audio books and music, all in a way that allows you to stay more focused on the road.

CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for typical driving scenarios. It also works with the Honda CR-V 's controls - both on the audio touchscreen and the steering-wheel mounted controls, so you don't need to pick up your phone. A curated selection of available CarPlay Apps is designed for use in the CR-V, and are specially designed to minimize the potential for driver distraction.

CarPlay includes access to Apple Maps, which can provide turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.

CarPlay is compatible with iPhones that feature the small Lighting connector, not older iPhones with the larger 30-pin connector.

Android Auto™

CR-V EX models and above offer standard Android Auto™ compatibility. By connecting a compatible Android phone to the car using the phone's USB cable (supplied with the phone) and the CR-V 's 1.5 amp USB port, the Android Auto platform is enabled.

Android Auto puts some of your phone's most useful Apps on the CR-V 's audio display and DII, positioned in the instrument cluster. You can get directions, send and receive messages, listen to audio books and music, all without the need to pick up your phone. Android Auto works with the car's controls - both on the audio touchscreen and the steering-wheel mounted controls - so it's simple and intuitive to use.

Android Auto's voice control is specially designed for typical driving scenarios. A curated selection of available Android Auto Apps is designed for use in the CR-V, and are specially designed to minimize driver distraction.

Android includes access to Google Maps, which can provide turn-by-turn directions, live traffic conditions, lane guidance and more. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. Android Auto is designed to work with Android phones running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.

HondaLink®

The Display Audio system with next generation HondaLink that is standard in EX models and above allows the owner's digital lifestyle to seamlessly integrate with the car and provides access to a world of cloud-based information. The all-new application-based platform connects customers to online content both inside and outside the vehicle. The connection between the system and the user's smartphone is made through the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless interface. A HondaLink phone app provides convenient access for many services including location searches, local weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts, service scheduling by phone, and access to the vehicle Owners Guide.

HondaLink Assist

An additional feature on CR-V EX and above is HondaLink Assist, which can help request emergency assistance for drivers. If a compatible phone is paired through Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, there is a cellular connection and an airbag deployment sensor is triggered, the system is designed to automatically attempt to notify an operator, report the car's current location, and allow occupants to talk directly to the operator. The operator can then contact emergency services if needed.

Siri Eyes Free

The CR-V EX and above trims integrate Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode imbedded in Apple CarPlay. Compatible iPhone® users will be able to operate Siri through familiar voice commands by pressing and holding the TALK button on the steering wheel for 2 seconds when their iPhone is paired via Bluetooth®7. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and helps to minimize the potential for distractions by keeping the iOS device's screen from lighting up.

Owners can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Capabilities include:

  • Send text messages and e-mails
  • Read incoming text messages and emails
  • Set up calendar entries, reminders, and alarms
  • Check the weather
  • Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when the audio system is set to Bluetooth® Audio or iPod mode)
  • Sports scores and stock quotes

SMS Text Messaging

All CR-V EX models and above have a standard SMS text message function that can read incoming texts aloud over the audio system, and allow the driver to reply with any of 6 factory preset messages. The system works with SMS-capable cell phones that have an active data plan and the Message Access Profile (MAP), such as the Blackberry, Droid X and others. Apple iPhone models do not support this feature, but Siri Eyes Free CarPlay mode (iPhone 5, 6 and 7 at time of launch) offers the ability to initiate, hear and respond to text messages via voice commands.

Once a compatible phone is paired with the CR-V 's Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system, the text messaging function is enabled. When the phone receives a text message, an alert appears on the audio display screen. The driver can choose to have the message read aloud, can select among the preset reply choices, or can call the sender - all without touching the phone.

To help avoid the potential for driver distraction, the text of the incoming message is not displayed on screen unless the vehicle is stopped.

Available factory preset text replies:

  • Talk to you later, I'm driving.
  • I'm on my way.
  • I'm running late.
  • OK
  • Yes
  • No

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

The Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all Honda CR-V models, the system wirelessly connects the driver's cell phone to the vehicle's audio system. This allows the driver to make or answer cell phone calls without removing hands from the steering wheel. The system is compatible with Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones that have the Hands Free Profile (HFP).

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic

Available on the EX-L and standard on the Touring model, the integrated Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, developed in cooperation with Garmin, offers many improvements, including enhanced graphics, live search, speed limit display, customized vehicle icons, 3D buildings and terrain, and more. The system includes free map database updates for up to 5 years (initial purchase plus one yearly update each year for 4 years). The system includes the HD Digital Traffic feature, which alerts the driver to current traffic conditions and can display alternate routes around gridlock. It features expanded coverage including many surface streets within the U.S., allowing the driver to choose faster, less congested routes. HD Digital Traffic is subscription-free.

The navigation system can be controlled by voice or through the 7-inch electrostatic touch-screen audio display utilizing its tap, pinch and swipe functionality. The voice-activation system can respond to more casual command phrases that require less user familiarization, in addition to the previous capability of being able to understand spoken city and street names. For example, a voice request for "Radio 98.3 FM" can now be spoken in approximately a dozen different ways ranging from "change the radio station to 98.3" to "98.3 FM." This logic applies to audio functionality of the audio/information screen. The navigation system can also be controlled by voice with conventional navigation commands like, "Find nearest Chinese restaurant" or "find nearest ATM."

The audio system is automatically muted when the "Talk" button is pressed. The voice-recognition technology allows the driver to simply speak city and street names aloud, and the system responds by displaying the matches available in the database. Points of interest on the map - such as restaurants or grocery stores - can be displayed with brand logo icons or you can have the system provide turn-by-turn navigation, all by voice command. The point-of-interest (POI) database includes telephone numbers that can be dialed by using the Bluetooth®7 HandsFreeLink® system when the driver's cellular telephone is connected to the system.

USB Ports and Power Outlets

In all CR-V models, a 12-volt power outlet is positioned at the base of the center stack near an open storage tray. The LX has a single 1.0-amp USB port and EX and above trims have a 1.0 amp and a 1.5-amp USB port inside the console; 2 more USB charging ports (2.5 amp) are positioned on the rear of the center console for use by rear seat passengers.

Chassis

The new 2017 CR-V's chassis has evolved to provide more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance, and superior overall versatility. Increased front and rear track widths combined with front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension with specially tuned low-friction dampers and tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars promote responsive turn-in and flatter cornering. A new dual-pinion, variable gear ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) system also contributes to the CR-V's direct and satisfying steering feel.

All trims include fluid-filled suspension bushings for improved ride quality and isolation from road noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control and a 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, and a new electric brake booster (EBB) add to the CR-V's capability. Straight Driving Assist reduces steering effort when driving on sloped or crowned roads, while Agile Handling Assist uses the brakes to improve both turning response and cornering ability. An Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Automatic Brake Hold and Hill Start Assist add convenience in traffic or on hills.

All CR-V trims feature aluminum alloy wheels as standard equipment, with diameters ranging from 17 inches on the LX trim to 18 inches on the EX, EX-L and Touring trims. In both FWD and AWD versions, all-season tires ensure surefooted performance in a wide range of road and weather conditions, while an indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses the ABS sensors and dedicated software to determine when a tire is low on pressure.

