Honda's CR-V is affordable and functional. Rear-seat room and cargo space are also generous. Further, its compact dimensions and responsive handling make driving entertaining. Honda made several notable mid-cycle updates to its popular sport utility for 2015. The CR-V gained an updated front and rear appearance, along with new wheels and various trim bits.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Nimble handling, average acceleration, good turning radius, fun to drive!"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very good handling and good acceleration. Over all good driving experience."

Scott L., OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The CRV is a good car to take on trips. The ride is smooth and comfortable"

Robert S., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"For a 4-cylinder vehicle it accelerates quite well, although it is quite noisy. I have no problems getting in/out of parking places, whether parking parallel or in a conventional lot."

Victoria W., MD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Rear visibility is very poor. This is the one reason we may purchase a different vehicle when we replace this one."

Robert D., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Good power but takes time to get up to speed"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Drives fine, but tire inflation monitor incorrectly stays on."

Charles S., MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Smooth acceleration and sporty handling. I love this vehicle!"

Anonymous, RI (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Acceleration is weak but adequate."

Douglas N., OR (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Gas pedal and brake pedal too close together."

Les W., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The CR-V is a good combination of room, fuel mileage, and ability to pass on 2-lane roads."

Malla K., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The four cylinder engine is not powerful enough to accelerate quickly to merge into traffic safely."

Paulette R., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The handling is very good and the acceleration is fine. I feel good driving the car in bad weather."

Andy S., NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It is kind of noisy, and not a smooth ride, but it maneuvers well"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Is an excellent performing car. 5 years with 322,000 miles and it is still in excellent running cobdition"

Burt R., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Tepid acceleration but decent handling for a SUV."

Curtis F., CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Acceleration is not great, but it is a 4 cylinder engine."

Sammy S., TN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It's comfortable and easy handling, has agility on the road and pep for acceleration onto a highway at high speeds for a 4 cylinder. And good mileage."

Michael B., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very peppy for a four cylinder."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Not too bad for this engine."

Sylvia D., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It corners superbly."

Anonymous, WV (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The four cylinder engine is peppy enough under normal driving conditions. However, when using cruise control, speed drops off on even slight grades."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This Malibu has great handling. It;s tight, accelerates well, and it's smooth."

Mike R., OK (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This vehicle is excellent in the snow."

Robert S., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"EXCELLENT Car!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"acceleration is very good braking is very good high seating feels "unstable""

DALE B., MI (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Big blind spots have taken long time to get used to, barely avoided several accidents. Bulbous styling makes it hard to know where the outer edges of the vehicle are. Thank heavens for the backup camera."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"exceleration is ok and handling is good. nothing is bad."

WILLIAM H., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"like the response u get when needed"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Honda CR-V)

"My Honda 2012 CR-V has TERRIBLE blind spots. Also, its acceleration is a bit anemic."

MARY M., WV (2012 Honda CR-V)

"drives very good/somewhat noisy/road noise"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Poor acceleration. Poor gas milage. Under powered"

DOUGLAS Z., NE (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This car drives great with excellent exceleration and handling. It turns on a dime and has never let me down. Love driving it. I've learned to use the back up screen with ease."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"comfortable, safety, up high and can see better"

CYNTHIA P., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"good acceleration onto highways"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V)


Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Poor handling on wet or uneven pavement, brakes seem to wear quickly, noticeable tire slippage."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The tires are not good in the snow. When I use the brakes and the ABS clicks in, the car continues to slide. I had Subaru's for years before this Honda and they had much better tires than this CR-V."

JANE S., PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"We like the look and reliability of the CRV compared to the other crossovers of this size. There's only a couple minor details we wish they'd have improved on. One is acceleration like when getting on a highway. You really have to floor it and you can feel your gas mileage suffering when you do but then it cruises well."

ROGER C., KS (2012 Honda CR-V)

"For my daughter, this is a superior car. I have a second Honda CR-V as an example of how much I like this car."

