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2017 Honda CR-V features series’ first turbocharged engine

by Todd Haselton | October 14, 2016October 14, 2016 8:21 am PDT

Honda unveiled the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V this week. Honda said it’s the new “outright benchmark” for the compact SUV that will go on sale this winter.

Honda said the CR-V “raises the bar in every imaginable way.” It starts with the first turbocharged engine in a Honda CR-V, which clocks in at 190 horsepower. Honda said it’ll be available in trims from the CR-V EX and up. LX trims will offer a 2.4-liter DOHC, direct-injected engine, Honda siad.

There are other firsts, too. This is the first CR-V with a hands-free foot-activated power tailgate. It also has a new “windswept” front end and, if you choose the Touring trim, Honda LED headlights. Honda will ship all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive options.

Inside, you’ll find a new cabin with a 7-inch touchscreen display. It works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Passengers in the back will find USB charging ports, too.

Honda will manufacture the 2017 Honda CR-V at three plants in North America. Two are in the United States (in Ohio and Indiana) and one is in Canada.

Why this matters:

Honda’s CR-V line has been a popular compact SUV offering, and it sounds like this is going to revitalize the line with new features, plenty of tech and a zippy engine. The car goes on sale this winter but Honda hasn’t discussed pricing.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...