2017 Honda CR-V

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Honda CR-V highlights

Customer rating


  • New turbo engine offers good power and solid EPA-estimated fuel economy
  • Roomy interior for luggage and people


  • The base engine in LX trim feels overwhelmed
  • The touchscreen interface isn't the slickest we've sampled

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 31 highway, 27 combined

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Redesigned 2017 Honda CR-V amps up the style, adds turbo engine

Not resting on its laurels with the CR-V, Honda introduced a completely redesigned model of its mainstay crossover SUV for 2017. It features a bolder look that's quite a departure from its previous low-key ho-hum style. Honda also adjusted how the CR-V drives, giving it a wider stance, a higher ride height, and a revised suspension. And Honda addressed the biggest shortcoming of the CR-V: the engine that powers it. The LX base model still gets the 2.4-liter 185-hp four-cylinder, but a new 190-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged engine comes in the EX trim and above. It might only offer a 5-hp increase, but the way it delivers its power from low rpm transforms how the CR-V drives. The family-friendly crossover exhibits decent agility with control and smooth ride comfort.

The rest of the offering remains much the same, including the option of all-wheel drive over the standard front-wheel drive, a standard automatic transmission, and a comprehensive list of standard equipment across all trim levels. That said, the new engine is so appealing, we recommend the EX trim or above. The EX offers a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, an upgraded rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, larger 18-inch alloy wheels, and some standard active driver aids including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and intervention, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. All the driver aids make the EX our minimum recommended model, though if you want to spend more, the EX-L and top-of-the-line Touring add more upmarket equipment. Honda's pragmatic CR-V got a lot more desirable in 2017.

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What is new for the 2017 Honda CR-V?

  • The SE trim has been discontinued for 2017.
  • CR-V trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Remote Start, Turbo Charged Engine, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • Heated Steering Wheel and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The EX-L trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control, Memory Seat(s), Lane Departure Warning, and Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Alloy Wheels as standard equipment.

2017 Honda CR-V trims

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  • Hill start assist, 17-inch alloy wheels, six airbags, multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, LED daytime running lights, and more.

  • View all Honda CR-V LXs in stock


  • Adds 18-inch alloy wheels, Honda Sensing driver aids, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, available remote start

    , and more.

  • View all Honda CR-V EXs in stock



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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Honda CR-V

1. Spacious interior

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The Honda CR-V was redesigned for 2017 and is larger than the 2016 model—1.2 inches longer, 1.4 inches wider, and 1.4 inches taller. With seating for five and a 60/40 split-bench seat in the rear, the 2017 CR-V allows for many different configurations to meet your needs. Plus, the 2017 CR-V includes more cargo space than ever (39.2 cubic feet), so you can pack what you need for commuting to the city, cruising in the carpool lane, or enjoying a weekend getaway.

2. Two engine options

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The 2017 Honda CR-V has two powerful engine options. In the base model, a 2.4L four-cylinder engine making 184 horsepower is standard. If you'd like more responsive acceleration for merging, choose the EX trim or higher for a 190-hp 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This flexibility also means you can choose which fuel economy level is best for you.

3. Advanced driver aids

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The Honda CR-V comes well equipped, even on the base model. Opt for the EX trim and higher and you'll get Honda Sensing®, a full suite of advanced driver-assistance features. The Honda Sensing suite includes collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic control, blind-spot detection, and adaptive cruise control. These features can provide driving confidence while on busy city streets, parking, or highway driving.

4. Adventure options

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The 2017 Honda CR-V isn't just for urban living—it can accommodate your gear with its ample cargo space, or you can fold the seats down for even more room. If you want to bring a kayak along, strap it to the roof with the CR-V's standard roof rails. The 2017 CR-V also offers all-wheel drive for rougher roads or weather conditions. Need to tow? You can haul an estimated 1,500 lbs with the 1.5L turbo engine when properly equipped—perfect for taking a small camper or fishing boat to the lake over the weekend.

5. Plenty of standard features

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The 2017 Honda CR-V has a long list of standard features, including LED daytime running lights, a capless fuel filler, an easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seat, Bluetooth® and streaming audio, hill start assist, and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. Moving up just one trim offers even more convenience and premium features—like a power moonroof and automatic dual climate control—giving this already-great SUV a more premium and upscale feel.

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The Subaru Forester is a go-anywhere compact crossover with room for your whole crew. The 2017-2018 Forester has a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine producing 170 hp or an available 250-hp 2.0L turbo-four. Starting in 2019, the Forester bumped base horsepower to 182 for the standard 2.5L but dropped the more powerful engine option. For 2017-2018, the Subaru Forester has 31.5 cubic feet of room behind the back seat, which increases to 33 cubic feet for 2019 and newer models.

Standard features on 2017-2021 Subaru Forester models include:

  • 6.2-inch touchscreen (6.5-inch for 2019+)

  • Height-adjustable driver's seat

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (2019+)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2017 Honda CR-V is a great vehicle with plenty of cargo space. Customers also like that it's easy to drive and has lots of features.

RepairPal gave the Honda CR-V an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda CR-V 6th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Honda CR-V features and specs

Touring 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 40.4"

Head room

F 37.8"/R 38.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




2017 Honda CR-V FAQ

More about the 2017 Honda CR-V

Exterior colors

  • Basque Red Pearl

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Dark Olive Metallic

  • Gunmetal Metallic

  • Lunar Silver Metallic

  • Modern Steel Metallic

  • Molten Lava Pearl

  • Obsidian Blue Pearl

  • Sandstorm Metallic

  • White Diamond Pearl

Interior colors

  • Black

  • Gray

  • Ivory

Interior details

The interior of the 2017 Honda CR-V is surprisingly spacious for a compact SUV, with 39.2 cubic feet of space when all seats are in use. You'll love the 60/40 split-bench rear seat, which allows you to configure the space to meet the needs of each day. Plus, the leather interior options on the EX-L and Touring trims provide comfort and a premium SUV feel.

Child seat details

The 2017 Honda CR-V offers seating for five and can fit up to two car seats in the second row. This includes LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. Thanks to its easily accessible top tether anchors and stable seat belt buckle bases, the 2017 Honda CR-V can make it easier to buckle in small children.

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2017 Honda CR-V received an overall 5/5 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.

Overall: 5/5

Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver-side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.

Overall: 5/5

Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.

Overall: 5/5


According to EPA estimates, the 2017 Honda CR-V with the 2.4L four-cylinder engine has tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 312 grams per mile with FWD and 328 grams per mile with AWD.

According to EPA estimates, the 2017 Honda CR-V with the 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine has tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions of 292 grams per mile with FWD and 303 grams per mile with AWD.

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