2016 Honda CR-V Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – Honda has been the automobile industry for quite some time and has not disappointed its fanatic following as yet. The Japanese based auto maker has undoubtedly produced quality cars that have continued to impress its global fans and might be attributed to its amazing designs and performance.

2016 Honda CR-V
2016 Honda CR-V

The CR-V crossover continues to be a leading crossover and will certainly be at the helm of the Sports Utility Vehicle line-up during its approaching christening. The new Honda will come with some few surprises thanks to its state of the art designs.

The interior of the new 2016 Honda CR-V will certainly take the bulk of the changes. The new crossover SUV is not a new car, rather it will be an upgrade over the previous model. Notable changes can be seen inside and outside the SUV according to the spy pictures we have.

The minimal redesigns are something that the auto motor company did on purpose since the current sales are massive and Honda wouldn’t want to upset the sales volumes of the upcoming model by doing major overhauls that will affect its appeal and performance.

2016 Honda CR-V exterior

The previous version had established great sales globally, most notably in North America, Europe and Asia and according to the latest polls, this was occasioned by the reliability and fair price.

2016 Honda CR-V front
2016 Honda CR-V front

As mentioned above, the new 2016 Honda CR-V will only come with some facelifts and not total overhauls which will make the car more appealing. The exterior of the new 2016 Honda CR-V will come with a new set of LED lights, grille and a redesigned front and hind bumper.

The wheels will also receive a boost and will be redesigned while the wheelbase will remain unchanged. At the posterior end, buyers should expect a new tailgate that will have a more elegant design that its predecessor.

2016 Honda CR-V back
2016 Honda CR-V back

Features that will remain unchanged include the wheelbase, with the wheels being provided as 17”, the exterior dimensions, colours, side windows and skirts. Nonetheless, buyers should brace themselves for a better SUV compared to the previous version.

2016 Honda CR-V interior

The interior of the new 2016 Honda CR-V will be the department that will receive important technological updates in order to fit in the ever evolving auto motor industry. It will come with a redesigned dashboard which will be more focussed on the driver than the previous model.

2016 Honda CR-V interior
2016 Honda CR-V interior

The driver-centric dashboard will come with some of the most coveted infotainment and control features that will certainly keep the new crossover alive in the competitive SUV market.

Standard infotainment features will include a satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. The cabin’s upholstery will be modern than the previous version, however the details have been concealed for now.

The aforesaid materials will definitely make the interior more comfortable and elegant than ever before. The main difference that will manifest between the new version and the previous one is the amount of equipment the newer one will come with.

2016 Honda CR-V engine

In order to allow customers get the performance vehicle they want, Honda will most definitely avail a couple of powerplants to its current and would-be buyers. Buyers in the United States should expect a 2.4L 1-4 variation which will be able to deliver 190 hp and 230 pounds of torque.

Other engines which will be offered outside the United States market will include a 2L L i-VTEC engine that will generate 155 hp and 192 pounds of torque. A diesel powerplant will also be availed which will include a 1.6L i-DTEC engine that will generate up to 118 hp and 300 pounds of torque.

Another available option will be a 2.2L i-DTEC engine that will provide 150 hp and 349 pounds of torque. The power will be transmitted either through the dual clutch or the Continuous Variable Transmission system.

The power will be distributed to the AWD system but an optional front wheel drive might be provided. The fuel efficiency of the engines is anticipated to increase in comparison to the previous version. However details of the anticipated mpg have not been availed.

2016 Honda CR-V price and release date

The exact release date of the new crossover has not been released as yet. However, our predictions point to a possible release date during the spring of next year (2016). With numerous specs being carried forth, we don’t expect the price of the new 2016 Honda CR-V to change as much.

2016 Honda CR-V release date
2016 Honda CR-V release date

The base price should be expected somewhere around 23,320 USD. The main competitors in the market that the new 2016 Honda CR-V might encounter will include the Ford Escape and the Mazda CX-5. The trim levels will include the LX, EX, EX-L and the HondaLink.