“Overall, Honda has tuned the CR-V to deliver a sporty rather than a soft ride, as buyers of the compact crossover prefer to feel in control instead of floating over the road. The CR-V’s Civic-based suspension uses MacPherson struts up front and a multi-link design in the rear, which do an excellent job of keeping all four wheels planted. Fluid-filled suspension bushings help isolate passengers from the harshness of bumps and potholes, too, and the brakes have also been upgraded.
Steering is improved for 2017 thanks to a dual-pinion electric power steering rack with variable gear ratios. Compared to the outgoing CR-V, the new steering feels tighter and more direct, especially when the CR-V is fitted with the available 18-inch wheels. High-speed stability is better and the crossover is more maneuverable at low speeds thanks to a quicker steering ratio. I also noticed that many of the small vibrations and looseness of the old system have disappeared with the redesign." - New York Daily News