The 2017 Honda CR-V is truly a powerful crossover and that isn’t a secret. However, judging from its recent EPA ratings, it’s evident that this all-new CR-V is the most fuel efficient compared to its previous generations.
The next-gen Honda CR-V is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, producing 190 horsepower. Its EPA ratings show that this vehicle is capable of 28mpg for city, 34mpg for highway and a 30mpg combined.
Things differ slightly if you look at the all-wheel drive setup as the fuel economy stands at 27mpg city and 33mpg highway, which leads to an impressive 29mpg combined rating.
On top of a new engine, Honda will be adding last year’s engine as an option in the mix, as well. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which is a base LX trim exclusive, can achieve 28mpg combined on front-wheel drive setup whereas its AWD variant does a little less at 27mpg, which isn’t shabby at all.
In comparison to its rivals, the CR-V moves further ahead with its excellent fuel economy rating. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 returns an average of 26mpg, similar to the Kia Sportage, whereas the Subaru Forester records better figures at 28mpg combined.
It seems that the 1.5L turbo hasn’t only helped the Civic (35mpg combined) top its rivals Toyota Corolla (32mpg), Hyundai Elantra (32mpg), and Subaru Impreza (31mpg). The engine has also given the CR-V an edge amongst mid-size SUVs, making its fifth-gen model more than just a better-looking revamp in an increasingly demanding segment.