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2017 Honda CR-V: Monthly Update for June 2018

by Cameron Rogers, Staff Writer

2017 Honda CR-V

Where Did We Drive It?
We've owned our 2017 Honda CR-V for more than a year now and the red-purple utility vehicle still proves to be darn popular with our staff. You wouldn't know it by looking at the fuel log, though: We added just 593 miles to the odometer in June. If you could peruse our signout sheets, however, you'd see that the CR-V went home with editors 25 days out of the month.

The short distances we traveled didn't do anything to boost overall fuel economy, but with so few miles added, they didn't hurt it much either. We didn't embark on any trips in June, but with summer about to hit full swing, expect to see the useful CR-V escaping the L.A. area soon.

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2017 Honda CR-V: Monthly Update for May 2018

by Dan Frio, Staff Writer

2017 Honda CR-V

Where Did We Drive It?
The clock is winding down on our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V. We've had it longer than our typical 12 months and we've exceeded the 20,000-mile quota we aim for with all of our long-term cars. Whatever our impressions of any of our long-termers, whatever we write about them — good, bad or indifferent — the odometer tells the true tale of our test cars. With nearly 24,000 miles on the CR-V, it's clear we like it.

And what's not to like? The CR-V is the automotive equal of a five-tool player in baseball. It's roomy, practical, efficient, quick (enough) and reliable, and does everything with shocking competence. We'll miss it when it's gone.

May was a pretty routine month of commuting and driving the CR-V on daily errands. We found a couple of new nitpicks, as you do, but none we'd consider deal-breakers.

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2017 Honda CR-V: Monthly Update for April 2018

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Manager of Content Strategy

2017 Honda CR-V

Where Did We Drive It?
The long-term 2017 Honda CR-V has motored well past its 20,000-mile quota, rolling up 2,091 miles in April to end the month with 22,381 on the clock. No surprise there since the CR-V is a good fit for just about any driving scenario. It's big enough for families, small enough to park in the city, and athletic enough to give the driver a sense of confidence. Rare is the night that it sits idle in the Edmunds garage.

This month the CR-V spent most of its miles in the capable hands of Editor "Fresno Brent" Romans, who took the Honda home with him for an eventful extended stay in California's Central Valley. How did our CR-V handle the challenge?

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2017 Honda CR-V: Monthly Update for March 2018

by Carlos Lago, Senior Writer

2017 Honda CR-V

Where Did We Drive It?
Last month saw two big life events for our 2017 Honda CR-V. Not only did it pass the coveted 20,000-mile mark, it also played a major role in a wedding — and quite successfully, too. That's not a bad way to celebrate our one-year anniversary with this solid compact SUV.

The celebration ended quickly when the service reminder appeared. We'll take it in for service soon, which will give us a chance to also ask about some quite annoying intermittent auto-dimming issues that have cropped up on the entertainment display.

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2017 Honda CR-V: Monthly Update for June 2017

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Manager of Content Strategy

2017 Honda CR-V

Where Did We Drive It?
Is the shine starting to wear off? Maybe that's a bit strong, but our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V drew some criticism this month after a couple months of generally positive first impressions. We mostly used the CR-V for commuting, and its cabin noise, transmission performance and automatic emergency braking system all garnered less than favorable comments.

It wasn't all bad, though, as the CR-V's undeniably superb versatility and clever interior design continued to earn praise. Still, it'll be interesting to chart our feelings about this Honda as time goes on and familiarity deepens. Speaking for myself, I got out of the CR-V and into our long-term Ford Escape for a night, and I was struck by how quiet and refined the Ford seemed by comparison. Honda's got some great fundamentals here, but we're finding some foibles, too.

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2017 Honda CR-V: Monthly Update for May 2017

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

2017 Honda CR-V

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V spent most of the May tooling around the Los Angeles basin, primarily serving duty as a commuter. That means lots of city driving, with no long trips to balance things out. Nevertheless, it racked up nearly 1,700 miles in the process.

This month, we found several impressive things about the CR-V and a few other details that made us scratch our heads. No vehicle is perfect, after all.

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2017 Honda CR-V: Introduction

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2017 Honda CR-V

Twenty years ago when SUVs like the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Explorer began to overrun American roads, the Honda CR-V cut a niche for itself as a smaller alternative to the large fuel chuggers. Smart interior design atop a Civic chassis let the CR-V tackle most tasks demanded by a family of four while maintaining a lively driving experience and a reasonable fuel bill.

That the CR-V has remained in production for 20 years with only minimal changes to the formula is a testament to how well Honda nailed the original design. Buyers have responded by making the CR-V the reigning best-seller among compact crossovers.

There are a few new tricks up the 2017 Honda CR-V's sleeve for this fifth-generation model. An optional turbocharged engine is the big one. Previous generations offered just one four-cylinder engine. Now there's a choice between either the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder or the optional 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.

Less obvious is all the new hardware underneath. It's still based on the Civic, but it's a larger chassis that rides slightly higher. Revised styling keeps it modern-looking on the outside while upgraded connectivity technology assures that it feels modern on the inside.

All of which makes the new CR-V a formidable competitor. Where we might've expected Honda to make only modest updates to an already hot-selling vehicle, the automaker responded with an Olympian long jump to get in front of its rivals.

How far in front? That's what we hope to find out over the next 12 months and 20,000 miles.

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