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

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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

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