Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda CR-V

Posted on 01. Dec, 2016 by in Honda Canada

The new 2017 CR-V’s framework has developed to yield some-more flexible and assured handling, incomparable refinement, additional belligerent clearance, and aloft altogether versatility. Increased front and behind lane widths total with front MacPherson strut and behind multi-link cessation with privately tuned low-friction dampers and tubular front and plain behind stabilizer bars foster manageable turn-in and agree cornering. A new dual-pinion, non-static rigging ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) complement also contributes to a CR-V’s approach and gratifying steering feel.

All trims embody fluid-filled cessation bushings for softened float peculiarity and siege from highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control and a 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, and a new electric stop upholder (EBB) supplement to a CR-V’s capability. Straight Driving Assist reduces steering bid when pushing on sloped or crowned roads, while Agile Handling Assist uses a brakes to urge both branch response and cornering ability. An Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Automatic Brake Hold and Hill Start Assist supplement preference in trade or on hills.

All CR-V trims underline aluminum amalgamate wheels as customary equipment, with diameters trimming from 17 inches on a LX trim to 18 inches on a EX, EX-L and Touring trims. In both FWD and AWD versions, all-season tires safeguard surefooted opening in a far-reaching operation of highway and continue conditions, while an surreptitious Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses a ABS sensors and dedicated program to establish when a tire is low on pressure.

Key Chassis Features

  • Multi-link behind suspension
  • Floating (rubber-mounted) behind subframe
  • Dual Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Wider front and behind lane ((+0.7 in front / +1.3 in. rear)
  • Fluid-filled cessation correspondence bushings
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Low attrition dampers
  • Front (tubular) and behind (solid) stabilizer bars
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Straight Driving Assist
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold1

Chassis Summary
All Models

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link behind suspension
  • Front and behind stabilizer bars
  • Low attrition dampers
  • Front and behind fluid-filled cessation correspondence bushings1
  • Floating (rubber-mounted) behind subframe
  • Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Straight Driving Assist1
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel front brakes
  • 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Electric Brake Booster (EBB)2
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold1
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)


  • 17-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P235/65R17 104H all-season tires


  • 18-inch amalgamate wheels1
  • P235/60R18 103H all-season tires


  • 18-inch amalgamate wheels with disdainful design1

1 New for CR-V
2 New for Honda

Front and Rear Suspension

The 2017 CR-V’s wider track, longer wheelbase and new cessation delivers flexible handling, confidence-inducing fortitude and a stable, prosaic ride. The complement uses a multiple of front MacPherson struts and behind multi-link with floating subframes and fluid-filled correspondence bushings, and facilities privately tuned dampers with incomparable bodies and low-friction bushings that raise a car’s sporty character. Using a strut-style front cessation improves a room accessible for pile-up reinforcement. Meanwhile a compress multi-link behind cessation provides an glorious multiple of float peculiarity and doing while also assisting to maximize second-row seating and load space. Front and behind stabilizer bars on all trims urge turn-in response while shortening physique hurl during cornering. The stabilizer bars are connected to their ascent bushings and use low-friction joining links for smoother operation.

New multi-link behind cessation and floating subframe

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

The MacPherson strut front cessation is engineered to yield desirous doing opening and a manageable feel for a driver. Specially calibrated geometry ensures a high grade of speed and precision, fibre and stability. The revoke cessation arms are connected to a subframe and to a physique around fluid-filled correspondence bushings (described below), providing a ideal multiple of doing responsiveness and precision, along with limit siege from highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). All front cessation arms and a front heart carriers are steel, and all CR-V models and trims use a tubular front stabilizer bar.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension

The new multi-link behind cessation includes stamped-steel arms, cast-aluminum heart carriers and a plain stabilizer bar. Mounted on a new floating (rubber-mounted) subframe for sound reduction, a behind cessation provides flexible handling, both during normal pushing and in puncture maneuvers, together with a prosaic ride. The trailing arms are located on a unibody with fluid-filled correspondence bushings (described below) for well-developed control of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) while progressing accurate handling. All CR-Vs use a plain behind stabilizer bar for frail turn-in and physique hurl control.

Fluid-Filled Suspension Compliance Bushings

The CR-V’s cessation uses front and behind fluid-filled correspondence bushings to yield aloft float siege as good as framework quivering control. These bushings are privately tuned to yield smallest quivering send to a occupants, shortening a altogether noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH).