A L., NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The engine seems a bit undersized for this vehicle, but is in line with the rest of the market. A 6-cylinder option would be preferred for these smaller SUVs."

Anonymous, NM (2012 Honda CR-V)

"For our age, the vehicle is too big for us to handle on narrow winding mountain highways. It is good size for a young family or someone who has to take 4 persons on a trip, but size becomes a factor as one ages. It is complicated to downshift on mountain highways; button to third and then manual to second etc. Somewhat slow steering. On the other hand, reliability is excellent especially as compared to other small-medium SUVs."

Anonymous, NM (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It needs better anti sway bars."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"There is some give to the steering wheel, especially when breaking. Doesn't hug the road."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda CR-V)


Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Intermittent accelerator problem. Sometimes when hitting the accelerator there was no response for 1-3 seconds. This would happen when the car was already in motion. Honda fixed this with a software updated and there have been no problems since then."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Acceleration could be better."

P S., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Adequate in both"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Not enough acceleration"

N H., MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This car is a great performer, but moderately noisy and the seats are rather firm. I wouldn't take on a long trip due to discomfort in the seats."

SAMUEL W., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"we both like the way it drives in town & out on the highway& the rear video back up assist has been a plus when backing out of parking areas or into a area with something that you are backing up to. Also are well pleased with the mileage we get with it along with it being a four wheel drive."

ALAN D., ND (2012 Honda CR-V)

"very versatile vehicle"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Handling is inferior compared to Subaru Forester"

W H., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I absolutely love this CR-V but driving in the highway really needs more acceleration. A V-6 would be perfect. I do mostly town driving but would like the extra "umph" when needed"

ANNE F., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"OK handling but definitely not sporty."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very poor handling, rapid acceleration (like passing other vehicles) is scary, car pulls side to side and need to hold on tight to not loose control, very poor traction on acceleration, poor covering ability."

DAVID H., ON (2012 Honda CR-V)

"We just drove this car to Michigan and back to Maryland and at 71000 miles this car still feels and handles like new. I would recommend this car to anyone. The handling and ride are great as is the amount of luggage that can fit into this vehicle. Except for regular maintenance I have not had to repair anything else on this car."

BRUCE V., MD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Acceleration and handling could be improved. Vehicle needs a little more of a wow factor to appeal to younger generations."

RONALD K., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Wish the acceleration was better when getting on the highway"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"In buying this car, we realized we really prefer the drive of a fuller sized model - i.e. our Accord EX-L over the Civic-based CRV. There is a big difference in both creature comforts, style and performance. I wish there was an Accord based, mid-sized crossover; the pilot is too big, the CRV - even our loaded EX-L version - is not substantial or impressive enough."

DEBORAH F., NH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Have a (somewhere) in dash rattle that I don't care to try and chase but is annoying. Also I'm 6'2" and my right knee contacts the center console when driving, an uncomfortable feature."

Anonymous, ME (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Acceleration is fair at best."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"acceleration is a bit sluggish."

ROGER M., NH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This car is underpowered. Lack of acceleration on short-ramp freeway entrances can be frightening."

JEFFREY O., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Limited acceleration for passing etc. especially in "economy" mode."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Acceleration and passing power is adequate but not great. I have always said that the CR-V needs a stronger engine. Handling and ride comfort are fine."

DON P., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"4 cylinder doesn't have that much power for rapid acceleration."

JAMES C., MD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The car will not hold the road, you have to correct with steering wheel constantly. When accelerating, sometimes the car just stalls and you have to let off the gas and try again."

GUY G., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The turning radius is excellent."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Handling is good but it is somewhat underpowered."

