With engine specs like these, you should have no trouble fitting an HR-V into the budget:
Power and Torque: The 2016 Honda HR-V’s 1.8L 4-cylinder is rated at 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel Economy: The engine has plenty of spirit to it, but don’t think that’s a drain on the fuel. Each 2016 Honda HR-V 2WD with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg and 28 city mpg.*
All-Wheel Drive: All three trims have Honda’s Real Time All-Wheel Drive available for added traction and control during the winter or on uneven ground. 2016 HR-V AWD models are still remarkably efficient with an EPA-estimated 32 highway mpg and 27 city mpg.*
The 2016 Honda HR-V has three trims available, and even the basic LX models come with a 5-inch LCD display, Bluetooth for phone and audio, and a multi-angle rearview camera. The second-row split-folding 60/40 Honda Magic Seat lets you easily expand the cargo area to make room for extra groceries or taking the dog to the vet.
First, the engine specs and fuel economy that help make this one of the best gas mileage SUVs:
Power and Torque: The 2016 Honda CR-V has a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine rated at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.
Capabilities: The 2016 CR-V’s engine specs aren’t just for show. If you’ve filled up the cargo hold and need more space, the crossover can tow up to 1,500 pounds.
All-Wheel Drive: Five CR-V trim levels. Five different crossovers available with Real Time All-Wheel Drive for improved traction on snow or uneven terrain.
Fuel Economy: Whether driving front- or all-wheel drive models, the CR-V is one of the most efficient models in its class. 2016 CR-V 2WD models are rated at an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 26 city mpg, while 2016 CR-V AWD models earn an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 25 city mpg.*
Did you like the tech features of the HR-V? The 2016 CR-V matches them with Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and Honda’s customizable multi-information display on the base LX trim. The five higher trim levels bring a wide range of options, with the Honda Sensing features earning 2016 CR-V Touring models a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.**
Under the hood, the Pilot has a 3.5L V6 that kicks out plenty of power, tows quite a bit, and manages to make the Pilot one of the best gas mileage SUVs:
Power and Torque: The 3.5L V6 took a step up from the older engine, rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.
Towing Capabilities: The standard Pilot puts the 3.5L V6 to work with ease, towing up to 3,500 pounds; all-wheel drive models raise the stakes, towing as much as 5,000 pounds.
All-Wheel Drive: Standard on the top-of-the-line Elite trim level and available on the four lower trims, Honda Real Time All-Wheel Drive engages when you need it, shifting traction where it’s needed and barely impacting fuel economy.
Fuel Efficiency: The 2016 Pilot 2WD is rated at an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 19 city mpg while 2016 Pilot AWD models are good for 26 highway and 18 city mpg.*
Competing SUVs like the Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee pale in comparison to the Pilot’s specs, and the 2016 Pilot’s available Honda Sensing safety features helped it earn a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award just like the CR-V.**
Standard features start with Bluetooth and a multi-angle rearview camera, but available amenities include a range of connectivity, entertainment, and luxury features. Out of the five available trims, we think Mid-Missouri drivers will have no trouble finding a Pilot that fits their needs for work or family.