Used 2012 Honda CR-V Pricing


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2012 Highlights

The 2012 Honda CR-V is fully redesigned. Highlights include a longer standard features list, restyled sheet metal, an upgraded cabin and better fuel economy.


Pros

  • Lots of room for passengers and cargo
  • high fuel economy
  • user-friendly controls
  • ample tech and family-friendly features
  • nimble handling.

Cons

  • No available engine upgrade
  • transmission lacks manual mode
  • rear seats don't slide fore and aft.

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Used 2012 Honda CR-V for Sale

Honda CR-V 2012 EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Alabaster Silver Metallic Black premium cloth80,829 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX
List:$15,895
Est.Loan: $290/mo
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***ALL WHEEL DRIVE***CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY***SUNROOF***EX-P PACKAGE***REAR VIEW CAMERA***AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ON THIS 2012 HONDA CRV EX 2.4L I4 F DOHC 16V GASOLINE ALL WHEEL DRIVE, SILVER ON GRAY CLOTH INTERIOR. FACTORY ALLOYS, CRUISE CONTROL, TRACTION CONTROL, AM/FM/CD/AUX/USB, BLUETOOTH READY, KEYLESS ENTRY AND MUCH MORE.... NEW VA SAFETY INSPECTION AND EMISSION.... FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF STOHLMANS PROFESSIONAL USED CAR SALES CONSULTANT.

Honda CR-V 2012 EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Alabaster Silver Metallic 72,641 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX
List:$13,683
Est.Loan: $256/mo
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1 OWNER ~ For peace of mind, it has been through a 125 point mechanical inspection, comes with a dealer warranty for 90 days/ 4,000 miles, and 5 day/ 250 mile money back guarantee. This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed.*Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

Honda CR-V 2012 EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Opal Sage Metallic Black leather69,850 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$15,950
Est.Loan: $291/mo
H&h Used Cars(0)
13.5 mi away
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Clean Fully Loaded SUV AWD H & H Used Cars is a family owned business with roots dating back to the 1950's. All of our vehicles are Va inspected, serviced, cleaned and emission tested. Most of our business is word of mouth and repeat business. That speaks volumes to our character and quality of our vehicles. We were voted best used car dealer in Loudoun County last year. Our Processing Fee is $100.00 for Va residents. For more information visit us on the web at www.hhusedcars.com

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Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$14,577
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Honda CR-V 2012 EX-L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Alabaster Silver Metallic Gray leather99,090 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$14,500
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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Honda CR-V 2012 119,240 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$13,890
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"Alabaster Silver Metallic 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD 5-Speed Automatic 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V i-VTEC AWD

Honda CR-V 2012 EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Urban Titanium Metallic Black premium cloth59,470 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX
List:$15,488
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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EPA 30 MPG Hwy/22 MPG City! CARFAX 1-Owner, LOW MILES - 59,470! Moonroof, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels AND MORE! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Sunroof, 4x4, Back-Up Camera, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, CD Player, Aluminum Wheels. Honda EX with Urban Titanium Metallic exterior and Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 185 HP at 7000 RPM*. EXPERTS ARE SAYING: Winner of 2012 Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Award (SUV $25,000-$35,000 category). -Edmunds.com. Pricing analysis performed on 5/14/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

Honda CR-V 2012 EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Urban Titanium Metallic 64,878 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX
List:$12,888
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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Honda CR-V 2012 EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Basque Red Pearl II 82,898 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$14,991
Est.Loan: $280/mo
Honda CR-V 2012 92,075 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$13,500
Est.Loan: $252/mo
Ourisman Honda(25)
21.3 mi away
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2012 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD 2 MASTER 1 VALET KEY ONE OWNER DENT ON DRIVER'S FENDER

Honda CR-V 2012 EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Basque Red Pearl II Gray leather90,885 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$14,495
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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Honda CR-V 2012 47,166 miles
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Honda CR-V 2012 161,373 miles
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Honda CR-V 2012 96,530 miles
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Honda CR-V 2012 EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Crystal Black Pearl Black leather99,208 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$14,700
Est.Loan: $275/mo
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40.1 mi away
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MD STATE INSPECTED, NAVIGATION, ONE OWNER, LOW MILES, CLEAN CARFAX. 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 4D Sport Utility 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V i-VTEC AWD Crystal Black PearlThis is just one of many premium used cars offered by Hagerstown Honda/KIA. Check out our new and used car selection at hagerstownhonda.com and hagerstownkia.com or contact us directly at 888-485-5281 . TO RECEIVE THE INTERNET SALE PRICE THIS VEHICLE DESCRIPTION PAGE MUST BE PRINTED AND PRESENTED BEFORE PURCHASE!

