2016 Honda CR-V

Derived from the Honda Civic, this compact crossover originally came in 1995, as 1997 year model. It is the company’s smallest SUV and it is definitely one of the most popular models in its class, and one of the company’s best-selling products. So far, we have seen four generations. Current generation was launched in 2011 and next year we are going to see refreshed model which will come as 2016 Honda CR-V. It will come with many modifications both outside and inside the car and it will undergo some mechanical changes too.

2016 Honda CR-V front view

2016 Honda CR-V changes

The exterior changes will be the first thing that you will notice on new model. The 2016 Honda CR-V will come with slightly changed shape but it will still be recognizable. The most of the changes will be on the front end. New front fascia will be characterized by slightly reshaped grille and new headlights. New bumpers will be also installed. Interior of the 2016 CR-V will come with improvements too. Although it will basically remain the same style as current model, it will come with some modifications and most of them are referred on the update of hi-tech features. New model will also come with higher-quality materials and also with slightly improvement when it is about room for the passengers.

2016 Honda CR-V side view

2016 Honda CR-V engine

The 2016 Honda CR-V will be powered by inline-four 2.4 liter direct injected “Earth Dreams” engine, which outputs 185 horses and 163 lb-ft of max torque. However, power is not the only trump of this crossover. Company promises that redesigned model will come with significant improvement in fuel economy. Fuel economy is expected to be improved for around +4/+3/+3 mpg (city/highway/combined). One more big novelty for 2016 CR-V will be transmission. Instead of current 5-speed automatic, new model will come with new CVT dual-clutch transmission, which was introduced in new Accord for the first time.

2016 Honda CR-V rear view

2016 Honda CR-V release date, price and competitors

Release of 2016 Honda CR-V is expected for the late 2015/early 2016 period. Depending on trim level, this crossover will cost from 24.500 to 31.500 dollars. Competitors will be models like Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage etc.