Check Out What’s New: 2016 vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

  • 2017 Honda CR-V Family

    When a vehicle as popular as the award-winning Honda CR-V gets an update, consumers are understandably very interested. In comparing the 2016 vs. 2017 Honda CR-V, drivers will find that a variety of changes have occurred for the 2017 model year, taking the already exceptional CR-V to the next level in various key areas.

    Keep reading to find out what’s new onboard the CR-V—then stop in and see the team at your nearest Detroit Area Honda Dealers location to compare the 2017 and 2016 Honda CR-V models in person!


A slight uptick in price is to be expected when a vehicle transitions from one model year to the next. The 2017 CR-V LX 2WD is priced at $24,045 MSRP.* This is up slightly from the $23,845 MSRP of the 2016 CR-V LX 2WD.*

Engine Options

Engine availability is one very significant change consumers will discover when comparing the 2016 and 2017 Honda CR-V lineups, as the 2017 is the very first CR-V to include a turbocharged engine among its offerings.

The 2016 CR-V’s sole engine option was a 2.4L direct-injection i-VTEC engine that produced 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The 2.4L engine is once again offered for 2017, and along with it is a new 1.5L single-scroll turbo engine with an internal wastegate that delivers 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque.

2017 Honda CR-V Turbo charged engine

Fuel Efficiency

The 2017 CR-V further gets a boost in fuel economy delivery.

The 2016 CR-V models achieved an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway when equipped with two-wheel drive, delivering 25 city mpg and 31 highway mpg when equipped with all-wheel drive.**

In contrast, the 2017 CR-V models offer up to an EPA-estimated 28 city mpg and 34 highway mpg when equipped with 2WD and fitted with the new turbo engine.*** Turbocharged 2017 CR-V models with AWD deliver an EPA-estimated 27 city mpg and 33 highway mpg.***

Interior Spaciousness

The Honda CR-V has also grown a bit roomier for the 2017 model year.

On the inside, drivers will find even greater cargo capacity than before—39.2 cubic feet with the rear seat upright and 75.8 cubic feet with the rear seat lowered. This is in comparison to 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat up and 70.9 cubic feet with the rear seat down in the 2016 CR-V.

Passenger volume has increased, as well, with the 2017 CR-V providing up to 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space compared to 104.1 cubic feet of maximum passenger room onboard the 2016 CR-V.

2017 Honda CR-V Interior Space


2017 Honda CR-V Automatic Climate Control
Some features have become standard for the CR-V in the 2017 model year that weren’t previously standard-issue amenities. Included among these are features like:

  • Automatic climate control
  • Alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights

The Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display camera is no longer available onboard the 2017 CR-V but has been replaced by a Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor, which comes standard in all but the base model.

The SE trim level is no more; the 2017 lineup has only four models. The top three trim levels now offer standard Forward Collision Warning, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, four USB ports, and a digital gauge cluster.

The CR-V’s power tailgate, standard for the EX-L and Touring trims in the 2017 lineup, has received an upgrade and now includes a foot-activated feature and programmable height. The CR-V’s available power driver’s seat, which had 10-way power adjustability in 2016, now features 12-way power adjustment along with four-way power lumbar support.

Want to See More?

Drivers can further explore the new updates found onboard the 2017 Honda CR-V and test drive both the 2017 and 2016 CR-V models at any Detroit Area Honda Dealers location. Stop in and see us or contact us today!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
***Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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