$11,696 - $13,669
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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EX-L Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,696 - $13,669
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-23 City / 30-31 HWY

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
  • Roof rails
  • Chrome grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-on/off
  • Fog lights
  • Full-length tail lights
  • Body-colored folding heated 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

  • 328-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, subwoofer, auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth streaming audio, Pandora internet radio, speed-sensitive volume control, CD text display capability, USB audio interface
  • Honda DVD rear entertainment system
  • XM satellite radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Interior Features

  • Reclining leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat, driver pwr lumbar, 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
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise & phone controls
  • Steering wheel-mounted navigation 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 leather-wrapped shifter
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto-up/down
  • Pwr door & tailgate locks
  • Remote entry system
  • Honda satellite-linked navigation system -inc: voice recognition, turn-by-turn directions, rearview camera
  • Cruise control
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Security system
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Dual-zone auto climate control 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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My Honda CR-V is NOT a gas guzzler!

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love the look of this vehicle. It's slim, trim and ready to go. Unfortunately, it has an idle problem. The engine idles at varying levels. The tachometer waves up at down as if it is wagging a finger at me. With all of that, it is fuel efficient and takes me around town for a l-o-n-g time on one tank of gas. The heating and air conditioning system is efficient and provides a comfortable cabin temperature. My ultimate wish is that I could lock all my doors automatically while the hatch back is open. How convenient it would be to put my purse elsewhere in the car and lock the doors while I put groceries in the back hatch. Please consider that.

- Jane B

Honda CR-V quality withstands two toddlers.

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love my Honda CR-V. I love it so much I convinced my husband to get one too! This is my first crossover SUV and I will never go back. I am 5'9' and the added room for my legs has made longer car rides much more bearable. I opted for the exl model because of the leather. I have kids and being able to clean the seats easily was very important. The seats have worn well, and even though my car is 7 years old it looks almost new. I love quality and this car has really proven that to me. It will be the car I keep for the longest duration and I feel comfortable doing that based on the quality.

- Kathryn S

Safe and reliable car, but noisy on the highway.

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

The CR-V has been very reliable. It is not the most comfortable car to drive as it is a little bouncy. It is also a noisy car on the highway. The gas tank is not big enough either and I feel like I am always filling it up with gas. I do feel like it is a safe car as we once hit a deer and we were fine even though the airbags deployed. It is also a very popular car so there are lots of them on the road so I would suggest getting a color that is not as popular as I am constantly losing it in parking lots as there are a lot of silver/platinum editions around.

- Kay C

Comfy and Roomy for family

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love my Honda CR-V. It's all-wheel drive, so it makes going to the mountains in the winter safe for my family. It's also great for any terrain, roads, weather, etc... It comfortably seats 5 adults or 4 adults and one car seat. The trunk area is quite large, which makes driving this vehicle on a road trip helpful. It drives and rides smoothly. The console is deep and helps keep items out of sight. The only negative thing about the 2012 Honda CR-V is that there are not any air vents in the back seat of the vehicle.

- Jo C

Awesome family car with great gas mileage!

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love my Honda CR-V. It has been such a good car for travel, and in town driving with two kids. I love the navigation system and the Bluetooth has been life changing. It is comfortable and has very easy access to buckle in car seats and then getting the kids into the car seats. The trunk space is impressive. I can fit a folded up jogger along with folding chairs, blankets, and plastic bins. The gas mileage is great too. I fill up the 13 gallon tank once every other week. Overall a great car for a family of four.

- Allie C

This is a great family car!

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love my car, I have 2 kids and 2 dogs. I feel safe driving it and having my family in the car. I do wish it was bigger as it's a tight squeeze for my family and 2 dogs. It's a good vehicle to take on road trips too! I do have one problem with it, my 4wd broke. Apparently it's prone to happen with these cars. It's going to cost me about $1,000 to fix it. I recommend this car, because it's reliable and gets you where you need to go.

- Marah K

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love my 2012 Honda CR-V for its reliability, gas mileage and relative comfort. It is not a luxury car, but it is comfortable and has all the features I need (Bluetooth, LCD screen, leather seats). I know that it will stand the test of time which is a great comfort to me. It is not my first pick in terms of style or color (mine is white), but I am happy to sacrifice on those features for reliability and affordability.

- Michelle L

Honda CR-V is worth the purchase

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love my car. This car is perfect for a first time drivers. It also has an econ option which is very useful this day and age. I bought my car used in 2016, the year on the car is 2012. This car came with Bluetooth so its is not that outdated for being seven years old. Only problem I have encountered was a dead battery, but the car came with the original battery so I'm not complaining.

- Gabrielle W

I'm so happy the good gas mileage and comfort and ease of driving it.

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love my 2012 Honda CR-V. It drives good, gets good gas mileage, has a sunroof and is comfortable. I had to have the windshield wiper motor replaced. Cost $450. That was way too expensive in my opinion. The air conditioner doesn't get as cool as I would like. I'm hoping that's not going to be a problem. Maybe needs Freon. Everything else on it's good.

- Brenda B

Best option for the money!

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

With regular maintenance at my Honda dealership, I've never had an issue with my CR-V. It's extremely safe and reliable. Hard to fathom owning anything other than a CR-V when considering cost to maintain and reliability. Fuel economy is fantastic especially if using the ECOFuel feature. I highly recommend the Honda CR-V.

- Leslie S

A great SUV for an affordable price!!

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

I love my CR-V but it is not a quiet ride. It has been very dependable and I like my heated seats. Other than the overall noise level, I think the windows feel a bit loose and a compartment near the drivers left leg keeps opening with wires hanging. Not dangerous, just annoying. But overall I love my car. :)

- Kimberly L

No heated seats but a sunroof.

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

Maintenance is low. I have a weird grinding sound when starting the car, but no fix has been put in place for the issue. Other than that, I really have minimal problems. My comfort level is high. I like the size and the way the car moves. I wish I had heated seats but love the sunroof.

- Emily S

Overall great, safe and reliable car

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

The car, fits everything I need to carry and is large enough to be safe, but yet still good on gas. It's maneuverability is great, allowing me to get in and out of tight areas. The vehicle is reliable and have only had to do regular maintenance, brakes and battery changes.

- beth C

Reliability and low cost of ownership. The tank is small for long trips.

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

It is got a low cost of ownership. The only thing I have had to change is my battery twice. The starter has a loud crank with each start. As the primary driver you do not notice but when someone else drives my car they always point it out. It is also has very bumpy drive.

- Roe M

Current owner of Honda review.

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

No problems. Great performance, great gas mileage. Great for families, fits 5 very well with room for bags: luggage. Great room in trunk for suitcases and baby strollers. Love the sit warmers. Would be great if it had a navigation system and better backup camera.

- Samantha L

Grey exterior and leather interior. Comes with satellite radio.

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L

Excellent reliable vehicle with low maintenance and great gas mileage. Runs smoothly and have had no issues with the vehicle. Price was reasonable and would recommend to anyone purchasing another. Car is compact but feels roomy inside. Easy to handle and drive

- Jesse E

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