If ever there was an overcrowded field in play, it belongs to the
compact SUV. The
2016 Honda CR-V is but one of many players here, doing battle with such stalwart competitors as the
Ford Escape and
Chevrolet Equinox, as well as newer competitors such as the
Hyundai Tucson and
Jeep Cherokee. While each has its own merits, Honda’s 2016 CR-V seems to excel in every area that means the most to compact-
crossover SUV consumers. Detractors will rightly point out that, unlike the
Subaru Forester, the CR-V can’t really go off-road, and that cutting-edge safety features are only offered on the most expensive trims. But consumers don’t seem to mind these slights, and record sales numbers year after year appear to confirm it.
After a major makeover last year, changes to the 2016 Honda CR-V compact-crossover SUV are limited to a new SE trim. Positioned above the LX, the SE features 17-inch alloy wheels, a 2-tone finish, rear privacy glass and a security system.
Major changes to the new CR-V for 2015 include the distinctive styling and direct-injected 2.4-liter engine with CVT. There are significant content upgrades, improved occupant protection and innovative new safety features. We highly recommend the new Touring trim, which includes numerous options and represents extraordinary value for the money.
A comprehensive redesign brings more contemporary visual flair and greater functionality to the entire 2012 Honda CR-V package, along with even better fuel economy. It also gains a host of new features, including an available rear-seat entertainment system and an upgraded "intelligent" version of the optional Real Time all-wheel drive.