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2016 Honda HR-V Review, Release date and Price


Sport utility vehicles (commonly known as SUVs) are the most popular car type in the world and there are now more sizes and versions than ever. One of the emerging SUV markets is the sub-compact SUV – cars that are significantly smaller than full-size SUVs, but have the shape of the standard SUV. They are cheaper than compact SUVs, while offering similar performance and features. Currently, the two most popular vehicles in the sub-compact SUV market are the Mini Cooper Countryman and Nissan Juke. However, this could change very soon, since the Japanese manufacturer, Honda decided to enter that market with 2016 Honda HR-V.

2016 Honda HR-V

Exterior of new Honda HR-V

The 2016 Honda HR-V will be quite similar to another vehicle from the Honda lineup – Honda Fit. The two cars are going to share the platform and a lot of the design of the exterior. However, the HR-V will be a lot higher than Fit, because it has to look more like a SUV than a hatchback. On the front, HR-V is going to have the same “smiling” front design, with sharp headlights and large grille with Honda chrome logo on the top of it.

2016 Honda HR-V exterior a
2016 Honda HR-V exteior

The back of the car is going to have a rather small back window, along with large roof pillars and arrow-shaped taillights. Furthermore, the whole car will have a plastic protection around wheels and front and rear bumper, which is something that only have SUVs produced for off-road driving.

2016 Honda HR-V Interior

The Japanese manufacturer plans to offer the 2016 Honda HR-V in different version and trim levels. This basically means that the HR-V will have a small list of features and equipment in the base version, while the top-of-the-range model is going to offer luxury features, but it comes at a price.


The 2016 Honda HR-V top trim level will offer seats upholstered in leather, heated front seats, soft plastic dashboard with metallic accents, a large 7-inch touch screen WVGA display which will primarily be used for satellite navigation and infotainment and HD radio with SiriusXM satellite radio and traffic reports.

2016 Honda HR-V interior

All models (including the base version) of the 2016 Honda HR-V will come with Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary jack and an USB port (which can be used both for connectivity and charging). When it comes to safety features, the HR-V will have rearview camera and parking sensors as part of an optional safety package.

Honda HR-V Engine

The Japanese manufacturer plans to offer the 2016 Honda HR-V in North America with a 1.5l 4-cylinder engine (this engine is also in the Honda Fit), which produces 130 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque, paired with CVT transmission. The HR-V will be offered with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive. In Europe, the 2016 Honda HR-V will be offered with a diesel engine, along with that 1.5l petrol. The engine in question is 1.6l diesel which is going to be paired with 6-speed manual transmission.


2016 Honda HR-V Price

The price of the base 2016 Honda HR-V should start at $20,000.

2016 Honda HR-V Release date

The 2016 Honda HR-V should go on sale in North America by the end of 2015 and in Europe at the beginning of 2016.

2016 Honda CR-V Review, Price and Changes


Honda has recently started updating their whole lineup – so we have seen new Accord, new Civic and new City. Now, the Japanese manufacturer is about to unveil the brand-new 2016 Honda CR-V. This popular crossover is one of the best sellers in its class and it appears that the folks at Honda are quite satisfied, especially when you take in account that they have decided only to release the new 2016 Honda CR-V with smaller updates and three new engines, while the next-generation CR-V will bring more changes. According to customer surveys, the CR-V is among the most anticipated crossovers this year.

2016 Honda CRV

 Exterior of  new Honda CR-V

On the outside, the 2016 Honda CR-V is not going to bring anything especially new. The Japanese manufacturer decided to make just small changes on some of the parts of the exterior – on the front, the CR-V will get new headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights (headlights should be similar to the ones we have seen on the new Accord and new Civic), new chrome grille which houses the Honda logo and the new bumper with integrated fog lights.


On the back, the 2016 Honda CR-V will have the same vertical taillights, while the spy shots reveal that the crossover should get a slightly redesigned back door. One important change is that the new CR-V should be slightly shorter than its predecessor, which means that it should be easier to drive around the city. The base version of the 2016 Honda CR-V will come with either 16-inch or 17-inch steel wheels, while the alloy wheels are going to be optional.

2016 Honda CR-V Interior

There have been more changes in the interior than on the exterior of the 2016 Honda CR-V. The Japanese manufacturer wanted the CR-V to have more space inside for passengers, so they have done lots of small changes. Furthermore, there have been some small changes in design, which were done to complement the high quality materials that Honda is going to use for the interior. The revised dashboard now comes in soft touch plastic, 7-inch touch screen display (used for both satellite navigation and infotainment system), cup holders and more cargo space.


Leather seats will be available for all trim versions (in the base version it will be optional, while the higher trim levels are going to be offered with leather seats included) as well as the heated and electric front seats.


2016 Honda CR-V Engine

The biggest change that the 2016 Honda CR-V brings are the three new engines. The smallest engine is the 1.5l turbocharged engine, second is the 1.6l DTEC diesel engine, which will be able to produce 120 horsepower and will do 66 mpg. The third and the most powerful engine is going to be the 2.4l Earth Dreams engine, which is now paired with continuously variable transmission in order to be more fuel efficient.


2016 Honda CR-V Price

The price of the base 2016 Honda CR-V should start at $25,000.

Release date

The 2016 Honda CR-V should go on sale in December of 2015 in Europe and in January of 2016 in United States.

Recent rumors: 2017 Honda CR-V Spy Shots