Compare 2018 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V
2017 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Engine:

2.4L I4

Horsepower:

184

Torque:

180 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

Fuel Economy:

26 city / 32 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

CVT

2017 Honda CR-V

Engine:

2.4L I4

Horsepower:

184

Torque:

180 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm

Fuel Economy:

26 city / 32 hwy mpg **

Transmission:

CVT

2018 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Honda CR-V

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The 2017 and 2018 model years represent the first two entries of the Honda CR-V’s fifth generation of production. As one of the first compact crossovers ever, it is also one of the best ones around, and the fifth-gen model improves the nameplate’s several strengths, which include upscale interior, excellent fuel economy, and advanced safety technology. Since the 2017 model year marks the beginning of the fifth production cycle, the 2018 model was left untouched; both model years are essentially the same vehicle in every way. The new CR-V provides four trims: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring.

Performance

The LX trim goes with a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that produces 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Trims above the LX are powered by the smaller yet more powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged I4, which generates 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a continuous variable transmission. Although front-wheel drive is standard, you can swap it with an all-wheel-drive system for enhanced traction when driving. The vehicle’s peak fuel economy of 28/34 mpg can be achieved by combining the 1.5-liter turbo I4 with the front-wheel drivetrain.

Appearance

The 2017/2018 Honda CR-V continues with the design precedent set by the fourth-gen vehicle, which involves a wingspan-like front grille, sculpted side sheet metal, and sharp lines and angles to give it a more aggressive appearance. The fifth-gen CR-V uses the same compact global platform that was introduced on the tenth-gen Civic. Power side mirrors, multi-reflector halogen headlights, and a fin-type roof-mounted antenna are standard on the crossover. On all trims above the LX, the CR-V is upgraded with a roofline spoiler, a power moonroof, fog lights, and heating ability and turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors. A power tailgate is added on the EX-L. And the Touring is the only trim with roof rails, LED headlights in place of the halogen ones, dual chrome exhaust finishers, and a hands-free access tailgate. A five-seater, the 2017/2018 Honda CR-V offers passenger volume that is measured at up to 105.9 cubic feet, as well as a standard cargo volume of 39.2 cubic feet which is expandable to 75.8 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seats. Go above the LX to get front-seat heating ability, and driver-side 12-way power adjustability with 4-way power lumbar support. The EX-L and Touring get leather upholstery, two-position memory for the driver’s seat, and 4-way power adjustability on the front passenger seat. Standard comfort and convenience features include cruise control, Bluetooth® wireless technology, four-speaker 160-watt audio, and a 5-inch color LCD screen. The EX trim and higher have additions or enhancements like dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button engine start, remote start, hands-free text messaging ability, HondaLink® infotainment integration with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, six-speaker 180-watt audio, and a driver information center. The EX-L and Touring have an additional auto-dimming rearview mirror and a garage-door opener. And exclusive to the Touring are HD Radio™, 7-inch touchscreen navigation, and a nine-speaker 330-watt audio system.

Safety

Standard safety features on the Honda CR-V include six airbags, electronic stability control, hill start assist, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, a multi-angle rearview camera, and LED daytime running lights. Upgrading to the EX or higher adds blind spot monitoring and auto high beams-in addition to collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist, which comprise the Honda Sensing® package.


Want to test-drive either the 2017 or 2018 edition of the Honda CR-V? How about both? You can do so at our dealership in Highland, Indiana. As evidenced by reviews on Google, Cars.com, and DealerRater.com, we make customer satisfaction a top priority, and we have lots of vehicles in stock. Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our Honda specialists, who will be more than happy and able to assist you with your choice.

* Based on 2018 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.