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2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Honda CR-V
Available Price Range $12,320-$21,436 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 26-27 SeatsN/A

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


Our Expert Reviews

Before my current (and third) bun in the oven made its presence known, the Honda CR-V was at the tip-top of my dream-car list. Practicality is one of my better traits, and with the CR-V's roomy cabin space, versatile cargo area and stylish exterior, I could easily see my family of four enjoying this car for years. Luckily, I was able to snag it for a test drive while my family was still ... Read full review for the 2012 Honda CR V

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2012 Honda CRV Review From A Unique Perspective

by ksako from Kaneohe, HI on February 25, 2012

I recently purchased a 2012 Honda CRV EX. My perspective may be unusual because I also purchased a 2011 CRV EX a few weeks earlier, so I can compare the differences in both. Both of these vehicles rep... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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