2012 Honda CR-V: Closer Look

All new for 2012, the fourth-generation Honda CR-V compact SUV features a more upscale styling direction, enhanced fuel efficiency, and added features and functionality as part of a “total package” approach designed to provide sport utility shoppers with best-in-class value – something Honda fans take to heart.

New CR-V Features for 2012

The all-new 2012 CR-V introduces the latest evolution of Honda’s successful CR-V formula. Compact on the outside and roomy inside, the CR-V represents an ideal balance for size and capability in Canada’s compact SUV segment. The all-new five-passenger CR-V offers improved interior comfort, a smoother and quieter ride, and more features than the previous model, including the new innovative Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat that only takes one hand to engage the one-step system.

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2.4L, 185-hp engine

Among the changes for 2012 is a more efficient engine design with improved horsepower and torque, as well as an all-new Real Time All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system with Intelligent Control. Powering CR-V is a 2.4-litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission. CR-V is available in either 2- or 4-wheel drive configurations. Estimated city/highway fuel economy ratings are best in class with 9.0/6.4 L/100km (2WD), and 9.2/6.6 L/100km city/highway (AWD)

Eco Assist, a new feature on the new CR-V, indicates to the driver when the vehicle is being operated in an efficient style via “green” visual cues surrounding the speedometer, and a selectable ECON Mode alters operating characteristics of the vehicle to support a more efficient driving style and assist in improving fuel economy, depending on driving style and conditions.

Honda CR-V Standard Features

New for 2012 standard features include a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink phone interface (previously an available feature), a full-colour intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and a multi-angle rearview camera with a top view, 130-degree view or 180­-degree rear view for ease in backing up or parking. As a first for Honda, all 2012 CR-V models include an SMS text messaging function, which can read received texts from compatible cell phones aloud over the audio system and allow the CR-V’s driver to respond with any of six factory pre-set text messages.

Honda CR-V Models: 3 available

2012 CR-V LX

The CR-V lineup starts with the CR-V LX model, now with more standard equipment for 2012. The CR-V LX is equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, rear privacy glass, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, i-MID, remote entry, heated front seats, a 160-watt, 4-speaker audio system, and Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS).

2012 CR-V EX

The CR-V EX adds an upgraded six-speaker audio system, power moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, body-coloured door handles and side mirrors, automatic dual-zone climate control, and more. The CR-V EX-L builds on the rich features of the CR-V EX and adds a leather-trimmed interior, 10-way power driver’s seat, a 360-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM® Radio, and more.

2012 CR-V Touring

Available features for the Canadian-exclusive CR-V Touring model include a new Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Bilingual Voice Recognition™, roof rails, chrome door handles, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and “Touring” badge.

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