2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

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

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Honda CR-V in NJ is:

$177 per month*
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