The All New 2017 Honda CRV Touring

Meet the all-new 2017 Honda CRV Touring. To give you a hint of just how much thought has gone into this new 5th generation design, the exterior styling is actually tougher looking and more sophisticated. For 2017 you can choose from among five Trim levels:

  • LX
  • EX
  • EX-L
  • EX-L Navi
  • Touring

Each is offered with either 2WD or 4WD. Beneath the intricately sculpted hood on EX and above trims, lives the first four CRV they’re powered by a turbocharged 1.5- liter engines like the one that debut in last year civic but with more horsepower and torque.

The All New 2017 Honda CRV

CRV LX models carry over a thoroughly proven 2.4 – liter power plant. Both engines are paired with CD tS to provide smooth powerful acceleration plus efficiency gets a boost too. With EPA fuel economy ratings as high as 34 mpg highway and city.

On the road, the new CRV sets a whole new standard in steering feel thanks to a totally re-engineered steering system as well as agile handling assist. This system can actually break individual wheels to help the CRV hit it through turns with a light neutral touch. And there’s a totally new braking system that features an electric brake booster for seriously improved feel and performance.

For the first time ever on a CRV, the Troy models come fitted with these piercing LED headlights, this trim comes also with rain sensing wipers for extra convenience during inclement weather. See also: 5 best luxury Cars of the year 2017

Behind the grille on every 2017 CRV is a whole new technology for Honda, an active shutter Grill system. The shutters close behind both the upper and lower grills to make for greater aerodynamic efficiency. And when the underhood systems need more cooling air, the shutters automatically open. Sleek huh!

Around The Back

As you’d expect, the CRV touring comes with exclusives 18-inch alloy wheels, but all 2017 CRV’s come with alloys: 17-inch rims on LX and 18s’ on EX, EX-L and EX -Navi models. You might have noticed the door handles on the EX and above, the trims with smart entries no longer have the black lock button for a sleeker look, just touch the handle where the ridges are to lock it or you can enable CRVs new walk-away auto-lock feature and just walk away.

While the EX-L and above all have a power tailgate, another Touring exclusive is the hands-free access plus you can customize where the tailgate stops on all three Trims to keep it from banging into stuff if you’ve got low clearance.

More cleverness inside the tailgate includes a dual -position cargo floor. In the lower position, it maximizes the floor to ceiling height for extra bulky stuff. In the upper position, it makes for a super flat cargo bed with the rear seats folded down using, of course, the handy cargo area release levers.

The cargo floor on the 2017 CRV is now 9-inches longer front to back to accommodate extra-long items. Wrapping up the look from the back, the touring trims make a very sporty departure with these sharp-looking fume exhaust.

Smart Entry Remote Feature

When you’re within about 50 feet, press “release the unlock button” on your remote control and then press “begin” and hold it. The windows and the moon-roof if equipped will open right up and let the fresh air in.

Now let’s take a look at that smart entry feature. As long as the smart entry remote is within about 32 inches of the drivers or a front passenger’s door handle, you can unlock the door by simply touching the inside of the handle, it unlocks after a brief delay for signal validation.

Note that, if you touch the handle when wearing gloves the system may respond more slowly or may not unlock the doors at all. And if you don’t want to take a glove off, you can just always push the unlock button on the remote.

Another thing to be aware of is that the smart entry remotes range is affected by radio waves from other equipment like cell phones, laptops or tablets. So it’s a good idea to carry your smart entry remote apart from these types of electronic devices.

Radar Sensors

The system uses radar sensors in each corner of the rear bumper. They scan an area roughly 10 feet out from the sides of the vehicle and about 15  feet back from the rear edge of the front doors. The system operates when the vehicle is going at least 20 miles per hour.

When another vehicle is detected, a warning light will illuminate an outside mirror on the side affected, if the driver then engages the turn signal on that side the warning light will start blinking and an audible alert will sound. You can get those heaters started early thanks to CRVs new remote engine start feature on EX and above.

More Luxury

If the outside temperature dips below 44 degrees, the seat heaters will automatically activate when the engine is started remotely. Rear seat passengers get to luxuriate in more rooms especially legroom.

There’s a handy pair of quick charging USB ports on EX and above Trims so those in the back can keep their personal devices topped off with electrons. Further helping to ensure comfort, automatic climate control is standard on all CRV trims for 2017 with a dual zone adjust-ability on EX and above.

The display audio system starting on EX models lets you easily keep up with your world thanks to Apple car-play and Android autointegration

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