Consumer Review of the Week: 2017 Honda CR-V


CARS.COM — Our latest Consumer Review of the Week is a classic story of a couple being able to enjoy the finer things in life until kids come into the equation. That meant no more premium sedans but, instead, a family SUV, and in this case, the 2017 Honda CR-V was chosen for ease of child seat installation. The CR-V doesn’t check all of their boxes, however, after being spoiled by previous cars.

krazeeelf from Cary, N.C., writes:

“With my first child, we were in the need for an SUV so that both our backs would not pain with the constant lifting of a car seat in and out of the vehicle. We looked at almost all the makers, including wagons in the price bucket of $30-40K, and we were bowled over by the Honda! The makers have actually thought this one through and I foresee many minimal changes in the next three years of the anticipated design. The rear doors do go 90 degrees to allow [for an] easy child-seat fix, though after driving premium sedans, the noise (especially when steep hill climbing or with air conditioning being on in heat) is a bit on the heavy side; it’s not that bad and the music drowns it. The remainder, such as mileage, comfort, road presence, is inherited from its ancestors.”

Related: 2017 Honda CR-V Car Seat Check

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2017 Honda CR-V EX-L
39,715 mi.
$22,000 $1,700 price drop
Good Deal
2017 Honda CR-V Touring
58,014 mi.
$24,998 $1,000 price drop
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Managing Editor Joe Bruzek’s 22 years of automotive experience doesn’t count the lifelong obsession that started as a kid admiring his dad’s 1964 Chevrolet Corvette — and continues to this day. Joe’s been an automotive journalist with for 16 years, writing shopper-focused car reviews, news and research content. As Managing Editor, one of his favorite areas of focus is helping shoppers understand electric cars and how to determine whether going electric is right for them. In his free time, Joe maintains a love-hate relationship with his 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that he wishes would fix itself. LinkedIn: Email Joe Bruzek

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