Honda CR-V 2012 EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Crystal Black Pearl 72,580 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$14,750
Est.Loan: $275/mo
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Honda CR-V 2012 EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Polished Metal Metallic Gray premium cloth62,875 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX
List:$13,900
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Honda CR-V 2012 23,883 miles
Used 2012Honda CR-VEX-L
List:$19,500
Est.Loan: $355/mo

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Features & Specs

EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)EX-L 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
MPG252525
Seating555
Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower185 hp @ 7000 rpm185 hp @ 7000 rpm185 hp @ 7000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.4%

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


After 3.5 years, finally realized I like this car
I had a Mazda CX-7 prior to this purchase and had SO many mechanical issues. They all seemed to happen right after I went over 60k, so they weren't covered by the warranty, go figure. I was anxiously waiting for the 2012 Honda CR-V to come out so I could get rid of it and say hello to reliability! I bought the CR-V in January 2012 and have just finally realized that I REALLY like it. Took me long enough! Coming from a turbo-charged engine, it was somewhat disappointing to drive at first. Very little pickup and I felt like I couldn't even get out of the way. Had to adjust driving style, but I just kept reminding myself that I no longer had to worry about it not starting or breaking down on the side of the road...trade-offs. I had Bose speakers in the CX-7, and the sound system was also less than par comparatively, although decent for what it is. The bluetooth was a nice new addition and the back-up camera is awesome. I had the battery issue everyone else seems to have, but it never completely died on me. It took a while to turn over a few times, which worried me because of the CX-7 fiasco, but it always started. We make periodic long drives so maybe the battery was able to get a good charge then? When I took it to the dealership for regular maintenance last winter, they told me I needed to replace the battery because the charge was really low. I didn't replace it b/c I thought they were just trying to upsell me something I didn't need. I mean really, who needs to replace the battery after only 2.5 years and 40k miles?! I wasn't aware of the battery issue 2012 CR-Vs were having at the time... At my last oil change they did a software update to fix the issue. I haven't had any problems, but then again, it's summer, I guess we'll what happens as it gets cold again. That brings me to the AWD...or rather, the RWD, since that's what it feels like. I haven't gotten stuck in the snow yet, hopefully never will, but when driving in the snow it feels like the rear-end wants to come around and it's a little scary having to compensate. And, DO NOT drive it in sand...we DID get stuck in sand, even after letting air out of the tires. We finally had to almost completely deflate them before we got traction and were able to get out. Overall, this is not an AWD vehicle, I tried. :) If you want that, I suggest buying something known for that, just be prepared for the gas mileage to adjust accordingly. The cargo space with the seats folded down is incredible. My family moved this past summer and I was able to do much of the small stuff on short trips. It fit so much stuff that I was more concerned about the weight limits than I was on the space available. Overall, this is perfect for what we need and the gas mileage is pretty good. On long trips we get 30-31 mpg and city I get about 24-25. Just what's advertised. I plan to keep it at least until our 10-year old starts driving...she can take it and then I will probably get something with real AWD capability and low gas mileage. :) Hope this review helps in the decision making!
Good but not great
I bought a 2012 CRV-EX L and have been driving it for about 3 weeks. So far, I like it but have found a few things that could use improvement. I test drove several SUV's such as the Chev Equinox, Mazda CX5, and the Nissan Rogue. All were good, but I really liked the Honda engine and the ride. I needed a vehicle where I could put two bikes inside (don't like bike racks), and with the back seats down, it's a very easy fit. I expect to get several years of good performnace from this Honda.
Honda got this one right
This one softens the blow a bit for all those who just need a bigger family friendly car. I've been a sedan guy all my life but it was time to get something with some more cargo space and good on gas for those long road trips. My wife and I spent months researching both new and used vehicles in the crossover segment. Ultimately the redesigned 2012 CR-V is IMO a huge step forward over previous model years. It was certainly worth the extra few bucks to get the 2012. Many new features are now standard. My smart phone integration is flawless. Album art from Pandora/Ipod shows on display. Bluetooth quality is good too if you dont want to use the USB cable.
More About This Model

Believe it or not, the Honda CR-V has outsold every other SUV in America since 2007. And in all this time, Honda has never bothered with an optional V6, a hybrid drivetrain or a third-row seat. Instead, it's one engine, one transmission, have a nice day.

