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Honda CR-V 2016 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: 2WD EX
The CR-V is one of the roomiest, most functional small SUVs. The 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder returned 24 mpg overall in our tests. All but the base LX version use a distracting, difficult-to-use, and frustrating infotainment system. Handling is responsive and secure, but the ride is stiff, with bumps coming through in a pronounced way. The interior is still loud compared to other small SUVs. The rear seats are roomy, and folding them flat is a breeze. Small rear windows hurt the view out back, but the standard rearview camera helps. Active safety features are only available on the top Touring trim. The LaneWatch camera is no substitute for a true blind-spot monitoring system.

See Reliability page for the latest 2016 Honda CR-V recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2005. Side air bags available from 2002, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2005. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2015.

Road Test

There are good reasons Honda sells a lot of CR-Vs: The compact SUV category is white hot, and the popular CR-V checks the main boxes most buyers are looking for in terms of affordability and functionality. Compact dimensions and responsive handling k...


  • Very spacious interior, with one of the roomiest rear seats in the class
  • Deep cargo area


  • Infuriating audio system on EX and higher trim levels
  • Stiff riding, especially in low speed urban environments

Best Version to Get

The best overall value is the EX trim level. That said, sticking with the LX skips over the very annoying touch-screen audio system, but you'll give up a lot of features.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (185 hp)