When most of our drivers hear “Honda CR-V technology features,” they think about the connectivity technology that abounds on the 2016 Honda CR-V. While that’s just a part of this crossover’s advanced technology features, it’s an important part. These connectivity features help set the CR-V apart from the pack:
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink: Standard on each 2016 CR-V, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink syncs up your smartphone and vehicle for hands-free phone calls and streaming audio as well as SMS text message and Internet radio integration.
Display Audio: This available 7-inch touchscreen brings intuitive touch controls to the CR-V and adds on connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, taking the crossover/smartphone connection to new heights.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay: These available software features let your Android or iOS device communicate with the CR-V in a way to get the most out of their connectivity, bringing familiar apps like maps, messages, hangouts, and more to the dash.
HondaLink: Honda’s exclusive telematics system lets you arrange for maintenance with just a few taps on your smartphone and can read your social media feeds aloud on a drive; it also brings music, radio, and podcasts to your stereo.
Navigation: More than just turn-by-turn directions, the CR-V’s available navigation system routes you around traffic and can direct you to points of interest on the way to your destination. Voice controls mean you don’t even need to take your hands from the wheel for new directions.
Compare to Other Crossovers
We think the Honda CR-V technology features are impressive on their own, but we know Tri-State drivers have other options, too. Here’s how some competitors compare to the CR-V:
Chevy Equinox: Not only does the Equinox come up short on interior space, it fails to include even the basic features drivers expect, like a split-folding rear seat or a CD player. See our full 2017 Chevy Equinox review for more differences.
Ford Escape: Vehicles like the Escape come close to the CR-V on tech features, but to get there, they compromise on passenger and cargo space as well as offering a less powerful, less efficient engine.
Hyundai Santa Fe: If the Santa Fe looks like it’s a big crossover, that’s because it is, and the added size and weight sink its fuel economy while driving its price up higher. Despite its added size, it falls way behind the CR-V on cargo space, too.
*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.