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2012 Honda CR-V



  • My VIN number starts with 5J6 perhaps you are right. I will ask the Honda dealer and service people on Monday where this car was made. If I could listen to an EX CRV radio manufacture in North America,

    I am also concerned with the MPG

    Thank you for the information, maybe this info can help me in my negotiations in findings another/different CRV EX with a radio I can listen to.

    Where did you read-find this info. Thank you
    I will post what happens on Monday.
  • I had a dealer tell me this. However, a VIN with a 5 is North America. So, that blows that theory. Id be curious to see what you find out.
  • I would like the issue to be resolved. i can not believe the dealership knowingly would sell CRV's that have useless radios. This has been going on for a week much too long to resolve this issue. I am tired of phone calls and driving a loaner
  • ndmike88ndmike88 Posts: 155
    Our VIN starts with a J and the radio is crystal clear. Think about it..why would Honda produce CR-V's where some of the radios are full of static and some are not. Does that really make sense to you.
  • No one said they intentionally did anything. But Radiation can reek havoc on electronics. Just saying.
  • Hi

    Are you driving an EX AWD 2012 CRV?
  • ndmike88ndmike88 Posts: 155
    2012 CR-V EX-L RES 2WD.
  • So here's the update: dealer immediately whipped out a printout (already in hand) about how cold weather affects gas mileage and claimed that even at 40 degrees, the gas mileage would be off by at least 5 miles/gallon. Also claimed that Honda doesn't advertise any particular mileage and there is nothing wrong with my car. He then said there's no breaking issue and that not using the cruise control is applicable only to the first 200 miles.

    He then suggested I take it for a purely highway drive, setting the cruise control to 55 and resetting the trip meter once it reached 55, but said to expect it to be 5-6 mpg less than expected due to the cold (beautiful sunny 42 degrees). So I drove it for 25 miles on a virtually empty Mass. Pike in the middle of the day, so no need to ever brake, etc. and with the eco mode on. I got 32 miles/gallon.

    Now I have driven another 30 miles in my normal combination city/roadway/highway driving and the average mileage is already down to 21, even including the 25 miles at 32 mpg.

    My takeaway from this is that if you do mostly highway driving in a non-congested area you will get the advertised mileage. If you live in an urban area like me, it will be below.

    But I am really wondering what kind of area the people who are reporting good mileage are in.

    I haven't decided on next steps. BTW-- I have no problem with radio static and it's a J VIN .

    The print out the dealer already had ready to handout is from Nov. 2005
  • Are you driving an EX AWD 2012 CR-V . I am asking because of the static I have. It gets me upset to think I will have a gas monster on my hands the new improved CR-V MPG. IU go to the dealer tomorrow.
  • I have around 500 mi in my odometer and the average mpg of 20.8 with 70/30 ratio of city/highway. I called up the dealer about this and he very rudely said please check the sticker and numbers written in small. Its all about how you drive and we cannot help to get mpg up :-(
    Is that a true statement, really upset with bad mileage
  • Yes I have my EX CRV back and I don't like it.
    The radio is awful. Speakers aren't that good either.
    The MPG is far away from what I had thought. EPA MPG is under the best of best situations and was a very misleading guideline for me. I need to turn my head around since I will have to pay for this monthly or maybe not-what will that do to my credit? Dealership not helpful. I will get back to Honda direct but I had no intentions of getting on a bandwagon. I wanted to enjoy a new car. I had not a problem with my EX L Accord for 3 years. Now I am making up for lost time.
  • shyboyshyboy Posts: 36
    I think the dealer is correct your mileage depends on your driving habits, weather, the route you take etc.

    I filled up my tank second time yesterday. Total drove 850 miles so far in 2 weeks. the trip computer shows 28.2 mile / gallon.

    Its in between 27 - 28 depending on how smart I drive :)

    I am happy with my purchase so far. I got EX 2wd on 1/31

    Hope that helps.
  • My driving is mostly local stop and go. After two tank fill-ups I will calculate not using dash board. You seem to be on target.

    Thanks you

    What is being "driving Smart"
  • shyboyshyboy Posts: 36
    The color changes to green around you speedometer when you "Drive Smart"

    The EcoAssist™ system allows you to monitor your driving in terms of fuel-efficiency. Bars on either side of the speedometer turn green when using the engine efficiently. The more you stay in the green, the more miles you will utilize on a single tank of gas.
  • Thank You
    I have seen the green bars on both sides of speedometer. I will post MPG when I fill the tank up twice and do the math.
  • On my first tank from the dealer the computer calculated a terrible mpg and I was only able to get ~280 miles before having to fill up 14 gallons. I think the dealer screwed me and didn't fill up the tank, maybe this is your case as well.

    BUT! The 2012 CRV's AVG MPG computer is definitely not the most accurate. I drove over 500 miles from san diego, ca to reno, nv and calculated a better MPG number than the computer. I used google maps to track my trip's mileage from one gas station to the next (Which matched the trip meter's mileage pretty closely). I calculated my MPG to be 34 mpg while the computer calculated only 31 mpg. This trip was during my break in period I had under 1000 miles on the car during this trip.

    I calculated the mpg once more in between fill ups and calculated 2 mpg better again.

