Honda CR-V 2017: Best Value Compact SUV in America

Feb 15, 2017 07:00 AM EST | BC Tabotabo

The Honda CR-V 2017 was recently named as the best value for money compact SUV. This distinction has been given by both U.S. News and Car and Driver. It is the perfect combination of quality, value, and performance.

Car and Driver has reported that the CR-V has become a standard fixture on American highways due to a combination of practicality, value, and affability. The all-new 2017 brings the compact SUV to a whole new level of near-perfection.

Quality. The 2017 Honda compact SUV saw a full redesign. The new CR-V has ample cargo room as well as a large back seat space. In addition, it has superb fuel economy and impressive safety features.

Value. The compact SUV's value was calculated by U.S. News as a combination of its five-year total cost of ownership vis-a-vis the average price paid for the vehicle. The CR-V earns top marks for this.

Performance. The Honda CR-V 2017 is very fun to drive. It has two engines that deliver a great mix of power and performance. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder delivers 184 horsepower while the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder can deliver 190 horsepower.

The suspension and steering is also a good combination of comfort and agility. The tuning really gives a premium on comfort, while the steering remains precise and immediately responsive. The SUV can take a corner well and displays minimal lean and feels very secure driving around curves.

Interior. The CR-V has new styling and a ton of great tech features. It has well-designed rear seat space and its cargo room can also hold a lot. The Honda compact SUV is virtually unmatched in this department.

Safety. Finally, the compact SUV has a long track record of strong safety scores. While the 2017 model has yet to be tested, the 2016 model earned a five-star overall crash rating from the NHTSA.

The Honda CR-V 2017 is really a great value compact SUV. It has won several distinctions from trusted car reviewers, as well as the trust of many consumers in America. It is truly one of Honda's best vehicles.

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