BLAIR G., SK (2012 Honda CR-V)

"maybe it's my age but I believe the shocks could be improved"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Lots of pickup and is compact enough to move through traffic"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This car has an 'Econ' button on the dash. The acceleration performance changes dramatically with Econ ON or OFF. With the Econ button OFF and the cruise control ON, the system behaves like: "Oh my God, he wants to go faster! Hurry up!" But with Econ ON and cruise control ON, the system behaves like: "Oh, he wants to go a little faster. We'll get there, we'll get there.' I have seen people in the Honda forums that apparently don't understand this difference in behavior. In stop/go traff"

LANIS L., MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Acceleration and timing are a bit sluggish at times, particularly going up hills"

THOMAS A., WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"good accelaration and handling i realy like it"

GERARD M., NH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The engine is spirited and adequate. With the a/c on don't expect good acceleration. I think handling is very good."

WILLIAM M., NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The only thing that isn't good about the driving experience is the wind noise while driving on highways."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I has a powerful engine and handles like my civic"

THOMAS Q., NH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Used primarily for in town and local driving: Has the pep and handling to get around streets, parking lots, and handles well in snow and on ice."

HAROLD R., ND (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It has gotten sluggish in its acceleration as it has aged."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The vehicle frame on sides of front windshield obscure your vision when making a left turn or right turn. It blocks your view of possible pedestrians crossing right in front of you."

NANCY D., PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Vehicle handles like a sports car. Has great acceleration when called upon. Economical operation."

JUDY K., GA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"After driving my BMW X3, driving my wife's Honda CR-V feels like a piece of crap."

LAURENCE L., IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Road noise is not good and tends to wander with a side wind. Great car for around town but not so good on a long trip"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The acceleration of the Honda CRV is not what I would expect. It is a little sluggish. The ride comfort is just ok. Nothing to brag about."

WILLIAM O., IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"happy with everything"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda CR-V)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The passenger seat is fixed and it hurts my wife's back to sit in it because it is too low and holds her knees higher than her seat."

Anonymous, WV (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It is somewhat noisy at freeway speeds ( 70 to 75 mph ) both wind noise and road noise. At a steady 80 mph it the engine is starting to get busy."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"There are no heat/AC vents to heat or cool the back seat passengers. This can be a problem on a longer trip, especially during the summer."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The seats in the CR-V are good. They have space for a tall person in the front while giving passengers in the rear good room as well. The ride and noise level for the car is good."

Andy S., NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The car is so loud as to preclude conversation at times. Road noise is awful."

Jeffrey H., CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"very comfortable, solid riding vehicle"

Ed K., IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats. There is no good reason why the front passenger seat cannot have multiway electric controls."

Roy M., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Sit up hogh, comfortable seats and ride."

Linda T., MD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats not as comfortable as Lincoln, wear on you on trips over an hour"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great ride, seats adjust perfectly, noise level much improved."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"MARVELOUS Car!!!!!!!!"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I still think Honda could do a better job with the noise in the car. It is still too noisy."

Anonymous, KY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It is very comfortable to drive in and it gets good gas mileage."

Eric K., OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This is a noisy car"

Anonymous, MS (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The Honda CR-V's were notoriously bad for their road noise inside the cabin of the vehicle, and this one is no different. It's not something that you'd call a "quiet ride"."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great seats if you are 5'8" and under after that it is very cramped, especially if you are driving"

Brad R., NH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great seats, easy to find right position. Quiet car with smooth ride"

Anonymous, ME (2012 Honda CR-V)

"There is no way to drink a glass ofwater whie this vehicle is moving, it's like riding in a stagecoach. On the highway, it's pretty noisy."

Mike R., OK (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The seats are comfortable but there is a bit of road noise."

Ooms W., IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"ride is noisy and you cannot drive with the windows down"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I have a loud noise coming from the tires. Don't know if its the tires cause I had an alignment and the tires inspected. Firestone said the tires are ok, to maybe check the struts. Honda said there's nothing wrong with the struts so I'm in the middle."