In front, a revoke control arms focus in a fluid-filled bushing, while in back, a heading dilemma of a suspension’s trailing arms focus in a bushing. In both cases, a pattern helps catch highway rudeness and quivering while still maintaining a harsh pointing compulsory for sharp, nimble handling.

Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)

The Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates twin sail gears and a non-static rigging ratio (VGR) for extended low-speed maneuverability and high-speed stability. Compared to a normal single-pinion steering system, a twin sail EPS utilizes a earthy steering submit from a motorist as good as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures a driver’s steering bid and an ECU determines how most electric engine support to add, with a outcome being seamless, natural-feeling steering in all situations.

The steering ratio is non-static over a 20-percent operation with a final full off-center ratio of 12.3:1. This provides a discerning 2.3 turns lock-to-lock – significantly quicker than a 2016 CR-V’s 3.1 turns – enabling easier low-speed maneuvering and parking. The non-static ratio allows for slower gearing around a straight-ahead position for softened fortitude during high speeds. Also contributing to a extended steering opening and feel of a CR-V are reduced doing friction, a high turn of rigidity for a steering mount, and a incomparable diameter, some-more firm steering mainstay missile (8 mm incomparable than a 2016 CR-V).

Straight Driving Assist

When journey control is activated, Straight Driving Assist reduces a steering bid compulsory when pushing on a sloped or crowned road. When a Straight Driving Assist complement detects that steering bid is being practical to keep a automobile pushing along a slope, a Electric Power Steering complement relates engine assist. This reduces a flesh bid compulsory to say a preferred instruction on a sloped highway to a same turn as is compulsory on a prosaic road.

4-wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist

The CR-V is versed with 4-wheel front brakes with 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), new Electric Brake Booster (EBB), and Brake Assist. The ventilated front brakes rotors are 12.3 inches in hole (1-inch rotor thickness) and are clamped by single-piston stop calipers. The behind front brakes incorporate 12.2-inch hole plain rotors (0.4-inch rotor thickness) interconnected with single-piston stop calipers. The low-friction pattern of a stop calipers reduces appetite waste when a brakes are not in use, directly improving fuel efficiency.

Electric Brake Booster (EBB)

New for 2017 is an electric stop upholder (EBB) that optimizes braking opening during all speeds. In a prior era CR-V, a stop master cylinder employed a opening upholder to support a motorist in requesting adequate hydraulic vigour for any braking situation.

Electric Brake Booster (EBB)

However, standard vacuum-assisted systems do not regulate a hydraulic vigour during a stop calipers to a car speed. EBB improves braking opening in all situations by regulating an electric motor-operated upholder together with a incomparable master cylinder to request hydraulic vigour to a stop calipers. The EBB engine is tranquil by a microprocessor that monitors a car speed as good as a vigour a motorist relates to a stop pedal, building aloft hydraulic vigour some-more fast and with reduction pedal bid in all braking situations.

4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

The 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) exclusively modulates braking energy during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated braking. The Brake Assist complement recognizes puncture braking situations and roughly now relates full braking force when suitable to assistance digest braking distance. (See a Safety Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.)

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a CR-V’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. While a motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy permitting some-more circle trip during stranded conditions by dire a VSA button, ABS stays entirely operational during all times. (See a Safety Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.)

Agile Handling Assist (AHA)

Standard on all CR-V trims, Agile Handling Assist (AHA) uses stop torque vectoring to urge turn-in response and dilemma traceability. By requesting braking force to a inside wheels during cornering during high parallel G, a complement creates a bend moment, so generating some-more branch force and shortening understeer.

Hill Start Assist

The Hill Start Assist duty helps to forestall a car from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a car is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a car senses a certain slip and is entirely stopped in any brazen rigging when confronting ascending or retreat rigging when confronting downhill. The complement uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a circle speed sensor to control a hydraulic stop modulator.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB)

New for a 2017 CR-V, a Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is simpler, some-more available and gentle to use than a normal parking brake. The EPB also frees adult core console space, permitting a aloft console and an extended armrest length.

