The Honda CR-V continues to evolve year after year, poising to become the most beloved crossover in its class.
When the crossover concept was introduced in 1996 by Toyota and Subaru, no one knew how successful this class would be. Just one year later, Honda released the first model of the CR-V after witnessing the demand for the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback. Since then, the Honda CR-V has progressed into one of the most widely driven crossovers on the market. In fact, the CR-V was the best-selling utility vehicle in the United States in 2016. It’s safe to say that the crossover has established itself as a staple of family cars across the country.
So rather than completely redesign the CR-V for its 2017 edition, Honda engineers decided to simply continue the process of evolution that’s been occurring since the release of the first model. Here is a little more information about the new CR-V, courtesy of Holmes Honda of Shreveport.
Excellence from the Ground-Up
With a reputation as a family driver, the Honda CR-V excels in both comfort and safety. Space is not a problem in the front or the back, with plenty of hip, leg and foot room. The front seats are quite comfortable offering a lot of lumbar support. The wide-opening doors make the CR-V easy to get in and out of, while all-season floor mats protect the lush carpeting from unwanted substances like muddy shoes, dog hair, and other debris.
For safety measures, the new CR-V has replaced the previous (and widely disliked) LaneWatch technology with a much more effective blind spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alert. In addition, Honda Sensing technology, which comes standard on all CR-V models besides the LX, includes a plethora of safety features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and Road Departure Mitigation. CR-V drivers should be very confident that this vehicle will do everything it can to avoid collisions, and in the event one can’t be avoided, damage will be dispersed in the safest way possible.
The 2017 Honda CV-R will come equipped with Honda’s turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, pushing out 190 horsepower and featuring a broad torque curve. The result is a smooth and genuinely fun ride. And with a combined fuel-efficiency rating of 29 mpg, the CR-V is a responsible choice.
At Holmes Honda of Shreveport, we’re excited to offer the new CR-V. Come visit us or check out our website to learn more about the CR-V and the rest of our extensive collection of Hondas.
About Holmes Honda of Shreveport
Holmes Honda is a longtime member of the Shreveport, Louisiana community. The dealership first opened back in 1937, and still continues to be owned and operated locally. Holmes Honda carries the complete Honda lineup, made up of some of the most popular cars on the market, including the Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Accord, Honda Fit, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot and Honda Ridgeline.
1331 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105