2017 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Honda CR-V: Which is Better? | Michigan City, 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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If you are looking to purchase a motor vehicle that handles like a sedan but sits high like an SUV, hosts cargo and interior space of an SUV (sport utility vehicle), then the crossover (CUV) is your must buy vehicle. If you are looking to purchase a motor vehicle that offers all-wheel-drive capabilities and a distinct utilitarian charm, but want stellar fuel economy ratings, then read on. We will help you compare the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2016 CR-V so you can understand their similarities and learn their differences.

Why buy a crossover? The answer is simple. A relatively new term, “crossover” was coined by CNNMoney market in 2008 to describe the new trend of motor vehicle, the crossover, characterized by high H-point SUV platform design and seating conceptualized by the overall weight and pillar design of the sedan, characterized by luscious cargo and interior space with hardly any sacrifice at all in terms of sharp handling and overall driving performance.

Two fine example of just how far the modern crossover has come along can be seen with the 2017 Honda CR-V and its predecessor, the 2016 Honda CR-V. However, questions remain. Is one crossover better than the other? Let’s find out.

Performance

In terms of actual performance specs, both models of Honda CR-V line up fairly evenly, hosting 184 horsepower for the 2017 CR-V and 185 hp for the 2016 CR-V. They also both have 2.4-liter Inline-4 engines, automatic transmission controls that are both optioned with all-wheel and four-wheel-drive capabilities on select models. Fuel economy specs average out to 26 city/32 hwy mpg for the 2017 Honda CR-V and 26 city/33 hwy mpg for bthe 2016 Honda CR-V.

Remember, the crossover is built like an SUV, but possesses the undercarriage of a sedan. Therefore, the fuel economy specs of the crossover are a very important feature. With such impressive stats, you don’t have to fear long drives on the open highway, or romps through the dirt terrains of any wilderness you wish to explore.

Appearance

Some excellent aesthetic changes have been made to the overall appearance of the 2017 Honda CR-V. As a part of the fifth generation of CR-V, the 2017 model received a facelift that gave the overall dynamic of the exterior design an undeniable sporty edge. Refreshing character lines score the sides and dog panels of the exterior with an angular vivacity unseen in previous models. An active grille shutter design — its trademark CR-V aesthetic scarcely altered in an effort to retain the desired remnants of its predecessors — allows the CR-V more aerodynamic capabilities that are flattered by the redesigned fascia. A new and rigid LED head- and taillight design on the CR-V features more prominent angles that stretch elegantly about the A-line of the car, accentuating the beltline whose silhouette mimics this design

Safety

In terms of safety, both the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Honda CR-V are both excellent choices. The 2017 Honda CR-V just recently secured the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ Award, issued by the IIHS for its superb crash safety performance.

The 2017 Honda CR-V also features the “Honda Sensing”, an array of technologically enhanced safety features offered previously only in Touring models of the CR-V. These features include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System


Bosak Honda of Michigan City is only one phone call or visit away. Test drive either CR-V model 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.

*** The 2017 Honda CR-V with Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights have been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.