So what's the secret? Ask Honda CR-V owners and they'll tell you it's the compact crossover's roomy interior, the quality of its materials, solid construction and the 1,000 little conveniences that endear the CR-V to them with each passing day.

With that in mind, it's no surprise that the redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V is not a radical overhaul. In this case, the ride is quieter, fuel economy is up and the exterior design is leaning toward stylish. The cabin materials are still top quality and, in a nod to economic realities, Honda won't raise prices when the 2012 CR-V arrives at dealers in December.

Same Size, Slightly Less Weight
Since the CR-V's size is one of its biggest draws, Honda didn't mess with it. The 2012 model's wheelbase and track are the same as before, and it's still 71.6 inches wide. The new CR-V is an inch shorter from nose to tail (178.3 inches) and has also lost an inch of height (65.1). This reduces headroom by an inch, too, but you still have 40 inches in front (38 with a sunroof) and legroom is unchanged. The cargo bay is slightly larger this year (37.2 cubic feet versus 35.7), but maximum capacity drops from 72.9 cubic feet to 70.9, which puts it slightly behind the Toyota RAV4.

Overall, the 2012 Honda CR-V is closest in size to the RAV4 and the upcoming 2013 Mazda CX-5, while the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage are a little smaller, and the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Kia Sorento are a little bigger.

Modest revisions to the unit-body enhance rigidity while reducing weight. Cumulative weight loss ranges from 25 pounds on the 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L (Honda-speak for an EX model with leather) to 80 pounds on the base LX.

Smidge More Horsepower, Better MPG
Less curb weight invariably contributes to better fuel-efficiency, and that's something Honda needed to improve, as last year's CR-V ranked only midpack for mpg among compact sport-utilities.

Honda engineers also went to work on the CR-V's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. A new coating on the aluminum pistons reduces friction, as do new piston rings and revised cylinder liners. The automaker has also transitioned to lower-viscosity 0W20 oil. These measures, along with tweaks to the intake and exhaust systems, have liberated another 5 horsepower and 2 more pound-feet of torque. The 2012 CR-V is now rated at 185 hp at 7,000 rpm and 163 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm.

Last year's five-speed automatic transmission carries over with minor revisions to minimize friction. Gearing is unchanged on all-wheel-drive CR-Vs, but front-drive models feature slightly taller gear ratios, especially on 1st and 2nd gears. All 2012 Honda CR-Vs get a smidge taller final drive (4.44 versus 4.50 previously).

All of the above changes, plus modifications to the electrical system (including a more sophisticated alternator) factor into the 2012 CR-V's higher fuel economy ratings. Front-drive models now earn an EPA rating of 23 city/31 highway/26 combined mpg compared to the previous model's 21/28/24 ratings, while AWD CR-Vs come in at 22/30/25 (versus 21/27/23).

Those numbers might not impress you, but among non-hybrid SUVs, the CR-V ranks second only to the (much smaller) Nissan Juke for fuel economy. Actually, Honda might have achieved even better mpg, but one unintended consequence of fiddling with the gearing was increased susceptibility to knock, so the engineering team had to dial back compression to 10.0:1 — down from 10.5:1 on the 2011 CR-V.

"With the higher final-drive ratio, you have more low-rpm, high-load usage, which makes it easier for the engine temperature to increase," Akio Tonomura, chief engineer for the CR-V, tells us.

Still Not Quick
Our 2012 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L with Navigation takes 9.4 seconds to reach 60 mph (or 9.1 seconds with 1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip) and goes through the quarter-mile in 16.8 seconds at 83.4 mph. That's right in line with most other four-cylinder SUVs, and it's a half-second quicker than a 2008 CR-V we tested (10.0-second 0-60, 17.4-second quarter-mile at 79.2 mph). However, the turbocharged VW Tiguan is still about a second quicker than the 2012 CR-V.

Accelerating up to speed on the highway is less frenzied in the new CR-V, as improved sound-deadening results in less ruckus from the engine bay. Of course, the 2.4-liter continues to make its best power up high, so if you don't like the sound of an engine revving, this isn't the SUV for you.

Honda's smooth-shifting five-speed automatic is still better than many other transmissions in this class, but it's not as responsive as the 2013 CX-5's new six-speed automatic, and it doesn't match revs or offer a manual mode. A new Econ mode helps you mind your mpg by providing shallower throttle response to pedal input (along with less energetic cruise control and air-conditioner operation), but unless you're on flat ground, it makes for painfully slow progress.

