2012 Honda CR-V AWD: Moto GP Weekend
July 26, 2012
It's not often that you get to watch someone you don't know drive off in your car without getting freaked out...unless, of course, there's valet parking involved. Here our 2012 Honda CR-V ;is being wisked away to some unseen parking structure just off Cannery Row as my wife and I look on from our third floor balcony.
This year's Moto GP weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca coincides with our 20th anniversary, and since Monterey is halfway to Mom and Dad's place on the Oregon coast it only makes sense to keep heading north once the final checkered flag falls on Sunday.
Saturday night will prove interesting because the street below is to be closed and turned into a huge motorcycle parking lot. I hear alcohol consumption, whooping and hollering, gratuitous rev throwing and in-place burnouts will feature heavily. Whatever transpires, we'll have a bird's eye view.
As for the CR-V, all I know so far is this: a) it managed just 27.7 mpg during our semi-liesurely cruise up highway 101 and; b) I'm not in love with the laggy response of the touchscreen that controls the iPod/audio interface.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 3,487 miles