Dennis O., OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"noisy ride"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats are too hard and road noise is too loud"

Donald M., GA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I had a hip replacement recently, so access and egress suddenly became important elements to the car that I use. Fortunately, our old CR-V is very easy to get into and out of, and I still like sitting slightly above the roof line of the cars in front of me while I'm stuck in traffic. It makes the bumper-to-bumper waits a bit easier to take."

Jeff F., HI (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The seats are more confortable than the previous model and were more confortable than competitors small suvs. The seater works great in cold weather and heats up quickly. I like being able to choose high or low heat for the seat. The ride is better than competitors"

Richard W., OK (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Front seats become very uncomfortable for long trips."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Terrible road noise on highway. Can barely hear the radio"

Anonymous, NE (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very nice, quiet and comfortable ride"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Front passenger seat too short am only six feet and cannot stretch legs"

Patrick R., IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The CR-V is the right height. It is easy to get in and out and the seats are comfortable on long trips."

Malla K., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The noise level in the CRV is uncomfortably loud. Passengers in the back seat have difficulty hearing conversations in the front seat especially at highway speeds."

Douglas N., OR (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats and ride are fine with this vehicle. Road noise on the other hand is bothersome. When we replaced the tires, we used another brand and noticed an improvement in deadening road noise."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The seats are too hard and uncomfortable."

Paulette R., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very good comfort, noise, and ride on round trip from AZ to Seattle."

Gilbert M., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Back seating is very tight and uncomfortable for adults to enter, exit, or sit."

Charles S., MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The position of the headrests in the front seats aren't comfortable for me. I would like my head to be able to move farther back. This is my wife's car and she does like the headrest position. I wish these could be adjusted to positions we both like."

Daniel L., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Poor seat padding, very loud on highway rides and seat adjustments feel cheap"

Daniel P., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"As are most Honda's the road noise is poor."

Rodgers B., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This SUV is a Trooper! We've taken long trips, up to 2000 miles and never tired of it. The CRV also needs sound deadening for the cabin. Road noise wears on you during a long trip."

Michael B., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Good......ride. will not go far enough back.......I have very long cushion too short"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Nice little car. Bought it to tow behind an RV. Serves that purpose well. My one complaint is road noise which is very loud."

Danny W., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very comfortable seats and a comfortable ride."

William D., WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The ride is quite and it is very easy to drive"

Ron W., IN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It is very noisy & bumpy."

Sylvia D., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Excessive road noise makes sound system difficult to hear. Uncomfortable seats not suited for long trips."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This car is way too noisy"

JOHN Z., OR (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Climate is weak"

Anonymous, QC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great lumbar support and control and love the heated seats, Climate control sometimes glitches."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Not that much room in the driver's seat for tall people. Doors sound tinny when you close them."

JAMES C., MD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Dashboard is not well layed out Lots of road noise"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I am 6-1. The leg room is somewhat tight. On a long trip we found the seats did not give us leg support."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats are uncomfortable during long drives."

STEVE M., IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Dual heat/AC is an excellent feature. The ride is smooth. Nose is OK (could be better), but it doesn't detract."

MARCIA M., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"rough ride bumpy on uneven pavement"

DAVID E., BC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats uncomfortable on long trips."

RICH D., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"there is to much road noise, the Bluetooth can be difficult to pare up and keep the audio going with navigation"

DANA S., OR (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Interior noise is excessive on the highway."

L S., WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I can not get comfortable with the seat. An hour's drive can become painful. Not enough cushioning. I am comparing to a Dodge Caravan I used to own."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"There is more noise from the transmission than I want to hear. The seats are a bit stiff and the head support is too close to upright"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Not enough leg room"

FRED H., AL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Backup camera display becoming dim with age. Very easy to drive but road noise is louder than it should be."