Previous CR-Vs used a rudimentary all-wheel-drive system that required an actual rotational difference between the front and rear wheels before a pair of hydraulic pumps would act on a clutch to send torque to the rear differential. On the 2012 CR-V, you still have one hydraulic pump to operate the clutch, but now it's driven by an electric motor that's hooked up to the ECU, so you can get torque to the rear wheels before the front wheels even start slipping. The revised AWD system is 6 pounds lighter to boot.

Better Ride
Our biggest complaint about earlier Honda CR-Vs was the excessive road noise. On the flip side, the CR-V excelled in the handling department thanks to its unexpected ability to communicate with its driver. The 2012 Honda CR-V is still solid in this regard, but it's clear Honda wanted to tune it for more compliance and reduced road noise.

The suspension still consists of struts in front and a multilink rear, but Honda says it's using higher-capacity dampers, and the overall calibration provides more isolation on rutted freeways. It doesn't feel quite as in touch with the road as last year's model, but if you're transporting an infant, you'll prefer the new setup, as it's much quieter overall.

Similarly, the steering, which now uses electric power assist, offers lighter effort levels but slightly less feel than before. The ratio is also slower at 16.7:1 compared with 15.7 previously. The brakes are unchanged, and all EX models continue to wear 225/65R17 tires, though they're Continentals instead of the familiar Bridgestones.

At the test track, our 2012 CR-V tester went through the slalom at 63.1 mph, circled the skid pad at 0.76g and stopped from 60 mph in 120 feet — all virtually identical to the 2008 CR-V we tested.

How Is It on the Inside?
On the whole, the 2012 Honda CR-V's cabin is undoubtedly an improvement over last year. The dash has a more graceful design, the gauges are beautiful and you can finally get some decent electronics in the LX model. All 2012 CR-Vs come with a back-up camera, a USB input, Bluetooth, Pandora integration (if you have the app on your phone) and SMS text-to-speech capability for MAP-enabled phones. There's no need to spring for the EX-L model anymore, unless you want factory navigation or an old-school DVD rear entertainment system.

Beyond that, there are changes that may thrill or annoy you depending on your priorities. The ergonomics, for example, are as straightforward as before with the exception of the i-MID display, which mimics a smartphone interface but isn't very intuitive. In addition, the open floor space in previous CR-Vs is history, as Honda has installed a full front console with additional storage compartments.

In back, the 60/40 rear seats no longer adjust fore and aft — historically a signature convenience in the Honda CR-V. The reason for the change is a new, spring-loaded, auto-fold feature. Pull a couple levers in the cargo bay and the rear seat bottoms fold up while the seatbacks fold down, all without you physically exerting yourself. In their new fixed position, the rear seats offer as much legroom as the old ones did in their rearmost position. As we said, some will like the added convenience, but others might loathe the loss of adjustability.

There are more other questionable changes in the cargo bay. Instead of the sturdy cargo shelf there's now a conventional vinyl cargo cover. And the chunky handle that made it so easy to close the liftgate has been replaced by a finger slot. Care to guess which one was easier to use?

Still a Best Seller?
For the moment, the 2012 Honda CR-V is one of the best four-cylinder models in the compact SUV class. With this redesign, Honda has addressed its middling fuel economy and noticeable road noise while preserving the packaging owners like and the level of quality they expect.

We wish Honda had done more to address the sluggish acceleration, but that's the price you pay for better mileage. The minor changes to the seats and cargo area are slightly annoying, but they may prove less so with time.

The biggest worry for Honda at this point is the new competition on the horizon. The 2013 Ford Escape features a choice of three different four-cylinder engines, while the Mazda CX-5 will eventually offer a diesel four-cylinder that will likely deliver exceptional mileage.

Then again, the CR-V has never been the most powerful compact SUV or the most unique. Since the beginning it's been nothing but basic transportation that gets the job done. Not much has changed, and given its sales numbers over the years that may not be a bad thing at all.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored press event to facilitate this report.

Used 2012 Honda CR-V Overview

Pre-owned Honda CR-V models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 185 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Honda CR-V comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Honda CR-V?

Save up to $300 on one of 45 Used 2012 Honda CR-V for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $12,727 as of 05/22/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Honda CR-V trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L is priced between $13,350 and $20,998 with odometer readings between 0 and 128939 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Honda CR-V EX is priced between $12,727 and $20,000 with odometer readings between 37816 and 95245 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Honda CR-V LX is priced between $13,398 and $16,583 with odometer readings between 35415 and 82785 miles.

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