Changes that the 2017 Honda CRV will offer to include improvements to both interior and exterior while in the engine lineup we are getting few more interesting additions. Already successful crossover and one of the best-selling vehicles in Honda’s lineup brings even more thankfully to this redesign. As a result, we expect its market position to be even stronger.
While previously many people were looking for an off-road ready crossover, times changed and most of the current crossovers out there are nothing more than just raised hatchbacks that are nearly useless on off-road courses but are a lot better than before on the road. The upcoming 2017 Honda CRV will be just that and just like with the current model; this car will be based on a platform that will underpin the next Civic. This new platform will use more high-strength steel and aluminum which will decrease the vehicle’s total weight, and it will allow Honda to make a more rigid and safer crossover.
The release date for the 2017 Honda CRV is unknown at this point, but it has already been spied testing on the open roads. This test mule used the same body as the current model, but it is clear that it now has a slightly longer wheelbase, and it looks to be slightly lower as well. This should result with more aggressive and more aerodynamic CRV that offers more room inside the cabin. The car’s price should be kept on the same level with that of the current model despite the fact it will grow in size, and it will offer more room than before. One of the possibilities for the new version is to provide an additional row of seats, but this still needs to be confirmed.
Inside the cabin, the base model of the 2017 Honda CRV is now going to offer room for up to seven people which will allow it to compete with much more expensive cars, at least these are rumors. Two rear seats are likely going to be tucked in the car’s trunk floor while the mid-row of seats will offer just as much headroom and legroom as before. Unfortunately, the car’s trunk will be smaller than that of the current model when all the seven seats are up, but when the rear bench is folded, it will offer up to 45% more room than before.
2017 Honda CRV Redesign
The exterior will likely feature the same design cues that will be found on the upcoming Accord or even on the new generation of the Civic. This means that the car’s front end will get rid of that dull-looking plastic and chrome in the favor of something a bit classier. Higher quality plastic in combination with nicely combined chrome accents will raise its level of refinement. Just as we said, the car will become longer and wider than before, but it will have a lower stance which will mean it should also sit on the road a bit better. The wheel’s design are going to be all new while the minivan-like look of the current model will be gone in the favor of something that will appeal to the younger generation.
Engine wise, the 2017 Honda CRV will have little to nothing in common with the current model. The base 2.4-liter naturally aspirated unit of the current model will be replaced by an all-new 1.5 liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine which will provide upwards of 170 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. This should make for a good all-around choice for those looking to get over 30 MPG on average while having the overtaking power and the smooth operation of a small turbocharged mill. The top of the range model, on the other hand, will finally get something more impressive than the current car’s engine. This time around, instead of offering only one engine choice with little to no power, the new CRV should also get a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 unit that could provide more than 270 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Without a doubt, this is more than enough to allow the new CRV to become one of the better choices in its class. The transmission of choice will likely be a CVT unit for the base model while the top of the line car should get a true automatic. In any case, though, the car will come with four-wheel drive as standard which will be the big bonus here.
Further rumors that we could hear are related to the possibility of the introduction of hybrid version. Honda has a decent amount of experience with hybrids, and we might see a similar setup like it is the case with Accord. The 2017 Honda CRV Hybrid could utilize 2.0 liter naturally aspirated unit in combination with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack to offer about 200 hp placing it between two turbocharged models.