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$24,595 - $25,845
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MPG (up to)
22-23 City / 30-31 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine
  • Drive-by-Wire throttle system
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Real-Time 4-wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Motion-adaptive electric pwr rack-and-pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • 17" alloy wheels
  • P225/65TR17 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • One-touch pwr moonroof w/tilt feature
  • Chrome grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • Fog lights
  • Full-length tail lights
  • Body-colored folding pwr mirrors
  • Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent wiper w/washer
  • Body-colored door handles

Entertainment Features

  • 160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth streaming audio, Pandora internet radio, speed-sensitive volume control, CD text display capability, USB audio interface
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Interior Features

  • Reclining cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver manual height adjustment, adjustable active head restraints
  • Front seatback pockets
  • 60/40 split sliding fold & tumble forward rear seats w/rear center armrest
  • Floor mats
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise & phone controls
  • Instrument panel w/blue & white backlit gauges
  • Multi-information display -inc: avg fuel economy, miles-to-empty, avg speed, Bluetooth, SMS text messaging, clock, compass, exterior temp, multi-angle rearview camera, Pandora internet radio, customizable door lock/interior light settings, oil-life indicator
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • Instrument panel-mounted shifter
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto-up/down
  • Pwr door & tailgate locks
  • Remote entry system
  • Cruise control
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Security system
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Air conditioning w/air-filtration system
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • (8) cup holders
  • 12V pwr outlets -inc: front, center console
  • Conversation mirror w/sunglasses holder
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Driver-side garment hook
  • Map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Door pocket storage bins
  • (4) cargo area tie-down anchors
  • Retractable cargo cover

Safety Features

  • Hill start assist
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights (DRL)
  • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags
  • Front side-impact airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
  • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: front automatic tensioning system, front adjustable seat belt anchors
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2012 Honda CR-V Owner Reviews

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Flexible, comfortable, and most importantly, safe!

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I love the size of the car. I can take trips with pets and they are not stressed about space, car motion, or being able to see out a window. The car drives very well and handles bad road conditions. With the safety features, I feel secure. The radio, air, heat, and even USB plug are very accessible to both driver and passengers. The back lift door makes it easy to load and unload groceries, plants, luggage and of course pets. The split seats allows me to lay part of the second seat down and still allow a passenger in the back seat. I have always wanted a CR-V and I am very happy to have this one. My next car... a CR-V!

- Susie S

The Honda CR-V truly is a versatile vehicle.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

The CR-V is like a small truck. I put all kinds of things in it! The gas mileage is good and it is not an over-complicated vehicle with too many bells and whistles.I have had trouble with the tires wearing unevenly. I went through many sets that created a loud noise and a vibration. The tire company informed me it had something to do with the camber in the rear. I finally did find a more costly set of tires that did not create this cupping issue on the treads. However I have only had that set 1 year.Also, the battery of the CR-V tends to be weak. I have had three batteries replaced under warranty.

- Kate H

Best car I have ever owned!

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I absolutely love this car. It has great gas mileage and gets about 26 mpg on the highway. I recently drove from Ohio to Alabama and only had to stop for gas twice. The seats are extremely comfortable and the hatchback is very spacious. I originally bought it so that I could take my 70lb dog with me on road trips and it has plenty of room for him. I like that it has a 6-disc CD changer as well as an auxiliary port so that I can hook my phone up to it for GPS or music. It also has two separate charger ports, one at the base of the dashboard and another on the center console.

- Alexandra T

2012 Honda CR-V ' with almost 150,000 miles ' is still going strong!

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I have thoroughly enjoyed my Honda CR-V since purchasing it new in 2012. I have not experienced many maintenance issues and feel that the car is still in good condition (even with almost 150,000 miles). The original tires lasted five years, which was incredible! The car is also very spacious and has been driven on many family trips. It's even helped me move furniture on more than one occasion - I've fit a whole futon in there, a china cabinet, a dresser, and all kinds of other smaller items! Overall, it's a great car and I really enjoy it.

- Jennifer A

I Had Terrible Luck With Cars--Until I Bought My Honda

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I've only had my CR-V for around 6 months, but it is, without question, the best and most reliable vehicle I have ever owned (thus far at least). Incredible gas mileage, standard maintenance (routine oil/filter change), sturdy and safe, and its spacious cabin can accommodate plenty of luggage/other items. I traditionally drove Subarus, but the maintenance I needed to do to keep them running was outrageous. Now, I recommend Honda to all my friends and family--and CR-Vs to those who want a reliable and safe mid-size SUV.

