All-New 2017 Honda CR-V SUV revealed

Honda showed off the fifth generation of its popular compact SUV this month at an event in Detroit.

The new car will go on sale in a few months as a 2017 model. Honda leaders say it will offer some of the best fuel economy in its class and other improvements, like the most rear seat legroom in its class.

"The new Honda CR-V raises the bar in every imaginable way, delivering more performance, space and premium content together with higher fuel economy ratings and value than ever before," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division.

Inside, Honda executives say the car will have better materials throughout, and an available 7-inch touch screen for audio, phone and available navigation controls.

The display will also be compatible with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms to better connect to smartphones.

Other comforts include available remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, heated side mirrors, rear USB charging ports and heated front seats.

Safety is always a concern, which is why the CR-V will be available with a host of driver assistance devices in a suite of tools called Honda Sensing.

Among the features of Honda Sensing are things like automatic braking to avoid a collision, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and even the ability for the car to steer itself back into a lane if it needs to.

There will be two engine choices available. The standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a more powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder good for 190 horsepower. Detailed specifications will be revealed closer to the car's launch.

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