Engaging a parking stop requires usually a lift on a switch on a core console. To recover a parking brake, a motorist simply presses on a accelerator pedal (while a seatbelt is buckled) when a delivery is in Drive or Reverse or else pushes on a parking stop switch while doing a stop pedal.

Automatic Brake Hold

When activated, Automatic Brake Hold retains stop vigour when a car comes to a stop such as during a trade light or in complicated traffic. This frees a motorist from ceaselessly dire a stop pedal to say a car in a stopped position until a motorist presses a stifle pedal.

Operating a complement requires 2 elementary actions from a driver:

  • Activating/deactivating a complement around a switch on a core console
  • Pressing on a stop pedal until a car comes to a stop

A immature “Brake Hold” idol on a instrument row illuminates to uncover that a complement is functioning. When a reason position is engaged, a separate, dedicated “Hold” indicator illuminates.

Wheels and Tires

The CR-V LX rides on P235/65R17 tires mounted on 17 x 7 ½-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels, while EX and Touring trims implement incomparable P235/60R18 tires and 18 x 7 ½-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels for crook handling. All tires lift an all-season M+S rating, creation them suitable for year-round use in all continue and highway conditions.

Developed cooperatively with Honda engineers, a tires assistance revoke rolling insurgency while also assisting to revoke sound and quivering as good as rolling resistance, improving both float peculiarity and fuel potency in a process.

A outline of a 2017 CR-V’s circle and tire sizes include:


  • 17 x 7 ½-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P235/65R17 104H all-season tires

EX and EX-L

  • 18 x 7 ½-inch amalgamate wheels
  • P235/60R18 103H all-season tires


  • 18 x 7 ½-inch amalgamate wheels (unique color)
  • P235/60R18 103H all-season tires

Space-Saving Spare Tire

The gangling tire is a space- and weight-saving proxy territory that is mounted underneath a CR-V’s removable building row in a load area. All 2017 CR-V FWD and AWD models and trims use a same selection T155/90D17 112M tire mounted on a 17 x 4T steel wheel.

Low-Friction Wheel Bearings

The CR-V’s circle hubs underline new low-friction orientation that measurably revoke rolling resistance, that directly contributes to softened fuel efficiency.

Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The new CR-V uses an surreptitious Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that is lighter and easier than prior systems. Instead of regulating sensors mounted on any circle to ensure tire pressures, surreptitious TMPS uses a existent ABS wheel-speed sensors to ceaselessly ensure a rotational speed of any wheel. Because a tire with low vigour rotates some-more fast than one with a aloft pressure, by comparing these values with a privately designed mechanism algorithm, surreptitious TPMS can establish when a tire is low on pressure. This information is delivered to a motorist in a form of a warning pitch on a instrument panel. Special proof enclosed in a TPMS processor is designed to discharge fake warnings.

Ground Clearance

Improving a new CR-V’s application capabilities, belligerent clearway has been increasing to 7.8 inches for front-wheel expostulate (FWD) models and 8.2 inches for a all-wheel expostulate (AWD) models—an boost of 1.5 inches in both cases–with no boost in a vehicle’s core of sobriety height. The ground-clearance alleviation is mostly due to a 2017 CR-V’s larger-diameter wheels and tires.


All CR-V trims use a singular empty complement for light weight and simplicity. On EX and above trims, twin empty outlets (a initial for CR-V) yield a sportier appearance. All trims incorporate an empty flex tube that helps revoke sound and vibration. The silencer figure is also aerodynamically tuned to urge airflow underneath a vehicle, assisting to urge fuel efficiency, revoke emissions, and serve revoke atmosphere turbulence-inducing sound during highway speeds. (See the Powertrain section for some-more information.)

Fuel Tank

The 14.0-gallon fuel tank and fuel lines are molded of high-density polyethylene for low weight, leisure from corrosion, impact insurgency and reduced fuel fog losses. The tank figure is thinner and agree than in a prior CR-V, benefitting belligerent clearway while maximizing interior room for second-row occupants. The tank and filler siren are shaped as a singular unit, shortening weight and complexity while serve improving reserve in a eventuality of a collision. Additionally, a tank is positioned forward of a behind wheels to assistance ensure opposite repairs in a behind impact. A high-efficiency fuel siphon is housed inside a tank, and a fuel filter is a lifetime pattern that never needs replacement.

Chassis Features

(See a Specifications and Features territory for all data.)

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