Best Midsize SUVs for Albany Drivers

  • 2016 Honda HR-V

    With all of the competition in the auto world, we can’t say for sure what the best midsize SUVs will be—nobody can. What we can do is give you an idea of what we think makes the 2016 Honda HR-V and CR-V some of the best midsize SUVs near Albany. While the HR-V is a new Honda vehicle, it has already started racking up awards and praise, and the 2016 Honda CR-V is continuing in the model’s long history of winning awards and impressing drivers and critics.

The 2016 Honda HR-V

While the 2016 Honda HR-V is the first model year for Honda’s new compact crossover, it has already caught the attention of some pretty significant names in the business.

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2016 Honda HR-V

Auto value experts at Kelley Blue Book* said the HR-V is a “smaller Honda that splits the difference between the Fit and CR-V … [with] an interior and features that feel more premium than what’s found in the Fit.”

2016 Honda HR-V

Green Car Journal named the 2016 HR-V the 2016 Green SUV of the Year******, highlighting its 35 mpg highway fuel economy** and saying “With its active styling, smart features, and fuel economy leadership, the 2016 Honda HR-V gives car buyers an entirely new option in the small SUV category.”

2016 Honda HR-V

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2016 Honda HR-V a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Award*** for its performance in crash tests.

With all of this in mind, we don’t think anyone would be too surprised by the HR-V’s impressive sales numbers. In January 2016 alone, the 2016 Honda HR-V sold 4,177 units, due in no small part to its suite of standard and available features, including:

  • Bluetooth phone and audio
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • 60/40-split folding Honda Magic Seat
  • Available 7-inch Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available satellite-linked navigation with traffic routing

With seating for up to five and three trim levels, the HR-V should have no trouble finding a place in your garage. Available all-wheel drive can make this sporty crossover even more formidable in the winter months.

The 2016 Honda CR-V

The HR-V has just had a few months to make itself known as one of the best midsize SUVs in the Albany area, but the CR-V has been building that reputation for years. The 2016 Honda CR-V is the latest in a long line of award-winning crossover utility vehicles, and with seating for up to five and five trim levels—each with your choice of front- or all-wheel drive—we think there’s a CR-V for nearly any Albany driver.

Learn More About the Honda CR-V

We don’t have the space to list all of the 2016 Honda CR-V’s many awards, but these are just a few quotes and accolades that we think make it one of the best midsize SUVs:


2016 Honda CR-V

Kelley Blue Book named the 2016 CR-V the Best Buy Award Winner in its class.*

2016 Honda CR-V

U.S. News & World Report put the 2015 CR-V on their list of Best Cars for Families.****

2016 Honda CR-V

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety granted 2016 CR-V models with front crash prevention their Top Safety Pick+ award.*****

The CR-V’s legacy of success as a family vehicle likely accounted for its substantial sales in January 2016, a month typically notorious for poor vehicle sales. The 2016 CR-V sold 19,208 units in the month of January, and no matter which of the five trim levels drivers chose, they got access to features like these:

  • Honda i-MID infotainment interface
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Eco Assist and ECON button for greener driving
  • Pandora Internet Radio and SMS texting capabilities
  • Bluetooth for phone and audio

The top-of-the-line Touring trim level comes complete with the new Honda Sensing safety features as well, giving you access to some of the most advanced driver assistance and accident prevention amenities. Like with the HR-V, the CR-V has all-wheel drive available at every trim for peace of mind in tough driving conditions.

Find the Best Midsize SUV for You

We think we’ve made the case for why we think these two crossovers are some of the best midsize SUVs available to Albany area drivers, but we know there’s only one way to really convince you of the excellence of the HR-V and the CR-V: a test drive. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of one of our SUVs—and don’t forget that we also have the eight-passenger 2016 Honda Pilot in stock as well!

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
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*****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.
******The Honda HR-V was named 2016 Green SUV of the Year™ by Green Car Journal. This award recognizes the class-leading efficiency and low emissions of the HR-V, highlighted by its top fuel-economy rating of 35-mpg highway. The Green Car Journal is an award-winning publication that focuses on the relationship between automobiles, energy and the environment. This award represents Honda’s continued environmental leadership, and commitment to producing efficient, low-emission vehicles. For more information see
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Capital Region Honda Dealers
Capital Region Honda Dealers
391 S State Rd Cheshire
Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
(888) 794-9805
Capital Region Honda Dealers 42.551937, -73.163808.