The 2017 Honda CR-V is really a powerful crossover and that has been long known. But now, following its recent EPA ratings, we can safely say that the latest CR-V is way more fuel efficient than its previous generations.
The all-new Honda CR-V is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine worth 190 horsepower. Based on its EPA ratings, this vehicle will be able to make 28mpg for city, 34mpg for highway and a 30mpg combined.
In the all-wheel drive setup, the fuel economy is slightly shifted with the rates standing at 27mpg for city, 33mpg for highway and 29mpg combined.
Along with the new engine, Honda will be offering last year’s engine as an option, too. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, exclusive for the base LX trim level, will be able to make 26/32/28mpg on its front-wheel drive setup while its AWD setup rakes in 25/31/27mpg.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 has 23/30/26mpg, the Kia Sportage has 23/30/26mpg while the Subaru Forester has 26/32/28mpg. This proves that the CR-V beats all of its competitors with its fuel economy rating.
The 2017 Honda CR-V is following in the footsteps of its sibling, the Honda Civic. Both these vehicles have secured top spots ahead of its rivals in regards to efficiency levels and the ability to reach up to 38mpg combined.