2016 Honda CR-V Review
The Honda CR-V may not function as the quickest, best-handling compact crossover SUV on the road, but it excels at the things that matter to families that own it. Today’s CR-V is one of the most open vehicles in its group, and among the more fuel-efficient ones, too. Its security scores and functionality are more mixed, though.
2016 Honda CR-V Exterior
The Honda CR-V has a fine if the innocuous shape and a nicely modernized inside that cures it of some old, plasticky trim.
The basic structure hasn’t changed since it was new in the 2012 model year. The CRV remains a boxy, erect vehicle, but it cloaks that behind a tapered rear end that makes it seem bulbous in the back. A brand new grille with chrome accents was implemented this past year, and it links the car v more expressly with the Fit hatchback and the upcoming 2016 Civic sedan. There are LED lighting front and rear, too. In all, the CRV wears an efficient layout that gets it valuable passenger space and cargo room, but it is not always graceful. For a high-quantity and fundamentally practical vehicle, we value Honda’s restraint in avoiding “edgy” new styling cues that frequently fall short on functionality but the car v can look bulky and unbalanced.
2016 Honda CR-V Interior
Inside, the clear-cut components of the dash stay, but soft touch materials are used on the dashboard surface and more touch points, including stitching on the edges. Those stitches are only stamped into the plastic, so they should appear chintzy, but it truly succeeds in appearing nicer and we expect it to stay durable in the presence of children or spilled beverages, also. Remaining tough plastics have high-quality training, matching nicely with the soft touch surfaces.
This past year, Honda enlarged the discretionary screen audio system as well to comprise a 7.0-inch touchscreen, greatly bigger than the previous 5.0-inch screen. One jarring note stays in the dash, though: Honda’s 3 D device faces under the clear glass cover over the bunch. Within an age of sharp multicolor bunch display screens, the instruments have the ability to seem both gimmicky and cheap at exactly the same time.
The preceding bin had a plastic roller cover, so this really is undoubtedly an improvement. That bin now houses a pair of USB ports, an HDMI jack, and a 12-volt wall socket, with a second 12-volt wall socket at the front of the console under the dashboard.
2016 Honda CR-V Performance
A 2.4-liter inline-4no turbocharging, no V-6 option the lone source of electricity for the CR-V. With direct injection, it’s rated at 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. It’s teamed with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which replaced the CRV’s former 5-speed automatic last year.
The mix of a CVT (which uses belts and pulleys to alter its ratios, unlike the customarily defined gears of an automatic) and inline 4 produce only sufficient acceleration and responsiveness. Press the pedal, and the CR-V quickens on cue, with smooth power delivery.
The quest for ever-growing fuel economy means that the CR-V comes with an “Eco” button like the remaining portion of the Honda range, complete with green leaf outline. Press it, and everything gets slightly slower, and the ventilation gets a bit more tepid. It is tolerable, yet, unlike earlier Econ settings on other Honda models that felt almost dangerously slow.
The all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is planned more at all-weather security than any sort of actual off-roading. It will enable you to get to your campsite or the head of a hiking trail, but its strength is on snow-covered roads and slippery mud. The so-called “Real Time” AWD system doesn’t need the front wheels to spin before sending more electricity to the back. AWD is an option at all trim levels, and Honda rates the towing capacity of the CR-V at 1,500 pounds.
2016 Honda CR-V Features
The 2016 Honda CR-V comes in one of five trims: base LX, a new Special Edition, EX, a somewhat nicer ex l, and a top-of-the-range Touring variant.
All the principles are covered sensitive point, since previously, the CR-V lacked for some power and convenience features found in competitors, notably rivals from South Korea. Today’s CR-V LX has power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; air conditioning; tilt/telescope steering system with audio and phone controls; Bluetooth; and two 12-volt power outlets.
For the 2016 model year, a brand new Special Edition CR-V starts with the LX features and adds two-tone paint; privacy glass; a security system; and 17-inch wheels, for an $800 price bulge.
Honda sells most CR-Vs in EX and EXL trim levels. The EX-HUSBAND takes the LX gear and adds LaneWatch, which displays an image of the SUV’s right side when the right-turn signal is chosen.
The EX-L adds satellite radio; leather seat and steering-wheel trim; automatic climate control; and an upgraded audio system. Yet another package adds HD radio and navigation.
2016 Honda CR-V Price
To add the latest electronic security systems, you have to step up to the top-level Touring version. Priced in the low $30,000s, the Touring adds a power tailgate; 18-inch alloy wheels, and memory for the driver’s seat position. It also adds a package of safety technology including forward-collision warnings and automatic emergency braking; adaptive cruise control; lane-departure warnings; and lane-keeping assistance.
2016 Honda CR-V Video
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