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2012 Honda CR-V

vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
edited December 2013 in Honda
Has anyone heard anything about the 2012 Honda CR-V? I know it will be good, my question, will Honda match KIA with their 2011 Sportage which will have a Turbo 2.0 developing 274 HP? It will also have a 6 speed automatic!!


  • motoguy128motoguy128 Posts: 146
    Most think honda will release a 6 or 7 speed automatic soon. I believe that unlike Hyundai/Kia and most other MFG's, Honda actually designs and builds it's own transmissions, so it may take a little longer to catch-up.

    I'd expect displacement to go up to 2.5L and it will make around 200HP with a bump in torque to around 175 ft-lbs.. I don't expect anything earth shattering because they would hurt resale values of older models. How much do you think a used Kia will be worht after they make a complete design change like this? Even a 1 y/o model? Expect mileage to increase to 23/32 and 22/31 for the FWD/AWD respectively.

    I wouldn't be suprised if the next drivetrain revision for the larger Honda 4 cylidner includes a hybrid option as well.
  • vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
    I hope you are correct with a 6 or 7 speed transmission. I know the 2011 Accord and maybe the Pilot with have it. Hope no problems as they did when their 5 speed first came out. A new 6 speed tranny should improve the MPG, hopefully a bit better than the 23/32 you mention. My 07 EX-L gives me about 20/29 now. Wish it gave me the mileage of my FIT!

    A hybrid option sounds good but would love to have the DIESEL they were planning a year or so back! That with a 6 speed manual like they have in Europe!

    I want to see Honda step it up a bit for the 2012 model due, I'm guessing late summer 2011. That's next year!
  • motoguy128motoguy128 Posts: 146
    I think the 6 speed would provide a very small improvement in mileage. But it already has a very tall 5th gear. So I expect it will mainly just improve performance. They will need to increase displacement to 2.5L and improve aerodynamics and reduce weight to increase mileage much.

    To improve city mileage you mostly need ot reduce weight. For highway, it's aerodynamics, engine tuning and gear ratios.

    The Diesel won't happen... nor the manual. Too low volume and too expensive for a significant imrpovment in mileage. But a Hybrid for the same investment will give equl or better performance with increased mileage. Most reviews of the Honda Diesel in the CR-V said that it's noisy although performance is about the same. You'd probably see mileage with a disel around 25/36 I'd guess.

    I think hte disel was more of a rumor than an actual plan... and made sense when disel was a lot cheaper than gas and gas was at $4/gallon. until gas prices take off again, you won't see a diesel option.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,920
    edited June 2011
    Here we go - new launch coming so it's time to start rolling out the teases. Nary a hint in this article or in the link to Honda's official tease page.

    The 2012 Honda CR-V is Coming! The 2012 Honda CR-V is Coming!

  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    Here's a spy shot of the '12 CR-V :

    Nice to see Honda doesn't have a roof rack on it!

    How many people even use a roof rack, make it an option for those who want/need it in my opinion.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,920
    Racks typically hurt mileage so that makes sense. I'd rather stick my Yakima racks on top than use a factory rack anyway.
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,869
    Don't think that any generation CR-V has had a roof rack as standard... I wanted one, just didn't want to pay for it... ;)

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    If they do have a third row, I sure wouldn't want to ride in it!

    They make just a few RAV-4's with a next to worthless third row.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,920
    edited July 2011
    Maybe Honda is simply trying to create some buzz?

    Spy Photos: 2013 Honda CR-V Caught with Hatch Open, No Third Row (Straightline)

    I'm waiting for the "spy shot" of the hood open with the camera operator just happening to be in range while the tester "checks the oil."

    Which is it anyway - a 2012 or 2013?

  • vrmvrm Posts: 301
    edited July 2011
    Honda has posted one front shot of the 2012 CR-V.

    Honda got it right this time.

    The first round went to Kia. The second round goes to Honda.
  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    edited July 2011
    Here's the link to the picture of the CR-V on Honda's site, looks like an improvement over previous years to me, now to wait for more pics of the rest of the vehicle.
  • toledo73toledo73 Posts: 58
    Thanks, just got the email from Honda with the same pic. I like it but wonder if road noise will be addressed and if they'll have center console.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,347
    I have no idea what Honda did but "something" happened with the 2011 CRV's that really reduced road noise over the 2010's.

    Our 2003 has always had more road noise than I wold like but it's never bothered us one bit. My wife usually drives the 2011 but when I jumped in it the other day the first thing I noticed was how much quietier it was than our 2003. A lot more power too.

    Through my years at Honda I learned that whenever a model changes, some people like the changes and others ask..." Why did Honda mess this up?"

    Some people like center consoles and others have no use for them.

    When the current CRV's came out, some people complained that they had moved the spare tire inside instead of mounting it on the back door.

    When a slow selling color is dropped some gripe that Honda dropped their favorite color etc.

    Happens every time.
  • toledo73toledo73 Posts: 58
    I'll have to check it out. I owned an 08, and frankly, I was not greatly troubled with the noise. I liked it a lot. I'm spoiled now with an 2010 Highlander V6, very quiet. I read today that the 2012 has been delayed till December from October. I'm anxious to see it.
  • pete2815pete2815 Posts: 20
    The road noise on my wife's 08 greatly improved as did its ride when I changed the tires to Goodyear.
  • CR-V: The redesigned Civic-based compact, delayed slightly by the Japan earthquake, will arrive in November. The new styling includes a canted back end like that of a Volvo XC60. While rumors fly that the longer body means third-row jump seats, the U.S. version will just have more cargo room behind the five-seat passenger area. The 201-hp 2.4-liter engine comes from the Acura TSX wagon and Civic Si. A hybrid version may be offered as well, but no V6.
  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    Took a few crossovers for a test ride and the current-2011 CR-V definately has the highest level of road noise on various road surfaces, also had the firmest ride (which didn't really surprise us.)

    Curious if Honda will address the road noise issue in the '12 model.

    Good to see the info on the increase in hp.
  • smaxxsmaxx Posts: 9
    edited August 2011
    They apparently did not address it on the new Civic. Why would the CR-V be different? (It's based on the Civic platform.) I have an '09 CR-V and the road noise is irritating.
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