Front and Rear Suspension

The 2017 CR-V's wider track, longer wheelbase and new suspension delivers agile handling, confidence-inducing stability and a stable, flat ride. The system uses a combination of front MacPherson struts and rear multi-link with floating subframes and fluid-filled compliance bushings, and features specially tuned dampers with larger bodies and low-friction bushings that enhance the car's sporty character. Using a strut-style front suspension improves the room available for crash reinforcement. Meanwhile the compact multi-link rear suspension provides an excellent combination of ride quality and handling while also helping to maximize second-row seating and cargo space. Front and rear stabilizer bars on all trims improve turn-in response while reducing body roll during cornering. The stabilizer bars are bonded to their mounting bushings and use low-friction connecting links for smoother operation.

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

The MacPherson strut front suspension is engineered to provide inspired handling performance and a responsive feel for the driver. Specially calibrated geometry ensures a high degree of quickness and precision, smoothness and stability. The lower suspension arms are connected to the subframe and to the body via fluid-filled compliance bushings (described below), providing the ideal combination of handling responsiveness and precision, along with maximum isolation from road noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). All front suspension arms and the front hub carriers are steel, and all CR-V models and trims use a tubular front stabilizer bar.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension

The new multi-link rear suspension includes stamped-steel arms, cast-aluminum hub carriers and a solid stabilizer bar. Mounted on a new floating (rubber-mounted) subframe for noise reduction, the rear suspension provides agile handling, both during normal driving and in emergency maneuvers, together with a flat ride. The trailing arms are located on the unibody with fluid-filled compliance bushings (described below) for exceptional control of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) while maintaining precise handling. All CR-Vs use a solid rear stabilizer bar for crisp turn-in and body roll control.

Fluid-Filled Suspension Compliance Bushings

The CR-V's suspension uses front and rear fluid-filled compliance bushings to provide superior ride isolation as well as chassis vibration control. These bushings are specifically tuned to provide minimum vibration transfer to the occupants, reducing the overall noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

In front, the lower control arms pivot in the fluid-filled bushing, while in back, the leading edge of the suspension's trailing arms pivot in the bushing. In both cases, the design helps absorb road harshness and vibration while still retaining the exacting precision required for sharp, nimble handling.

Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)

The Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates dual pinion gears and a variable gear ratio (VGR) for enhanced low-speed maneuverability and high-speed stability. Compared to a traditional single-pinion steering system, the dual pinion EPS utilizes the physical steering input from the driver as well as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures the driver's steering effort and an ECU determines how much electric motor assist to add, with the result being seamless, natural-feeling steering in all situations.

The steering ratio is variable over a 20-percent range with a final full off-center ratio of 12.3:1. This provides a quick 2.3 turns lock-to-lock - significantly quicker than the 2016 CR-V's 3.1 turns - enabling easier low-speed maneuvering and parking. The variable ratio allows for slower gearing around the straight-ahead position for improved stability at high speeds. Also contributing to the enhanced steering performance and feel of the CR-V are reduced operating friction, a high level of stiffness for the steering mount, and a larger diameter, more rigid steering column shaft (8 mm larger than the 2016 CR-V).

Straight Driving Assist

When cruise control is activated, Straight Driving Assist reduces the steering effort required when driving on a sloped or crowned road. When the Straight Driving Assist system detects that steering effort is being applied to keep the car driving along a slope, the Electric Power Steering system applies motor assist. This reduces the muscle effort required to maintain the desired direction on the sloped road to the same level as is required on a flat road.

4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist

The CR-V is equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), new Electric Brake Booster (EBB), and Brake Assist. The ventilated front brakes rotors are 12.3 inches in diameter (1-inch rotor thickness) and are clamped by single-piston brake calipers. The rear disc brakes incorporate 12.2-inch diameter solid rotors (0.4-inch rotor thickness) paired with single-piston brake calipers. The low-friction design of the brake calipers reduces energy losses when the brakes are not in use, directly improving fuel efficiency.

Electric Brake Booster (EBB)

New for 2017 is an electric brake booster (EBB) that optimizes braking performance at all speeds. In the previous generation Honda CR-V, the brake master cylinder utilized a vacuum booster to assist the driver in applying adequate hydraulic pressure for each braking situation.

However, typical vacuum-assisted systems do not calibrate the hydraulic pressure at the brake calipers to the vehicle speed. EBB improves braking performance in all situations by using an electric motor-operated booster together with a larger master cylinder to apply hydraulic pressure to the brake calipers. The EBB motor is controlled by a microprocessor that monitors the vehicle speed as well as the pressure the driver applies to the brake pedal, building superior hydraulic pressure more quickly and with less pedal effort in all braking situations.

4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

The 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) independently modulates braking power at each wheel to help the driver retain steering control during heavy braking. The Brake Assist system recognizes emergency braking situations and almost instantly applies full braking force when appropriate to help shorten braking distance.

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control system that works in conjunction with the CR-V's Drive-by-Wire™ throttle and its 4-channel ABS systems to enhance control capability while the vehicle is accelerating, braking, cornering or when the driver makes a sudden maneuver.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential effect by applying braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with more traction. While the driver can reduce the traction control effectiveness allowing more wheel slip during stuck conditions by pressing the VSA button, ABS remains fully operational at all times.

Agile Handling Assist (AHA)

Standard on all CR-V trims, Agile Handling Assist (AHA) uses brake torque vectoring to improve turn-in response and corner traceability. By applying braking force to the inside wheels during cornering at high lateral G, the system creates a yaw moment, thus generating more turning force and reducing understeer.

Hill Start Assist

The Hill Start Assist function helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when the vehicle senses a certain incline and is fully stopped in any forward gear when facing uphill or reverse gear when facing downhill. The system uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a wheel speed sensor to control the hydraulic brake modulator.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB)

New for the 2017 CR-V, the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is simpler, more convenient and comfortable to use than a traditional parking brake. The EPB also frees up center console space, allowing a higher console and an extended armrest length.

Engaging the parking brake requires only a pull on a switch on the center console. To release the parking brake, the driver simply presses on the accelerator pedal (while the seatbelt is buckled) when the transmission is in Drive or Reverse or else pushes on the parking brake switch while operating the brake pedal.

Automatic Brake Hold

When activated, Automatic Brake Hold retains brake pressure when the vehicle comes to a stop such as at a traffic light or in heavy traffic. This frees the driver from continually pressing the brake pedal to maintain the vehicle in a stopped position until the driver presses the throttle pedal.

Operating the system requires 2 simple actions from the driver:

  • Activating/deactivating the system via a switch on the center console
  • Pressing on the brake pedal until the vehicle comes to a stop

A green "Brake Hold" icon on the instrument panel illuminates to show that the system is functioning. When the hold position is engaged, a separate, dedicated "Hold" indicator illuminates.

Wheels and Tires

The CR-V LX rides on P235/65R17 tires mounted on 17 x 7 ½-inch aluminum alloy wheels, while EX and Touring trims utilize larger P235/60R18 tires and 18 x 7 ½-inch aluminum alloy wheels for sharper handling. All tires carry an all-season M+S rating, making them suitable for year-round use in all weather and road conditions.