- Maty S

I Love My Little Spaceship

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I purchased my 2012 CR-V brand new off the lot in Dec 2012 and have been driving it daily since. I make the trek from Las Vegas to Los Angeles bi monthly as well. This vehicle has caused me no issues. It is no luxury car but it is comfortable, smartphone compatible, good gas mileage and has treated me well. It 2015 I was hit by a drunk driver. Luckily only my bumper was damaged, the dent in it actually piped back into place all on its on! I adore my little spaceship.

- Jill S

Quick Rundown of the Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V EX

This is an amazing car for just about anybody, from a first car to even a family vehicle. Very roomy. Great audio system with Bluetooth, CD player, and aux cable input equipped. Steering and brakes are very responsive. Great on ice and in other inclement weather. Keep in mind, though, that the engine in this car is only a four cylinder, so it takes the car a bit of effort to accelerate at high speeds or going up hills. All around though, this car has been amazing.

- Ann M

Vicious vivia the ultimate black Honda cr-.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I drive a 2012 black Honda CR-V and love this car! It is reliable drives good has enough power and handles the road. It has a sunroof, Bluetooth capable, leather interior heated seats and has had no major repairs. Oil changes, purchased tires, and schedule maintenance is the only maintenance I have paid for so far. The backup camera could be a little bigger and would like a touch hatchback. You get what you pay for this is why I purchase Honda's.

- Renee M

Honda CR-V. Pro's and con's.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

Occasional wear and tear on brakes and rotors. No engine problems so far. Good in the snow, great gas mileage. I do not have much features, nor would I even use them. Comfort is great, its roomy and they provide an arm rest while driving. I wish the dealership was closer to me to take advantage of the free car wash! However, last time I took it for a car wash when I had them do my brakes, the wash was terrible and I ended up doing it myself.

- Rachel K

Family friendly and reliable CR-V.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I love the size of the 2011 CR-V. Perfect mix of an SUV and sedan. Front seat is very spacious and the back row is comfortable. Very good on gas, full tank can last up to a week and a couple of days depending on mileage per week. I do wish the vehicle came with more safety features but it is an older model. I love the dashboard features that display oil level, mileage, tire pressure and when any door/hood is open.

- Natalie H

My experience of a Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V EX

My vehicle is very reliable although the issues I believe can be improved are the radiator so that it is much easier to access. Along with the placement of the starter, it is not easily accessible. The gas mileage is excellent. The space and how the seats are portable is quite a convenience. The features that are included in the car make it a safe driving experience for me and my family.


Great vehicle - no reported issues.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I love my CR-V. It drives very smoothly and I have not had any issues with it thus far. I bought it used, but from a certified pre-owned. The mileage is very good, especially on the highway. I have had this vehicle for almost a year and have not had to take it to the shop for anything other than an oil change. I am very pleased and have no major complaints about this purchase.

- Taylor K

Backup camera a must, can sync your phone to the radio to hear your own music...

2012 Honda CR-V EX

This car is very reliable, leased it with 4 miles on it, then bought when lease was up..The only issues I have had is with the brakes, seems like the pads wear out way too soon. I now have 90,000 miles on it, as soon as the oil indicator tells me I am at 15%, the oil is changed..Great gas mileage have driven it on family vacations every year about 1400 miles round trip..

- Linda T

2012 Honda CR-V great car great inside and out.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

No problems at all besides the gas mileage. Other than the gas mileage it is been a really reliable car. The maintenance is pretty cheap. The HUD is great it actually lets you know what maintenance needs to be done on the car. As far as comfortability I'd give it an 8/10 I do not really like the arm rests but if your going for a long drive it is really comfortable.

- Quintin M

Decently comfortable reliable car

2012 Honda CR-V EX

Haven't had any problems with the vehicle. There was one powertrain leak that was covered under warranty at the dealership. The vehicle is very comfortable to drive. Power is acceptable, it gives enough oomph if you stop on the gas, but it's no race car. The hands free is nice, but lately there has been interference when soaking or through the handsfreelink.

