Honda has released pricing information on the fifth-generation CR-V, which will reach dealer showrooms the week before Christmas.

2017 Honda CR-V front 3/4 view

2017 Honda CR-V

For 2017, the CR-V comes with a more aerodynamic body a longer wheelbase (up from 103.7 inches to 104.7 inches) and a new standard Automatic Shutter Grille System. Narrower A-pillars improve visibility while overall length is up from 179.4 inches to 180.6 inches and width has been increased by 1.4 inches (from 71.6 inches to 73.0 inches).

Inside, Honda has increased passenger volume on sunroof-equipped models from 101.5 cubic feet to 102.9 cubic feet while on the non-sunroof LX it rises from 104.1 cubic feet to 105.9 cubic feet. Meanwhile, behind the rear seat, cargo capacity has been increased from 35.2 cubic feet to 39.2 cubic feet.

2017 Honda CR-V rear 7/8 view

All four 2016 trim designations carry over: entry-level LX, mid-level EX, leather-trimmed EX-L and the top-line Touring.

The interior features a new soft-touch instrument panel as well as a new center color TFT instrument panel display. A 5-inch color LCD on the center stack is standard on the LX as is Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and streaming audio, Pandora compatibility and a single, USB charging port.

2017 Honda CR-V front seats

All other trims receive two console-mounted charging ports (a 1.5-Amp and a 1.0 Amp) as well as a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with a physical volume knob - a feature desperately missing from the previous system. EX models and above will come with Honda's Display Audio system that includes HondaLink connectivity, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, SiriusXM radio and SMS text messaging functionality.

Under the hood the LX model comes with Honda's DOHC direct-injected 2.4-liter inline-4 delivering 184 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and maximum torque of 180 lb.-ft. at 3,900 rpm that carries over from last year. All other trims feature Honda's 1.5-liter turbo four that generates 190 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and a maximum 179 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,000 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The only transmission offered with either engine will be a CVT with Honda's G-Shift control logic.

2017 Honda CR-V dashboard detail

2017 Honda CR-V safety

All 2017 Honda CRVs are equipped with stability and traction control, ABS, electronic brake distribution and brake assist, TPMS, LED daytime running lights and a multi-angle rear view camera (fixed guidelines on the LX, dynamic guidelines on all other trims).

EX models and above also come standard with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking and road departure mitigation safety systems as standard equipment. In addition, these trims are also equipped lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, auto high-beam headlights and blind spot information with cross traffic monitor.

2017 Honda CR-V cargo area

2017 Honda CR-V prices and availability

2017 CR-V prices were released earlier this week and are as follows:

Model, MSRP, (Price increase vs. 2016) EPA estimated MPG City/Hwy/Combined

CR-V LX (2WD), $24,945, ($200), 26/32/28
CR-V LX (AWD), $26,245, ($200), 25/31/27
CR-V EX (2WD), $27,595, ($600), 28/34/30
CR-V EX (AWD), $28,895, ($600), 27/33/29
CR-V EX-L (2WD), $30,095, ($650), 28/34/30
CR-V EX-L (AWD), $31,395, ($650), 27/33/29
CR-V EX-L w/ Navi (2WD), $31,095, ($150), 28/34/30
CR-V EX-L w/ Navi (AWD), $32,395, ($150), 27/33/29
CR-V Touring (2WD), $33,295, ($200), 28/34/30
CR-V Touring (AWD), $34,595, ($200), 27/33/29

2017 Honda CR-V rear seats

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) includes a $900 destination charge (unchanged from 2016). The 2017 Honda CR-V is scheduled to reach dealer showrooms on December 21st, 2016.

2017 Honda CR-V Touring hatch detail