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All-new 2017 Honda CR-V compact SUV (2/3)
Roomier with latest technologies and... a turbo

... Continued from page 1 of 3. So, what does this all-new CR-V get? A larger cabin, a more versatile cargo space, a new suspension system, more advanced communication and safety systems, including the latest of the Honda Sensing technology, the first turbocharged engine for the model, with 190hp SAE net (142 kW, more details follow) and more.

5th generation Honda CR-V compact SUV, front seats and facia, side view 5th generation Honda CR-V compact SUV, front seats and facia, side view
Interior with the top leather seats option.

Going on sale in the first quarter of 2017, the new CR-V gets a:

  • Longer wheelbase, from 103.1 to 104.7in. (2.62m to 2.66m), with the announced seating capacity for five passengers,

  • Longer body, from 179.4 to 180.6in (4.56m to 4.59m),

  • Wider body (from 71.6 to 73in, or 1.82m to 1.85m),

  • Shorter rear overhang,

  • Taller overall height, from 64.7in. 2WD / 65.1in. AWD, to 66.1in. 2WD / 66.5in. AWD (respectively, 1.64m / 1.65m to 1.68 / 1.69m),

  • Slightly larger cargo volume, from 37.2 to 39.2 cu ft (1053 to 1110 litres), with the seats up. Unavailable yet for the seats folded down in the new model. Was 70.9 cu ft (2007 litres) in the 4th generation.

As with the new Civic variants, exterior styling takes a challenging look, with sharp edges, assertive headlights with standard LED day-running lights (DRL) contour on all versions, muscular fenders, a long hood contrasting with the short rear overhang with LED taillights. The narrower A-pillars improve front visibility on both sides.

5th generation Honda CR-V compact SUV, headlight with LED DRL contour
Challenging look, sharp edges, headlights with standard LED (DRL) contour on all versions.

Standard Auto High Beam with High Beam Support (HSS) headlights are fitted on LX, EX, and EX-L trims (U.S. specifications), while the LED headlights (with Auto-On/Off, low & high beam) come with the top Touring version.

A new Automatic Shutter Grille System reduces aerodynamic drag and consumption, and a power activated tailgate with Programmable Height is standard or optional depending on trims.

5th generation Honda CR-V compact SUV, LED taillight view
LED taillights with a fluid design movement around.

Hands-Free Access via a foot activated sensor under the rear is standard on Touring. Exterior features include chrome trimmings, rain-sensing windshield wipers, roof rails and other options and accessories.

The longer wheelbase adds 2-inch (5.1 cm) in rear seat legroom, and rear cargo space with the second-row seats folded down is nearly 10 inches (25 cm) longer than before (volume not announced yet).

5th generation Honda CR-V compact SUV, color TFT driver information interface (DII).
Color TFT driver information interface (DII) display.

The passenger compartment can be converted with a new single-motion split-folding rear seat that creates a fully flat cargo area.

Materials upgrade include a new soft-touch instrument panel and a color TFT driver information interface (DII) display, including the addition of new features and technologies (standards and options depend on versions), such as the Display Audio system (compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), allowing integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone-powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled search capabilities, with a 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface (the physical volume knob returns with the new generation).

5th generation Honda CR-V compact SUV, centre console with 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface
Seven-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface.

Other equipment / options (depending on trims) include Honda's new satellite-linked navigation system (developed with the Garmin), the remote engine start, dual-zone climate controls, heated side mirrors, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), rear USB charging ports, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment and 4-way power lumbar support and heated front seats.

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