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2012 Honda CR-V EXL SUV

2012 Honda CR-V Review

(0 Stars)  The Honda of compact SUVs.

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Overview
A brand-new CR-V is set to debut for the 2012 model year. There were few details available at press time, but the concept car pictured at left previews the styling of the new CR-V. Until that car goes on sale at the end of the year, buyers will have to settle for the 2011 CR-V, which is a pretty good vehicle in its own right, offering versatility, spaciousness, and ease of use. The current CR-V has a 180-hp four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and is available with four-wheel drive. Clever packaging includes an optional dual-deck shelf that splits the commodious cargo bay horizontally and a sliding rear seat that folds flat in three sections instead of the typical two. The car-based CR-V handles and brakes well, and it has a low step-in height for easy entry. Still, the CR-V is growing old: it could likely get better fuel economy with a more efficient engine and a six-speed automatic, and it doesn't offer some of the modern conveniences, such as Bluetooth and navigation, except in the top trim level. At least one of those shortcomings will be addressed with the 2012 model, as we do know that a more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder will be available.

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2012 CR-V EX-L Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L i-VTEC in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 23 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 398 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.3gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 185 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 163 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

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'12 Honda EXL SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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DVD Entertainment
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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