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2016 Honda CR-V

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2016 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V highlights

Customer reviews

4.1 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Exceptional EPA-estimated fuel economy for this type of vehicle
  • Plenty of passenger space in the front and rear


  • Touchscreen control is a bit finicky
  • Some of the interior materials look and feel cheap

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 33 highway, 29 combined

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2016 Honda CR-V is a top compact crossover SUV pick

After a sizable refresh for 2015, the Honda CR-V is unchanged for the 2016 model year. This compact crossover SUV certainly isn't flashy, but its pragmatic mix of qualities puts it near the top of the pile among stiff competition. A Mazda CX-5 or Ford Edge offers a better, more engaging drive, while Toyota's RAV4 has a more stylish interior, but the CR-V counters with loads of passenger and luggage space for five people, great EPA-estimated fuel economy, a smooth, refined drive, and ample standard equipment even in its entry-level model. The only real criticisms with the CR-V are the lack of engine choices, a less-than-perfect touchscreen interface, and no option for a third row of seats if you have a big family.

All CR-Vs are powered by a 185-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission that drives the front wheels as standard, with all-wheel drive as an option. Overall, the Honda CR-V offers a smooth drive that's pleasingly agile for a compact crossover SUV. Passenger space is superb, as is the trunk capacity, but the interior, while sturdy, feels a little cheap in places. The CR-V is a great all-rounder for family buyers that’swell worth your consideration.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2016 Honda CR-V has great fuel economy and cargo room.
5 Stars11
4 Stars6
3 Stars3
2 Stars1
1 Star1

RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Honda CR-V an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda CR-V 4th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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EX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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