Developed cooperatively with Honda engineers, the tires help reduce rolling resistance while also helping to reduce noise and vibration as well as rolling resistance, improving both ride quality and fuel efficiency in the process.

A summary of the 2017 CR-V's wheel and tire sizes include:

  • LX
    • 17 x 7 ½-inch alloy wheels
    • P235/65R17 104H all-season tires
  • EX and EX-L
    • 18 x 7 ½-inch alloy wheels
    • P235/60R18 103H all-season tires
  • Touring
    • 18 x 7 ½-inch alloy wheels (unique color)
    • P235/60R18 103H all-season tires

Space-Saving Spare Tire

The spare tire is a space- and weight-saving temporary unit that is mounted under the CR-V's removable floor panel in the cargo area. All 2017 CR-V FWD and AWD models and trims use the same specification T155/90D17 112M tire mounted on a 17 x 4T steel wheel.

Low-Friction Wheel Bearings

The CR-V's wheel hubs feature new low-friction bearings that measurably reduce rolling resistance, which directly contributes to improved fuel efficiency.

Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The new Honda CR-V uses an indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that is lighter and simpler than previous systems. Instead of using sensors mounted on each wheel to monitor tire pressures, indirect TMPS uses the existing ABS wheel-speed sensors to continually monitor the rotational speed of each wheel. Because a tire with low pressure rotates more quickly than one with a higher pressure, by comparing these values with a specifically designed computer algorithm, indirect TPMS can determine when a tire is low on pressure. This information is delivered to the driver in the form of a warning symbol on the instrument panel. Special logic included in the TPMS processor is designed to eliminate false warnings.

Ground Clearance

Improving the new CR-V's utility capabilities, ground clearance has been increased to 7.8 inches for front-wheel drive (FWD) models and 8.2 inches for the all-wheel drive (AWD) models-an increase of 1.5 inches in both cases--with no increase in the vehicle's center of gravity height. The ground-clearance improvement is largely due to the 2017 CR-V's larger-diameter wheels and tires.

Exhaust

All CR-V trims use a single exhaust system for light weight and simplicity. On EX and above trims, dual exhaust outlets (a first for CR-V) provide a sportier appearance. All trims incorporate an exhaust flex tube that helps reduce noise and vibration. The silencer shape is also aerodynamically tuned to improve airflow underneath the vehicle, helping to improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and further reduce air turbulence-inducing noise at highway speeds.

Fuel Tank

The 14.0-gallon fuel tank and fuel lines are molded of high-density polyethylene for low weight, freedom from corrosion, impact resistance and reduced fuel vapor losses. The tank shape is thinner and flatter than in the previous CR-V, benefitting ground clearance while maximizing interior room for second-row occupants. The tank and filler pipe are formed as a single unit, reducing weight and complexity while further improving safety in the event of a collision. Additionally, the tank is positioned ahead of the rear wheels to help guard against damage in a rear impact. A high-efficiency fuel pump is housed inside the tank, and the fuel filter is a lifetime design that never needs replacement.

Powertrain

With a choice of a powerful 2.4-liter in-line 4 or an all-new 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line 4 (a CR-V first), the 2017 Honda CR-V offers exceptional fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance. Both engines are paired with Continuously Variable Transmissions and are offered in front-wheel drive or with reengineered Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ for all-weather performance and control.

The CR-V LX is powered by a 2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC® + VTC direct-injected (DI) inline-4. Designed to operate on Regular Unleaded fuel, the normally aspirated powerplant is rated at 184 peak horsepower at 6,400 rpm. Peak torque output is 180 lb.-ft. at 3,900 rpm. The engine is Tier 3 Bin 70 emissions compliant and is rated by the EPA at 26/32/28 mpg (city/highway/combined) when equipped with front wheel drive and 25/31/27 mpg (city/highway/combined) when equipped with Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™.

The CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring trim are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged DOHC direct-injected inline-4 engine with dual variable timing control that is the most powerful engine ever offered in the CR-V, and Honda's most powerful production turbocharged engine ever offered in America. Designed to operate on Regular Unleaded fuel, the engine is rated at 190 peak horsepower at 5,600 rpm. Peak torque output is 179 lb.-ft. from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm. The engine is Tier 3 Bin 70 emissions compliant and is rated by the EPA at 28/34/30 mpg (city/highway/combined) when equipped with front wheel drive and 27/33/29 mpg (city/highway/combined) when equipped with Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™.

2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC Direct-Injected Inline-4 Engine

The 2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC® + VTC direct-injected (DI) inline-4 in the CR-V LX is carried over from the 2016 model. This engine is designed to operate on Regular Unleaded fuel and is rated at 184 horsepower at 6,400 rpm. Peak torque output is 180 lb.-ft. at 3,900 rpm.

Cylinder Block and Crankshaft

The CR-V LX's 2.4-liter engine has a lightweight die-cast aluminum cylinder block with a main-bearing single cradle design that creates a rigid assembly to help minimize noise and vibration. Cast-in iron cylinder liners provide long-lasting durability. Each journal on the forged-steel crankshaft is micro-polished to reduce internal friction. To improve smoothness throughout the rpm range and help lower noise levels, the engine is fitted with an internal balancer unit. Consisting of a pair of chain-driven counter-rotating shafts located in the oil pan, the balancing system helps quell the inherent second-order harmonic vibrations that normally impact inline 4-cylinder engines.

To reduce piston-sliding friction, the cylinder bores are offset by 8.0 mm from the crankshaft. This gives the connecting rods a more favorable angle during each power stroke, which reduces side loading on the pistons and in turn, improves efficiency. The engine also features a forged crankshaft for high rigidity and low friction. With 4 smaller-diameter counterweights and 4 larger-diameter counterweights, the crankshaft offers optimized flywheel effect while minimizing total weight.

Pistons and Connecting Rods

Lightweight pistons have a carefully optimized skirt design to minimize reciprocating mass, and reduced weight minimizes vibration and increases operating efficiency. The piston crowns are dished to help maintain stable combustion and to optimize distribution of the stratified fuel charge from the direct injector in each cylinder. This close control over the combustion process boosts overall operating efficiency. Lightweight, high-strength steel connecting rods are heat-forged in one piece and then "crack separated" to create a lighter and stronger rod with an optimally fitted bearing cap.

Cylinder Head and Valvetrain

A lightweight cylinder head made of pressure-cast aluminum alloy uses front-located exhaust ports that provide greater freedom in the layout of the close-coupled catalytic converter which mounts directly to the cylinder head. With exhaust passages cast directly into the cylinder head, the need for a traditional separate exhaust manifold is eliminated.

A silent-chain drives dual overhead cams and 4 valves per cylinder, and features a double-arm tensioner design that reduces operating friction. The cam drive is designed to be maintenance free throughout the life of the engine. To further reduce friction, the finish of the camshaft journals has been improved.

The combustion chamber shape and valve angles have been optimized to boost fuel efficiency and power. The engine features an included valve angle of 35 degrees, a narrow valve angle that decreases the surface-to-volume ratio and helps create a flatter, more compact combustion chamber that reduces unburned hydrocarbon emissions.

