Manual Shifting - 2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Manual Shifting

January 28, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

That Honda's CR-V uses a five-speed automatic transmission while its primary rivals, the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4, use six-speeds isn't ideal. That the five-speed lacks a manual gate, shift paddles and rev-matching abilities is inexcusable.

Here you can see that the only way to lock the transmission in a gear is to pull it down into 2 or 1 or use the D3 button. None of these options is as elegant or as easy as a rev-matched downshift would be using a paddle or a manual gate.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor @ 16,062 miles


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