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2012 Honda CR-V



  • rojmarojma Posts: 9
    Just wanted to let everyone know that in addition to Blackberrys and some Android phones, reading of SMS messages on the 2012 Honda CRV is supported with Windows Phone 7 (Mango) . When we test drove one we paired it with our LG Quantum and confirmed that it could read incoming SMS text messages. It also played audio from the phone via Bluetooth, including showing song information. Nice!
  • I disagree. I think people want 2wd, even in the northeast. The only problems I ever had with my 2007 CR-V were with the 4wd system. Also, if you look at the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe you will see that they sell plenty of front wheel drive (note that the Sorento outsold the CR-V a few times in the last year). I live in NJ and I vacation in Vermont for about 4-5 ski weekends every year. I've never had any problems with a FWD car in the snow. I have had problems with cars with tires bad for snow. I would take a FWD with snow tires over any 4wd system with all-season tires. I discussed this topic with a Honda Sales Manager he agreed. 4WD helps you accelerate and only works up to 18mph on the CR-V. In the snow, stopping is the most important thing and 4wd does not help with that at all. I'll take the higher reliability, lower maintenance cost and 2-3% better gas mileage (all totaled there is about a $1000 savings over a 5 year period).
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,602
    I would bet that you could take a FWD model and stick an AWD badge on it, and a large percentage of owners (especailly ones in moderate climates) would never know the difference.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • There seems to be a shortage of CR-Vs in the lower NYC/LI area? Does anyone seem to know when more are due to arrive? I have been trying to get an EXL AWD.
  • Does anyone know just when the LX models would be available? I can't afford the EX models or the AWD, so am anxious to get a LX FWD model.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,358
    I guess we just have to disagree with each other.

    After selling CRV's, Pilots and Passports for nearly 14 years I can tell you that here in the Seattle area where it seldom snows, 2WD CRV's are nearly saleproof. Both as new and used cars. People simply feel they have to have 4WD. We do have a LOT of hills here so that may be part of the reason.

    People DO NOT want 2WD cars in my neck of the woods! They sit on our lots forever!

    People buy Kias because they want to spend as little money as possible so it makes sense they would sell a lot of 2WD's.

    I do agree that the tires will make a HUGE difference. In 2009, our son bought a new Subaru Impreza. He was shocked to find out that it was horrible in the snow until he put a set of Blizzacks on it.

    A lot of pople don't realize that 4WD won't allow them to stop one bit faster and they get in trouble as a result.

    I don't mind paying a few bucks every couple of years to change the rear diff fluid which is the only "maintenance" they require and I'll take the slight gas mileage hit.

    When I finally decide to part with our CRV's ( a 2003 and a 2011), I want a car that someone will actually buy.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,358
    This would depend on where you live. In the sunbelt areas, they should be in good supply.

    Most of the stores in the northern climates don't order very many since they simply don't sell well at all.
  • I'm in NYC and two dealerships told me that LX models will not be available till the end of January. One salesman said its because Honda decided last minute to put the rearview camera in all models and so this delayed shipment of the LX.
  • shyboyshyboy Posts: 31
    which dealership in Arlington, VA has 2012 CRV LX?
  • shyboyshyboy Posts: 31
    any availability for the LX models in Northern VA?
  • Just got a 2012 CRV EX AWD yesterday. However, I do know when the AWD will engage. Based on the menu, if "AWD" light is always on, it meas AWD has problems. If AWD light is blinking, means that AWD system is overheat and you should stop. so how can I know AWD is active and operate normally? BTW, when or how many miles should I do the first oil change?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,602
    Simple as if the light isn't on, then it should be working normally.

    If you want to test it out, get on a loose or slippery surface, and from a stop hit the gas. you should "feel" the rear end grabbing too.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • I have a new 2012 CR-V EX-L AWD with 1400 miles. According to the trip computer my gas mileage is well below what's expected. Honda advertises 22 city, 30 highway and 25 combined for an AWD. I got 24 on a purely highway trip and am getting 17 combined, and I've been using the economy feature. I have an appointment with the dealer for later this week, but am wondering if anyone has had this problem. Thanks.
  • caffycaffy Posts: 5
    Chaoskate, your message really got my attention. My husband and I were preparing to buy a new 2012 CR-V within the next 2-3 weeks and the gas mileage was one of the big selling points for us. I did a little research to see if I could find anyone else with the same complaint and I found this message on another website:

    "Just bought a new CRV 2012 about 2 weeks ago. Nice car, however the gas mileage is terrible. 16 mpg in city. This is the same as my Father's 1998 Chevy, 8 cylinder, pickup.

    I hear people tell me about breaking in the engine and winter blends. I have a hard time with this since I did not have to beak in my 2011 Camry for good mpg. It was getting about 30 mpg from day one.

    As far as winter blends are concern - the Chevy Trruck is using the same kind of gas and is getting 16 mpg. "

    This was written about a week ago according to the website:

    Please keep us updated on the results after you speak to the dealer. Also, I'll be interested in hearing from others. It's definitely a deal killer for us.
  • caffycaffy Posts: 5
    BTW, did you try to calculate your own mpg based on the number of gallons of gas added to vehicle vs. the number of miles driven? I was wondering if it could be a computer calculation issue rather than an actual mpg problem?
  • shyboyshyboy Posts: 31
    I got 2012 2WD EX last week.
    put almost 400 miles and in city the trip computer shows 27.9 miles / gallon.

    I will refill the tank tomorrow and will post more results next week.
  • caffycaffy Posts: 5
    Thanks shyboy! That's encouraging. I'm anxious to hear the results next week.
  • ndmike88ndmike88 Posts: 154
    My wife just bought a 2012 CR-V EX-L RES. Her first fill-up averaged 27.8 MPG. 50/50 city and highway.
  • rojmarojma Posts: 9
    We have had our 2012 CRV EX-L AWD for about 3 weeks now. Our trip computer is showing around 23mpg in eco mode and almost entirely city driving. I have not manually computed.
  • ndmike88ndmike88 Posts: 154
    We have yet to use the ECO mode. Just drop it in "D" and go.
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