JEROME S., CT (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Limited seating comfort, short length to accelerator pedal making a long drive cramped and uncomfortable"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"sun visors are inexcusably ineffective in this car. they are small, mounted too high, too light"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats are not comfortable on long drives."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"At speeds over 50 miles per hour, the care is very noisy."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Road noise is only major weakness of this car"

CINDY B., AL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Too noisy"

LINDSAY R., IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Needs better noise isolation"

WILLIAM B., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats and legroom is not adequate for my height of 6' 4"

RICHARD B., OR (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The noise level in the cabin is too high. I just bought new tires early (Michelin Defender) to get away from the Bridgestone's that were contributing to the noise."

Anonymous, SD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It's the right size for me. It looks very stylish, and drives good. Mileage for an all wheel drive vehicle is good, averaging about 26mpg overall. The ride is comfortable, and everything works well."

TOM T., WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Has lumbar support which is the first thing I look for in a vehicle"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Heating system on driver side has gone out twice"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Road noise a little louder than desirable"

ALAN S., ON (2012 Honda CR-V)

"1. The gas mileage on my 2012 Honda CRV is much lower than what the manufacturer indicates, both when I have the eco save button on or off. I am getting about 20 mpg driving on country roads and freeway might go up to 21 mpg. 2. My battery died in the car within a few months of ownership. It took multiple trips to the dealer to resolve because I would get it jump started, drive there, and then they could not identify the problem. Then, the battery went dead again, right after the 3 year warr"

MAUREEN B., MD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The car is extremely quiet."

F N., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The noise by the driver's side windows is somewhat distracting."

CATHY K., MT (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Still a bit noisy and stiff ride"

CURTIS S., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Interior is very noisy and almost intolerable over long trips. The seats are comfortable but feel a bit flat and are too close to the floor."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Road noise very loud"

JOHN H., PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Road noise"

JIMMY S., TN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seating is a little cramped. The climate control seems to keep the car warmer than expected."

ROBERT T., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I would like a quieter ride. Some highway driving is fairly quiet if the road is smooth black top but most of the time the highway noise could be better controlled by Honda engineering. Also i don't like using the blue tooth to talk on the phone because it's often noisy and if the A/C is on there is a buzzing noise."

SUSAN G., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"there is a musty smell periodically emanating from the air conditioning system. there is a rattle (buzzing sound from the dash board) that the source cannot be found by dealer. i have a hearing impairment and the road noise makes it impossible for me to enter into the conversation."

JAMES K., WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The air conditioner compressor failed at around 50K. Come on, they can't make a AC unit that goes longer than that ?"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Too much road noise in the cabin. Ride somewhat harsh."

DAVID D., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Too much road noise in cabin at highway speeds"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Lumbar support is lacking even with electrical control."

HAL M., OK (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats too firm and not comfortable for time of extended diving"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The seats are very uncomfortable on long trips. The road noise is extremely high and very annoying on long trips."

BLAIR G., SK (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The very small sun visors do not offer protection from the sun. an extension might help."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Could be more comfortable for long trips, and road noise is somewhat negative."

KEN S., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Not exactly comfort, but...upholstery stains very easily. Water has stained the driver's seat."

Anonymous, AP (2012 Honda CR-V)

"seats could be more comfortable. leather is and looks like the most inexpensive hides used. looks kind of ragged at this point in time. noise is a very distracting factor when driving on the expressway. air is great in this vehicle during 90* + heat. computer/menu is all screwed up not working at all, Honda wants $120. to look at the system for needed repairs(if any)"

JACK S., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Back seats have minimal comfort."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The CRV is perfect for my needs. I fish a lot and can fit everything for myself and a friend. I would buy another when I want."

BARBARA H., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The seats are unconfortable on long trips. It is a noisy car inside"

JOHN P., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Needs more front seat legroom. I am six feet tall, and could use another inch or two of leg room"

ERIC D., IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Rear wheel noise with the windows down is very excessive"

ROBERT S., OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"seats, comfort"

M M., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"No lumbar adjustment on the Ex but I did not want leather which comes with the adjustment. Changed after 2012."

