2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test


2012 Honda CR-V: Few Faults

May 7, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

Sometimes, a vehicle is so good that you struggle to find faults with it. The 2012 Honda CR-V falls into that category.

I'll admit there are times I wish its little four-cylinder engine had more power, especially at higher speeds, like when you're trying to pass a line of cars on a two-lane road. But then it wouldn't get such respectable fuel mileage.

And sure, the rear-end styling is a bit odd. At least in my opinion.

But beyond those quibbles, there's little to complain about with what Honda's done here. Comfy front seats, a pleasant ride quality, intuitive throttle delivery, easy-folding one-pull (from the cargo area) double-action rear seats, cubbies galore, quality materials and tons of room.

Yep, the 2012 Honda CR-V is one of the good ones.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 21,169 miles

Comments

  • banhugh banhugh Posts:

    If only there was a small SUV with better fuel economy, better looking AND better performance. Oh wait, there is CX5 2.5?

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    I think the front of the CR-V looks funny, too...it looks like a landing craft.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    @banhugh: So far for IL's tests the two CUVs are similar in terms of performance and fuel economy.

  • yaymx5_ yaymx5_ Posts:

    It has a fairly beige personality, right? Seems like a fault to me...

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