The cylinder head features a high-tumble intake-port design. In combination with the combustion chamber and piston crown shape, the design's high level of airflow tumble helps create a homogenous fuel mixture for low fuel consumption and high airflow for high power output.

Turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC Direct-Injected Inline-4 Engine

For the first time ever, the CR-V is offered with a turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC Direct-Injected inline-4 engine. Closely related to the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine offered in the 10th-generation Honda Civic, the CR-V's 1.5-liter engine is standard on EX, EX-L and Touring trims. The CR-V's 1.5-liter turbocharged engine has key enhancements that help it develop more horsepower and torque than in the 2016 Civic. With peak output of 190 horsepower and 179 lb.-ft. of torque, this CR-V is the most powerful production example of this engine family to date. By comparison, the Civic Sedan's 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is rated at 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque.

Several features combine to create the CR-V 1.5-liter turbo's increased performance compared to Civic models that are powered by this same engine family. A reduction in compression ratio combines with a higher maximum turbo boost pressure - made possible by a new turbocharger impeller design and more free-flowing intake and exhaust systems - to net a substantial gain in horsepower and torque.

Cylinder Block and Crankshaft

The 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4 has a lightweight die-cast aluminum block with individual reinforced main bearing caps to minimize weight. Cast-in iron cylinder liners provide long-lasting durability. Each journal on the lightweight forged-steel crankshaft is micropolished to reduce internal friction.

Pistons and Connecting Rods

Like the Civic models that are powered by this same engine family, the CR-V's 1.5-liter engine's pistons have "cavity-shaped" crowns that help maintain stable combustion and contribute to improved efficiency. With its high power output, the reshaped piston crowns in the CR-V lower the compression ratio from 10.6:1 to 10.3:1, to allow the engine to operate efficiently at a higher maximum boost pressure. The lightweight pistons have a carefully optimized skirt design to minimize reciprocating weight, which minimizes vibration and increases operating efficiency. The pistons are cooled by twin oil jets directed at the underside of each piston crown. Special cooling channels in the CR-V's pistons also help keep operating temperatures in check. Ion-plated piston rings help reduce friction for greater operating efficiency. Lightweight, high-strength steel connecting rods are heat-forged in one piece and then "crack separated" to create a lighter and stronger rod with an optimally fitted bearing cap.

Cylinder Head and Valvetrain

The direct-injected 4-cylinder turbocharged engine has a lightweight pressure-cast aluminum alloy DOHC cylinder head. With exhaust ports cast directly into the cylinder head, the need for a traditional separate exhaust manifold is eliminated.

A low-friction, silent-chain drives dual overhead cams and 4 valves per cylinder. The cam drive is maintenance free throughout the life of the engine. To help further reduce weight, new thin-wall hollow camshafts are used.

To benefit fuel efficiency, emissions and power, the turbo engine utilizes sodium-filled exhaust valves. A hollow chamber within the valve contains sodium that is cooled by the exhaust port cooling jacket. As the chamber reaches close to the valve head, the sodium helps to cool the entire valve. Since the valve is internally cooled it doesn't need the enriched fuel mixture that is generally used in turbo engines to help cool the exhaust valve. The resultant leaner mixture reduces emissions, increases fuel efficiency and helps increase power.

The cylinder head includes small M12 sparkplugs, down from the more common M14, to save space and weight. The head also includes direct-injection multi-hole fuel injectors with a small-diameter bore. Higher-pressure direct injection optimizes fuel atomization, allowing for more efficient combustion. To provide a high-tumble intake charge that further enhances combustion efficiency, both the intake port and piston crown have special designs.

The CR-V turbo engine features dual Variable Timing Control (VTC) that can vary the timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts independently. With the turbo engine's variable cam timing, the cam timing can be optimized to suit the driving conditions. Under light loads, valve overlap can be increased to reduce pumping losses and improve fuel efficiency. When engine speed is low and engine load is large, such as during initial acceleration, the amount of overlap is increased to boost the scavenging effect, which improves torque and responsiveness. When engine speed is high and engine load is also high, such as during full-throttle acceleration, the amount of valve overlap is reduced to increase engine output.

Low Inertia Mono Scroll Turbo System with Electric Wastegate

The turbocharged CR-V engine employs a small-diameter, low-mass turbine for maximum responsiveness. The mono scroll housing design helps the turbo build boost even at relatively small throttle openings and low rpm. The electrically actuated wastegate allows boost pressure to be precisely controlled. Unique to the CR-V, a new, reshaped 9-blade turbine impeller takes the place of the 11-blade impeller used in Civic models that are powered by this same engine family.

Designed to operate on Regular Unleaded fuel, the engine's maximum boost pressure is set at 18.5 psi., up from a maximum of 16.5 psi in Civic turbocharged models.

A large low-restriction intercooler is positioned low in the front of the vehicle where it receives unobstructed airflow when the vehicle is in motion. Intake air travels from the air filter, to the turbo compressor, on to the intercooler, then to the engine's intake ports. The intercooler helps reduce the temperature of air entering the engine, making it denser for greater performance. To reduce weight, the turbo system is plumbed with rigid, lightweight resin composite inlet pipes to carry intake air to and from the intercooler. Compared to the similar induction system used in the Civic, the Honda CR-V induction system has a 4-percent improvement in flow, contributing to greater power output in the CR-V.

Direct Injection System

The engine's direct-injection system enables increased torque across the engine's full operating range along with higher fuel efficiency and low emissions. A multi-hole injector delivers fuel directly into each cylinder (not to the intake port, as in conventional port fuel injection designs), allowing for more efficient combustion. The system features a compact, high-pressure, direct-injection pump that allows both high fuel flow and pulsation suppression, while variable pressure control optimizes injector operation.

ECON Mode

Every 2017 CR-V is equipped with a green ECON button located on the center console near the shift lever. Activating ECON mode helps improve fuel efficiency by modifying throttle mapping and HVAC operation. The Drive-by-Wire throttle system provides more gradual response, and to save additional energy, the climate control's fan speeds are lowered incrementally and other climate control system characteristics are altered based on the conditions.

Friction Reducing Technology

All CR-V engines make use of friction-reducing technologies designed to improve engine efficiency:

  • The outer skirts of the lightweight aluminum pistons feature a low-friction molybdenum coating applied in a dot pattern
  • Plateau honing of the cylinder walls removes microscopic high points to further reduce friction while improving the long-term wear characteristics of the engine.
  • Low viscosity oil (0W-20)
  • Other contributors to overall operating efficiency are a special 2-stage oil pump relief valve, low-friction oil seals, special low-drag piston ring design, low-friction cam chain and a lightweight crankshaft.

Drive-by-Wire Throttle System

The CR-V 's Drive-by-Wire throttle system replaces a conventional throttle cable with smart electronics that "connect" the accelerator pedal to a throttle valve inside the throttle body. The result is less under-hood clutter and lower weight, as well as quicker and more accurate throttle actuation. Plus, a specially programmed "gain" rate between the throttle pedal and engine offers improved drivability and optimized engine response to suit specific driving conditions.