PAUL M., ON (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Noise inside the vechile"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Not enough sound proofing. Noisy inside of the vehicle at highway speeds, but you get use to it."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Lots of road noise. Seats not comfortable for a long drive."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Easy to drive in all conditions and trips."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Not comfortable for long trips."

MICHAEL W., CT (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very comfortable and the AWD handles well. Acceleration is just ok but mileage is very good. A little noisy at highway speed."

J F., GA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Some road noise."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"There is no climate control for back seat passengers."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"ROAD NIISE. Hard to hear and be heard when traveling!"

MICHAEL B., NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"need better seats, more choices across the product line"

WILLARD H., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I have had 4 CRVs and every one had a level of road noise that I found disappointing. That's the only complaint - I wish Honda could do something about the road noise."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Tall person cannot extend legs in passenger seat"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"bluetooth not always reliable seats not comfortable road noise so loud at times have to turn up the radio volume"

MARY D., CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I am short (5'3") and the seat belt cannot be adjusted to not go across my neck - so I have to sit on a pad. I have the seat raised as high as it can go."

Anonymous, SD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The vehicle transmit a considerable amount of road noise to the inside of the vehicle (I knew this concerning the CR-V based upon Consumer Reports analysis of this vehicle, and I found it to be correct)."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The seat belt pulls and locks while driving making it uncomfortable."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The seats, in fact the whole interior, looks nice, but they are not comfortable after just a few miles. The cushions are stiff and even with lumbar support, they are difficult to adjust to a comfortable position."

MICHAEL E., KS (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats are very uncomfortable on long trips. Car is a bit noisy with a buzzing sound and transmission noise on deceleration. Overall it's comfortable for everyday use."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Lots of road noise, some help when got new tires, but still a lot of highway road noise. More than CX-5 and Rogue owned by relatives."

EDWARD P., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)


M M., IN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats are hard (butt is numb after 4 hours), some road noise. Not enough leg room in front seat. Can't stretch our legs out."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Front seat comfort and cabin noise level is NOT what I expected from a $30,000 top trim level model vehicle."

JANET B., PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Road noise is too high."

ROLAND-DIAN B., ME (2012 Honda CR-V)

"High level of road noise on the highway. Ride could be better, but it is, after all, a truck."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Still works the same as when it was new."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seat belt does not fall in the right place across chest. I believe it would choke me if I had an accident."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The amount of road and wind noise in the cabin is excessive."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"My only complaint is the noise level when driving."

MELANIE P., TN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"No air conditioning vents in rear seat area, air flow is not sufficient to the rear, rear passengers uncomfortable in the summer heat"

RICHARD B., GA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Over all I like all the features but it would be nice to have less road noise."

DIANN G., NV (2012 Honda CR-V)

"noise-it always sounds like a window is open while driving"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I am a tall driver, and the seat was just too short, without enough adjustments to compensate. Had to trade vehicles with my wife due to poor thigh support leading to knee and back pain, even on trips of 30 minutes."

GREGORY H., KY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"In general, not bad. However, the ride is somewhat bumpier than my last minivan, a Plymouth Voyager"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Lots of road noise"

BRUCE P., AZ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Needs better lumbar support in the seats an more foot room on the floor. Rides longer than 2 hours can get very uncomfortable. Would not use car for a long trip."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Love the fabric (as opposed to leather) heated seats, but the fabric is harder to keep clean than prior vehicles. Had to have the headrests straightened, as they pushed my head too far forward, gave me headache."

Anonymous, BC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The heat on the driver's side was not as warm as on passenger's side. Dealer had to flush the system several times; discovered later that this is a problem on 2012 and other Honda years and dealers had been notified about how to fix it, but I was not notified of the problem while under warranty."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I wish the car was quieter. Road noise bothers me at times."

Anonymous, AK (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Only complaints I have are with the occasional creaking car frame and with the occasional smell of fumes when first turning on the heater."

