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Small crossovers offer a lot of functionality at an attractive price. They are nice to drive as they seat the driver above the average car plane, they comfortably accommodate 4 adults with luggage and gear – they are generally quite fuel-efficient and provide very practical features. As they tend to be very cute; in this segment, the 2016 Honda CR-V is one of the best.
If you’re looking for a small crossover, everyday usability is probably one of the driving forces keeping you in the smaller footprint vehicle. For shopping and running errands, the wide doors allow for easy in and out and loading up. For passengers, head and legroom are ample with even the passenger sitting in the rear middle seat appreciating a very comfortable layout.
For the 2016 model Honda CR-V, a new Special Edition (SE) trim arrives which adds 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a security system to the base LX. All other trim levels remain unchanged.
In the back, the CR-V's cargo area is very large, with 37.2 cubic feet of space ready to accommodate gear, shopping, a Christmas tree or Fido. With just a tug on the trunk-mounted levers, the spring-loaded rear seats fold down easily opening up nearly double the cargo capacity.
The 2016 Honda CR-V is a five-passenger crossover SUV offered in five trim levels: LX, SE, EX, EX-L and Touring.
The LX comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, a rearview camera, cruise control, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a conversation mirror, a 60/40-split-folding and reclining rear seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack and Pandora Internet radio compatibility.
The SE includes features from the LX, along with 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a security system.
The EX adds automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights, a sunroof, fog lights, a retractable cargo cover, keyless entry and ignition, an eight-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar, heated front seats, a blind spot monitoring system with a camera that shows your passenger-side blind spot (Honda's LaneWatch), a 7-inch touchscreen with HondaLink smartphone app integration, dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera and a six-speaker sound system with an extra USB port.
The EX-L expands on that with roof rails, heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, satellite radio and a seven-speaker sound system.
The Touring enhances with 18-inch wheels, projector beam headlights, a power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, a lane departure warning system, driver seat memory settings, a navigation system and HD radio.
During Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Honda CR-V received the highest possible rating of "Good" in the small-overlap and moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact tests. It also earned a "Good" score for the side impact, roof strength and whiplash protection tests. The IIHS also tested the CR-V's optional frontal collision warning and mitigation system and gave it a top rating of "Superior."