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Honda CR-V Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 Honda CR-V Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 103.1 in
Length 178.3 in
Width 71.6 in
Height 64.7 in
Curb Weight 3305 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.3 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.9 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 58.6 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.5 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.3 in
Headroom, Row 2 38.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 56.4 in
Hip Room, Row 2 53.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 38.3 in
Total Legroom 79.6 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 37.2 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 70.9 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2013 Though a column-mounted shifter and a minivan-like walk through to the second row went away with the third-generation CR-V, Honda's compact crossover retains an interior that puts roominess and functionality ahead of sportiness. Thanks to an open design with a relatively compact instrument panel and center console, both rows feel even roomier than the class-leading (or close to it) specs suggest. Though the second-row seat is mounted too low to provide adults with much thigh support, the floor back there remains hump-free. see full Honda CR-V review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Front seats very comfortable and roomy. They almost appear too wide, and I wish they had more lateral support. Very useable center console with a flat top. see full Honda CR-V review
2011 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
I sometimes have elderly passengers. They do not have to squirm to get in or do calesthenics to get out. see full Honda CR-V review
 

2012 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim LX EX EX-L
Standard Engine 2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@7000
163 lb-ft@4400
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@7000
163 lb-ft@4400
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@7000
163 lb-ft@4400
Standard Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires215/70R16 tires225/65R17 tires225/65R17 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V Powertrain: Cons
YearComment
Through the years the CR-V has enjoyed a number of power bumps. The only engine offered, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, can provide up to 185 horsepower. But this peak power arrives at an ultra-high 7,000 rpm. The engine's peak torque (163 pound-feet at 4,300 rpm) is less impressive. Honda's latest 2.4-liter "Earth Dreams" engine, introduced in the new Accord, is no more powerful, but has a more accessible peak (6,400 rpm) and a stouter midrange (181 pound-feet at 3,900 rpm). Ford, Mazda (for 2014; much weaker 2013 rated here), and others offer stronger four-cylinder engines in their compact crossovers, and in some cases a performance-oriented turbocharged engine as well. But power is only part of the story. The real issues with the CR-V's powertrain involve noise and responsiveness. The engine buzzes when exercised and the five-speed automatic isn't responsive. With EPA ratings of 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway (add one to each figure with front-wheel-drive), fuel economy is very good but not the best for a compact crossover.(The best is Mazda's CX-5.) Here as well some "Earth Dreams" would be welcome. see full Honda CR-V review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Provides all the power that you need, but at times you have to step on it, and the automatic transmission has some delay before it downshifts. Semi-automatic transmission would help, but the D3 button does the job on the freeway, immediately disengaging the overdrives when you want to pass someone quickly. Transmission shifts smoothly, even better so when in ECO mode at low speeds, though ECO mode does seem to rob power and requires harder accelerator input when accelerating. see full Honda CR-V review
2012 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
I have owned over 20 vehicles in my life and this CRV AWD has plenty of power. It is perfectly balanced for power and efficiency. Compared to the Equinox which we were looking at, it is about 1 second faster from 0-60. see full Honda CR-V review
 

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2012 Honda CR-V MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV LX 22,495 21,133 830
4dr SUV EX 24,595 23,098 830
4dr SUV EX-L 27,245 25,579 830

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