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2017 Honda CR-V prices and features announced

By David Bonnici, 30 May 2017 Car News

2017 Honda CR-V prices and features announced

The fifth-generation Honda CR-V will be an all- turbo affair, with a seven seat option and price reductions across the range further sweetening the deal

The all-new Honda CR-V will arrive in showrooms in mid-July with a 140kW four-cylinder VTEC turbo engine as standard across the range, which will be priced from $30,690.

As with the current CR-V family there will be four main model grades though the diesel-powered DTi-L departs, replaced by a new range-topping VTi-LX petrol.

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Also gone will be the six-speed manual transmission in the entry-level VTi, making this one of the few SUV ranges to have the same engine and transmission (a CVT auto in the CR-V’s case) across all variants.

There will still be a choice between two- and all-wheel drive, though this will mostly depend on which variant you select with only the second-tier VTi-S variant being available with either.

No manual means the $30,690 entry-level price is $3200 more expensive than the current model. However, the gap is reduced to $900 when comparing the CVT-equipped version of the base model CR-V VTi. Honda says the price bump is more than compensated by $3500 worth of additions including the turbo engine, with similar “added value” across the range.

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This will be the first CR-V to accommodate a third row, though this will only available in the second-from-top VTi-L variant, and only in 2WD configuration.

The fifth-generation CR-V has bolder styling than the current model and features a more spacious, “premium interior” featuring upgraded materials with a soft-touch instrument panel and a high-resolution 7-inch TFT touch screen, the latter of which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring

The infotainment system is included as standard in the entry-level VTi along with:

  • Smart keyless entry with Push Button Start
  • Active Noise Control (ANC)
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Reverse camera
  • 8-speaker audio  
  • Electric parking brake
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Front fog lights 
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Driver Attention Monitor (DAM)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA).

The VTi-S has all of the above features plus 18-inch alloy wheels, electric tailgate, sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning and the option of all-wheel-drive. [VTi-S AWD - $35,490].

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Upgrading to the VTi-L brings seven seats with split-fold 3rd row, a panoramic sunroof, leather-appointed seat trim, heated front seats with eight-way power adjustment and auto rain-sensing wipers.

The range-topping VTi-LX AWD has everything, minus the third row, plus Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist technologies, LED headlights with active cornering, LED front fog lights, Digital Radio (DAB+), privacy glass and auto-dimming rear view mirror.

2017 Honda CR-V manufacturer list pricing

  • VTi, 2WD - $30,690
  • VTi-S, 2WD - $33,290
  • VTi-S, AWD - $35,490
  • VTi-L, 2WD  [7 seats] - $38,990
  • VTi-LX, AWD - $44,290

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