2016 Honda CR-V Special Edition trim launched in U.S. with several upgrades

Honda is launching a better equipped Special Edition trim for the 2016 CR-V in United States.

The CR-V crossover has reached 2016 model year in the U.S. where it’s now available in a new Special Edition (SE) trim that offers several upgrades over the LX model. It gets bigger 17-inch alloy wheels featuring a two-tone look, along with second-row and rear privacy glass and a security system – all for an extra $800 compared to the LX. You can have it from $24,395 in front-wheel drive guise while the all-paw model begins at $25,695.

Power comes from the same 2.4-liter inline-four Earth Dreams engine producing 185 bhp (137 kW) and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm) of torque sent to the wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which enables the FWD model return an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the combined cycle while the AWD model does 25 / 31 / 27.

The cheapest 2016 Honda CR-V money can buy is the front-wheel drive LX from $23,595 whereas the top-spec all-wheel drive Touring trim kicks off at $33,245.

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