2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Yeah, It's Good for Hauling

July 24, 2012


On the eve of my wedding, I loaded nine cases of wine in our long-term 2012 Honda CR-V, plus another eight or nine boxes and bins of plates, napkins, glasses and assorted decorations. Everything fit into the CR-V, and I still had a clear view out the back for the 30-mile drive to the church.

The CR-V has a nice, box-shaped cargo bay with minimal intrustion from suspension components, and you get an almost flat load surface when you fold the seats... there's a slight uphill slope (which is perhaps a slight disappointment given that the rear seat-bottom cushions now fold up independently of the seat-backs, eliminating the fore/aft adjustment the rear seat used to have), but the slope didn't stop me from tetrising everything in snugly.

Bottom line, I had a good amount of stuff to haul, and although I was pretty confident it would all fit into the CR-V, it went in a lot more quickly than I'd expected.


Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 2,961 miles

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