West Michigan’s Best Midsize SUVs

  • 2016 Honda HR-V

    Different drivers are going to have different ideas about what makes the best midsize SUVs, but we think West Michigan residents need only look as far as the Honda lineup. The features and specs of the 2016 Honda HR-V and 2016 Honda CR-V mark them as some of the most versatile crossover SUVs on the road today, and we want to show you what makes them stand out.

The 2016 Honda HR-V

Although the 2016 Honda HR-V was the first version of this sporty compact crossover to hit the streets of West Michigan and the rest of the world, it’s already made a splash. A split between the small and sporty Fit hatchback and the longstanding family-favorite CR-V, the HR-V brings the features and crossover versatility drivers want to the compact SUV world.

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2016 Honda HR-V

Cabin Space: It might be called a “compact crossover,” but the interior of the HR-V is positively spacious with as much as 100.1 cubic feet of passenger room. Cargo space starts at 24.3 cubic feet and can expand to 58.8.

2016 Honda HR-V

Fuel Economy: The 2016 HR-V 2WD LX is rated at an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg when equipped with a CVT,* making it one of the most affordable SUVs and leading Green Car Journal to award it their 2016 Green SUV of the Year.**

2016 Honda HR-V

Features: Standards like Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and a multi-angle rearview camera help keep you connected and safe. Available upgrades include a navigation system, 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated front seating, and more. The HR-V is what you make of it; see how its features compare to a competitor in our 2016 Nissan Juke review.

2016 Honda HR-V

Available Trims: The three different trim levels of the HR-V provide a variety of choices to the modern driver. The well-equipped yet affordable LX is the base trim, while the EX and EX-L offer more in the way of technology and luxury.

2016 Honda HR-V

Performance: Every HR-V is powered by a 141-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder with 127 lb-ft of torque. Available with either a 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission as well as front- or all-wheel drive, the HR-V gives drivers plenty of performance options.

2016 Honda HR-V

Safety: Safety and accident prevention features have helped the HR-V to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.***

The 2016 Honda CR-V

While the HR-V is the new kid on the block, the 2016 Honda CR-V is the latest in a long, long line of vehicles that includes some of the best midsize SUVs of a generation. The CR-V builds on its years of excellence, offering five trim levels now and with vehicle capacity and towing capabilities that will let you take on weekend adventures with friends and family.

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2016 Honda CR-V

Cabin Space: As a five-passenger crossover, the CR-V has to have enough room for family and friends, and that means giving the kids enough space to themselves. The interior offers up to 104.1 cubic feet of passenger space, or you can fold down part of the rear seat to expand the cargo area and haul up to 70.9 cubic feet of gear.

2016 Honda CR-V

Performance: Under the hood of the CR-V is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that is capable of 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and able to tow up to 1,500 pounds. Front- and all-wheel drive models remain efficient thanks to the standard CVT.

2016 Honda CR-V

Fuel Economy: 2016 CR-V 2WD LX models have earned an EPA-estimated 33 highway mpg,* but upgrading for the control of all-wheel drive barely impacts the fuel economy, with CR-V AWD models earning 31 highway mpg.*

2016 Honda CR-V

Features: The CR-V is much like the HR-V in that it has some of the latest amenities as standard, from an in-dash infotainment system to Bluetooth phone and audio to a multi-view rear camera. Comfort, technology, and safety upgrades help set the five different trims apart from each other.

2016 Honda CR-V

Available Trims: Creating the CR-V for your needs got easier with the 2016 model year, which brings two new trims. The top Touring trim adds on Honda Sensing safety features for added peace of mind, while the new Special Edition brings unique accents and style upgrades. The remaining LX, EX, and EX-L trims continue to offer a wide variety of luxury and technology.

2016 Honda CR-V

Safety: The CR-V has some of the best standard and available features, but when it comes to safety, few vehicles compare. 2016 CR-V Touring models earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS**** and all 2016 CR-V models have a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA.***

Reviews of Honda’s Best Midsize SUVs

We think the best way for you to really understand what makes these some of the best midsize SUVs is to get behind the wheel, but the next best is to read reviews like ours. We’ve brought together highlights from top critics to give you an idea of what other drivers have loved about these vehicles.

  • Kelley Blue Book says you’ll like the HR-V if “you’ve been craving a smaller Honda that splits the difference between the Fit and CR-V … The HR-V also has a value-conscious price that starts under $20,000, yet it offers an interior and features that feel more premium than what’s found in the Fit.”
  • Edmunds said the 2016 HR-V “provides high fuel economy, a sporty driving feel, available all-wheel drive and a solid collection of tech and convenience features for the money. If you want a crossover SUV but have found the mainstays a little too big or expensive, Honda’s HR-V could very well meet your needs.”
  • Kelley Blue Book recommended the CR-V for essentially all drivers, saying “Whether you’re just starting a family or finishing up with one, the 2016 Honda CR-V makes a great choice. Available all-wheel drive (AWD) is perfect for traveling in snow, and you’ll find little to complain about in the areas of fuel economy, reliability and resale figures.”
  • And Edmunds remarked on how comfortable the CR-V is to ride in, saying “[it] does have a very smooth ride, though, and the suspension soaks up many of the bumps along the way. It’s also one of the quietest small crossovers available with regard to road and wind noise.”

Find the Best Midsize SUV for Your Needs

When you want to find the best midsize SUV, we suggest you start with the Honda brand. Come see the CR-V and the HR-V in person at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you. If you need to do some more research to convince yourself that these two crossovers are some of the best, use our comparison tool to put them side by side against competitors. Just select the vehicles you want from the dropdown menu.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**The Honda HR-V was named 2016 Green SUV of the Year™ by Green Car Journal. This award recognizes the class-leading efficiency and low emissions of the HR-V, highlighted by its top fuel-economy rating of 35-mpg highway. The Green Car Journal is an award-winning publication that focuses on the relationship between automobiles, energy and the environment. This award represents Honda’s continued environmental leadership, and commitment to producing efficient, low-emission vehicles. For more information see GreenCarJournal.com.
***Safety matters most, and the 2016 CR-V, Accord, Fit, Odyssey, HR-V and Pilot earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
****The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.

West Michigan Honda Dealers Association

1385 W Dickman Rd Battle Creek, MI

Phone: 866-500-5093

42.3197373 -85.212377
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West Michigan Honda Dealers Association
West Michigan Honda Dealers Association
1385 W Dickman Rd
Battle Creek, MI, 49037 United States
West Michigan Honda Dealers Association 42.3197373, -85.212377.