The side-view of the 2017 Honda CR-V
Yup!, the all new 2017 Honda CR-V is the best compact SUV in the whole world–and that’s not a subjective statement.But before you begin shouting obscenities at the editor, please take a few minutes and digest the views of some of the experts in automobile journalism and be convinced by the overwhelming evidence.
Car and Driver:
“Versatility, competency, and reliability are the tenets on which the CR-V hangs its hat, hence its 2017 10Best award. Supportive seats and a firm but supple ride make it easy to live with. The interior is quiet, handsome, and roomy. The base engine is a 184-hp 2.4-liter four, while a 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo four is optional. A CVT (one of the best available) and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional”.
The rear view of the 2017 Honda CR-V
“Are you looking for a crossover SUV that’s coolly competent across the board? The redesigned 2017 Honda CR-V will certainly fit the bill. It gets sharp new styling, even more feature content and an excellent optional turbocharged engine. It’s a great choice for an all-around crossover SUV”.
The interior and instrument cluster of the 2017 Honda CR-V
“The Honda CR-V was the best-selling vehicle in the compact CUV segment last year, and it has been redesigned for 2017. Major updates mean more space inside for passengers and cargo, a bit more power and efficiency from a new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a quieter, more comfortable driving experience. The previous CR-V was already one of the best vehicles in its class, and the fully redesigned 2017 CR-V remains the best bet for your buck”.
The view from the spacious back seats of the 2017 Honda CR-V
“In an attempt to keep its sales crown, the 2017 Honda CR-V adds convenience, technology, and refinement; expands advanced safety feature offerings; and, for the first time, offers an up-level turbocharged engine.Overall, the 2017 Honda CR-V boasts notable improvements throughout that make it very competitive. Plus, the incremental size increase makes the CR-V a viable option for shoppers considering a midsized SUV”.
The aggressive-looking front view of the 2017 Honda CR-V
Although we haven’t tested the new fifth-generation 2017 Honda CR-V, the roomier interior, more powerful and efficient powertrain option, and available tech should keep the crossover toward the top of the segment. After all, the refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V was the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.
The new up-level 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that powers all CR-Vs except the base LX models
For anybody shopping for a compact SUV in Ghana, the 2017 Honda CR-V should be on the their list for these 3 reasons:
- The reasonable MSRP of the 2017 Honda CR-V which starts from $24,045 in the US.Notice that i make references to the US market often because most of the used cars on the Ghanaian market are imported from the US.
- The fuel efficiency rating of the 2017 Honda CR-V which is 28 / 34 mpg for the Front-wheel drive versions equipped with the 1.5-litre turbocharged engine.In Ghana, the price of fuel keeps rising on a daily basis as such fuel efficiency should be a key consideration when deciding on a car or SUV.
- The 2017 Honda CR-V is bigger, taller and wider than the outgoing model which implies that buyers who opt for the CR-V will not be compromising much on size.