Ever since it was first introduced to the market, the Honda CR-V has been a very popular vehicle. The new 2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be refreshed on both the outside as well as the inside. Even the basic model will have rich characteristics and as you go up the different trims, the greater the number of improvements you are going to get. Honda aims to make this hybrid model a class leading SUV.
2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid Exterior and Interior
The front of the 2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid as well as its rear is going to be refreshed. A new set of wheels will be offered and bodyline will also be redesigned to look more aggressive. Overall, the new CR-V hybrid is going to look very modern as well as attractive. The interiors will look more aesthetically beautiful and a lot of functionality will be offered. Seats are going to be covered in the best materials to ensure a more comfortable ride. The redesigned console will be positioned in the center and the instrument table boasts of a new seven-inch large touchscreen.
The new 2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid is offered in a number of trims including:
- EX EX-L
The Touring trim is a very luxurious trim. However, each trim has its own set of features and the higher you go up the more functions are offered. The base model will of course only have standard features while the top trim (Touring) gets a host of interesting features including adaptive cruise control and collision mitigating braking system. A lane departure warning system is also available in the Touring trim.
2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid Engine Specs
A powerful engine powers the new 2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid. This improved 2.4-liter iVTEC engine has 4 cylinders and is capable of producing 185 horsepower and 181 pound feet of torque. This new and improved engine is an upgrade on the engine that currently powers up the existing CR-V model. The new engine delivers better fuel economy and is more powerful than the one that is currently powering up the existing model. The fuel economy of the 2.4-liter engine is 27 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway and 29 miles per gallon in combined driving. For the all-wheel drive model, the fuel economy figures are 26 miles per gallon in the city, 33 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 miles per gallon in combined driving. This engine will be offered to US buyers. For buyers in Europe, the company plans to install a1.6-liter engine that churns out 118 horsepower and 300 pound feet of torque. Another engine option is the 2.2-liter iVTEC that churns out 148 horsepower and 349 pound feet of torque. Each of these engines will be built out aluminum alloy, which will then help to improve fuel economy and produce fewer emissions.
2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid Release Date and Price
The new 2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid has quite a few fresh attributes that are going to make the vehicle very appealing to prospective buyers. The automaker has not provided any details regarding the exact release date of the 2016 Honda CR-V Hybrid. However, unofficially we have got to learn that it will be introduced sometime this year. Not many details regarding price are known but we think that it will cost between 23,500 and 33,000 dollars. The CRV-Hybrid competes with the KIA Sportage and Mazda CX-5 as well as the Hyundai Santa Fe.