OpenRoad Driver Volume 14 Issue 1 - Page 57

Volume 14 Issue 1 » 57 2017 Honda CR-V » Completely redesigned for 2017, the all-new Honda CR-V re- iterates the tenets that have led to its continued popularity. These include competency, reliability and versatility, all of which have been improved with this fifth generation model. The 2017 CR-V is built on the same Honda compact global platform introduced on the tenth-generation Civic. All CR-Vs are equipped with Honda’s 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. For maximum efficiency, the CR-V is equipped with Honda’s Continuously Variable Transmission. The CR-V is also available with the latest Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control, basically Honda’s latest traction and stability control system. Higher trim models are equipped with features that you would expect to find on much more expensive luxury vehicles. These include LED headlamps, remote start, and a plethora of collision mitigation systems. Dubbed Honda Sensing Technologies, not only is there Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking, but also Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow in stop-and-go traffic. To make your everyday drive more pleasant, there is an available panoramic moonroof, and Honda’s latest 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Thankfully it is now equipped with a proper volume knob. The GPS system is powered by the simple-to-use TomTom navigation interface. It also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.