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All-New, Completely Redesigned

 

2012 Honda CR-V Debuts

 

Popular SUV introduces innovative features for music and SMS texting, new Real Time AWD system debuts, and FWD model achieves 31 mpg highway EPA rating

 

 

 

 

The all new, fourth generation 2012 CR-V introduces an upscale styling direction, greater fuel efficiency, and added features and functionality. The CR-V will go on-sale December 15th.

 

With the previous-generation CR-V recognized as a "Top Recommended Vehicle" and having the "Best Retained Value SUV under $25,000" by Edmunds.com, and named top compact crossover SUV in dependability by J.D. Power and Associates, the all-new 2012 model 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 the entry SUV segment. The all-new five-passenger CR-V offers improved car-like interior comfort, a smoother and quieter ride, and even more innovative features than the previous model.

 

Powerful and Efficient 4-Cylinder Engine
Leading the changes are a more efficient engine design with improved horsepower and torque, along with an all-new Real Time All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™. All CR-Vs are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque paired with a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy1 is rated at 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined (FWD) (an increase of +2/+3/+2 mpg compared to the 2011 CR-V), and a compact SUV-class leading 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined (AWD) (an increase of +1/+3/+2 mpg compared to the 2011 CR-V). Eco Assist, a new feature on the CR-V for 2012, 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 an efficient driving style.

 

New Standard Features
New for 2012 standard features include an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat and a range of standard technology features. New high-tech features on all models include a Bluetooth®2 HandsFreeLink® phone interface (previously an available feature), a full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. As a first for Honda, every 2012 CR-V includes an SMS text messaging function, which can read received texts from compatible cell phones aloud over the audio system. Another first is the introduction of a Pandora® Internet Radio interface3, compatible with the Apple® iPhone®, which works with the vehicle's audio controls and i-MID.

 

Model Range
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, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, i-MID, remote entry, a 160-watt, a 4-speaker audio system, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS). The CR-V EX adds an upgraded six-speaker audio system, power moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels 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, automatic dual-zone climate control, 328-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM®4 Radio and much more. Available features for the CR-V EX-L include the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System5 with Voice Recognition™ and FM Traffic, or a DVD Rear Entertainment System (not available with Navigation). Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is an available feature on each model.

 

Design
The 2012 CR-V body adopts a more dynamic and sophisticated appearance compared to the previous generation. The CR‑V's spacious interior layout is more accommodating with a roomy new center console (now standard) and an overall lower cargo floor height for easy loading and unloading. The new Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat makes accessing the full capability of the cargo area much more convenient than traditional folding seats. Each side of the rear seat can fold nearly flat into the front of the cargo area using one of the release levers located near the tailgate, or a pull-strap positioned on the seat side.

 

Safety
Every CR-V incorporates as standard equipment VSA, an electronic stability control system; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist; side-curtain airbags; front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure in the front of the vehicle helps make the vehicle highly effective at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal crash.

 

Warranty
The 2012 Honda CR-V is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile new-car limited warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile corrosion limited warranty.

 

1Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
2The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
3Carrier data charges may apply.
4Required XM Radio subscription sold separately. Subscriptions are governed by the XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com/service terms. Other fees and taxes apply; see XM Customer Agreement for details. Fees and programming subject to change. Service not available in Canada, Alaska, or Hawaii. © 2011 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.
5The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the CR-V EX-L in the United States, except Alaska. Please see your Honda dealer for details. Certain functions that rely on a satellite signal will not work correctly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions include, but are not limited to, automatic clock updates and time zone adjustments.

