20,000 Miles and We Barely Noticed - 2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: 20,000 Miles and We Barely Noticed

April 19, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

Our long-term 2012 Honda CR-V recently hit 20,000 miles, and we drove another 400 miles before we even noticed. Of course, the CR-V isn't really a milestone kind of car. It just goes about its business and doesn't make a fuss about anything. That's probably why I like it.

2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V

Over the weekend, I took it to an Angels game. The CR-V is a great vehicle to take to an Angels game. It's easy to park and reasonably sized. And you just don't worry about it when a bunch of kids get out of the BMW 7 Series on your left. After the game, my spouse and I relaxed in the comfy front seats and listened to the post-game show while waiting for traffic to die down. I still can't get over how roomy this cabin feels. No other automaker, it seems, can create a sense of space the way Honda does, at least not in this class. (This was the best game the Angels have played all year, by the way. The stadium erupted when Pujols hit a double in the bottom of the ninth inning and Trout scored the winning run.)

The next day, I made a doughnut run in our Honda. I couldn't have picked a less sensible food option, but I was happy with my vehicle choice. The suspension calibration and wheel/tire package on this crossover are close to perfect for life in Southern California. The 2012 CR-V smothers all the ruts and uneven pavement around here, yet it's not so soft that it flops all over the place when you're rounding a corner. It's absolutely not sporty, of course, and although that might bug me in a small sedan or hatchback, I never can seem to hold it against the CR-V.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 20,399 miles

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