2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Loving The Easy-Drop Folding Rear Seat

January 9, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

I got a nice surprise when I grabbed the 2012 Honda CR-V's rear-seat release lever from the cargo area. One pull and the folding rear seat made a big commotion: The seat cushion instantly tilted forward, the headrest dropped and the seatback folded down. Handy.

Okay, in truth you have to pull the left and right levers, since it's a split/folding rear seat, but man, this is easy. It's a true one-touch operation.

On the downside, the CR-V's load floor isn't completely flat. But there's plenty of usable room regardless. Also, putting the rear seats back in place is a two-step operation: First, drop the cushion back to the floor, then raise the seatback and slam it into its upright position.

One other high point of the CR-V's luggage area: The cargo cover sits unusually high, which allowed me to load a mountain bike in the back without having to remove the cover. Easy.

2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 15,278 miles

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