Wide Open - 2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Wide Open

November 26, 2012

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As best I can tell, this is a new feature on the current-generation CR-V: rear doors that swing open nearly 90 degrees. I only discovered this in an empty driveway while shuffling a car seat in and out of the CR-V. Seems like you only discover these things through physical interface with the car: pushing the door open wider with your foot, thigh or butt until you realize you've either dislodged the hinges or that these doors do, in fact, open 90 degrees.

Cool feature whether you raise kids or ride bikes. At its longest point (just past the handle), the fully-opened door extends almost 38 inches from the body.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor


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