The all new 2017 Honda CR-V: The best compact SUV in the world!

2017-Honda-CR-V-111-1-876x535The 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”.

2017-Honda-CR-V-129-1-876x535The rear view of the 2017 Honda CR-V

Edmunds:

“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”.

2017-Honda-CR-V-First-Drive-135-876x535The interior and instrument cluster of the 2017 Honda CR-V

Autoblog:

“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”.

2017-Honda-CR-V-150-876x535The view from the spacious back seats of the 2017 Honda CR-V

Consumer Report:

“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”.

2017-honda-crv-4The aggressive-looking front view of the 2017 Honda CR-V

Motor Trend:

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.

2017-Honda-CR-V-168-876x535The new up-level  1.5-litre turbocharged engine that powers all CR-Vs except the base LX models

Editors Note:

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.

Sources:

  1. http://www.motortrend.com/
  2. http://caranddriver.com/
  3. http://edmunds.com/
  4. http://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2017-honda-cr-v-suv-preview/
  5. http://www.autoblog.com/2016/11/30/2017-honda-cr-v-first-drive-review/
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