Exhaust System

All CR-V trims use a single-pipe exhaust system for light weight and simplicity. CR-V models that are powered with the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine have a special hi-flow exhaust system with dual exhaust outlets.

100,000+/- Mile Tune-up Intervals

Both CR-V powerplants require no scheduled maintenance for 100,000+/- miles or more, other than periodic inspections and normal fluid and filter replacements. The first tune-up includes water pump inspection, valve adjustment, and the installation of new spark plugs.

Maintenance Minder™ System

To eliminate unnecessary service stops while ensuring that the vehicle is properly maintained, the CR-V has a Maintenance Minder™ system that continually monitors the vehicle's operating condition. When maintenance is required, the driver is alerted via a message on the Multi-Information Display (MID) on the LX trim or Driver Information Interface (DII) on all other trims.

The Maintenance Minder™ system monitors operating conditions such as oil and coolant temperature along with engine speed to determine the proper service intervals. Depending on operating conditions, oil change intervals can be extended to a maximum of 10,000 miles, potentially sparing the owner considerable expense and inconvenience over the life of the vehicle. The owner-resettable system monitors all normal service parts and systems, including oil and filter, tire rotation, air-cleaner, transmission fluid, spark plugs, coolant, brake pads and more. To reduce the potential for driver distraction, maintenance alerts are presented only when the ignition is first turned on, not while driving.

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

The CR-V 's standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) offers smooth and predictable gear ratio transitions and excellent acceleration matched with efficient low-rpm cruising. The CVT is comprised of an engine-driven torque converter that in turn drives 2 variable-width pulleys connected by a steel belt. With its angled inner faces, the belt can circle the angled pulley faces at varying diameter depending on the pulley width, which alters the effective ratio between the pulleys. Since there are no steps in the pulley faces, the range of possible gear ratios is essentially infinite. This ultrafine control of the gear ratio is the key to the CVT's greater efficiency over a conventional automatic transmission with a limited number of discrete gear ratios. Instead of approximating the correct ratio for the conditions like a conventional automatic does, the CVT can precisely select the optimum ratio from moment to moment without steps or slippage. Computer control of the transmission allows the ratio between the pulleys to be altered almost instantly to best suit the driving conditions and accelerator pedal setting.

The CR-V's CVT transmission is an evolution of the CVT that is offered in Accord 4-cylinder models, the 2016 CR-V and turbocharged variants of the 2016 Civic. There are select differences in the CVT, depending on which CR-V engine it is paired with. As in the Civic, a turbine twin-damper design for the torque converter provides tight control and helps mitigate turbo lag in models with the 1.5-liter engine. The transmission also incorporates refinements to the lockup clutch damper and torque converter when paired with turbocharged CR-V models to help smooth initial acceleration. Final drive ratios are also different between the 2.4-liter and 1.5-liter CR-V powertrains.

G-Design Shift Feature

The CR-V 's CVT is designed to provide the optimum gear ratio for the driving conditions, and to offer a more natural driving feel than some previous CVT transmissions that may have something of a disconnected "rubber-band" feel compared to a conventional automatic transmission.

During full throttle acceleration, the new generation of G-Design shift logic employs stepped ratios as the vehicle speed increases. This helps give the transmission a more "connected" feel as the engine rpm and vehicle speed increase together. This stepped operation also improves acceleration performance incrementally.

CVT Automatic Modes

The transmission can be operated in 3 different fully automatic forward modes with the console-mounted straight-gate shifter. The D mode is ideal for most driving situations, and combines fuel efficiency with smooth operation and responsive power when needed. The S mode is for more performance-oriented driving, and features more aggressive transmission mapping to keep engine rpm higher for greater acceleration and response. The L mode is ideal for situations when additional engine braking is desired, such as in mountainous driving.

S-Range Control

To allow the driver to alter the operation of the CVT, the console-mounted gear selector includes an "S" or Sport mode that provides a sport-shift schedule that delays upshifting for more available power, and provides greater engine braking.

Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System

The 2017 CR-V is offered with the updated Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. Software and hardware upgrades result in an increase in engine torque (up to a total of 40-percent) that can be sent to the rear wheels, based on the driving conditions. The result is improved performance in low traction conditions when AWD comes into play.

The compact and efficient Real Time AWD provides a high degree of 4-wheel-drive sophistication in rain, snow, dirt roads and dry pavement. Real Time AWD offers the optimal balance of confident capability and user friendliness in a lightweight and fuel-efficient design. The driver can simply step on the accelerator and let the system maximize use of available grip and climbing capability. System operation is completely automatic and virtually transparent in smoothness.

The capabilities of the system are prioritized to further support high fuel efficiency and all-around drivability on-road as well as off-road. Assisting the front wheels when it is beneficial, Real Time AWD instantly powers the rear wheels when starting from a stop, even on dry pavement, working in cooperation with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA) and the Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS). The Real Time AWD system can operate at all speeds when needed. When torque transfer to the rear wheels is not required, such as when cruising, drive force to the rear wheels is decoupled for reduced drag.

The Honda CR-V's all-wheel drive system consists of the conventional front-wheel-drive system, a compact transfer case that distributes torque through the propeller shaft running the length of the vehicle, the rear differential, an electronically-controlled hydraulic pump, a multi-plate clutch, and left and right rear-wheel driveshafts. The multi-plate clutch connects the propeller shaft to the rear differential and is operated by an electric motor driving a hydraulic pump. For 2017, the maximum hydraulic pressure has been increased, resulting in a 57 percent increase in the available torque transfer to the rear axle. The electric motor is controlled by the Intelligent Control System, which means that the system can actively apportion power based on the conditions. The system doesn't merely react to front wheel spin; it minimizes wheel spin before it happens by sending power to the rear wheels accordingly. For efficiency, the electric motor activating the hydraulic pump is idled when not required, further reducing drag within the system and helping to reduce energy consumption.

When starting on snow for example, the system sends power to the rear wheels right from the start, minimizing the potential for front wheel spin. The system can also detect when the CR-V is climbing a hill and sends a greater amount of power to the rear wheels in cooperation with the Brake Hold feature. Brake Hold maintains brake pressure after the brake pedal is released, giving the driver time to accelerate and smoothly resume motion. The Intelligent Control System instantly assesses the road's slope angle using a G-sensor and the level of grip as detected by VSA allowing added initial apportioning of torque to the rear wheels for smooth starts.

Safety & Driver Assistive Technology

The fifth-generation CR-V incorporates premium active safety, passive safety and driver-assistive features, including Honda SensingTM technology, now offered as standard equipment on EX and higher trim. The 2017 CR-V is projected to earn top collision safety ratings including a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with Honda Sensing.

Active safety and driver-assistive features include the Honda Sensing™ suite of technologies, now offered standard equipment on EX and above trims. For 2017, Honda Sensing on the CR-V now, for the first time, includes Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF).

Additional new driver-assistive features available on the 2017 CR-V include Blind Spot Information (BSI) system, Cross Traffic Monitor, Auto High-Beam system (AHB) and new Driver Attention Monitor.

