Livin' the SUV Life - 2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Livin' the SUV Life

May 6, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

I don't really consider myself an SUV guy. To be honest, I'd much rather be driving a sports car or a sport sedan. But there's no denying the inherent utility of an SUV. Hey, it's in its name.

I especially like SUVs when I'm on my way home from mountain biking and I remember that I need to pick up my road bike from the shop after having some work done on it.

And that's where our long-term 2012 Honda CR-V came in pretty handy. I fit both bikes in easily, secured with bungee cords. Gotta love a tall roof.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 21,049 miles


  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Why not just put a hitch style bike rack on a sports car. More fun driving, easier bike access.

  • sharpend sharpend Posts:

    @quad A trailer hitch on a Boxster, Miata, 458 Spider? Please. SUVs have their place.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Any real reason why not? SUVs have their place, but that's not toting 20lbs bicycles. Even in the CR-V he has to lay down a blanket, take off the front wheel, and prop it up in there. A bike rack would be far easier. Also, I've seen trailer hitches on Miatas, and not on a boxter but a 911. The 458 I'll give you.

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