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2016 Honda CR-V

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Used Car Price Range
$12,991 - $21,495
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2016 LX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $23,845
2016 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,645
2016 LX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,145
2016 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,945
2016 EX 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,095
2016 EX 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,395
2016 EX-L 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,545
2016 EX-L 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,845
2016 Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,195
2016 Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,495
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Overview

A perennial bestseller in the compact crossover segment, the CRV is known for its family-friendly features and truly impressive interior room. As plenty of buyers have undoubtedly discovered, it's one vehicle that knows how to please its target market to a T.

What's New for 2016

A value-oriented SE trim level joins the lineup.

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Choosing Your Honda CR-V

Unlike some vehicles of similar size, the CR-V does an excellent job of accommodating three passengers in the back, even if they're all secured in child safety seats. There's no need to go crawling about inside to lower the split-folding seat. Just pull a lever in the cargo area while you're standing outside and the spring-loaded seatbacks flip down on their own. Cargo space leads this class at 71 cubic feet.

Every CR-V gets a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This setup delivers an impressive 29 mpg in combined driving, or 28 mpg with all-wheel drive, which is available on all trim levels:

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LX

Comes with all the basics, plus a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a four-speaker sound system with Internet radio. The LX rolls on 16-inch steel wheels.

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SE

Adds rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a theft-deterrent system.

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EX

Packs a bundle of useful extras, including blind spot monitoring, heated front seats with driver power, a cargo cover, a sunroof, automatic headlamps, and keyless ignition and access. The sound system receives two additional speakers.

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EX-L

Ups the luxury quotient with leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio. You also get roof rails, heated side mirrors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A navigation system with HD radio is optional.

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Touring

Tops off the CR-V with standard navigation, driver memory settings, a power liftgate, projector beam headlamps, 18-inch wheels, and some important safety technology: adaptive cruise control, a collision mitigation system, and lane departure warning.

CarsDirect Tip

There are no factory options for the CR-V (besides navigation on the EX-L), so picking the right trim level is especially important. We recommend price-conscious buyers skip the LX and go to the new SE, which costs only $800 more. If technology is high on your list of priorities, advancing to the Touring is worth the extra outlay in our view.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The Honda CR-V is a crossover that's been around for what seems like forever, as it dates back to the 1997 model year. In 2016, the small SUV gets a pretty significant refresh that includes a new front and rear design, an upgraded interior. Continue reading to learn what we thought about the 2016 CR-V after spending some time with it.

Pricing and Equipment

As a compact crossover, the CR-V must do a few things well, and one of them is deliver a great price. In this area, the CR-V is competitive with its $23,595 base price for the LX trim level. That is slightly higher than some of its competitors, but it is pretty well equipped. It comes standard with:

  • Keyless entry
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Four-speaker audio system with Bluetooth streaming audio, Pandora radio, and an MP3 jack

If you're looking for something with more features, there are plenty of other trims to choose from, including the $24,395 SE, the $25,845 EX, the $28,295 EX-L, and the $31,945 Touring.

All CR-V's come standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for an extra $1,300.

Performance Pros

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Compact crossovers are supposed to deliver good fuel economy and acceptable performance, and the CR-V does just that. It is also pretty comfy for its class.

  • Up to 33 mpg city is among the best in its class.
  • Sufficient power won't leave you worrying about merging on the highway.
  • It has a surprisingly good ride for its class.

Performance Cons

The 2016 CR-V is no sports car, and this is evident almost immediately. The engine is just enough for the small crossover, especially when loaded with passengers and cargo. Further, its suspension is a tad soft, and its electric power steering is a bit of a guessing game.

Interior Pros

The CR-V outshines its competition in cargo hauling, thanks to excellent maximum capacity of 64 cubic feet and the configurable Magic Seat system.

Interior Cons

While the updates to the cabin of the 2016 CR-V are upgrades to previous years, its base trim level still has that cheap, entry-level crossover look and feel.

  • Fake stitching on the edges of the dash is a little chintzy.
  • Gauges are very dated, time for an upgrade here.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The max cargo capacity of the CR-V has always been impressive, but the 2016 model’s capacity was unexpectedly great. The Magic Seat system is also one of the easiest and cleanest ways we’ve ever seem to access maximum cargo capacity.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

On paper, the CR-V seems adequate at 185 horsepower, but on the road and with a full load, you can feel this engine struggling.

The Bottom Line

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The CR-V is what it is: compact crossover that hauls people and cargo while while delivering better-than-average fuel economy. Its optional all-wheel drive is also plenty capable in snow and mud, and it can handle very light off-road driving.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 185 HP / 181 ft.lbs.
Transmission
2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 185 HP / 181 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$58
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
70.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
179.4 "
Exterior Width
71.6 "
Exterior Height
64.7 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
38.6 "
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
38.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,358 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Styled Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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