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While a bounty of changes inside and out endow the 2012 Honda CR-V with a new level of user-friendly appeal, this latest incarnation retains its signature car-like driving feel and superb flexibility
Anyone hoping that Honda would break tradition and finally offer the CR-V with an optional V6 engine and available three-row seating like the Kia Sorento and Toyota RAV4 will be disappointed.
Building on the Honda CR-V's already-stellar reputation for being easy to drive and easy to live with, changes to the 2012 iteration have raised those benchmarks in modest but genuinely meaningful ways. Extensive noise abatement efforts have yielded a quieter, better-isolated passenger compartment, while an even more rigid unit-body structure, coupled with revised suspension tuning, gives the 2012 CR-V improved handling characteristics. Like the 2012 Civic, the new CR-V also is fitted with Honda's new Motion-Adaptive electric power stee
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By dkrisp (FL) on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "MPGs, Quiet Engine, Many Features"
Cons: "Cheap interior, Plastics and floor mats."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I love my new crv. It drives and handles well. It has plenty of power to get up and go when you need to. Very comfortable and practical layout inside. Many features for base model. I get better mpg then listed. 33 on hw and 27 around town. stopped using the econ button as it makes the car sluggish and doesn't seem to effect the mpgs at all. I have just under 3000 miles on my crv. It has very little engine and road noise but a lot of wind noise at hw speeds. Interior is the only place Honda cut corners which is bad since thats where you sit. Cheap plastic and the driver floor mat is already forming a whole where my foot rests while driving. Very cheap floor mats which would be a good idea if they didn't cost so much. Great car but wish I could have waited for next year as it is rumored Honda will be upgrading the interior plastics and seats as well as use the new eathdreams engine that will increase mpgs by 10%. Again that is rumored."
By New Honda Owner (VA) on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Amount of room and good reliability so far"
Cons: "VERY outdated technology (NAV)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is an updated review from my last review on 18 March 2012 titled, "EXCELLENT "SUV" for the Money!" Now that I have done some traveling and put a good amount of miles on it, I'd like to do an updated. I am still very pleased with the purchase and still believe that for the money, there really isn't anything better. Some things I don't like are (some are still from my first review): * The infotainment system (NAV, radio, bluetooth...), can't stand it, still feels and looks outdated and slow to respond, not intuitive at all. I have owned multiple German brand products and their infotainment system is outstanding! I know we are comparing apples to oranges in technology but Honda could seriously give that system a boost for not much money. So if I were you, skip the NAV and buy a portable one. * Gas mileage is good (maybe 22 to 24 mpg's at the most...I think just as advertised); however, it could be better since others in it's class has better mpg's. * Driving dynamics are good; however, any slight wind will sway the car; never really experienced that much swaying in other vehicles unless it was really high winds. * Very underpowered whenever you are merging on the highway or want to pass...not a good feeling to have. I really think Honda needs to get a turbo on that engine or get a V6 option that gives more torque. The things I like: * ROOMY for a small CUV. I can't believe the amount of stuff I can fit in there! That is the biggest selling point if you want a small CUV with a LOT of room. I did a couple of long haul trips with a toddler (if you have kids, you know the amount of stuff you will take with you); also, I moved lots of boxes during a household move. Those fold down seats give you a ridiculous amount of room. * Comfortable on long trips. I made a couple of 600+ mile trips and it was really good. * So far, very reliable. I do get some weird engine noise on first start up whenever the weather was cold. I don't think it's anything major though, just a cold start up. * I like the maintenance display because it tells you how much life the oil has left. I have had 3 oil changes in the last 18000 miles (so about every 5K miles I get one or when the display says 15% life left). The reason why I am giving this CUV a 10 (even though I had some complaints) is because my needs of room and reliability for buying a small CUV were definitely met. I am definitely keeping the vehicle for as long as it runs good."
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