Throttle Response Done Right - 2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Throttle Response Done Right

January 10, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

The 2012 Honda CR-V's throttle response is so perfectly intuitive, so perfectly supple that it surprises me if I haven't driven it in awhile. Yes, that's right, I'm actually more shocked these days when I drive a car that doesn't immediately lurch forward at throttle tip-in rather than one that does. This abrupt throttle thing has gotten out of hand.

But the CR-V's gas pedal is so well-calibrated that it doesn't matter if you take off gently, with a little gusto, or immediately floor it. It's always smooth. Which makes the daily drive less of a hassle.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 15,343 miles


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    You know I wasn't actually all that interested in CR-Vs before, but this LT test has made this one sound pretty appealing. It is now on the shopping list with the CX5

  • This post just earned the CR-V a test drive! That is the number one most maddeningly annoying part of nearly every new car on the market today. Ew.

  • skw0123 skw0123 Posts:

    On-off torque is distracting in highway driving too. I tend to be a little fidgety with the gas pedal so it's nice when the throttle response isn't so touchy. So where is the comment going to go? I just can't wait to find out.

  • yutach_ yutach_ Posts:

    Sounds nice!

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