- Jeremy T

Honda CR-V is a great vehicle.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

This vehicle is very reliable. I have had it for seven years and it has never let me down. It has a lot of cool features such as touchscreen navigation and you can connect your phone to Bluetooth for hands free use. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who is looking for a reliable car that will always be there for them.

- Kaitlyn V

Gray green Honda CR-V- comfy and affordable car.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

A SUV that drives like a car- not too tall, seats comfortably. With proper preventative maintenance the life of this car is super long. Very reliable car, gets me to and from work <25 miles> safely, efficiently and comfortably! Great gas mileage. On road trips I fill up less with this car than my last.

- Heather S

It is what you expect from a Honda...

2012 Honda CR-V EX

It is what you expect from a Honda; reliable, comfortable, affordable, and lasts forever. I would gladly purchase another Honda in the future, as well as recommend others to purchase a Honda. I have enjoyed my Honda CR-V for the past 7 years and with continued basic maintenance it still feels brand new.

- Heather C

Honda CR-V is Great for anyone to have

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I love the CR-V. It is reliable, spacious, and gets good gas mileage. As far as the interior goes, the car looks great. The car has a great deal with everything that is included. It has a sunroof and I would recommend it to anyone. If you are looking for a reliable car, the CR-V is for you.

- Joel K

Interesting detail is the heated seats.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I have been very happy with this vehicle. The only issue I have is with the actuator. I had it replaced and it needed to be repaired again the next year. After much dissatisfaction with the local Honda service center, I was able to get it paid for after contacting the corporate office.

- Elise P

2012 Honda CR-V EX a small SUV that's worth your money.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

I like the Honda CR-V! Considering how small it looks it's actually pretty roomy. The gas mileage is great but it does lack power when you are trying to accelerate quickly. It's a very durable vehicle. I would advise someone that's in the market for a small SUV it's an ideal purchase!

- Courtney P

It's a fairly standard mid size SUV that is AWD. It's a great 'mom' vehicle

2012 Honda CR-V EX

Pros include that it's a very beautiful spacious vehicle with great features. It drives nicely and has a very user friendly display. Downside is I did experience a transmission issue that was on Honda's service bulletin shortly after I purchased it that required repair right away.

- Katrina B

Easy vehicle to drive and maintain.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

The only drawback is that it lacks pickup going up hills or when the a/c is running. Otherwise, great gas mileage. Comfortable and roomy enough for me. Lots of trunk space. Easy to drive. The ease of a car in an SUV. Perfect for my family of 2. May be tight for a larger family.

- Mary H

Looks great, smooth ride, lots of space.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

Great, I have had some issues with the backup gear squeaking and the left front tire scraping the brake but mostly small issues. Other than that great mileage, heated seats, sun room and comfy ride it is great. Gas is cheap. Is not too hard on tires. I love it.

- Ben L

I chose Honda for the safety it provides.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

This is my second Honda CR-V and just like with the first one I bought in 2003, I haven't had any problems. It drives so smooth; it stops and turns on a dime, I never have to worry about our safety in that way and that's the ultimate comfort for me as a mother.

- Candice W

Brakes get worn out very quickly.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

It is a good vehicle overall. So far didn't have any problems. With it other than that the factory brake got worn out within the first year without excessive use. At the end of first year I had nearly 30,000 miles so not sure how the brakes get worn out.

- Gul M

Very reliable vehicle. Comfortable.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

Vehicle has been very reliable. Regular maintenance of the vehicle is all that was needed to eliminate any problems. Vehicle has been extremely reliable. I enjoy the moon roof and is very comfortable. I drive approximately 100 miles a day with no issues.

- Cindy D

Honda CR-V: great small/midsize SUV for family!

2012 Honda CR-V EX

Great little SUV! Decent trunk size and leg space in the back and front rows. The seats are comfortable and I appreciate how well this vehicle does on gas mileage. Aside from performance, it is also aesthetically pleasing; good size and cute appearance.

- Allison K

2012 Honda CR-V. It is very reliable.

2012 Honda CR-V EX

This vehicle has a lot of trunk space. It also has very good pickup and gas mileage. It has a pull down cup holder in the back seat. The car is equipped with an AM/FM CD stereo It also has Sirius XM radio. It is very roomy. This is a very reliable car.

- Susan D

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