One of the most popular crossovers around, Honda CR-V, was originally launched in 1995 as 1997 year model. It is a compact crossover, which is popular in many parts of the world. During these twenty years, we saw four generations of it. Current model, which was released in 2012, was refreshed recently for the 2015 model year. This mid-cycle refresh brought plenty of changes in all aspects. It came with refreshed interior, more features, and new, more advanced engines. When it is about 2016 Honda CR-V, we expect it to come with the pretty much same characteristics as model that came refreshed last year.
2016 Honda CR-V details
As we already mentioned, 2016 Honda CR-V will come with the pretty much same characteristics as previous year model. It will feature all of the changes that came last year. When it is about outside look, this model came with several tweaks on the both ends. There are also new wheels and plenty of chrome details. When it is about interior, there are plenty of novelties too. Besides improved styling of the cabin, 2016 Honda CR-V is also better equipped with features of all kinds. There are plenty of new features. It comes with a front console armrest, rear climate vents, a 7-inch touchscreen linked to the LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system, which is available in EX and higher trims. There is also a new, high-end Touring trim for 2016 CR-V, which includes 8-inch wheels, projector beam headlights, a power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, a forward collision mitigation system, a lane departure warning system.
2016 Honda CR-V engine
Once again, this crossover will be offered with just one engine. The 2016 Honda CR-V will be powered by 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, which originally came with ninth generation of Accord. This engine is also a part of 2015-year refresh. This unit is good enough for 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The 2016 Honda CR-V will be available only with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It will be available in FWD and AWD configurations. When it is about economy, FWD model returns around 29 mpg, while AWD model makes around 28 mpg in combined drive.
2016 Honda CR-V release date, price and competition
The 2016 Honda CR-V is expected to come later this year. Price is expected to remain unchanged, which means around 27.500 dollars for base model. When it is about competition, main rivals will be models like Ford Escape, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5 etc.