 

 

CRVs

 

2012 Honda CR-V Specifications and Features

ENGINEERING

LX

EX

EX-L

Engine Type

In-Line 4-Cylinder

In-Line 4-Cylinder

In-Line 4-Cylinder

Engine Block/Cylinder Head

Aluminum-Alloy

Aluminum-Alloy

Aluminum-Alloy

Displacement (L / cc)

2.4 / 2354

2.4 / 2354

2.4 / 2354

Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)

185 @ 7000

185 @ 7000

185 @ 7000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

163 @ 4400

163 @ 4400

163 @ 4400

Bore and Stroke (mm)

87 × 99

87 × 99

87 × 99

Compression Ratio 

10.0:1

10.0:1

10.0:1

Valve Train

16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®

16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®

16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®

Multi-Point Fuel Injection

Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System

Eco Assist™ System

Real Time AWD (Intelligent Control System)™

Available

Available

Available

Hill Start Assist

CARB Emissions Rating

 ULEV-2†

 ULEV-2†

 ULEV-2†

Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer

100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups*

* Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.  †ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

 

TRANSMISSIONS

LX

EX

EX-L

5-Speed Automatic Transmission

 

 

 

FWD Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.652, 2nd: 1.517, 3rd: 1.037, 4th: 0.738, 5th: 0.537 Reverse: 2.000, Final Drive: 4.44

AWD Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.786, 2nd: 1.614, 3rd: 1.082, 4th: 0.773, 5th: 0.566 Reverse: 2.000, Final Drive: 4.44

Available

Available

Available

 

BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS

LX

EX

EX-L

Unit-Body Construction

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

Multi-Link Rear Suspension

Stabilizer Bar (mm., front/rear)

20 / 19

20 / 19

20 / 19

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)

Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock

3.16

3.16

3.16

Steering Ratio

16.66

16.66

16.66

Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb  (ft)

37.0

37.3

37.3

Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in, front/rear; FWD

11.8 / 12.0 (11.7 / 12.0)

11.8 / 12.0 (11.7 / 12.0)

11.8 / 12.0 (11.7 / 12.0)

Wheels (in)

16×6.5 Styled Steel

17×6.5 Alloy

17×6.5 Alloy

All-Season Tires

215 / 70 R16 100S

225 / 65 R17 102T

225 / 65 R17 102T

Compact Spare Tire

 

EXTERIOR MEASUREMENTS

LX

EX

EX-L

Wheelbase (in)

103.1

103.1

103.1

Length (in)

178.3

178.3

178.3

Height FWD / 4WD (in)

64.7 / 65.1

64.7 / 65.1

64.7 / 65.1

Width (in)

71.6

71.6

71.6

Track (in, front/rear)

61.5 / 61.5

61.6 / 61.6

61.6 / 61.6

Ground Clearance (FWD / AWD in, unladen)

6.3 / 6.7

6.3 / 6.7

6.3 / 6.7

Curb Weight (lbs, FWD/AWD)

3305 / 3426

3365 / 3490

3408 / 3529

 

 

 

3424 / 3545 (EX-L w/RES) 

 

 

 

3424 / 3545 (EX-L w/Navi)

Weight Distribution [%, front/rear; FWD]

59 / 41 (58 / 42)

58 / 42 (58 / 42)

58 / 42 (57 / 43)

 

 

 

58 / 42 (58 / 42) (EX-L w/RES)

 

 

 

58 / 42 (58 / 42) (EX-L w/Navi)

Towing Capacity (lbs)

1500

1500

1500

 

INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS 

LX

EX

EX-L

Headroom (in, front/rear)

39.9 / 38.6

38.0 / 38.6

38.0 / 38.6

Legroom (in, front/rear)

41.3 / 38.3

41.3 / 38.3

41.3 / 38.3

Shoulder Room (in, front/rear)

58.6 / 56.4

58.6 / 56.4

58.6 / 56.4

Hiproom (in, front/rear)

54.5 / 53.1

54.5 / 53.1

54.5 / 53.1

Cargo Volume (cu ft, rear seat up/down)

37.2 / 70.9

37.2 / 70.9

37.2 / 70.9

Passenger Volume (cu ft) 

104.1

101.5

101.5

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

 

EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES*/FUEL

LX

EX

EX-L

5-Speed Automatic (FWD; City/Highway/Combined)

23 / 31 / 26

23 / 31 / 26

23 / 31 / 26

5-Speed Automatic (AWD; City/Highway/Combined)

22 / 30 / 25

22 / 30 / 25

22 / 30 / 25

Fuel (gal)

15.3

15.3

15.3

Required Fuel

Regular Unleaded

Regular Unleaded

Regular Unleaded

* Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates.  Use for comparison purposes only.  Do not compare to models before 2008.  Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

