The 2017 Honda CR-V is about to find its way to the stores and it’s surprising to know that the pricing for the improved version has hardly changed when compared to the outgoing model.
The next gen CR-V has undergone some notable changes to make it stand apart from the crowd. It has been confirmed that the car will go on sale on December 21st. The base LX model is the most affordable variant of them all, priced at $24,925. Compared to the outgoing model, the new one is just $200 more and buyers who are interested in going for it can do so without breaking their wallet. Besides, the other versions in the new car have also been priced appropriately with minor changes.
The EXtrimline is the next in the series priced at $27,575. The new model is $580 more than the outgoing version and it is not a huge difference in comparison. Besides, the car is the top selling variant of the CR-V and contributes to over 30 percent of sales for this particular model. The top of the line Touring edition is priced at $33,275 and it is $180 more than the current edition. The differences are too minor that the average buyer would hardly notice them when they opt to upgrade their car. The Touring uses a front wheel drive by default which can be upgraded to an all-wheel drive for an additional $1,300.
Under the hood, the 2017 Honda CR-V is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. It is capable of generating about 190 horsepower combined with 179 pound feet of torque. However, the particular engine variant will not be used in the LX models but in every other trimline Honda has to offer. CVT transmission system is used on all models. Majority of the buyers will go for the EX, EX-L and Touring models.
With a much improved Honda Sensing safety suite, the manufacturer offers the best safety features on road including a lane departure warning system, pre-collision warning and adaptive cruise control. The car has acquired a five star overall safety score and promises improved fuel efficiency. The turbo models provide 28 mpg in city and 34 mpg in highway roads. The model is constructed on top of the modular chassis that is being used by the Civic. The same platform will be used by the new Accord scheduled to be unveiled next year.