2016 Honda CR-V Review

Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda. The CR-V is currently in its fifth generation. It competes with Chevy Equinox, the Ford Escape, the Hyundai Tucson, the Toyota RAV4, and the Kia Sportage.

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Detailed Review

The Honda CR-V may not be the fastest or best-handling compact crossover SUV on the road, but it shines in other crucial things.

The 2016 CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter direct-injection engine that comes standard and makes for great fuel efficiency while delivering 185 horsepower.

When traction loss is detected, the Real-Time All-Wheel-Drive immediately shifts power to the rear wheels, improving grip. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) provides smooth acceleration and improved fuel economy without losing performance.

Interior Design

The 2016 CR-V’s cabin is one of the most practical in the market. There is plenty of room for rear passengers, and all three seating positions recline and feature child safety seat LATCH anchor connections. Upfront, there’s enough room, especially with the added adjustability that comes with the optional power driver seat, which gives you a better view and a feeling of spaciousness.


The Honda CR-V has an attractive design and a nicely remodeled interior that eliminates some of the vehicle’s older, plasticky decor.

The basic shape has remained unchanged from the 2012 model year. The 2016 CR-V retains its boxy, upright appearance, but conceals it behind a tapering rear end that can give the vehicle a bulbous appearance from the rear. 

Overall, the CR-V sports an efficient design that maximizes passenger and cargo space.


Six airbags and stability control are included as standard in the CR-V. Honda LaneWatch, a clever camera positioned in the right door mirror that displays a video image of the right-hand blind spot on the central display whenever the driver signals for a right turn or lane change, is available on all models except the LX.

A comprehensive array of new safety technology is available on the highest Touring trim level. Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, as well as lane-departure warnings and steering correction, are among the new active-safety features.

Fuel Consumption

The Honda CR-V crossover SUV received a new powertrain for the 2015 model year. The CR-V got better gas efficiency because of its continuously variable gearbox and direct fuel injection better than its already efficient statistics.

These scores are carried over in the 2016 model. Even though the vehicle’s all-wheel-drive system fully disengages the rear wheels when cruising to assist save gasoline, adding all-wheel drive lowers the rating to 25/31/27 mpg.

Cost of Ownership

The 2016 CR-V retails at Ksh 3.5 million.

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