 

SAFETY

LX

EX

EX-L

3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions

Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System

Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)

Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™(ACE™) Body Structure

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

Brake Assist

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Side-Impact Door Beams

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row All), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)

Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

 

EXTERIOR FEATURES

LX

EX

EX-L

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature

 

Remote Entry System

Security System

 

Roof Rails

 

 

Fog Lights

 

Folding Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver’s Mirror

Body-Colored

Body-Colored / Heated

Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-Off

with Auto-On/Off

2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers

 

 

Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

 

Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer

Heat-Rejecting Green-Tinted Glass

Body-Colored Door Handles

 

Rear Privacy Glass

 

 

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

LX

EX

EX-L

Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System

 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System

 

 

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic

 

 

 Available

Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System

 

 

 Available

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s Window

Power Door and Tailgate Locks

Cruise Control

Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

 

 

Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls

Cruise / Audio / Phone / i-MID

Cruise / Audio / Phone / i-MID

Cruise / Audio / Phone / i-MID / Navi (available)

Center Console

Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Vanity Mirrors

 Illuminated

 Illuminated

Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder

Instrument Panel-Mounted Shifter

Leather-Wrapped

Beverage Holders, Front and Rear (8 total)

12-Volt Power Outlets

Front / Center Console

Front / Center Console

Front / Center Console

Glove Compartment

Door-Pocket Storage Bins

Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seatback Pockets

 

Map Lights

Rear-Seat Center Armrest

Driver-Side Garment Hook

Remote Fuel Filler Door Release

Rear Window Defroster

Rear-Seat Heater Ducts

Floor Mats

Retractable Cargo Area Cover

 

Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors (4 total)

Cargo Area Light

 

SEATING

LX

EX

EX-L

Reclining Front Bucket Seats with Adjustable Head Restraints

Driver’s Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment including Power Lumbar Support

 

 

Driver’s Seat with Manual Height Adjustment

 

Leather-Trimmed Seats

 

 

Heated Front Seats

 

 

Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors

Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback

Head Restraints at all Seating Positions

 

AUDIO SYSTEMS

LX

EX

EX-L

160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers

 

 

160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers

 

 

328-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer

 

 

Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

Pandora® Internet Radio Compatibility

XM® Radio

 

 

USB Audio Interface

MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack

MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) Playback Capability

Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

 

MULTI – INFORMATION DISPLAY

 LX

EX

EX-L

Average Fuel Economy Indicator

Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)

Engine Oil Life Indicator

Exterior Temperature Indicator

Instant Fuel Economy Indicator

Miles-to-Empty Indicator

 

INTELLIGENT MULTI – INFORMATION DISPLAY

LX

EX

EX-L

Average Fuel Economy Indicator

Average Speed Indicator

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®

Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

Clock

Compass

Customizable Door Lock Settings

Customizable Interior Light Settings

Customizable Language Settings

Customizable Screen Color Settings

Customizable Wallpaper Settings

Elapsed Time Indicator

Engine Oil Life Indicator

Miles-to-Empty Indicator

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

Pandora® Internet Radio Compatibility

SMS Text Message Function

Turn-By-Turn Directions

 

 

 with Navigation

Welcome Screen

 

INSTRUMENTATION

LX

EX

EX-L

12-Volt Battery Charging System Indicator

ABS Indicator

Airbag System Indicator

AWD Indicator

AWD models

AWD models

AWD models

Brake System Indicator

Coolant Temperature Indicator

Cruise Control Indicators

Door Open Indicator

DRL Indicator

ECON Button

ECON Mode Indicator

Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator

Fog Light Indicator

 

Fuel Level Indicator

Headlight-On Indicator

High-Beam Indicator

Immobilizer System Indicator

Low Tire-Pressure Indicator

Low-Fuel Indicator

Low-Oil Pressure Indicator

Maintenance Minder™ Indicator

Malfunction Indicator

Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator

Seat Belt Reminder Indicator

Security System Indicator

 

Shift Lever Position Indicator

Speedometer

Tachometer

Tailgate Open Indicator

TPMS Indicator

Transmission Indicator

Turn Signal/Hazard Indicators

VSA System and VSA Off Indicators

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