Review 2012 Honda CRV Take Two The Truth About Cars

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Honda CR-V Hybrid

Review: 2012 Honda Take Two

In a very small my family was involved in bringing the CR-V to North America. As hemmed and hawed about their first in-house SUV to the they quietly shipped a few right-hand drive examples in 1995 for employees to evaluate. As a car guy two kids, my father, who was Honda s attorney at the time, was a perfect and got the bright blue CR-V for a few Festooned with chrome graffiti-like graphics, a JDM fender and brush bars, the right-hand CR-V got lots of attention.

The finally came to North two years later, without all the acoutrements that Japanese had in spades.

12 years have passed, and the really isn t that  much from its first iteration, a quality in a segment where from Ford to Kia to Mazda is to re-invent the segment. Avant-garde high-tech engines and motion-activated sensors are all well and good, but the continues to be the sell strongly, its utterly utilitarian packaging.

The has neither a fancy Ecoboost or Laguna Seca-capable handling. it proudly boasts the segment s loading floor a dubious among the CUVs drool, rule segment, but a brilliant for doing normal people like grocery shopping or to IKEA. My family bought a in 2003 6 months prior to my mother was bedridden for 6 months due to a gastrointestinal illness while she was to drive, she wasn t strong to load groceries into the and I had to accompany her. Hardly an task for a teenage boy, but the low floor would have a help for her at that time.

Rather than lift up and into the cargo compartment, the sits at about knee eliminating the lifting motion. For who has to load and unload something a stroller or suitcases, it s a wonderfully touch. If more room is a pull-tab located on the rear will let the rear bench with just one pull.

No fiddling with headrests and it s easily accessible from the compartment and takes two seconds. The on top for the CR-V s triad of useful is a backup camera, which was with the navigation unit on our test car. The backup has three modes; a standard a wide-angle lens and a 90 degree view, akin to a periscope, gives the driver a better of protruding objects (pillars, and the like) that can cause bumper damage with light contact.

In motion, the drives how you would expect it to. Not in any area, but hardly the porridge that most car guys from a small crossover. The 4-cylinder makes 185 horsepower, an amount of power for a vehicle size. Why didn t Honda opt for a powerful engine, along something more advanced the 5-speed automatic transmission?

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Simple customers don t care how forward gears it has. On the the combination works seamlessly and 22 mpg in town and 31 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel system has been revised to send a nominal amount of to the rear wheels again, wasn t noticeable on the road, but a conquering anything more than a light dusting of on a paved road would me. Steering feel is no longer the oars in a bowl of yogurt that was present in my mother s model, but it doesn t provide feedback.

Really, the only extreme that happened on the entire was a panic stop, and the CR-V s helped prevent a Honda/Corolla sandwich from occurring.

The thing about the CR-V is when everyone else is to advance the game to new levels of technology and gadgets, the CR-V is incremental improvements to a formula has proved successful. In a sense, is placing a bet that consumers don t that the drive to Costco is important than driving Ecoboost or SKYACTIV technology. made a similar bet with the and while sales are strong, is throwing a lot of cash on the hood as it out the current car before a refreshed debuts in 2013.

Nevertheless, I am confident that got it right here.  The was tops in small SUV sales month don t look for that to any time soon.

Brendan previously review the CR-V

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