Passive safety features begin with the CR-V's advanced unibody engineering and construction, which includes 57-percent high-strength steel, the most in CR-V model history. In addition, an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, energy-dispersing crash stroke front frame rails, and tailor-tempered B-pillars and rear frame structures help better protect occupants in a collision - while also helping to minimize weight. Additional CR-V passive-safety features include an advanced front airbag system, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with rollover sensor.

An important new driver-assist feature for the 2017 CR-V is the Driver Attention Monitor, which continually monitors steering inputs to gauge the driver's level of awareness becoming inattentive - and then warns the driver to take a break.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)

Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions by distributing crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design

Structures in the front of the 2017 Honda CR-V are designed to help absorb energy in the event of a collision with a pedestrian. Research by Honda shows that the following features can dramatically improve a pedestrian's chance of survival if struck by a moving vehicle.

Specific pedestrian head injury mitigation features include:

  • Hood is designed to deform if contact is made with either an adult or a child pedestrian
  • Windshield base has a unique section structure for efficient impact energy absorption
  • Energy-absorbing fender mounts and supports
  • Breakaway windshield wiper pivots
  • Deformable hood hinges

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control system that works in conjunction with the Drive-by-Wire™ throttle and the 4-channel ABS systems to enhance control capability while the vehicle is accelerating, braking, cornering or when the driver makes a sudden maneuver.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential effect by applying braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with more traction. By pressing the VSA button, the driver can temporarily reduce the traction control effectiveness, allowing more wheel slip during stuck condition. ABS remains fully operational at all times.

Brake Assist

A function of the VSA® system, Brake Assist recognizes emergency braking situations and almost instantly applies added braking force to ensure maximum stopping force, an action that can help shorten braking distance.

Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution

All 2017 CR-V trims are fitted with 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-channel anti-lock braking (ABS). The ABS system also incorporates Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) circuitry that automatically proportions front-to-rear brake force based on the dynamic load on each wheel. Large front brake disc dimensions and a new electric brake booster and larger master cylinder provide excellent stopping performance and pedal feel under all conditions.

Seatbelts

Three-point seatbelts are standard for all seating positions. The front seatbelts are equipped with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners and load-limiting retractors to help mitigate injuries in a frontal collision. When an impact occurs, the automatic tensioner tightens the seatbelt (shoulder and lap) to help hold the seat occupant firmly in position. Each front seatbelt retractor incorporates a load limiter that works in conjunction with the automatic tensioner. The load limiter functions by permitting a small amount of controlled seatbelt slack shortly after the automatic tensioner is activated to limit the peak restraining forces and thereby reducing the potential of serious injury.

Advanced Front Airbag System

Both the driver and front passenger are protected by intelligent, advanced front airbags (iSRS). If triggered, these airbags are capable of deploying at different rates depending on crash severity, seatbelt usage and other factors. Like other Honda vehicles, the driver's front airbag is located in the steering wheel while the passenger airbag is located on the top of the dash. When deployed, the passenger airbag inflates upward and then rearward to maximize its protective potential while reducing the likelihood of injuries caused by airbag deployment.

Driver's Spiral & Flexible Venting Technology (FVT) Airbag

The CR-V incorporates spiral stitching into the driver's front airbag. The spiral nature of the airbag promotes early restraint and the FVT system maintains a constant pressure by reducing volume early and maximizing volume later in deployment.

Front Passenger's Airbag

The front passenger's airbag in the CR-V features a vent system that increases safety for the front passenger in a frontal collision involving an airbag deployment. If the passenger is sitting "out of position" - such as leaning forward in the pathway of the airbag deployment - the auxiliary vents remain open, directing a significant amount of gas out and away from the occupant. As a result, the potential for injury from the airbag striking an out-of-position passenger is reduced. However, if the passenger is correctly seated, the airbag has a passive tether that will close the auxiliary vents at the necessary time to provide optimal occupant restraint.

Driver and Front Passenger Side Airbags

Side airbags mounted in the outboard area of each front seatback are designed to help provide pelvic and thorax protection for the driver and front passenger in the event of a severe side impact. The side airbags deploy in a manner that helps mitigate the risk of injury to a smaller seat occupant.

Side Curtain Airbags

All outboard seating positions are protected by side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor system. In the event of a severe side impact, the side curtain airbags deploy from modules in the roof, providing a significant level of head protection in the window area. In the unlikely event of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor along with multiple G sensors trigger airbag deployment. The side curtain airbags will also deploy and provide head protection in frontal impacts as necessary. For example, small overlap impacts, where the front corner of the vehicle collides with a solid object.

In the case of a rollover, the side curtain airbags on both sides of the vehicle will deploy. The airbag maintains full inflation for approximately 6 seconds after inflation to allow for the increased duration of a rollover accident. However, in the event of a sufficient side impact that does not result in a rollover, only the airbags on the impacted side of the vehicle will deploy.

Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design

Both front seats are designed to help mitigate the severity of neck injuries in the event of a rear impact by efficiently dispersing forces against the occupant as the seatback cushion compresses relative to the occupant's head. The seatback springs are optimized so that in a rear crash, when the seatback is pushed forward into the occupant, the seat will absorb the occupant's mass in manner that can help minimize the severity of a whiplash injury.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)

Both of the second-row outboard seating positions on all CR-Vs are equipped with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat-mounting system. Tether anchors are provided the remaining middle seating position.

Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System

The CR-V's indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses wheel-speed data collected by the ABS system to determine when the air pressure in one tire drops below the recommended minimum. When this occurs, a symbol illuminates on the instrument panel to warn the driver.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

All 2015 and newer Honda models, including the 2017 CR-V, incorporate a multi-angle rearview camera. The camera can show a top view, normal or wide view when the transmission is in Reverse, based on the driver's selection. On the Honda CR-V LX trim, the camera display is viewable on the 5-inch color LCD screen. On EX, EX-L and Touring trims, the view is displayed on the 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen. Additionally, the LX trim feature static guidelines that help the driver better judge distances, while EX and above trims have dynamic guidelines that project the vehicle's future path based on the driver's steering inputs.

Honda Sensing™

Previously available on the 2016 CR-V Touring trim and now included on the 2017 CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring trims, Honda Sensing™ helps provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle, providing warnings to the driver and, under certain conditions, aiding the driver in avoiding or mitigating the severity of a collision.

Honda Sensing™ features include the following:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) - Integrated with CMBS
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) - Integrated with RDM
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF)

There are certain conditions under which Honda Sensing-related features may not engage or operate, including inclement weather (such as snow, ice or heavy rain), and extreme cabin heat (due to operability of the camera).

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

All CR-V models with Honda Sensing™ offer the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), one of the most sophisticated safety technologies available. An automatic emergency braking system, CMBS features a millimeter wave radar unit, located behind the front grille, and monocular camera, located between the rearview mirror and windshield, to scan traffic conditions ahead of the vehicle.

When the system determines a collision is possible with a detected vehicle, the integrated Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system's visual and audible alerts prompt the driver to take corrective actions. The visual alert appears on the Multi-Information Display (MID). If the situation is not resolved, CMBS can apply different levels of autonomous braking action to help reduce vehicle speed and eventual collision forces, and therefore to help reduce the severity of a collision if the driver doesn't take corrective action on their own. The radar unit and camera work simultaneously and cooperatively to control the VSA/EBB modulator, which initiates any required braking.

