The 2016 Honda CR-V is one of the most popular, practical, and polished compact SUVs available. To help you in your search for the trim that will best suits your needs, Mile High Honda put together a handy trim comparison of the 2016 Honda CR-V’s five styles. Denver, Aurora, and Centennial area buyers can check them out below!
2016 Honda CR-V’s Standard Features
All five of the Honda CR-V’s trims are powered by a 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine. This ample-powered motor is mated to Honda’s continuously variable transmission with Sport Mode that delivers an ultra-responsive feel throughout its range of speeds.
If you’re seeking an SUV that can be your year-round family cruiser, you may be interested in a CR-V that’s equipped with all-wheel drive. Luckily, this feature is available across all models.
2016 Honda CR-V LX
If you’re someone who’s tech smart but doesn’t need all of the bells and whistles, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the 2016 LX’s many standard features. Media-wise, the CR-V LX comes with a USB port and Bluetooth® audio and hands-free calling. Controls on the steering wheel with easy-to-access audio, phone, and cruise control command buttons help maximize comfort and convenience.
Another high-value standard on the base CR-V is the model’s standard rearview camera. When you shift the car into reverse, this visibility sidekick steps in, helping you to see what’s behind you with normal, top-down, and wide views. It also provides handy guidelines for correcting your positioning and getting back on a clear path.
You may want to note that the LX is available in neutral-based sheens only, including tints such as Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.
2016 Honda CR-V SE
The 2016 Honda CR-V SE is an ideal pick for families who’d like a little more protection on board. The main feature upgrades for the CR-V SE do just that. Rear privacy glass keeps the back seat and trunk free from prying eyes, while a fully equipped security system ensures that your CR-V stays put.
The SE’s color palette expands beyond the LX’s neutrals to include a sea green color (Mountain Air Metallic), a daring red (Basque Red Pearl II), and a vibrant, deep blue (Obsidian Blue Pearl). So if you’re interested in a red or blue exterior hue, the SE is the way to go.
2016 Honda CR-V EX
Those seeking the added ease of touchscreen in-car entertainment should consider the CR-V EX and above. The EX’s 7-inch audio touchscreen display enables smartphone connectivity, streamlining your in-car connection the moment you get into the driver’s seat. This feature is desirable for drivers who wish to access apps such as email, messages, music, and more safely while on the go.
The EX also comes with a built-in one-touch power moonroof for open air drives. Smart Entry and push button start are additional features that come standard in the EX and convenience features that are so easy to get used to you’ll wonder how you got on without them.
The CR-V EX has Honda’s top color spread introducing tertiary tints, including a red with a hint of orange (Copper Sunset Pearl) and a chocolate hue (Kona Coffee Metallic). These colors are available on the next two trims as well.
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L
You can think of the extra L added onto EX-L as L for luxury. The major update to this trim is the inclusion of Honda’s high-tech navigation system. If you commute a longer distance into Denver each day, take frequent road trips, or wind up traveling to new locations often, an EX-L is a great choice.
We can’t forget to mention that the EX-L is an all-leather liner. From its seats to its steering wheel, leather surfaces provide a sophisticated look and feel.
2016 Honda CR-V Touring
The top CR-V, the 2016 Touring trim, adds onto the EX-L’s already long list of desirable features. Most notably, the CR-V Touring is the only trim in the lineup to come with Honda’s Sensing™ Feature Suite.
Honda Sensing™ combines five camera and radar-based technologies that give you a sixth sense while behind the wheel. The safety suite includes some of the industry’s most advanced systems, including Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking System™, which can help you apply brake pressure when a collision is imminent.
For an in-depth description of Honda Sensing’s five programs, check out our Honda CR-V Safety Features Summary.
Time for an In-Person Comparison
The 2016 Honda CR-V’s five available trim styles offer something for every SUV buyer, whether you’re tech savvy, have safety top of mind, or crave a little luxury on your drives. The good news is that whether you pick the LX or the Touring, you’re picking a winner!
Still need help? Our CR-V pros are always on call to help you with choosing the Honda CR-V trim that you’ll love for many years to come. Denver, Centennial, and Aurora area CR-V seekers can contact us at 855-532-2323 or head out to 2777 South Havana Street in Denver for an up-close evaluation of your favorite CR-V trims.