The 2017 Honda CR-V: What the critics say
Honda didn’t need to change a thing about the CR-V to keep selling hundreds of thousands annually. But the new, fifth generation of the class-leading SUV represents a complete makeover, and “it’s not only the best CR-V yet, it may well be the best small crossover, period.” Slightly larger than previous models, the 2017 is also lighter, nimbler, quieter, and safer. All in all, it’s “remarkably well-rounded,” with “many strengths and few weaknesses.”
Out on the road, the new CR-V is “quieter and more refined,” reaping the benefitsof its wider stance and significantly_stiffer chassis. A “far more sophisticated”_allwheel drive system should be more_surefooted in snow, and the upgraded cabin “feels roomier in every direction.” We_recom mend spending $2,650 to move up to the EX trim, which comes with a peppy new turbocharged engine and an array of safety tech. But even the base model offers unmatched functionality, including folding rear seats that provide a “near pickup-like” 5 feet of flat cargo space.
New York Daily News
The CR-V “still isn’t pretty,” but the 2017 is better in just about every way than thebeloved model it replaces. “It’s not easy to find another crossover that checks off as many boxes with such a polished, refined, and respected product.”