The 2017 Honda CR-V was first displayed in October last year and was revealed officially at the Seoul Motor Show 2017. It was launched in the UAE in May, 2017 at a private event held at the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah. The 2017 Honda CR-V is available in four trim levels namely – LX (base), LX Plus, EX Plus and the range-topping CR-V Touring grade. We got a chance to test drive the Touring variant and below is our review.
2017 Honda CR-V ReviewWalk Around the 2017 Honda CR-V In terms of design, there isn’t any major change except a much sharper front fascia with improved LED headlights, daytime running lights and front fog lights. The fenders have been beefed up and the wheel arches have been increased in size as well. The distinct 18-inch wheels make the 2017 CR-V standout among its competitors - Nissan X-Trail and Hyundai Tucson. Cockpit Impression The wheelbase has been extended by a few inches, which improves both the interior space as well as the luggage capacity. As we entered the cabin, we found it beautifully designed with top-class leather upholstery and plastic material on the front dash. The driver seat is 8-way powered with 4-way power lumbar support, whereas the passenger seat can be adjusted 4-ways. The cockpit comprises of a large touch display with gearbox located underneath and a leather covered power steering wheel column. The boot space measures 39 cubic feet with all seats in place, which is more than any of CR-V’s competitors. Engine Options The 2017 Honda CR-V comes with only one engine option:
- The 2.4-liter direct injection in-line 4-cylinder engine generating 184 horsepower and 244 Nm of torque