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Five things to know about the new 2017 Honda CR-V

Earlier this month, Honda unveiled the new 2017 Honda CR-V and there is quite a lot to talk about. The Honda CR-V is one of the best-selling compact SUVs in Canada, and one of Honda’s most popular vehicles year after year. For 2017, the biggest change is under the hood, but the interior and exterior also get a host of improvements.

Here are five things you need to know about the 2017 Honda CR-V

  1. New exterior design

Honda designers wanted to give the 2017 Honda CR-V a more aggressive look and therefore redesigned the headlights, given them a more sweeping look and wrapping them in distinctive winged LEDs that make it possible to recognize the new Honda CR-V from far away. Then you have a longer hood and redesigned grill that includes an automatic shutter system for improved aerodynamics and fuel economy. New 17” or 18” wheels round out the numerous improvements made to the 2017 Honda CR-V.

  1. New interior features

The 2017 Honda CR-V’s interior has also been improved, starting with more interior space thanks to a longer wheelbase and better visibility thanks to narrower A-pillars. There are new trims, the center console has been redesigned and now features physical knobs for things like volume as well as new convenience equipment like a foot activated power tailgate.

  1. Standard Honda Sensing

One of the most impressive additions to the 2017 Honda CR-V is Honda Sensing which is now available throughout the lineup as standard equipment. Honda Sensing is a suite of active safety systems which include lane keep assist, lane departure warning and mitigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic braking and more. That comes free of charge on every 2017 Honda CR-V.

  1. New turbo engine

For the first time ever, the 2017 Honda CR-V will offer a turbocharged engine. We are talking about a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder unit that delivers 190 horsepower and is paired with all-wheel drive and a CVT automatic transmission. The standard engine will be a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine carried over from the current CR-V.

  1. More connectivity

Finally, the 2017 Honda CR-V will get new Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functions, as well as a color TFT Driver information Interface.

To learn more about the 2017 Honda CR-V and all the new features it has to offer customers in British Columbia, contact us today at Surrey Honda!


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