2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Third Row Jump Seat?

June 11, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

I purchased a set of Honda S2000 seats for my personal car last week, and the job of transporting them fell to our 2012 Honda CR-V.

Fully assembled, with the rails attached, the seats are pretty bulky and I didn't want to damage them. I didn't have the tools on me to take them apart either. So did they fit?

Pfft. Of course.

2012 Honda CR-V

At first I folded down the rear seats to accommodate my cargo, but that wasn't necessary. I folded the back seat up without any issues and I was on my way. Short of my nine-foot surfboard, there's not much that won't fit inside our long-term Honda CR-V.

The ease of this transport got me thinking about our Tesla Model S and its jump seats (http://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-s/2013/long-term-road-test/2013-tesla-model-s-jump-seats.html), so why not offer them in the CR-V, too? You'd have to ditch the CR-V's donut-spare tire, but it's definitely feasible. Would you buy a seven-passenger CR-V if the final two seats were rear-facing?

Travis Langness, Associate Editor

Research Models


Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$106 per month*
* Explanation