JAMES K., NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Comfortable on all ways. However, when driving, it is a very noisy ride...almost like you are in an airplane at times even with all windows closed."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The car is so quiet! the front seats are extremely comfortable. We love this car!!!"

TALLY O., MI (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Road noise in cabin with windows closed is awful. Like driving a lumber truck. Cell phone interface does not pick up calls when radio is on--callers hear the radio playing. This has never worked well in the past 3 years but did work when the car was new. Honda says its my phone. I don't think-so."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Needs cushier seats. Needs AC in back seat"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seats, ride"

LOREN B., CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"interior materials not holding up."

KEVIN W., NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Road nosie"

G C., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"We like it on trips for the smooth ride and amount of space for baggage"

ROBERT S., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"driver seat extremely comfortable. climate control very good. ride too stiff.road and wind noise is so bad we can't hear the radio."

WILLIAM H., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It's noisy and has a blind spot but I like it very much, especially the backup camera"

WAYNE W., SC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very nice, comfortable ride but there is a fair amount of road noise, not a huge deal but it is there. Very safe car."

RANDY J., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It has heated seats which are great in the winter time"

DALE R., CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Driver and front passenger seats are horrible. Hard, uncushioned bum-numbing. I have to get out to uncramp my legs every half hour. Never owned a car with bad seats before. never again."

JAMES S., PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Next time I would get electronic seats instead of manual. The manual seats are a pain."

PEGGY B., CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"very bumpy ride may need new shocks"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Driver and passenger front seats do not allow for long term comfortable positions. Whether driving or as a passenger, after about an hour-and-a-half, my and my wife's right leg is in pain."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"well satisfied"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Seat belts are impossible. Don't retract, lock at the wrong times. Nav system so poor that I use a Garmin."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Front seats are comfortable but not the back seats"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Front seats are too small in widrg and depth"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The noise from outside is very noticeable. Acceleration on hills isn't very good. The changing of gears is very noticeable. I live in a hilly area. Probably will not buy this car again because of this fact."

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Harsh ride, noisy interior"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Takes an exceptionally long time to reach operating temperature, impacting fuel economy and interior heat"

BOB H., WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"More road noise than I would like and the car has a stiff ride when off-highway. I have cloth seat but I'm finding them not as cushioned as leather seats."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Too much road noise at highway speeds."

K S., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Winter driving"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I wish the car didn't have so many rattles...I hate rattles. One in particular inside the rear left door. The windows seem to be the cause of many of the rattles."

THOMAS R., MN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"seats are not as comfortable as the acura seats."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"The leather seats are very comfortable with electrical heating in the seats, for winter."

CLIFTON D., SC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Ride is not the smoothest."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Too noisey, seats uncomfortable"

GEORGE W., ND (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very noisy on freeway...can't listen to music."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Could be more comfortable on long trips"

MARTY D., KS (2012 Honda CR-V)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Due to the vehicle' popularity, we could not get any dealership to come off the sticker price."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"We have had plenty of Hondas. They have always been trustworthy and a good value."

Robert S., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very reliable, slow depreciation of value, Not comfortable due to poor adjustment range of power drivers seat"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This is an ideal SUV for city errands and trips. Lots of room, peppy, economical, never needs repair."

Adam B., NS (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great car for the price, if you are a long term consumer"

Stuart P., GA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I am extremely satisfied with the overall value of this vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This is a fabulous value for a reliable and highly practical vehicle."

Jeffrey H., CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Reliable, good value for the year offered, decent looks and features"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great value for what we got."

Ron W., IN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I like the easy-on-the-eyes styling of this CRV. Some might call it a non-style, but it hasn't aged at all. For being five years old, this car still looks as good as new. I've parked it outside in the blazing sun and it has never been sheltered in a garage - yet the paint job still glistens after my bi-weekly washings. And it's been troublefree mechanically (knock on wood!) since Day 1."

Jeff F., HI (2012 Honda CR-V)

"great car"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V)

"This has been an excellent vehicle. very pleased with the dealer."

