Honda CR-V Technology Features

  • 2016 Honda CR-V

    The Honda CR-V technology features are one of the many highlights that lift the crossover up over its competition. From advanced connectivity to state-of-the-art safety, Honda’s technology upgrades enhance every aspect of the vehicle, and even the base-level LX trim offers features that many automakers expect West Michigan drivers to upgrade for.

Connectivity Tech Features

When you hear “Honda CR-V technology features,” we would imagine you think of connectivity features like Bluetooth or the HondaLink telematics system, but there’s more among this crossover’s standard and available features.

  • Bluetooth: Each CR-V comes standard with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and streaming audio, and available SMS messaging integration lets you receive texts through the in-vehicle infotainment system just like phone calls.
  • Display Audio: Honda’s 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen is available on the CR-V and lets you manage all of your media in one place. This interface brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the CR-V for seamless smartphone connectivity.
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay: Watch our video on this page to see how easy it is to set up Android Auto; it and Apple CarPlay are new ways of interfacing with smartphones that bring your favorite apps to the dash of your car.
  • HondaLink: The HondaLink system brings familiar apps to the dash of the CR-V, with the interface bringing podcasts, music, radio, social media, and more to your dash and letting you schedule maintenance with a few taps on your smartphone.
  • Navigation: The Honda CR-V has a navigation system available that takes you where you need to go and offers suggestions for points of interest on the way. Linking up with traffic reports, navigation can even route you around traffic jams for a shorter trip.

Advanced Safety

Honda has built a reputation for making some of the safest SUVs, and safety has advanced in leaps and bounds thanks to recent Honda CR-V technology features. In addition to the standard CR-V safety features like airbags, three-point seat belts, LATCH-compliant safety anchors, and a multi-angle rearview camera, you’ll find these Honda Sensing safety features on the Touring trim level:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: This safety system monitors the speed of the vehicles around the CR-V and adjusts cruise control settings accordingly, keeping pace as other cars speed up or slow down.
  • Forward Collision Warning: The same sensors that monitor speed for adaptive cruise control are used to detect when a forward collision might be likely, issuing audio and visual warnings to alert the driver.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System: If the driver doesn’t respond to the forward collision warning system, this safety system can automatically engage the brakes and slow or even stop the CR-V.
  • Lane Departure Warning: This safety feature is able to track the position of the markings on the pavement, alerting the driver if it senses the CR-V is drifting from the center of its lane.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System: Designed to fight driver fatigue and keep the CR-V centered, lane keeping assist nudges the wheel in just the right direction to offset a drift the driver fails to respond to.

Safety features like these helped the 2016 Honda CR-V Touring earn a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.*

Comparing to the Competition

Other automakers’ crossovers have recently been upgraded to better compete with the CR-V, but if you use our direct compare tool, we think you’ll see that these competitors still have a ways to go.

  • Toyota RAV4: Toyota’s RAV4 is one of the CR-V’s closest competitors, going toe-to-toe on most features, but in exchange you have a less powerful, less efficient engine and a cabin with less passenger space.
  • Jeep Cherokee: Jeep tends to brand itself as rugged and stripped-down, and that’s especially true on features. The Cherokee lacks a rearview camera, stereo anti-theft, and MP3 player integration, all of which you’ll find on the CR-V.
  • Subaru Forester: Like the RAV4, the Forester falls short on power and fuel economy, and features like a stereo anti-theft system and missing second-row split bench seat give the CR-V the edge on versatility.
  • Nissan Rogue: The Rogue has quite a few similar features to the CR-V, but in addition to lacking Honda exclusives like HondaLink and Honda Sensing, it’s also smaller and sports a less powerful engine.

Test Drive a CR-V

We think the best way for you to see all of the Honda CR-V technology features is to get behind the wheel and take it for a test drive. Stop by a West Michigan Honda Dealer to experience one of the five different trim levels of the 2016 CR-V firsthand and learn how it bests the competition.

*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.
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