Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,212 - $13,184
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
185
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,212 - $13,184
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
185
Seats
5

Ranks #2 Compact SUVs by Owners

Ranks #2 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #5 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.4 Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

Dominating the compact SUV segment for as long as one can remember, the new-for-2012 Honda CR-V intends to retain its sales crown with a host of new refinements. In addition to Honda’s legendary...

Honda CR-V Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2012 Honda CR-V Owner Reviews

4.56
425 Reviews
63% 32% 5% < 1% 1 star 0%
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This SUV has provided years of comfort and safety for all.

2012 Honda CR-V Base

I love my car! Even after all the wear and tear, I have never had any mechanical or performance issues. I get my car serviced as required and have only had to take in for additional service when there was a recall for the airbags. I feel very safe driving my car in the rain & snow. It handles smoothly in bad weather. One of the things I like best about my car over others, is the range of the seat positions available. Even with my smaller stature I am able to sit comfortably and safely. I also appreciate how well the air conditioning and heat work. I never have to worry about being too hot or cold, despite the extreme temperatures outside. And the seat warmers are one of my favorite features. I use my navigation program often and like how it quickly redirects when traffic is ahead on my path. I also like when I have a passenger with me they can enter or change information for our route while we are driving (unlike many cars in which you need to be completely stopped to activate a new destination). Although my car is not new, it drives just as great as it did the day we drove it off the lot!

- J S

CR-V - great family and practical car.

2012 Honda CR-V LX

This car definitely has a lot of room on the inside even though it is not excessively large - it fits into our small garage but when I move to and from college, it only takes one trip. It is very convenient to have the back seats connect to the trunk. The car is fairly tall and takes some getting used to but definitely gives you an advantage. It had good mileage, especially when on econ mode. Car is suitable for beginners as well, even though it is more difficult to tell where the back of the car ends since the trunk is long. Definitely comfortable, even for kids, on fairly long road trips. It has a weird sound/wind/air pressure issue when you only open one window or play certain music due to the shape of the car, but not a big deal.

- Alex S

Most dependable car I have ever owned!

2012 Honda CR-V LX

My CR-V is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I have had it since December of 2011 and, except for routine maintenance, I have had to make no additional repairs. The brakes are the most responsive of any vehicle that I have ever driven. I like the leather seats and the heated seat option is welcome in the winter time. I like that I sit a little higher than a car as it provides me with more visibility. The hands free phone access does experience some difficulty with the system understanding verbal commands, but I may not be enunciating my words enough. All in all. I love my CR-V and would definitely purchase another one when I am in the market for a new vehicle.

- Cindy H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$22,495 - $23,745
$27,245 - $29,995

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
185 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
38 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
38.6 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/70SR16
P225/65TR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37 ft.
37.3 ft.

Length

Length
178.3 in.
178.3 in.

Width

Width
71.6 in.
71.6 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3305 - 3426 lbs.
3408 - 3545 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
185 hp

Torque

Torque
163 ft. lbs.
163 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
150 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
15.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 27 mpg
26 - 27 mpg

City

City
22 - 23 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
30 - 31 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety