The 2016 Honda CR-V Black Edition is a car that Honda envisioned for customers who demand quality, style and functionality. As an SUV it has a lot of competitors and Honda set out to outdo all the car manufacturers when they created this car. The black does more than account for its bodywork but it gives it a classy look and a sense that someone is important is about to step out of that car.
2016 Honda CR-V Black Edition Features, Design and Specs
The 2016 Honda CR-V Black Edition is imposing from the outside. The black covers the entire body and extends to the grille, windows and 19-inch Orion alloy wheels. It is fitted with front and rear skid plates, a rear spoiler and an additional running board that extends down the length of the car the 2016 Honda CR-V Black Edition has a new patterned front grille. Every feature on the car has an aesthetic appeal but it is also functional.
By looking at the car from the outside you would expect an opulent interior with rich textures upholstery, polished trimming and state of the art gadgets. Honda does not disappoint. The car has a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, dual zone climate control, USB connectivity, parking sensor, hill start and descent controls, a rear view camera and some optional extras like satnav. The cabin is spacious and has enough legroom to stretch out on long drives.
The floor is completely flat which enables full use of the seat I the middle. The rear doors are easy to open and close and the backspace is quite spacious. You get 589 liters of boot space with the seats fully upright and you can increase that to 1,146 liters if you needed more space.
2016 Honda CR-V Black Edition Engine Performance
The 2016 Honda CR-V Black Edition is available in a 2 liter engine model as well as a 1,6 liter diesel engine. The bigger engine can produce up to 258 lb.ft. of torque which makes brisk getaways easy. The 5-speed automatic transmission option is a breeze to drive. It engages the gears by itself but also allows the drive some control via steering wheel mounted gear controls. This is car is not built for rough terrain. It is a luxury cruiser that is mostly a 2-wheel drive. It does use all four wheels when it senses a loss of traction from the front wheels. The brakes are very responsive which makes for a safer ride. The new automatic edition should be replaced by a 9-speed option, which will make the car faster.
Overall, this is a fancy looking car; some would even call it imposing from the outside. It backs up its exterior looks with impressive internal functions. Even though it is a 2-wheel drive, it can still overcome changes in road surface by switching to all-wheel drive. It might look fancy but it is practical and fuel-efficient. Honda has a reputation for making quality, reliable cars and the 2016 Honda CRV Black Edition is no exception, and it lives up to the brand’s reputation.
2016 Honda CR-V Black Edition Release Date and Price
The 2016 Honda CR-V Black Edition starting price is £29,995 for the manual petrol version and £33,730 for the diesel automatic model. The car is expected to go on sale in the UK at the end of February 2016.