2012 Honda CR-V: The Replacement for the Lack of a Basement
February 12, 2013
The home I live in doesn't have a basement. Actually, few California homes (where Edmunds is based) do. So when it comes time to store my, err, stuff, I have to rent a storage unit. And this is where vehicles like our 2012 Honda CR-V are so great for me.
I'm often shuttling bins and boxes between the storage unit and my house, and the CR-V makes it easy. The spring-loaded fold-down rear seats are there for a quick transition from people to cargo hauler. There's also the low load floor and 70 cubic feet of space, which is among the roomiest you'll find in a small crossover (and more than enough for what I'm typically moving back-and-forth).
Yet when I'm done using the CR-V as a beast of burden, it easily transitions back to being a daily-use vehicle. It's not the most exciting vehicle in our long-term fleet, but for me our CR-V offers excellent utility and practicality.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 16,557 miles