Delivers The Right Qualities - 2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Delivers The Right Qualities

February 1, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

A couple of weeks ago we noted how the 2012 Honda CR-V was the best-selling vehicle in its segment last year. Some of that success is no doubt due to sales momentum. Honda's been doing this a long time, and there's a lot of loyalty associated with the CR-V. But it all had to start somewhere, and the latest CR-V is still excellent at what people expect out of it.

Read through our various posts on our long-term CR-V the past six months and this is what you'll learn: It's roomy inside, but not too bulky to drive. It's comfortable around town and on the highway, but there's still a secure feeling to the handling. It's fuel efficient. It's inexpensive to operate and own. It's got top safety scores. And unlike a small or midsize sedan, you can fit bulky things in the cargo area and get it with all-wheel drive.

Whether you're young and single, starting a family, or have already made it to empty-nest status, the Honda CR-V will likely fit your life quite nicely.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 16,353 miles


  • emajor emajor Posts:

    I agree with just about everything you said except the "young and single" part. I would rather have stuck a spork into my eye than made a car payment on this CRV at that point in my life. It's a handy vehicle, but it is frumpy, boring, ubiquitous, and outstyled by just about everything else in this segment.

  • bassracerx bassracerx Posts:

    my step mom's makes me kinda carsick she has an 07 with all the options except nav (if they had it in 07?) granted i am prone to car-sickness its something i did not have to deal with when riding in my friends equinox.

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