Just took delivery of our Honda dealer's first 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L (with Navigation and entertainment package) and it looks sharp! My wife has had a total of 4 CR-Vs over the years and not a single p...
Just took delivery of our Honda dealer's first 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L (with Navigation and entertainment package) and it looks sharp! My wife has had a total of 4 CR-Vs over the years and not a single problem with vehicles or dealer. She recently moved into a 2011 Acura product, a lavish AWD RDX about the size of the 2012 CR-V. Acura is the luxury division of Honda and my wife moved into one for addition features and luxury touches. Yet, the CR-V cannot be beat for as a highly reasonably priced AWD car/truck alternative.
I typically drive large AWD pick-ups being a farmer in the dairy business and running a country store, needing the towing and hauling ability of my 2008 and 2011 Dodge RAM pickups in our fleet of company vehicles. For all other transportation needs, including family vacations and business trips, I decided to purchase a fuel efficient AWD vehicle with Honda durability, reliability, quality and resale; thus, taking delivery of the roomier CR-V for model year '12.
There is no better vehicle for the price, in my opinion and that of my wive's via thousands of miles of experience with Honda and Acura products over the years.
We have never had even a single issue with any of our Honda/Acura cars, SUVs/Crossovers and a mid-size Honda Ridgeline pick-up that my son and daughter-in-law drive.
Not certain how to classify the CR-V (a car? truck? SUV? crossover? wagon?). It does not matter, as I could make a case for each classification after experiencing my 2012 vehicle.
Loves include: Volvo XC60-like styling, interior room and comfort, easy of operation, size, ride and handling, exceptional quality inside and out, stellar ride, fit and finish, excelleration. Actually, there are no complaints, except that it would be cool to see some flashier exterior color options, but no issues with the brand's choice of upscale rich colors - expected from Honda and delivered for 2012.
I urge anyone looking for superior traction coupled with excellent fuel efficiency to check out the handsome, even brutish looking CR-V for 2012.
The '12 VW Tiguan is another outstanding SUV/Crossover-type vehicle, but adding all option and packages to equal that of the priciest CR-V, the Tiguan SEL I test drove (and liked) totaled just under $39,000.00. You could image my reaction to the sticker shock of the VW, even factoring-in its content when the all-optioned-out CR-V I purchased came in at roughly $8,000.00 cheaper.
For 2012, the CR-V, especially in EX trim is what I think is the best deal around and I have been driving a very long time.