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

Comments

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    For your question: Hell no (I get quesy sitting facing the rear on any vehicle... train, bus, whatever). Also, nice seats- how much did you get them for? I've heard of thieves stealing these from S2000s; they're expensive enough to the point where the insurance adjusters sometimes total the cars instead of replacing the seats.

  • I'm not a fan of putting passengers 'that' close to the back of a vehicle. It needs some crumple zone. ---- I was wondering about the source of the seats too. Wrecking yard or some private seller with a story about how they sold the car but kept the seats? I used to work in parts and would get a lot of calls from people wanting attaching hardware for S2000 hardtops because they bought one really cheap from a guy that sold his car but kept the top..... yeah right.....

  • 7driver 7driver Posts:

    It seems everyone else has done CRV vs. CX5 comparos. How about one here on Edmunds, even if it's just a long term road test blog entry? Having these two in the fleet at the same time, I'm very surprised how little they are compared against each other.

  • I agree with 7driver. I would like to hear from the editors: if you were spending your own money, would you be getting a CRV or CX5?

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    Those S2K seats are wonderful. Very supportive and extremely comfortable.

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