2017 Honda CR-V: Monthly Update for July 2017
by Mark Takahashi, Senior Writer
Where Did We Drive It?
In addition to the usual commuting duties, our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V took a trip down to San Diego for the July Fourth weekend. In the process, some of the usual complaints and praises surfaced. We also spent a few days filming a model review video, which will eventually show up on our YouTube channel.
What Kind of Fuel Economy Did It Get?
Since our last update, we added another 1,446 miles to the odometer of our CR-V. It averaged 26.6 mpg for the month. That's lower than our lifetime average, but not enough to affect our overall lifetime tally. Our best single tank in terms of mileage and range hasn't changed either. We're still hovering just below the EPA's city estimate and missing the combined figure by about 10 percent.
Average lifetime mpg: 27.2
EPA mpg rating: 30 combined (28 city/34 highway)
Best fill mpg: 38.9
Best range: 425.5 miles
Current odometer: 9,601 miles
Maintenance and Upkeep
"I drove our Honda CR-V all over Los Angeles and San Diego County this holiday weekend. The ride quality was comfortable, there was more than enough passing power from the 1.5-liter engine, and the minor steering inputs the car made on its own while in cruise control made it even easier to drive." — Ron Montoya, senior consumer advice editor
"The steering wheel volume adjustment button works in two ways. You can either press it at the top or bottom or swipe your finger along the small grooves. Problem is, it's too sensitive. I've lowered the volume without intending to and wanted to raise it slightly, and instead put it up too loud. I'd much prefer a more tactile knob that rolls or the dial on the stereo." — Ron Montoya
"Whoever turned off the CR-V's forward collision alert warning signal is a hero. This is one of the most sensitive Chicken Little systems I've ever seen in a car. The only thing more irritating than the typical glut of Los Angeles drivers cutting in and out of traffic or stopping short is the CR-V's warning system blaring every 30 seconds or so. I was cut off for the first of many times that day, braked and noticed the Warning signal in the IP. No incessant beeps, though. Somebody disabled it. I love you, unknown hero." — Cameron Rogers, associate editor
"I'm not a fan of the CR-V's fuel gauge. The indicator bars are a very muted gray that blend in with the interior plastic. The actual bar that shows you the level can't be more than 2 mm tall and is hard to see at a glance while driving. I'll stick to the range estimate on the center display." — Ron Montoya