2017 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Honda CR-V: Which is Better? | Highland, IN

2017 Honda CR-V
2016 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V

Engine:

2.4 L I-4

Horsepower:

184 hp

Torque:

180 lbs-ft

Fuel Economy:

26 city / 32 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic

2016 Honda CR-V

Engine:

2.4 L I-4

Horsepower:

185 hp

Torque:

181 lbs-ft

Fuel Economy:

26 city / 33 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic

2017 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Honda CR-V

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Over the past decade, all automotive media outlets have been raving about a relatively new concept of car with old roots, the CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle). And, they’d be right to rave: the crossover is a one of a kind, the current primadonna car of the automotive industry. Many consumers cannot tell the difference between an SUV and a CUV, CNNMoney says, but its differences from the SUV in terms of its overall performance, mechanical and otherwise, fuel economy, and aesthetic presentation are all fairly obvious.

The “crossover” garnered its name because of the way that it crosses the two different style of motor vehicles–the SUV and the sedan. For example, the CUV handles like a sedan, yet maintains high-platform, often third-row seating. The crossover also offers the cargo space of an SUV, but without the weight and therefore possessing unheard of fuel economy specs. Like the SUV, the crossover vehicle is utilitarian in its dynamic, but is more efficient in almost every way.

Two examples of cars that speak towards just how far the crossover has come over the years is the 2017 and 2016 Honda CR-V. These standout models use the Honda Civic platform in a SUV-esque body, and many Honda Civic owners can attest toward the overall reliability and durability of their vehicles.

But which is better? The differences are small, but there. Let’s have a look.

Performance

In terms of mechanical performance, both models of CR-V are very similar bumper to bumper. Both CR-V models possess 2.4-liter, Inline-4 engines, but the 2017 Honda CR-V produces 184 hp while the 2016 Honda CR-V produces 185 hp. The 2017 Honda CR-V’s fuel tank carries 14 gallons, versus the 2016 Honda CR-V’s fuel tank which measures a collective average of 15.3 gallons. The 2017 CR-V’s fuel economy specs are 26 city/32 hwy mpg while the 2016 CR-V’s fuel economy specs are 26 city/33 hwy mpg respectively.

However, the 2017 Honda CR-V is a part of the CR-V’s fifth generation, while the 2016 remains a part of the forth. Features of the new fifth generation of CR-V include but are not limited to the following:

  • A body utilizing 56.6% high strength steel, a sturdy and preferable body material.
  • An active grille shutter system designed in order to reduce aerodynamic drag, which enhances the vehicle’s smooth performance and overall fuel economy
  • New engine types are offered with select models which boast torques that are known to peak at 5,000-rpms, comparing with the well known peak of 3,900-rpms.

Appearance

The 2017 and 2016 Honda CR-V are exceptional looking crossovers. Minimal changes have been made to the classic aesthetic of the CR-V, the features we all love about the model such as its generous trim design, its simplistic yet fierce grille design featuring the embroidery of the trademark Honda logo, its jagged, angular headlight design, etc.

However, the 2017 Honda CR-V is the host of a few new aesthetic updates, including an improved taillight design which now stretches horizontally against a space of the rear window, and a more angular body design that gives the CR-V a new and renowned approach to its chronic utilitarian dynamic.

Safety

The fifth generation 2017 Honda CR-V features many new safety features, including but not limited to:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Collision Mitigation Breaking
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Information with Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Auto High Beam headlights

Before the 2017 Honda CR-V, these select features were only offered with Touring versions of the Honda CR-V. These safety systems are all part of the “Honda Sensing Package”.


So what are you waiting for? Call or visit Bosak Honda Highland to get started. Test drive the 2017 Honda CR-V and see for yourself today.

* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT Automatic model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT Automatic model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT Automatic models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT Automatic models. 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.

** 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.