    I like to record the mileage I've driven on my gas receipts to keep track of the mpg. I will have to make sure I record the computer's avg MPG as well to check the computer's accuracy.
  • Wow very nice to see those mileage .. now I am thinking do I drive so bad, most of my driving is on city roads with signals etc.
    but inspite of my odometer showing me smart driving I am getting mileage of around 20.5 mpg. I have driven around 650 miles on my car. Does any body has any confirmation of what is the break in for this car, after which its starts giving better mileage.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 25,317
    I think you answered your own question. city roads with a lot of signals absolutely kills MPG. 20+ on one of these under those conditions is not all that bad.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • I am seriously looking at a 2012 CR-V in lieu of a RAV4 V6 now that road noise seems to have been addressed. My lingering concern is the ability of a CR-V to deal with mountains like the Sierras, up to 7000 feet. Does anyone have some real life experience climbing the mountains? I fully realize you need to "put your foot in it" and use the appropriate gearing, but is it a reasonable experience or a pain in the posterior. Any insights greatly appreciated.
  • oldbearcatoldbearcat WVPosts: 197
    I live in WV, so I have some experience driving my 2010 CRV LX 2wd in the mountains. The engine's lack of low end torque results in lots of downshifts and high engine rpm on the interstates here. As a result, I don't get very good fuel economy with my CRV on my business trips. My other SUV, a Mercedes GLK350 4Matic, gets essentially the same fuel economy, and does not need to downshift on hills to hold 70 - 75 MPH on grades. I think the CRV would drive you nuts.

  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    A reporter is looking to speak with someone who bought a new Honda or Toyota within the last two months. Specifically, he’s most interested in speaking with someone who intentionally held off on buying one of these vehicles last year because the dealer did not have it in stock. If you meet this criteria, please send a brief description of your experience and your contact info to by no later than Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
  • I live in WA where the typical mountain pass elevation is around 3000 feet. I know that's much lower than your 7000 feet inquiry, but I can tell you that I have absolutely no problem with the steep pass roads. My neighborhood is also full of VERY steep hills and the CRV climbs them without hessitation. When shopping for a new car, I also drove the RAV4. I liked it a lot and the V6 is great. However, there were three deal-killers for me. The RAV4 is noisy, the tailgate swings out instead of up, and the spare tire is hung on the back. There was a no-spare option to use runflat tires, but I've heard nothing but bad stories about them so I passed on the RAV4. If towing power is more important to you, the V6 RAV4 certainly has plenty but in my opinion it comes with too many compromises. I also drove the Highlander. It's an excellent option if you can step up another $8k in price. It was too long for my small garage, and also came with some issues. ymmv.
  • My old garage door remote is a bit weak and can barely transmit through the "thick skin" of my 2012 CRV. I'd appreciate any advice regarding new aftermarket remotes, hard-wired installed options, or battery-powered installed options. If possible, I prefer battery power to keep things simple. Your thoughts?
  • Thank you for the reply !!!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 25,317
    did you put in a new battery? I was having issues with my remote for a while, getting very iffy (had to push the button a bunch of times on occasion, really worked in one, had to be right up by the door).

    Finally broke down and got a new circle battery and put it in, and the change was immediate and dramatic. first time every time, and I can be half way down the block. And the remote is not particularly new.

    so, try that first, and if it doesn't do the trick, you can buy replacement remotes for most any door opener, but be sure to get exactly the right one since the changed the tech on a regular basis.

    If you have a popular brand, like Sears, should not be difficult.

    Your other option (an expensive one) is to get homelink put in. I wish I had that on my car (we do have it on my wife's odyssey).

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • I am not a Honda fan...actually got CR-V because my van had totalled and Toyota dealers had only 2011 models. After the first 1100 miles in city /hwy mix the CRV gave about 24-26 mpg, then i went on a long hwy trip over 250 miles. I just set it to cruise at 58 mph speed. Hardly passed anyway. And vioila. Got 392 miles and refilled back to full at 9.824 galllons. That was a whopping 39.91 mpg
    This was a 2wd auto. Neverthought it had that kind of mileage. Again in city today is back to avg of 26..... Guess its great for long trips at constant speed
  • I have not checked my mpg. I have been away not using the CR-V. It seems to me that mpg exceeds expectations of EPA which is great news.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,600
    I used to tell my customers not to check their gas mileage until their Hondas had several thousand miles on them. For some reason, Hondas do NOT get their best mileage until they are broken in. I've seen this time and time again.

    Yet, I would have people check mileage fron their first tankful and complain.

    The mileage stickers on the windows are rarely acheived on ANY car since they are calculated under ideal conditions. They are more accurate then they used to be but they are only a guide.

    Stop and go miles kill gas mileage too.
  • anythngbutgmanythngbutgm Posts: 4,277
    Is it possible to get one of those Gentex Home link mirrors installed in the 2012?

    I still can't believe it's not an available feature in any stock model, it's probably one of the most used features in my wifes Outback. But if it can be installed by the dealer then I guess it's an OK compromise for me...

  • Does any one know what is the breakeven point for new CRV 2012. Also is there any rule that we should drive under 60 MPH until we have our first maintenance done.

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