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2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

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$11,361 — $24,637 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
27-29 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Ride quality
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Gas mileage
  • Cargo versatility
  • Responsive brakes

The Bad

  • Unremarkable handling
  • Unintuitive multimedia system (EX and up)
  • Center console is bulkier but smaller
  • Unsupportive rear seats
  • Towing capacity
2016 Honda CR-V exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Honda CR-V
  • New Special Edition trim level
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Backup camera standard
  • Seats five
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking available

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2016 Honda CR-V Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2016 Honda CR-V?

The 2016 Honda CR-V is a compact SUV with seating for five. It competes with the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5. Trim levels include the LX, SE, EX, EX-L and Touring. Each trim is offered with front- or all-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2016 Honda CR-V?

The most notable addition for 2016 is a brand-new Special Edition trim, the SE, which features 17-inch alloy wheels, a security system and rear privacy glass.

How Does the Honda CR-V Compare to Other Compact SUVs?

With middle-of-the-road pricing, respectable driving dynamics and impressive fuel economy, the CR-V deserves to remain one of the top-selling vehicles in the segment.

What Features in the 2016 Honda CR-V Are Most Important?

The Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 185 horsepower and is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Significant standard features include a backup camera, cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, a 60/40-split folding backseat and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. As is required in all new cars, the CR-V also features front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include forward collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, all-wheel drive, push-button start, a navigation system, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power driver's seat.

Should I Buy the 2016 Honda CR-V?

Its remarkable ride quality, fuel efficiency and front-seat comfort make this an attractive option in the compact SUV class, despite a bulky center console and unintuitive optional multimedia system.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Glad to be back to a Honda

by Amy from Phoenix, AZ on July 13, 2020

Have test driven CR-V’s in the past. Just purchased a used CR-V and am thrilled with it. Solid ride and handling. Great. Visibility. Happy with the finishes and options on the EX. Read full review


On battery #3 I. 4 years!

by Micki-Business Owner from Concord, NC on July 8, 2020

I really like my 2016 CRV, but woke to a dead battery this morning. Replaced it with battery #3 in a 4 year old car. Battery #2 in 2018 (at the dealership). Very disappointed in the battery life of ... Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2016 Honda CR-V currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Honda CR-V LX

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Lower Leg/Foot
Overall Evaluation
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
Structure and Safety Cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.


New car and certified pre-owned programs by Honda

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles; HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles; HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    182-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


  • View All CPO Program Details

Latest 2016 CR-V Stories

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CR-V received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access


Infant seat



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(second row)


Latch or Latch system


Forward-facing convertible

(third row)


Forward-facing convertible

(second row)


Rear-facing convertible

* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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