Due to the effectiveness of its monocular camera, CMBS can recognize shapes and differentiate between a vehicle and a pedestrian, warning the driver in each case.

It is important to note that CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead, nor is it intended to replace the driver's assessment of traffic conditions and control of the vehicle. The driver must intervene in certain situations, and must always be attentive when using the system. Although in many cases CMBS will stop the vehicle, it is not intended to apply enough braking force to prevent all collisions. Based on the conditions, the system also may not perform all visual- and audible-alert stages, and may instead automatically engage the brakes if the system deems it necessary. CMBS may be turned off by pressing the CMBS button on the left side of the dash.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) - Integrated with CMBS

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is included in trims with Honda Sensing. Integrated with CMBS, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a monocular camera and a millimeter-wave camera to detect vehicles ahead and to determine whether a collision is likely. This reduces the stress of driving in traffic, while also contributing to an increased level of passive safety.

If the FCW system detects a vehicle in front of the CR-V and then determines that a collision may occur (due to a speed differential between the 2 vehicles), it will trigger visual and audible alerts for the driver. These include a "BRAKE" message on the Multi-Information Display (MID), and a series of beeps to alert the driver to apply the brake pedal. The FCW system will not automatically brake, and the driver remains responsible for safely operating the vehicle and avoiding collisions. If the driver doesn't respond to the FCW warnings, however, the CMBS is triggered into operation.

Drivers may adjust the distance at which FCW alerts occur between "Long," "Normal" or "Short."

Note that the FCW system cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors.

Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) provides a less stressful driving experience by reducing the need for steering correction movements and driving effort on the highway. LKAS uses a camera to read lane markings and uses Electric Power Steering (EPS) to assist the driver in maintaining their position within the lane.

Designed for the U.S. road structure, the system uses a monocular camera mounted on the upper portion of the windshield to identify painted lanes, Botts' dots and cats eye markers at speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph. When LKAS senses that the driver is drifting from the middle of a detected lane, the system generates corrective steering torque to assist the driver in maintaining lane position.

LKAS may be activated and deactivated using a switch located on the right side of the steering wheel. The system will suspend operation after several seconds if the driver either takes his or her hands off the wheel or does not grip the wheel strongly enough. Operation suspension is accompanied by a visual warning and corresponding vibration/oscillation of the steering wheel, resuming when the driver makes a steering input.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)

Integrating Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) is new for the 2017 CR-V. It uses a monocular camera (mounted on the upper portion of the windshield) to identify solid or dashed painted lane lines, Botts' dots and cats eye markers. RDM uses steering force, via EPS to help the CR-V stay in its lane and, if the vehicle is detected leaving a lane marked by solid lines, braking force, via Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)/Electric Brake Booster (EBB), to keep the vehicle from departing the lane or roadway altogether.

The monocular camera recognizes lane features and identifies the lane. If the RDM system determines that the CR-V is about to leave a detected lane, it will provide steering assist (primary) and in rare occasions when steering assist is not sufficient to avoid leaving a lane marked by a solid line, braking assist, to help the driver stay on the road. RDM is integrated with the VSA system to provide moderate braking, and with the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system to provide steering input.

Visual and steering wheel vibration warnings alert the driver when the RDM system is taking corrective action, including a lane departure warning on the Driver Information Interface (DII).

RDM also has a customizable initial warning of the steering wheel shake/vibration and can also cancel driving assistance. This can be customized in the vehicle settings. RDM can be turned off completely by using the RDM Off button on the left of the dashboard.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) - Integrated with RDM

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is designed to alert the driver if the vehicle is leaving a detected lane without the turn signal being activated. The system functions at speeds from 45 to 90 mph on straight or slightly curved roads, alerting the driver of deviations from a detected lane. The LDW system utilizes the same upper front windshield camera used for Honda Sensing-related features, and provides the visual and vibration alerts prior to the other systems actively engaging.

If the vehicle begins to move out of a detected lane without the turn signal activated, LDW illuminates a Lane Departure message on the Multi-Information Display (MID) and sounds an audible warning, advising the driver to take appropriate action. The system can be activated and deactivated by pressing the LDW button located on the left of the dashboard.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows the driver to set a desired speed and following interval from a vehicle detected ahead, allowing the use of cruise control on the highway in light traffic conditions. This significantly reduces the driver stress of driving in traffic. The system uses the millimeter wave radar and monocular camera to continually track the distance to the vehicle detected ahead, and then adjusts the Honda CR-V's speed to maintain the set following interval. A short, medium, long, or extra-long interval can be selected. When required, the CR-V autonomously brakes using the VSA/EBB modulator. Integrated Low-Speed Follow (LSF) extends the automatic following capability to stop-and-go traffic situations (down to 0 mph).

ACC operates in the following ways in the listed circumstances:

  • A preceding vehicle is detected in the lane ahead - Decelerates automatically, if required, and then controls the following distance.
  • The preceding vehicle slows to a stop - Stops automatically and remains stationary.
  • The preceding vehicle accelerates from a stop - Resumes following when the SET or RES switch or accelerator pedal is operated.
  • Another vehicle merges in between the CR-V and the preceding vehicle - Automatically switches "targets" to the nearest detected preceding vehicle.
  • The preceding vehicle exits the lane - ACC system continues at cruise-control speed previously selected by driver (25 to 90 mph).

A Driver Information Interface (DII) message and audible warning alert the driver when the ACC function is activated.

Auto High-Beam System (AHB)

The auto high-beam (AHB) system, included with EX and above trims, makes optimal use of the vehicle's headlights. When the headlight switch is set in the Auto position, the system automatically illuminates the high beams until an integrated camera detects oncoming or preceding traffic and automatically switches to low beams.

Blind Spot Information(BSI) System

CR-V EX and above trims feature an advanced blind spot information system, or BSI. This technology uses radar sensors to detect the presence of vehicles to the side and behind the CR-V and is designed to help the driver when changing lanes. If the system determines a vehicle may be in the driver's blind spot, BSI automatically alerts the driver by activating a warning indicator.

Driver Attention Monitor

Making its Honda debut on the 2017 CR-V EX and above trims, on highway and arterial roads the Driver Attention Monitor continually monitors and assesses driver behavior behind the wheel to help determine if the driver is becoming inattentive - and then if so, warn the driver to take a break. The system uses input from the Electric Power Steering (EPS) to measure both the frequency and severity of the driver's steering inputs to gauge their level of awareness with four gradients.

When the Driver Attention Monitor is activated, the driver is first alerted by a coffee cup icon and a 4-level bar graph that is displayed on the MID below the speedometer and tachometer. The bar graph indicates full attention with 4 white bar elements are illuminated. As the driver attention drops, fewer and fewer bars are illuminated. When the number of bars drops to two, a message inviting the driver to take a break is illuminated. If the driver continues driving and the graph drops to the lowest level of one bar, a beeper sounds and the steering wheel vibrates, prompting the driver to pay closer attention or take a rest break.

Cross Traffic Monitor

In EX and above trims, the Cross Traffic Monitor works in conjunction with the BSI radar sensors to enhance driver confidence when backing up. The system is especially useful when reversing in congested parking lots with an obstructed view from driver's seat.

