Honda may have managed to hit a sweet spot when it comes to pricing for the 2017 Honda CR-V.
The model, which will go on sale from December, starts at just $24,945 and it represents a $200 increase over the previous generation. This new vehicle comes with the same 2.4 Liter engine with four cylinders and direct injection. However, it now gets a lot of equipment as standard. Even the base vehicle comes with features like LED daytime running lights, 17 inch alloy wheels, electric parking brake, active noise control, and cruise control.
Buyers will be able to add the all wheel drive option for just $1300 in the LX variant, which also comes with a rearview camera and four speakers.
Going up the notch to the 2017 Honda CR-V EX variant sees the prices rise up to $27,595, which is a $600 premium over the existing vehicle. Moving up to this trim will provide comforts like adaptive cruise control, Lane keeping assist, collision mitigation braking, heated front seats, pushbutton start, 18 inch wheels, dual zone automatic climate control, and support for Apple CarPlay. This variant also gets the 1.5 L engine from the Honda Civic and this develops 190 bhp as a result of the turbochargers. The all wheel drive variant of the EX model costs $1300 more.
The 2017 Honda CR-V enters into the $30,000 territory with the EX-L variant. Apart from the above mentioned features on the EX version, it also comes with leather wrapped steering and seats, HD radio, and navigation functionalities. The latter will be available for an additional $1000.
The top of the range Touring model comes with a different set of alloy wheels, dual exhaust tailpipes, LED headlamps, and a high-end audio system with a nine speaker setup. Prices for this model begin at $33,295, while once again coming with the same $1300 premium for the all wheel drive variant. The design of the 2017 Honda CR-V is a vast change from the current generation. It now features longer wheelbase and hood as a result of going with the global platform which has been seen in the new Civic. The huge improvements made to the efficiency of the vehicle coupled with the global platform mean that the 2017 Honda CR-V will now be able to offer more fuel economy than competitors like the Toyota RAV-4 and Ford Escape.
The vehicle hits the showrooms in the next few weeks.