Our Hopkins, MN locale's home to lifestyles, places to go, and things to do as diverse as the weather rolling in off the Great Lakes. Sometimes it takes a five-passenger compact crossover well-appointed for the open road and unbeaten path alike to tack into what Mother Nature often has in store for the greater Minneapolis region. 2017 Honda CR-V packs a host of features and tech up to the task, but don't take our word of a Hopkins Honda dealer for it. The auto research and valuation gurus at Kelley Blue Book are happy to weigh in, too.

KBB makes special mention of our automaker's more-than-20-year commitment to "practicality, efficiency, refinement and value," and it shows in the new 2017 CR-V, to be sure. But the fifth SUV generation brings with it into 2017 and beyond a redesign to excel against the competition. Among standout features the expert auto reviewer lauds:

  • A new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. Models like 2017 Honda CR-V EX rev out the gate with impeccable fuel economy credentials and a powerful feel thanks to this add, which pushes 190 horsepower with the energetic turn and pull of 179 pound-feet of torque. You can count on cornering dynamism, says Kelley Blue Book, with help from a continuously variable automatic transmission that shifts silkily between gears for driving ease.
  • Advanced active safety features in abundance. Available blind-spot monitoring for situational awareness and automatic emergency braking for accident-avoidance assistance are each a KBB favorite, and they're just the beginning. Factor in the associated Honda Sensing technology suite, standard on EX and up, which incorporates elements like lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control, and it's never been easier to set your sights on your destination with intelligent help both staying on track and at a safe distance from other vehicles.
  • An interior both more capacious and technologically and functionally adept. Behind its rear seating, 2017 Honda CR-V heads toward an excellent 40-cubic-foot capacity, reaching almost 76 cubic feet with those seats folded. That's with a cavernous 40.4 inches of rear legroom, so whether you're hauling swag or a boatload of fellow travelers, the Honda compact SUV makes the grade on creature comforts and luggage space. The four-speaker, 160-watt audio system dovetailing a 5-inch color screen-equipped infotainment system with Bluetooth in lower trims becomes a 7-inch display audio iteration with the smartphone support afforded by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility in those higher. The top of the line's even complete with a nine-speaker, 330-watt premium audio system to really get the party started.

It's no wonder Kelley Blue Book calls the new 2017 CR-V a major contender against the likes of Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, and even luxury monikers like the 2017 Audi Q7. Take the drive over to see us here at Luther Hopkins Honda for a ride, and you'll see what they mean!

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