2016 Honda CR-V

Honda produced its first CR-V back in 1995, and since then, this model features constant growth of popularity. America’s bestselling SUV for the past decade received mid-cycle facelift for 2016 model year. New interior trim and expanded list of standard features are part of interior changes. Exterior also received new look, while 2016 Honda CR-V performance is upgraded too.

2016 Honda CR-V Front

2016 Honda CR-V upgrades and changes

2016 Honda CR-V comes available in five trims, including LX, EX EX-L, EX-L Navi and Touring. And while interior changes include some overall enhancements, some, however, include feature expansion for some trims.

Exterior changes made on the latest, 2016 Honda CR-V include revised front and rear bodywork, mirrors and wheels which resulted in overall more modern and more aggressive appearance.

Interior changes are referred to both design and enhanced technology. Multiple functionality upgrades include configurable center console, new rear console heat/air ventilation ducts, as well as new 7-inch touchscreen interface.

Depending on trim level, list of standard features is significantly improved. The EX trim is further upgraded with a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, Honda LaneWatch, keyless entry and push-button start as well as LED daytime running lights. Top trim, Touring, naturally gets even more. Some of the upgrades for this trim include CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System), LKAS (Lane Keeping Assist System) and ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control).

Novelty for 2016MY is also Honda Sensing suite, that is available as optional and includes Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Honda LaneWatch.

2016 Honda CR-V Rear

2016 Honda CR-V performance

Slightly unexpected for a mid-cycle facelift, Japanese car producer decided to treat its fans with upgrade of the 2016 Honda CR-V performance.  Earth Dreams Technology 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC inline 4-cylinder engine is now capable to deliver up to 185 horsepower (no change) and 181 lb-ft of torque. Compared to last year 163 lb-ft, new CR-V featured 11 percent increase of power.

Beside power boost, 2016 Honda CR-V will also have better fuel economy rates since it comes mated to a new CVT with G-shift. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel-drive is available as optional.

EPA fuel economy rates for enhanced CR-V are 27/34/29 mpg city/hwy/combined for models with FWD and 26/33/28 mpg for AWD models.

2016 Honda CR-V Side

2016 Honda CR-V competition

Fully refreshed 2016 Honda CR-V will face some of its old competitors, but will be able to respond and beat some of them, with its up scaled appearance and tech equipment. Some of its closes rivals include Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Santa Fe.

2016 Honda CR-V price and release

Looks like Honda will reveal it refreshed CR-V really soon. According to some sources, we can expect as soon as next month, October, while some indicate that we will have to wait until the start of 2015. Price tag will be around $24 000, and further down the trim line, will go up to $34 000, approximately.


New CR-V will not hit the market before the end of this year. Most likely the reveal will be during the last few months this year. Its original release was expected during the fall 2014, but seems like Honda delayed the big debut of the model.

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2 Responses to 2016 Honda CR-V

  1. Jess Esparza says:

    When do the new 2016 Touring CR-V come out……….?

  2. Ned chavez says:

    I am looking to purchase a cr v touring 2016 model

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