2017 Honda CR-V Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $24,985 | Build
Above Average: Fuel economy, interior space, safety, tech, value, refinement, practicality
Below Average: Acceleration, sportiness
Consensus: All-new CR-V raises the bar for compact SUVs
All-new for 2017, the best-selling SUV in the country gets even better
A multiple Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner and Family Car favorite, the Honda CR-V is also the best-selling SUV in the country. It isn't the flashiest compact SUV out there, but it consistently shines in every other way. So how does Honda improve this practical, well-rounded, refined utility vehicle? Redesign it for 2017, with an even bigger interior, best-in-class fuel economy (non-hybrid), and more safety and tech features, without losing any of the comfort, convenience and value on which the CR-V built its reputation.
The Honda CR-V is a pleasure on the daily drive, as detailed in our full review: "This new CR-V feels more dynamic in corners, but when really pushed is more apt to grudgingly obey than goad its driver for more. Rather, the CR-V continues to excel as a comfortable and competent commuter. In urban settings, we like its manageable size and brake-hold feature, while on the highway we appreciate its quiet and supple ride."
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To their credit, Honda's product and marketing teams make it easy to buy a CR-V, offering five trim levels and only a few elective options. A 2017 Honda CR-V LX with front-wheel drive can be purchased for just under $25,000, while those buyers insisting on everything -- including all-wheel drive, satellite navigation and leather -- will have ventured into the $35,000 range with the CR-V Touring. Build and price your own 2017 Honda CR-V to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
CR-V's Little Brother
If you want something a little smaller, the new Honda HR-V is the benchmark among subcompact SUVs.
One of Many Good Choices
The all-new 2017 Honda CR-V is an excellent choice, but the competition has never been better or more abundant. Be sure to check out our Compact SUV Buyer's Guide before signing on any dotted lines.
Photo Gallery: Honda CR-V Inside and Out
2016 Models Still Available
While we're more likely to recommend going with the newer model, there are still some good deals on 2016 CR-Vs to be had. Here's our video review of the outgoing model.
There's nothing particularly exciting about the Honda CR-V, except the fact that it's just so, so good at being a compact SUV. It isn't flashy, it isn't sporty, but nothing in the segment comes close to the CR-V for buyers seeking a practical, well-rounded and refined utility vehicle. In any given year there probably exists a crossover receiving more ink, but it's been a generation since anyone's crossover has consistently captured more business. And Honda's CR-V secures that business for all of the right reasons, including the fact that it's among the roomiest SUVs in the segment.
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