2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test


2012 Honda CR-V: Go Ahead Sis, Get It.

July 29, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

My sister Maria has almost exclusively driven Honda Civics since the mid-1980s, when her younger, car nut brother (yes, that's me) told her to get one when she was looking for a well-built compact sedan.

She's always bought them new, kept 'em for about 8 years and put over 100k on each with nary a problem. Now she's looking at replacing her 2006 Civic EX coupe with a compact crossover.

Of course, she's leaning towards the Honda CR-V, so I told her my thoughts, stating it's hard to go wrong as the Honda is comfortable, practical and pretty good on gas. In other words, my sentiments echo those of our recent comparison test.

Maria's going to be making her purchase in a few months, and she's already picked out a color, "Basque Red Pearl II." I guess she's all done with black and silver Hondas.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Honda CR-V in VA is:

$114 per month*
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