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Are splash guards worth it on the '17?
There's no painted area they would protect.
 

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I believe they could also keep rocks from being tossed back into your car and the car following behind you. That is just my thinking anyway.
 

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I think the Honda dealer installed splash guards are virtually worthless, way to short to do any good.......and the price the dealer charges, geez! I spent $20 for aftermarket soft rubber splash guards and less than an hour to install them.
 

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I got a set from CollegeHills online for cheap. I don't know how effective they are, but they aren't terribly expensive, and are easy to install.
 

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Our '09 RAV4 came with factory/dealer installed splash guards......they are virtually worthless, too short. They look identical to the Honda splash guards. I added splash guard extensions to our RAV4, now they do something.
 

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We had the dealer install our splash guards before we picked up our car. I think they look GREAT, blend in as if they were always been there. Are they the best protection, probably not but , better then nothing I guess..
 

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Are splash guards not standard in the US? They’re standard equipment in Canada.

They help with keeping stones and salt from scratching up the lower part of the CR-V.


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No they are not standard in the US. They are virtually useless, but often come with a vehicle/deal as they did on my 16 Subie Outback. When we get to the purchase of a new CR-V I will opt out and put on a nice pair of cheap black plastic ones from the auto parts store. They will cover much more area.
 

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I have the Honda guards and feel they protect adequately, were easy to install, are good quality and very good fit and look nice.
 

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I had a local dealer install Honda Splash Guards on my 2017 CR-V Touring. The reduce the amount of spray the car sends up in the rain and have reduced the amount of mud splashed up on the car. I got them discounted with a coupon for installation.
 

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No they are not standard in the US. They are virtually useless, but often come with a vehicle/deal as they did on my 16 Subie Outback. When we get to the purchase of a new CR-V I will opt out and put on a nice pair of cheap black plastic ones from the auto parts store. They will cover much more area.
Like I mentioned earlier there not the best, but they do work. So I wouldn't call them "useless" by any means.
 

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You may be correct as I do not actually own a CR-V yet. Sorry! My experience with several other brands with factory "splash guards" leads me to expect no more than others:confused::confused::cool:
 

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The factory splash guards on both the '17 CR-V and '09 RAV4 are half-ass design......especially for what they charge. boattail nailed it.
 

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After you've spent $25 at the car wash or an hour washing it yourself and drive thru some idiots sprinkler water a block away you'll see the lower side of your new CR-V and ask yourself, why didn't Honda make those nice looking splash guards a little longer. Making things nice looking AND functional seems to be disappearing these days.
 

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After you've spent $25 at the car wash or an hour washing it yourself and drive thru some idiots sprinkler water a block away you'll see the lower side of your new CR-V and ask yourself, why didn't Honda make those nice looking splash guards a little longer. Making things nice looking AND functional seems to be disappearing these days.
It's not just the CRV....all new cars that use splash guards don't work either :=(
 

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It's not just the CRV....all new cars that use splash guards don't work either :=(
Bingo! +1, you nailed it just like boattail.
 

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Honda might need to limit splash guard size/functionality to maintain good aerodynamics.

I passed on the rampant Honda dealer prepackaged install WYSIWYG. It's just another way dealers try to increase profit margins.

The aftermarket sounds like the best option if you need it.
 
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