2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test


2012 Honda CR-V: A Standout For Not Standing Out

November 08, 2012

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I'm pretty sure this was the first time I've driven our CR-V long-termer. And it stood out for me.

But not because it's exceptional at anything. Rather, because there's nothing that this little SUV does badly. Well, except for maybe that rear styling.

But back to my point. So far, anyway, I haven't found any truly annoying driving quirks.

There's no wonkily-abrupt throttle delivery. The CR-V's is smooth and intuitive.

Same for the automatic. You can rag on it for only being a five-speed, but it's exceptionally subtle and reacts just quickly enough to throttle inputs.

The ride is well-damped, nothing at all like the jiggly Kia Sportage short-termer I drove the other night.

The engine doesn't have a ton of power, but it's also not thrashy.

Ultimately, there's nothing overly exciting about the CR-V. I certainly wouldn't call it fun to drive. But in terms of getting folks from A to B with zero fuss and in plenty of comfort, it gets the job done.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 10,998 miles.

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