The system utilizes a pair of blind-spot radar units located in the rear bumper corners. When Reverse is selected and an approaching vehicle is detected, arrows indicating the approaching vehicles direction are shown on the 7-inch display's rear camera image as well as an audible warning.

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All-New 2017 Honda CR-V Gets A 190HP Turbo Engine

Honda whipped the covers off its all-important, fifth-generation CR-V that comes with an evolutionary redesign, slightly increased dimensions for improved space, added features and a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. As Honda’s second-best selling vehicle in the United States with nearly 4 million deliveries since it was introduced two decades years ago, the CR-V is a pivotal model in the brand’s lineup, leading a very crowded and competitive segment with popular compact SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Equinox and Ford Escape.

Honda believes that the redesigned 2017 CR-V has all the ingredients to continue its successful course in the market.

"The new Honda CR-V raises the bar in every imaginable way, delivering more performance, space and premium content together with higher fuel economy ratings and value than ever before," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "Customers are going to love what they see and what they experience behind the wheel of this new CR-V."

Without being pretty, the new CR-V has a more characterful (and perhaps less forgettable) exterior design than the fourth-gen model, stealing some crispier styling cues from the new Civic (some would say, from Volvo too, at the rear)and in the case of LED headlamp equipped models, from Acura as well, all while retaining a familiar shape. In a Honda first, the 2017 CR-V also gets an Automatic Shutter Grille System that lowers aerodynamic drag.

The interior has an edgier and more contemporary design, with the Japanese brand claiming that it benefits from improved ergonomics, including a physical volume knob on the (7-inch touchscreen) infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and higher-quality, soft-touch materials. The new CR-V continues to offer seating for five, but a 1.6-inch-longer (41mm) wheelbase and better interior packaging results in a 2.1-inch (53mm) increase in rear legroom, while cargo space grows by 2 cubic feet to 39 cubic feet.

New comfort and convenience features include remote engine start, dual-zone climate controls, heated side mirrors, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), rear USB charging ports, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and driver's seat with 8-way power adjustment and 4-way power lumbar support and heated front and rear outboard seats.

Even though the new CR-V has a slightly larger footprint, curb weight is down over the outgoing model.

Last year’s 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine returns producing 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, but for the first time, the CR-V will be offered with a turbocharged gasoline engine, based on the 1.5-liter force-fed unit found in the Civic, massaged to deliver 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque in the SUV. Both units will be mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic, driving the front, or optionally, all-four wheels.

More detailed specifications, including EPA ratings, along with prices, will be released closer to the 2017 CR-V’s on-sale date later this fall.

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2017 Honda CRV India Launch in 2017; Price Rs 25-30 lakh; Specification

It is not secret that the current generation CR-V on sale in India has not been very successful in India. While the previous two generations managed to sell in decent numbers, increased competition, rising costs and the lack of a diesel engine option can be cited as the major reasons behind its struggle in India. In October 2016, Honda took the wraps off the new fifth generation CR-V. It is already on sale in the USA and will be launched in ASEAN markets such as Thailand this year. Reports suggest the 2017 Honda CRV India launch could take place by the end of 2017. Expect the new model 2017 Honda CRV to cost upwards of Rs. 25 lakhs in India.

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2017 Honda CRV India Launch

Model Expected Launch Date
New Model 2017 Honda CR-V Launch in India February 2018

While Honda is yet to confirm any of its future plans, it is being widely reported that the next generation CR-V is definitely India bound. However, we’re not expecting the Honda SUV to come to us before the Auto Expo 2018. The next Indian auto show is slated to be held in the early February, 2018. The CR-V launch date will therefore fall around Q1, 2018.

The next generation CR-V, that will soon go on sale in the Thai market, made its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016. It will be sold with a 2.4 L petrol and a 1.6 L diesel engine in Thailand. Honda could consider bringing the same set of engines to India as well.

Also See – Honda Accord Hybrid | New Honda Civic

2017 Honda CRV Price in India

Model Estimated Ex Showroom Delhi Price
2017 Honda CRV Base Model Rs. 25 lakh
2017 Honda CRV Top Model Rs. 30 lakh

The upcoming Honda CRV is bigger than the current model. It will also cost a bit more. The 2017 Honda CRV price in India is likely to start from Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom). The top of the line AWD variant could touch 30 lakhs almost. Honda might consider launching the CR-V in India with a diesel engine.

Also See – Hyundai Tucson vs Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CRV India Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Diesel
Power 158 hp
Torque 350 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 9-speed automatic

While we’re not sure what the engine lineup for India will comprise of, the CR-V is likely to feature a 2.4 L petrol engine and a 1.6 L diesel engine. These are the same set of engines that the Thai-spec CR-V will get. Also on the cards could be a 2.0 L petrol hybrid powertrain. If Honda decides to assemble the CR-V in India, then it will be able to reap significant monetary benefits thanks to the Indian Government’s FAME scheme for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Engine Type/ Displacement 2.4 L Petrol
Power 184 hp
Torque 244 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) CVT

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2017 Honda CRV India – Exterior Design

The design of the new CR-V builds on the current SUV’s profile, infusing Honda’s current design language into its exteriors. Up front, the new CR-V gets a sharp nose thanks to sleek LED headlamps and tasteful usage of chrome. The side profile, especially the window line, bears some resemblance to the outgoing model. At the back, the new 2017 CRV features high mounted L-shaped stop lamps that get LED detailing. Honda has been generous with the usage of chrome all around the SUV. The front bumper, side skirts, window area, and the rear, all feature chrome highlights. It also features dual tone alloys, black body cladding and roof rails that add to the crossover/SUV look.

2017 Honda CRV India – Interior Design

The insides feel plusher and boast higher levels of sophistication too. Like the current CR-V, the gear stick is mounted on the dashboard and not between the driver and co-passenger seat. The steering wheel looks quite similar to that of the new Honda Civic. Behind the steering wheel, there is an all-digital instrument console, which could be customisable. There is a 7 inch touchscreen that controls the infotainment system on offer as well. Depending on the market, the dashboard will get either an all black treatment or a black beige combination. To add to the premium feel, the dashboard also features wood inserts. Like the Honda CR-V for Thailand, the one that comes to India will also feature a 5+2 seating layout.

2017 Honda CRV India Engine and Transmission

In the US, the CR-V gets a 2.4 L Petrol and a turbocharged 1.5 L petrol engine. While the former makes 184 hp and 244 Nm, the latter produces 190 hp and 243 Nm. For India, Honda is likely to bring the 2.4 L petrol. Also, a 1.6 L diesel could find its way into the CR-V’s engine lineup. This 1.6 L unit powers the UK-spec CR-V currently and produces 160 PS and 350 Nm. Or, the upcoming 2017 Honda CR-V could follow in the footsteps of the Accord and get a 2.0 L hybrid powertrain. We’ll be able to give you a better idea about the CRV’s engine and transmission options closer to its launch in India.

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  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
  • New 2017 Honda CRV
  • Reviewed by: Dhruv Saxena
  • Published on: June 27, 2017

  • Last modified: June 27, 2017

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