The 2017 Honda CR-V Performance: Smooth, Steady, and a Whole Lot of Fun

The Honda CR-V is well-known for its spacious interior, luxurious amenities, and reliable performance. At Jeffrey Honda, we’re big fans of the CR-V performance for a long list of reasons. Are you curious to see what makes this SUV so special? We’d be happy to share the knowledge with Michigan drivers! Let’s take a look at the power, efficiency, and overall engineering of the latest CR-V to get a better idea of what makes this vehicle tick.

Engine and Transmission

Everything starts with the engine. Take a look under the hood, and you’ll find one of two powertrain options. The standard 2.4L engine is a well-balanced gem offering 184 hp with 180 lb-ft of torque. All that power means you can charge through tough Michigan winters with ease, especially when paired with the optional All-Wheel Drive. If you need a little extra oomph to get through your day, consider selecting one of the higher trims with the available 1.5L engine. These models can produce up to 190 hp with 179 lb-ft of torque. While these figures are impressive enough, you can also expect a smooth and stress-free drive with the high-quality Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode.

Fuel Efficiency

While the CR-V possesses terrific might to power through your busy day, Honda’s engineers found a  way to make each powertrain incredibly efficient as well. Take the standard 2.4L engine, for example. This engine achieves 26 mpg in the city* and 32 mpg on the highway* in Two-Wheel Drive or 25 mpg in the city* and 31 mpg on the highway* with All-Wheel Drive. If you opt for the available 1.5L engine, then you can get even more miles out of every gallon. Expect up to 28 mpg in the city* and 34 mpg on the highway* in Two-Wheel Drive, or enjoy 27 mpg in the city* and 33 mpg on the highway* in All-Wheel Drive. No matter which configuration you pick, you’ll love the fuel-efficient and well-balanced ride quality on every journey.

Design and Suspension

Honda’s engineers paid special attention to every detail of the latest CR-V for maximizing aerodynamics and style. The swooping silhouette flows beautifully, from its bold grille to its roofline spoiler in the back. The CR-V stands on a set of slick 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, but higher trims receive a slightly larger set of 18-inch alloy wheels for extra height. Beyond the exterior, the suspension system continues the quality build of the CR-V. The MacPherson strut suspension is found up front, and the multi-link double wishbone suspension composed the rear.

Experience the CR-V Performance Today

The 2017 Honda CR-V performance is in a league of its own, and we’re sure you’ll sing its praises after your test drive at Jeffrey Honda. Stop by the dealership and say hello! We’d be happy to introduce you to the trim level of your choice. Contact us today for more details, and ask any questions you have!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.