2017 Honda CR-V Utility Features

The 2017 Honda CR-V puts the sport utility in sport utility vehicle with the power, cargo space, and hauling capability it offers to Detroit SUV drivers. Read on and see what the buzz is about.

Power and Capability

The CR-V LX sports an in-line 4-cylinder 184 hp engine. It’s also available with a single-scroll MHI TD03 Turbo on the EX, EX-L, and Touring models that can pump out 190 hp. All this power can be harnessed with available Real Time AWD that facilitates quicker distribution of power, faster acceleration, improved efficiency, and enhanced driver control. The system shifts power from the front wheels to the rear to avoid slipping in adverse conditions, and the Intelligent Control System allows it to react quickly to changing environments. The whole system works so smoothly that you won’t even notice the change in terrain. This advanced power management also results in higher fuel efficiency. Every CR-V comes with hill start assist, which prevents the vehicle from inadvertently rolling while pulling away on steep up or down terrain. The CR-V is held firm briefly after the brake is released, allowing the driver time to engage the accelerator without rolling.

2017 Honda CR-V Braking System


The CR-V offers seating capacity for five so you can take your friends on any road trip or stock up on groceries with the family comfortably. The LX comes equipped with a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, while the EX, EX-L, and Touring models offer a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Two-position memory is available on these models as well as heated front seats for added comfort in cold weather. Every CR-V comes with an easy fold-down 60/40-split rear seat for versatile seating and storage.


The CR-V’s 39-plus cubic feet of cargo space makes it one of the roomiest SUVs on the market. Hauling camping gear or groceries is a snap with these available accessories:

  • Cargo Liner: Protect the cargo area, floor, sides, and even the back of your second-row seats with the cargo liner. It even folds over the rear bumper to protect it from nicks, scrapes, mud, and dirt. When installed, the second-row seats can still be independently positioned for maximum comfort.
  • Cargo Net: Keeps any loose items secure and prevents them from slipping around in the back.
  • Cargo Organizer: This organizer includes rigid partitions and compartments to keep your cargo in line.
  • Cargo Tray: Protect the floor of the cargo area from spills with the cargo tray. It cleans easily with soap and water, matches the handsome interior, and includes raised sides for added protection.
2017 Honda CR-V Interior Seating
2017 Honda CR-V Interior Cargo Area

Overhead Storage

If you’ve got the camping gear loaded up with no room to spare, or you don’t want to put those wet skis in the cargo area, the CR-V has you covered with plenty of overhead exterior storage options.

  • Roof Rails: Securely haul a variety of items, up to 165 pounds, on the roof of your CR-V.
  • Kayak Attachment: Head to the rapids with your kayak securely fastened to the roof rails. The soft, adjustable saddles firmly hold your kayak without scraping it, and the reinforced straps provide lateral stability. Two straps and ratcheting tie-downs are included.
  • Roof Box: Perfect for additional camping gear like sleeping bags and tents, the roof box includes 13 cubic feet of lockable storage and a rear opening for easy access.
  • Ski or Snowboard Attachment: Protect your interior from four pairs of wet skis or two snowboards. The lockable attachment features an oversized push button for easy loading and unloading while wearing gloves.
  • Surfboard Attachment: Hit the waves with two surfboards snugly stored in the specially designed cradle and adjustable padded straps.


Any adventurer wanting to haul their outdoor toys can take advantage of the CR-Vs whopping 1,500-pound towing capacity. With the available trailer hitch, designed to accommodate the most popular coupler designs, just load up your boat or water toys and be on your way to the lake. The trailer hitch includes a draw bar, retaining pin, and clip for easy installation. Don’t worry about hauling cargo over rough terrain with the 7.8 inches of ground clearance on the 2WD model. Car and Driver said about the AWD model, “Its 8.2 inches of ground clearance with all-wheel drive mean navigating unmapped roads is possible,” making the CR-V a great choice for your off-road adventures.

2017 Honda CR-V Exterior Side Profile Winter
2017 Honda CR-V

Test Drive the 2017 Honda CR-V

You’ve read more about what the CR-V can do—now see it in person at any Detroit Area Honda Dealer. Take advantage of current Honda leasing offers to get behind the wheel of the CR-V and start your next adventure!

Detroit Area Honda Dealers

15100 Eureka Road Southgate, MI

Phone: (555) 555-5555

42.199894 -83.207115
Detroit Area Honda Dealers 42.199894, -83.207115.