Honda has lifted the lid on its all-new CR-V before it goes on sale in 2017. We’ve compared this practical family friendly SUV to the car it’ll replace to find out exactly what’s new. This car is a US specific model but we don’t expect it to receive any major changes by the time it hits UK roads.
In the meantime, many Honda dealers will be keen to offer progressively bigger discounts on the outgoing car – view these Honda CR-V deals using our car configurator.
2017 Honda CR-V old vs new – styling
The new and outgoing car share numerous styling features. Both come with a high-riding body, chunky black trim pieces and a wide grille flanked by slim headlights. The new car cleans up some of the old model’s fiddly details, however – such as the large daytime running lights and numerous chrome strips – and features a much sportier rear end.
The new car’s flatter roofline and slimmer pillars should improve visibility and make the cabin feel a little bit brighter, too. Unless you spot these cars parked side by side, however, you’d be hard-pressed to tell them apart – the changes Honda has made are subtle at most.
2017 Honda CR-V old vs new – interior
The new CR-V’s cabin has received a pretty healthy overhaul – gone are the analogue dials and dual infotainment screens of the old car, replaced by a clean new design with minimal buttons and stylish wood-effect inserts on the dashboard and doors.
Honda claims the new model will feature higher quality materials and better build quality than the old car as well as class-leading legroom for passengers. A digital instrument display – similar to Audi’s virtual cockpit – should make the new car feel distinctly more upmarket, too – providing the foibles of Honda’s previous Android-based infotainment system have been ironed out.
2017 Honda CR-V old vs new – engines and driving
A 2.4-litre petrol engine will be available to US customers but buyers in the UK will more likely be offered a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit borrowed from the new Civic. This 190hp model will probably be joined by an updated version of the current CR-V’s 160hp 1.6-litre diesel engine.
The new car is expected to go on sale with the choice of either two or four-wheel drive and a manual or nine-speed automatic gearbox. We hope the droning CVT automatic ‘box offered in the US doesn’t make its way to the UK, however.
2017 Honda CR-V old vs new – prices and release date
Honda is yet to announce full details and prices for UK models but we don’t expect them to differ significantly from the outgoing version. Entry-level cars should cost from approximately £23,000 while top-spec models could set you back close to £37,000.
Save money on your Honda CR-V
Before this new car goes on sale, many dealers will be keen to offer significant discounts on the outgoing model – view these offers on our Honda CR-V deals page. If you’re not sure what to buy, check out our car chooser tool or use our PCP calculator to get a better idea how much your new car could cost per month.