2016 Honda CR-V

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2016 Honda CR-V
2016 Honda CR-V

Key specs

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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

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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


Push button want start until 3 or more pushes

My 2016 Honda CRV Exl has a problem with the push button is not starting until about 3 or more pushes , after each push the lights in the dash comes on with a click sound, but no start up , until several pushes.


Death trap in rain and snow!!!!

This is like driving a death trap!!! Has no other person had an issue with control of this thing in snow and rain? New tries, alignment and rotation. Still feel like the vehicles back end sway when driving on snow and in rain. Total loss of driving control if you are not on perfect roads!! The worst vehicle I have ever driven.. I have driven many males and models. My small Mitsubishi Mirage handled better in weather than this junk!!! So when I say junk I mean junk!!! Looks nice but avoid if you driven in weather conditions!!!!


Poor quality and overrated

Purchased used. Within 6 months at the dealer 4 times for multiple issues. Still not fixed and dealer has no idea what the cause of the issue is. Paint is poor quality with multiple fail areas. Mpg is less than advertised. 1st and last Honda.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.
Basic warranty terms
4 years/48,000 if vehicle purchased within warranty period 1 year 12,000 miles if vehicle purchased after warranty period expired
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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