2016 Honda CR-V

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$23,845

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2016 Honda CR-V
2016 Honda CR-V

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Honda CR-V trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2016 Honda CR-V review: Our expert's take

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.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great size, no blind spots, right turn indicator-s

Love it!!! We purchased it at Mel Hamilton in Wichita, excellent customer service!! We will buy our cars there in the future. Thank you so much!

5.0

Favorite car I’ve ever owned

Economical, easy to get in and out of, easy to park, and love the keyless access. Push button rear door makes shopping or traveling so convenient. Favorite car ever!

3.1

Steady

I loved this car at first until i drove it for a while. The car has a lot of features. Its very reliable and rugged. The power is dismal. From a lught this car wont get out of its own way, whether from the CVT trans, or lack of a Turbo. The trans feels like its slipping all the time, gas mileage is far below published numbers and frankly the car has quick steering, but will catch every imperfection in the highway and send you crreening all over the road. Very quick steering so when your wife corrects lane drift , it finds you reaching for grab handles with a high pitched girlish shriek. Very crosswind sensitive, semis passing reminiscent of the tornado that hit my house year. Poor design of the kick panels. Marginally large feet and you contort like circus acrobat trying to feet to clear the speaker enclosure. Non responive and weak ac, road noise like a feright train and confusing electronics displays. The doors close with that sound of a well made car, but that falls away quickly with uncomfortable seats and the trademark stiff Honda ride. Yep, this car was made for a much smaller individual. Definitely not a corn fed Midwestern adult. Its solid and reliable and that id what they are famous for. All the refinements do you no good if you are walking down the road away from a breakdown. And thats why i bought it. Reliability.

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Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Honda
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
Yes
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