Best Bet
(4.5) 136 reviews
MSRP: $11,888$20,520
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 26-27
Engine: 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2012 Honda CR-V

Our Take on the 2012 Honda CR-V

Our Take

Honda's CR-V has been redesigned for 2012. The five-seat compact crossover has new styling inside and out, and it gets better gas mileage than its predecessor. Offered with either front- or all-wheel drive, all CR-Vs are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The CR-V is offered in LX... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior quality could be better

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2012
  • Improved gas mileage
  • Standard Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Standard Pandora compatibility
  • FWD or AWD

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.