2012 Honda CR-V: Old-School Automatic
September 25, 2012
Our longterm 2012 Honda CR-V's five-speed automatic is a relic of a bygone era. It could use an additional cog if for no other reason than to not drop so far off the power following an upshift. Also, it's got a pushbutton lockout for 4th and 5th and old-school D2 and D1 selections on the console selector. I won't bother to bring up the non-revmatched downshifts when you use it, either (oops, too late). And no manual mode? What is it, 1991?
Niggles aside, it's not a bad gearbox. Just behind the times, that's all.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor