2012 Honda CR-V: Size Is Just Right
June 5, 2013
Nowadays, the lines between vehicular size segments are becoming increasingly blurred. Modern "compact" cars are about the same size as yesteryear's midsizers. And even within a current segment, size classification can be murky. Witness the compact crossover SUV segment, where the truly compact Hyundai Tucson (173.2 inches long) rubs fenders with the Chevy Equinox (187.8 inches long). At 178 inches long, the Honda CR-V sits between these two, and is about the same length as a Ford Escape.
The CR-V provides plenty of passenger space and, with about 71 cubic feet, more maximum cargo space than most anything else in its class. Yet as Erin recently pointed out, it's easy to park, a task made all the easier by the rearview camera that comes standard even on the entry-level LX trim.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor