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Great Small SUV
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By spin24
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2012 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Purchased June 2012. Driven over 10,000 miles.
Fun to drive, comfortable, safe, reliable, with good gas mileage and lots of storage room for tools and spare parts.. I use it for personal transportation and as a work vehicle for real estate maintenance. Back up camera and maintenance minder are nice features. Replaced weak OEM headlight bulbs with X-treme power Phillips bulbs and @ 10,200 miles replaced surface cracked rear brake rotors with new ,
manufactured in Italy, brake rotors and new brake pads.


Best Features

powerful engine great air conditioning back up camera maintenance minder lots of room in rear with seats down great gas mileage short hood and engine compartment wide doors tilt steering wheel all instrumentation visible smooth transmission


Worst Features

brighter headlights roof rails and crossbars standard on all trims alloy wheels standard on all trims larger battery higher quality brake rotors


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Bad electrical system.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By shinhoo
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2012 Honda CR-V EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Car has had a lot of issues with recurrent dead batteries. Strange since the car otherwise works fine, but having to jump start car every 2-3 weeks. Found out that there was a software glitch that affected the way the car was charging the battery, required an update under Honda service bulletin 12-041, this has apparently been a common issue. However, even since the update, have had to jump start 3 times. Have taken to 2 different Honda dealers, they have no idea what to do. They are telling me to drive with the radio, lights, fan, etc. all off. Quite absurd.


Best Features

Stylish on the inside, and practical.


Worst Features

This car is quickly becoming a big paperweight.


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Noisiest car I have ever owned
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By heli_driver
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2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Purchased brand new (14 Months ago) with every option Honda offers.
This vehicle is the noisiest car I have ever owned. My Honda convertible S2000 was quieter than this CRV.

Road/tire noise, wind noise, engine noise and even noise from passing vehicles are not attenuated. Being mostly mid to higher frequency noise, this gives us both a headache. I question if Honda forgot the soundproofing in my car.

The Head Lights are very weak & easy to over drive.

At Hwy speeds the steering input is far too sensitive, making it squirrelly and dangerous feeling.

Even as a commercial helicopter pilot, the Navigation/stereo is not easy to use and key features do not work with the iPhone.


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Mostly love it but there's an issue with the battery
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By jefferson2014
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2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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My 3rd CRV so I'm sold on Honda and I mostly love this one.
However, there was an issue with the battery - had the car seven months when the battery died. Very strange but it was the middle of winter where we had a string of below zero days. Replaced it and went along until 6 months after that when the battery died again. Triple A could not even

jump it so had it slow charged and then took it to the dealer.
There is a battery drain issue with these models (Honda Service Bulletin 12-041). Dealer upgraded software and so far so good.


Best Features

Navi, heated seats, radio, storage console, roomy interior, great for hauling kids, pets and groceries.


Worst Features

Honda should warn owners of these cars about this battery issue so they are not caught off-guard if it happens.


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Close to perfect!!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By quintus1
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2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 4dr SUV AWD w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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We absolutely love this car. I bought the touring edition and had the sport mats and a tow package installed on it.
Went with black on black leather and I am SO glad I bought this car over the many many others I tried out.
After test driving all
of the other SUV's in it's class, this car is absolutely the best choice.
It looks really cool and serves it's function as being a family/dog carting/get me to work/hauling vehicle.
The fold down seats and the handling were what sold me.
Once you take it out of eco mode it actually has some fairly good power.
Great job Honda!!


Best Features

Fold down back seats, navigation system, appearance, handling, gas comsumption


Worst Features

could use some more zip to make it more fun


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