2012 Honda CR-V Owner Review

July 14th, 2012 by

We asked Danny R. Chandler, a self-proclaimed Honda enthusiast, to review their new 2012 Honda CR-V EX. Here is what he said:

Honda has a reputation for producing vehicles that will last well past the final payment. I believe the latest version of the CRV will protect that reputation. There are 3 trim levels-LX, EX, and EX-L (with available navigation), I opted for the EX.

Having studied Honda’s since 1978, and been an owner since 1986. I come to the table with high expectations. I am not easily impressed…Okay, I am impressed with the new 2012 Honda CR-V.

Power. It comes with a 180 horsepower engine. Although it is only available in a 4 cylinder, there is probably enough power to get close to the 140 mph on the dash, although I would not recommend trying it.

Comfort. It rides like a full-sized sedan, standard with 17” tires. There is plenty of room for 4 average sized adults, with rear folding seats for packing up and heading out for the weekend. It is very agile for moving in and out of traffic in the city, and keeping up with the big dawgs on the highway.

Economics meets Ergonomics. The cost of ownership should be very reasonable, particularly with the EPA estimated 23/ 31. Who knows what the cost of a gallon of petro will be 5 years from now. Either way, the CRV is ready. The front dash is much improved over previous versions. Bluetooth enabled for hands-free communication. USB connection and power outlet inside the center console. Rear camera for backing. Steering wheel controls for a number of features. Truth is, some of the improvements that are either standard or available options are not new technologies, although they are new to the CRV lineup. These do add prestige to a vehicle with a solid reputation, good customer loyalty, and steady resale value.

I am a natural critic. So I do have a proclivity for finding something I wanted that was not there, or that I just don’t like. I expected the EX trim to have at least a power driver’s seat and 6 disc CD player. It is missing, although standard on the EX-L. With bluetooth audio I may find I won’t even miss a 6 disc player.

At the end of the day, any owner should feel Comfortable, as he or she Runs about the city or highways, in this Vehicle. Putting all those pieces together, I introduce to some and present to others, the 2012 Honda CRV. Enjoy the ride.

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