2017 Honda CR-V and Ridgeline Make Car and Driver “10Best” List
2017 Honda CR-V and Ridgeline Make Car and Driver “10Best” List! Scoring spots in the 2017 Car and Driver 10Best Truck and SUV Awards*, both the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Honda Ridgeline prove superior to top competitors in their respective classes. The list deemed the 2017 Honda CR-V best Compact SUV, and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline best Mid-Size pickup. Consequently, Honda stands as the only automaker to earn multiple wins on the list. With SUVs, crossovers, pickups, and vans accounting for a majority of new-vehicle sales, now is the perfect time to take a look at what comprises the best of the best.
As the tallest, widest, and longest model in the CR-V’s 20+ years of development, the 2017 edition supersedes standard expectations of SUVs. Its extensive host of available luxuries range from 8-way power adjustment driver seats, rear ISB ports, and electronic parking brakes; to dual-zone climate control systems, heated side mirrors, and remote engine start. It also comes fully stacked with an ample array of safety features. From its Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control function, to its Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Road Departure Mitigation System, the 2017 Honda CR-V implements cutting-edge autonomous technology to engender collision-free driving. And, for the first time, the CR-V will include models equipped with a state-of-the-art, direct-inject 4-cylinder 1.5 liter turbocharged engine. With the capacity to exert 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque, combined with an available i-VTECÔ 4-cylinder 2.4-liter engine that emits 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, the 2017 Honda CR-V performs faster and stronger than many top SUVs. In fact, the 2017 CR-V triumphed over the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota RAV4/RAV4 Hybrid to earn a number one spot on Car and Driver 10Best Truck and SUV Awards list.
Likewise, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline proves preferable to other trucks. Its innovative bed provides a 150W/400W Truck-Bed Outlet that’s perfect for conveniently powering tools and TVs. As the ideal tailgating partner, the Ridgeline’s bed also offers a lockable, 7.3 cubic feet In-Bed Trunk®. Its drain plug allows the trunk to actually function as an ice chest, suitable for keeping your drinks refreshingly cool. Even its sound system amps up the 2017 Ridgeline’s fun, with a unique Truck Bed Audio System which projects music from the truck to all around the vicinity of it. Beyond the bed, the truck’s available 7-pin connector, 262 pound-feet torque integrated tow hitch and 5,000 pounds of towing ability help show why the Honda Ridgeline is the top truck. And thanks to the 2017 issue, the exterior also reflects that the Ridgeline encompasses premium quality. Its slickened body, edgier lines, and sharper grill supply the truck with a sexier, more sophisticated stature. Hence, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline defeated the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma to claim its victory on the Car and Driver 10Best Truck and SUV Awards list.
The Car and Driver 10Best Truck and SUV Awards list is a new addition of the Car and Driver magazine’s 35-year-strong 10Best franchise. All 10Best lists, including the 10Best Truck and Suv Awards list, employ experts in the automotive industry to form thorough, unbiased assessments. As the largest automotive journal in the world—with over 10 million readers—Car and Driver magazine exclusively praises the greatest vehicles on the market. To experience Car and Driver commended vehicles, stop by Keenan Honda at Doylestown to test-drive the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
*Car and Driver, (November 2016-January 2017)