Honda has updated the CR-V for 2015 with a major refresh, so for 2016 it has introduced a new Special Edition (SE) trim into its US lineup. The SE is positioned between the LX and EX trim with the 2016 lineup starting at USD 23,595.
The SE trim is available in both FWD and AWD configurations and costs USD 800 more than the base LX trim. It comes with 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, rear and second row privacy glass and security system. With the addition of this special trim, the CR-V is now offered in a total of 12 trims.
Powering this variant will be the same 2.4-liter DOHC inline-four engine that produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque mated to a CVT gearbox. This combination gives the CR-V an EPA certified combined fuel economy of 29 mpg for front-wheel drive and 27 mpg for all-wheel drive variants.
All models of the Honda CR-V come with a wide range of safety equipment such as Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side-curtain airbags and SmartVent front-side airbags. The seats themselves are designed in such a way that they reduce the severity of neck injury in case of a rear collision.
The 2015 Honda CR-V has been on a record breaking sales run in the last 12 months with nine of them being best individual sales month for the SUV. August proved to be an enormously successful month for the vehicle as it clocked sales of 35,000 units, its best ever.
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