2012 Honda CR-V: Third Row Jump Seat?
June 11, 2013
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.
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