Missing a Blind-Spot Monitor - 2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Missing a Blind-Spot Monitor

February 11, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

We've previously written a couple of entries about our long-term 2012 Honda CR-V's blind-spot driver-side mirror. Neither was favorable. Kelly Toepke wrote that it reminded her of bifocal glasses, while James Riswick observed that Ford's blind-spot mirror design works a lot better. You can add me in to the mix as an editor who's unmoved by our CR-V's mirror design.

This would seem to be a fairly minor thing, and perhaps it is. But I was also thinking recently how my 67-year-old mom really likes the blind-spot detection system on her Ford Fusion. For a lot of drivers, I think blind-spot detection systems are great. But you can't get one on the CR-V. And that, I think, is important.

You can get such systems on a few other top small crossover SUVs, including the new Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4. While all of these models are excellent, your final shopping decision could come down to something like blind-spot monitoring feature availability.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 16,472 miles

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