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The new 2016 Honda CR-V crossover for sale near Miami at your premier South Florida Honda Dealers is the SUV that all others are gunning for. The reason? The CR-V has just about everything people are looking for in a smartly styled, fuel-efficient, and versatile SUV.

Honda CR-V Takes Top Honors

Not only is the CR-V one of Honda’s hottest selling vehicles, but it’s also getting thunderous applause from the automotive community. In fact, the 2015 Honda CR-V recently walked away with one of the most prestigious awards in the auto industry. Motor Trend Magazine named the 2015 “SUV of the Year.” It’s not easy to win Motor Trend’s “Golden Calipers,” the automotive equivalent Hollywood’s Oscars. It went up against some stiff competition and received praise for its exceptional handling, strong engine, upgraded interior, and overall style.

“After two hours of contentious debate, the CR-V’s stellar value, engineering, and safety features combined with the cheerful way it performs its intended functions earned Honda the win,” stated the magazine.

The 2016 CR-V carries over largely unchanged from the award-winning 2015 model. It’s bold new look is sleek and contemporary. Design highlights include aggressive wheel arches, sculpted character lines, a rakish front windshield, new headlights and fog lights, and its signature vertical taillamps.

Versatile Interior Impresses

The CR-V’s new interior offers an impressive combination of quality materials, intuitive controls, and excellent versatility. Marty Padgett of TheCarConnection.com enthuses, “Where the CR-V puts its best and highest effort is into space and utility. Almost a mid-sizer by raw dimensions, the CR-V has excellent interior space for its overall size and fits it with one of the most clever folding seats in its class, combined with impressive back-seat comfort and good ride comfort in general. Flipping and folding the back seats is simple: just open one of the back doors, and with one arm and a simple pull of a strap, in a very fluid motion the lower cushion tumbles forward into the footwell, the headrest angles forward, and the rear seatback flips forward, all tucking nearly behind the front seat, to a completely flat position.”

“Cargo loading is also a snap, as the liftover height is less than 24 inches. And up front, there’s a minivan-like selection of cupholders, cubbies, and cargo trays in the redesigned console, including a storage bin stuffed with USB ports, a 12-volt charger, even an HDMI jack,” adds Padgett.

Honda makes getting to the CR-V’s 104 cubic inches of interior space a breeze thanks to its a snap with its available pushbutton Power Tailgate. For added convenience, Honda’s SmartEntry system on EX and above models lets you unlock your doors and start the CR-V without the key fob leaving your pocket or your purse.

Taking Technology Further

Not only does the new 2016 Honda CR-V offer impressive versatility and smart styling, but it’s also a winner when it comes to technology. Honda’s exclusive HondaLink Next Generation® “infotainment” system bundles many leading entertainment, navigation, communication, and connectivity features. A large, dash-mounted 7-inch touchscreen display and easy-to-use steering wheel mounted controls give you total command over your music playlists and more. Standard Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and Pandora® are just the beginning. The EX-L and Touring models available add SiriusXM® Radio and HD Radio®, as well has the convenience of the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Link® to send and receive calls without taking your hands off the steering wheel.

Performance & Handling Take The Prize

The new 2016 CR-V also boasts award-winning performance and handling. MotorTrend raves about the CR-V’s new direct-injection, aluminum block “Earth Dreams” 2.4-liter engine that pumps out 185 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. Of torque.

“That engine is hooked to a continuously variable automatic much like the Civic’s, about which we’ve sung nothing but hosannas,” says MotorTrend. “This unit employs a torque converter and a “G-design Shift Logic” strategy that combine to feel entirely “normal” in gentle everyday driving — no rubber-bandiness. But nail the gas to pass and the transmission delivers a snappy downshift to a ratio near the power peak.”

The new CR-V also provides exceptional fuel economy, achieving an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway/26 mpg city. It also receives high marks for excellent handling which one 2015 SUV of the Year judge observing, “This feels like a Honda should, with light steering, great feedback, and competent handling chops. It’s way more fun than any compact crossover ought to be.”

Sensible Safety

Getting you and your passengers from “Point A” to “Point B” safety is one of the most important goals of Honda engineers. For this reason, all new Hondas, including the CR-V, come equipped with an impressive list of important standard and available safety features. These include Honda’s unique  ACE™ body structure that’s designed to distribute the force of a frontal impact throughout the frame, a standard multi-angle rearview camera, and multiple dual-stage airbags with available SmartVent® front side airbag technology.

At the cutting-edge of safety is Honda’s comprehensive suite of active driver assist technologies called “Honda Sensing™.” Designed to help prevent an accident before it happens, these forward-thinking technologies work together to reduce risk and increase your confidence behind the wheel. They include Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Forward-Collision Warning.

These are just some of the reasons why the CR-V earns an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation, as well as an NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

Make an Award-Winning Choice at South Florida Honda

The 2016 Honda CR-V for sale at your South Florida Honda Dealers is an award-winner that has everything you’re looking for in a crossover SUV. Plus, you’ll also appreciate that Hondas are some of the most reliable cars you can buy. In fact, a recent IHS-Polk survey notes that after 25 years, more than 75% of all Hondas are still on the road today. And Honda stands behind the cars it builds with a 3-year/36,000-mile Limited Warranty, as well as a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Be sure to check out the many other superbly engineered and award-winning 2015 and 2016 Hondas for sale in South Florida at your conveniently located South Florida Honda Dealers from Ft. Pierce to Homestead.

Sources:

www.automobiles.honda.com

https://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/10/2015-honda-cr-v-review/

https://www.motortrend.com/news/2015-honda-cr-v-is-the-motor-trend-suv-of-the-year/

https://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/honda_cr-v_2016

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