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2017 Honda CR-V Walk Around


The CR-V emits an upscale aura and it’s stylish or quirky depending on your point of view. Up front are aerodynamic LEDs, but the front bumper protrudes a bit, almost like it was added on. Upswept rear roof pillars continue a theme that debuted in the prior generation. Taillights sit high, separated by a chrome strip. Badging is oddly positioned, and the tailgate contains a curious bulge.

Interior

While the CR-V’s exterior draws divergent opinions, its conventionally laid-out cabin is more widely acclaimed. For both passengers and cargo, the CR-V makes especially effective use of available space.

Not only can five occupants enjoy roomy comfort, they face upgraded materials all around. The cargo area has gained nearly a foot in length, without cutting back on legroom. Back-seat leg space, in fact, has grown by 2 inches.

Pull a lever, and the adjustable second-row backrests fold totally flat, a convenient feature. A removable panel reveals a concealed, under-floor storage area.

All trim levels except the base LX include a 12-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support. On the down side, the wide center console may cut into the driver’s leg space. The rear seat is wider than before, making space more suitable for a trio of adults.

Well-organized and functional, the dashboard reaches toward luxury in top-level Touring trim. EX and Touring editions rely more on their 7.0-inch touchscreen than on traditional switches or buttons. A new screen coating is said to resist fingerprints, and a volume-control knob has been added.

The navigation system is one of the easiest to use. Inputting an address is as easy as typing it in on a computer. Our navi sometimes dropped the destination when stopping and restarting the car, however, necessitating a stop to re-input.

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