2017 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Honda CR-V

November 25th, 2016 by





2017 Honda CRV


Our team and the great customers of David Hobbs Honda, a Dealer FOR The People,  have long been fans of the stylish, safe and reliable 2016 Honda CR-V.  We are now more excited about the 2017 Honda CR-V which is scheduled to be released this winter. If you are wondering what is different between the new CR-V and the previous year, here are some fun facts of the 2017 Honda CR-V in comparison to the 2016 Honda CR-V.

Elegant New CR-V Style

One of the most striking aspects of the new 2017 Honda CR-V is its confident new styling. With a new front design, stylish headlights and wide fenders, this redesigned Honda SUV builds upon the   confident looks of 2016 edition. The designers of the 2017 CRV crafted an athletic exterior and combined it with a sleek and streamlined interior which resulted in a masterpiece whether seen from the outside or the inside!

In addition to style, comfort and utility is in the DNA of the 2017 CR-V. Its platform is derived from its sibling, the Honda Civic. The CRV’s wheelbase is 1.2 inches longer with a 1.6-inch gain between the wheels. It’s also 1.4 inches taller and wider. Collectively, this means the cabin is roomier, and cargo volume with the rear seat up increases two cubic feet to 39.2 cu ft.

To create a luxury feel inside the 2017 CRV, the instrument panel has been upgraded with two new screens, a seven-inch touchscreen in the middle and a colorful driver interface. The A-pillar is also thinner, which provides better visibility. The navigation system, developed by Garmin is also a new feature. Honda proudly points to a volume knob in the center stack that eases use. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto work with the audio and have voice-activated features. Other available creature comforts include dual-zone climate controls, remote start, rear USB charging ports, and an electric parking brake. It has been stated that Honda benchmarked the BMW X3 as it crafted a dressier interior.

2107 Honda CRV


New Turbocharged Engine on the CR-V

While the exterior of the 2017 Honda CR-V will be the first to wow new CRV shoppers in the Milwaukee area, the new features under the hood and in the dash might be what convinces them to invest in this compact SUV. One major change is that the 2016 Honda CR-V offered one engine option, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder which produces 185 horsepower. Honda, known for  continuous improvement, will offer drivers two engine choices in the 2017 CRV depending on the chosen trim level. Standard in the CRV LX there will be a 2.4-liter engine, a trusted and reliable engine, the hallmark of Honda cars and SUV’s. Drivers in search of power and excitement will enjoy the all-new 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder that will be standard on the 2017 CRV EX trim, CRV EXL and CRV Touring. This engine will deliver a boost in horsepower while maximizing fuel efficiency, another trait of all Honda cars and SUV’s. The Honda continuously variable transmission will return for the new model year on all engine options.

2017 Honda CRV


Honda Sense Becomes Standard in EX and Above

The 2016 Honda CR-V Touring features safety technology such as collision warnings and crash mitigation. The 2017 Honda CR-V will make safety items available across multiple trim levels. The Honda Sense protection system will be standard in the 2017 CRV EX, CRV EXL and CRV Touring, continuing a tradition of Honda built in safety, a commitment by Honda to deliver safety and security to all Honda buyers.

There are many more great new features that will make their first appearance, or have expanded their availability in the new  2017 Honda CR-V. Style, engine options, and safety features are top three in our book. We stress safety especially because of Wisconsin winters, when the safety of the CRV all wheel drive has a chance to excel! If you are a CRV owner residing in Glendale, Milwaukee, Greenfield, Waukesha, Brookfield, be sure to contact David Hobbs Honda today to learn more about the new and exciting features of the new 2017 Honda CRV.

The information contained on this article is subject to change. Please contact a David Hobbs representative for latest news and information about the new 2017 Honda CRV.

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