2016 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V may not be the quickest or most maneuverable small crossover SUV on the market, but it excels at many other things to families that purchase it. The 2016 Honda CR-V is one of the roomiest cars in its class and one of the most fuel-efficient. However, its safety and performance ratings are mixed.
The Honda CR-V looks have improved, but it still seems massive, particularly from the back, where Honda conceals the extended load area with an upswept, triangular window. It’s enough for family duties, but it lacks the flair and detail of, for instance, the new Hyundai Tucson. The 2016 Honda CR-V has a pleasant, albeit unremarkable, look, as well as a tastefully remodeled interior that rids it of some old, plasticky decor.
Overview of the 2016 Honda CR-V:
There are five trim levels available in the 2016 HONDA CR-V:
- 2016 HONDA CR-V LX: Honda has opted to equip even the entry-level LX with a 184-hp i-VTEC four-cylinder engine as standard.
- 2016 HONDA CR-V SE: The SE is a new trim level for 2016, and it offers Goshen and Monroe drivers a slew of enhancements above even the well-equipped LX.
- 2016 HONDA CR-V EX: The 2016 Honda CR-V EX model level adds a variety of comfort amenities, such as a 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, heated front seats, and a one-touch power moonroof with tilt function.
- 2016 HONDA CR-V EX-L: The EX-L is the trim level Goshen, and Monroe’s drivers always choose when they want a high-quality interior. You’ll be able to slip into leather-trimmed seats and wrap your hands around a steering wheel covered in leather.
- 2016 HONDA CR-V Touring: The Touring trim goes above and beyond what many Goshen and Monroe drivers would anticipate from the top of the range. A Honda satellite-linked navigation system, power tailgate, and power tailgate system all help it stand out from the crowd.
Performance and Fuel Economy
While buying a used CR-V may cost a bit more upfront. The typical CR-V will cost you about $20,800 in petrol, insurance, repairs, and upkeep over five years. This is around $500 less than the expected ownership expenses for the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5.
The CR-V provides a smooth ride, intuitive steering, and assured handling. Its four-cylinder engine (mated to a continuously variable gearbox, or CVT) accelerates rapidly and effortlessly. Overall, the CR-V is a decent everyday driver, but it lacks the agility of the Mazda CX-5.
The 2016 CR-V has one engine option only, and average straight-line performance. The 2.4-liter inline-4 engine features direct injection paired with a continuously variable gearbox (CVT) for excellent fuel economy—up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway. It is not especially fast or sporty, but according to Honda’s sales figures, speed is not something their purchasers are looking for.
The CR-V’s handling is also ordinary, but that has not kept it back. The suspension has been set for a gentler ride over sharper reflexes, and the steering is predictable and not harsh. It is even-handed—and the optional all-wheel-drive system is more of an all-weather feature than a trail-riding partner, as seen in the Subaru Forester and Jeep Renegade.
Interior, Clutch Cargo, Run-flat, and Long
The 2016 Honda CR-V devotes the most time and effort to space and utility. By raw proportions, the CR-V is almost a mid-sizer, with excellent interior room for its overall size and one of the most innovative folding seats in its class, along with exceptional back-seat comfort and overall ride comfort. Open a back door with one arm and with a simple pull of a strap, the lower cushion tumbles forward towards the footwell, the headrest leans forward, and the rear seatback flips forward, all tucking virtually beneath the front seat, to a fully flat position.
Loading cargo is also a breeze since the liftover height is less than 24 inches. There is a minivan-like array of cupholders, cubbies, and cargo trays in the new console, including a storage bin, loaded with USB connections, a 12-volt charger, and even an HDMI socket.
The CR-V keeps up with the competition regarding connectivity, and it contains a well-rounded feature set. The entry-level LX is a low-volume model. Most consumers will choose the mid-level EX or EX-L variants. However, for extras like a navigation system or satellite radio, you may have to go two levels up to the EX-L Navi trim—or the new Touring trim.
According to the EPA, the CR-V with front-wheel drive gets 26 mpg in the city, 33 on the interstate, and 29 on the highway. Even though the vehicle’s all-wheel-drive system entirely disengages the rear wheels while cruising to assist conserve gasoline, adding all-wheel drive reduces the rating to 25/31/27 mpg.
The CR-V has a total of five seats. The front seats are comfy, and there is enough head- and legroom for people in the rear seats. The interior of the Honda CR-V is contemporary, with a simple layout and high-quality materials. It has a competitive set of standard amenities, including Bluetooth and a rearview camera. Navigation and a 7-inch touchscreen are also available.
Safety Features of the Vehicle
The CR-V’s safety has long been a selling feature, and following a re-test, federal authorities gave the CR-V five stars overall. Honda recently updated the CR-V’s front end to fit the IIHS’s new small-overlap test, which ranks the SUV as a Top Safety Pick+.
The smart Lane Watch camera in the right door mirror is on the safety equipment list. It displays a picture of the car’s blind spot on the center dash display when the driver indicates a right turn or lane change. It comes standard on all models (save the basic LX), and a rearview camera is also standard. A slew of modern electronic active-safety technologies, including adaptive cruise control are available on the Touring model.
- Height: 64.7 in / 65.1 in
- Length: 179.4 in
- Width: 71.6 in
- Curb weight: 3554 lbs
- Passenger volume: 104.1 cu ft
- Trunk volume: 37.2 ft3
Engine type: In-Line 4-Cylinder, 181 lb-ft @ 3900 rpm
Vehicle type: 5-passenger compact crossover SUV
Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 15.3 gallons
C/D TEST RESULTS:
- Zero to 130 mph: N/A
- Zero to 100 mph: N/A
- Zero to 60 mph: 8.4 sec
2016 HONDA CR-V Factory Service Manual
The 2016 HONDA CR-V comes with service manuals that describe all of the vehicle’s features. Service manuals are included with all HONDA vehicle variations. The service manuals cover the points mentioned below:
- General information
- Transmission & driveline
- Ventilation, heater & air conditioner
- Body interior
- Body exterior, doors, roof & vehicle security
- Driver controls
- Electrical & power control
- Driver information & multimedia
- Cruise control
2016 HONDA CR-V factory service manuals are designed for use by shops and auto dealers. The goal of these service manuals is to ensure that the owner does the job properly whenever any maintenance or repairs are performed on the vehicle.
2016 HONDA CR-V— Owner’s Manual
When a customer purchases a 2016 HONDA CR-V manual, they are handed an owner’s manual, which holds all of the vehicle’s vital information needed for future usage. The contents of the Honda CR V Owners Manual comprise of the following functions:
- Illustrated table of contents
- Safety—Seats, seat belts, and supplemental restraint system
- Instruments and controls
- Pre-driving checks and adjustments
- Monitor, climate, audio, phone, and voice recognition systems
- Starting and driving
- Appearance and care
- Maintenance and do-it-yourself
- Technical and consumer information
The above-mentioned are the most significant operations since the owner’s manual for the 2016 HONDA CR-V contains many more operating guides designed for the owner’s convenience. This owner’s manual was designed to meet the demands of automotive enthusiasts by instructing them on when and how to utilize every feature and function of the vehicle.