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.
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.
*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.