Dave M., ID (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great vehicle and value, but Honda really did a great job improving the 2017 model! Bought 2017 hopefully it would be as good as 2012 and thrilled about improvements!"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I bought this car as a factory order to get the options I desired. The dealer gave a nice discount from MSRP, a fair price on my trade-in, and the delivery from the factory was quicker than they quoted. Happy on all accounts."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Solid, versatile and comfortable transportation."

Curtis F., CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very reliable, trouble free, smooth engine/drive train, spacious interior, little more road noise than would like."

Terrence-Linda B., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"NOt much more to say. Good price and I have had very few issues with the car over the last 5 years."

John A., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great looks, styling & reliability for a great price."

L S., CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Our dealer sold it at a price less than CR new car reports listed as dealer cost, including holdbacks."

Anonymous, OK (2012 Honda CR-V)

"purchased with just 1200 miles at a good price"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It's a great SUV, though I find the seats a bit uncomfortable on long trips. And I think the Blutooth is better, looks better, sounds better and is easier to navigate on our Camry."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Purchased from a lease (daughter) through our Honda dealer"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Great car, dependable, great ride great value"

Anonymous, RI (2012 Honda CR-V)


Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Rear camera came undone very excited expensive to fix."

RICHARD E., CO (2012 Honda CR-V)

"love the CR-V. have had no problems and it runs great while getting 34 MPG on the highway. recommend to everyone."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"For the lady"

RONALD P., WA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"the car is made in japan."

M M., MA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"the only thing i hate about this car is when its cold outside and you go to start the car it makes a noise like sound of metal. I reported to the dealer since it was new and they don't know what it is"

GERARD M., NH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Very reliable with style"

WILLIS H., GA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"In 2014 I paid about $2,000 less for this CR-V than I did for my previous CR-V in 2003, which had comparable mileage. This is before inflation is taken into account. The current CR-V has features like a back-up camera, stability assist, the "Eco" mode, a readout screen with fuel use info, etc. Fuel economy is about 15% better."

MICHAEL A., ON (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Lots of features for the amount paid."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"I was supposed to have gotten the AWD version. Dealer said was ready. Didn't realize until got home that it was a plain car, no AWD. But was charged for the AWD version. Guess its really a dealer dissatisfaction."

JERRY J., AL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Good gas mileage, great cargo area. Confusing electronics"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It has provided just what we were looking for when we bought it. Some room for our travels and highway gas mileage that is 30mpg+."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Overall, good investment"

RON K., SD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"MPG, Reliability"

LOUIS B., NV (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Overall I feel that I received great value from the Honda CR-V . It's roomy , handles well , durable and great on fuel consumption. It's also fun to drive and Honda is always making improvements . My only complaint is I wish I could purchase a mechanics Manuel for my vehicle to do my own repairs instead of taking it to the dealership ."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda CR-V)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The front seats and foot areas are small."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Stylist and useful vehicle"

Anonymous, ME (2012 Honda CR-V)

"outside very nice, inside a little sparse plastic-y. Sun viosrs are small & do not extended. Seats are stiff"

DEBORAH F., NH (2012 Honda CR-V)

"all wheel drive"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Honda CR-V)

"It has room for all the things I take to Florida in the winter, and looks very cute. I am not the best judge of distance, so the size is perfect for me."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"good styling"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"My main complaint with the CR-V are the seats. They are not comfortable for long drives. Otherwise, it's an excellent car."

SERGIO N., CA (2012 Honda CR-V)

"In my opinion all suv's styling is rather ho-hum. There's nothing WOW about suv styling"

WILLIAM M., NC (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Same response for the CRV as the Accord."

BARBARA H., FL (2012 Honda CR-V)

"Attractive and well made interior. Doesn't appear cheap."

SCOTT H., CA (2012 Honda CR-V)


RAHIM S., TX (2012 Honda CR-V)

"happy with everything"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda CR-V)

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