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2012 Honda CR-V



  • Would you please elaborate on the extended warranty you purchase online? Is it authentic Honda warranty? Where do you buy from? Just bought the same 8 yr /100k mile warranty from the dealer for $1,690! I was promised to be able to cancel it within 30 days of issuance, and am thinking of cancelling.
  • ksayersksayers Posts: 59
    Go online, look up Honda extended warranties. I bought one for my wifes Pilot for 1/2 the price of the dealer, same warranty, same insurer.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,207
    We have a discussion for that:

    Honda Extended Warranties Pricing and Info

    Check it out!


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  • Is there Daytime Running Lights in LX AW? I see dimmer headlights on all the time. Is there any control of it?

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,554
    Yes, one more thing forced on us by our well meaning government.

    The Canadians had it first so they must be a good thing, right?
  • dtstofdtstof Posts: 61
    Yeah, crazy things like seatbelts, and get this, mine has air bags...
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,554
    Those aren't crazy things.

    If my headlights are needed, it's an easy thing to turn them on myself as I do on most dreary days.
  • Thanks. I am OK with it. Just wondering if I got Canada only model.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,554
    I forget what year DRL's became standard on all Hondas. I think it was around 2006.
  • As the person who started this thread, I have reviewed all suggestions and remain extremely disappointed with the gas mileage. I get 17 miles in city driving, 19.3 combined. I probably drive somewhat more city than highway but am not at all heavy on the pedal. The only time I got the advertised mileage on the highway was when I did a test on a flat empty highway for 25 miles on cruise control. Honda advertised 22 city, 25 combined and 30 highway. Does anybody get this mileage in city as well as highway? I bought mine end of December and currently have about 3400 miles. Thanks.
  • putney1putney1 Posts: 24
    I have a 2012 CRV EX-L and my MPG is 19 city 28 highway. I would also like to know how many people are getting better MPG. I check the MPG each time I fill up letting go to almost empty.
  • oldbearcatoldbearcat WVPosts: 197
    I've got a 2010 CRV LX 2WD with essentially the same engine and drivetrain that the 2012 has. My CRV is driven for business and now has 66,000 miles on it. In the past 6 days, I've put 1000 miles on her - mostly interstate runs at 70 mph. Her fuel economy this week is running in the 23.5 - 25.5 range - which is pretty typical for her. Those results are with only me in the car with one suitcase and a computer bag. I checked on the True Delta website and about 25 MPG is the average for a 2010 CRV based on their owner survey data. I feel like I really drank the koolaid with this vehicle.

  • lakerat83lakerat83 Posts: 11
    Ihave about 1700 miles on my 2012 CRV - I recently took it on a 400 mile round trip from Atlanta, through the mountains in TN, to KY. I got 34 mpg on the way up (the mountains were at the end of the trip up), and approx 30mpg on the trip back, when the mountains were at the start of the trip. Around town I get about 27mpg each week with mostly stop and go driving, though I am on an interstate for about 10 miles at a time.

    I leave the car in ECON mode at all times; try that and see what happens...I am surprised that I have gotten that good of mpg, but it is a good, I do not let the tank get close to empty before refilling; I usually try to refill when it gets below 1/2 a tank, as that seems to maximize mpg. And, I like watching the estimated "range" guage - on gthe long trip it would, when coupled with the miles driven, go from 400 miles, to over 600 miles "guesstimated" on the "range to empty"...
  • putney1putney1 Posts: 24
    Hi Lakerat83

    Is your CRV an AWD? I have never seen that kind MPG on my 2012 AWD CRV EX-L.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,554
    It seems that those who are the most frustrated are the ones who constantly check their gas mileage. This isn't something I do very often.

    A lot of factors are involved. How much ideling? Was the tank really full or did the nozzle shut off early? What were the outside temperatures?

    For me, it isn't worth the time and frustration. I would also discount the stories of people who say they get mileage well better than the normal range.

    When I do bother checking the mileage of our CRV's it seems they are always in the low 20's and that's with almost all city driving. For me, that's fine.
  • putney1putney1 Posts: 24
    Do you drive an AWD CRV ? I have never seen for myself over 19 around town. I work local, shop local, goes to the movies local and that is the best I see unless I go on the highway. I check by doing the division how many gallons were put into the tank and how many miles I went.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 24,922
    a huge problem with comparing MPG is that no 2 people drive alike. Even City and Highway have very different meaning.

    most people don't actually drive in a "city", that should really be local. For me, local is mostly 3 mile or less outings, with lots of stop signs and lights. Very rarely get up to highway speeds around town, then for just a few minutes. That just kills mileage.

    Others live out in more rural areas, so "city" or "local" is a lot of longer drives on open roads.

    Factor in weather conditions, hills, etc. and very easy to see why people will get quite different MPG.

    highway too, depends on how fast you drive! 65 vs. 80 has a big impact.

    I don't have a CR-V, but our 2005 odyssey (20-28 EPA ratings I think) is only good for 15-17 local, depending on AC usage, exactly where we go, etc. And I really don't expect more, since 20 around town in that driving is a fantasy.

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

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,554
    Both of our CRVS are 4WD. I'm sure there are times they ahve done no betther than 19 MPG but they seem to do in the low 20's.

    I don't care. That's fine for me.

    Life is short and I'm not going to fret over my gas mileage.

    But...that's me.
  • lakerat83lakerat83 Posts: 11
    Nope - 2WD EX-L with NAV...
  • putney1putney1 Posts: 24
    That might make the difference I see in the MPG.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,554
    The differences in gas mileage between the 2WD and 4WD models isn't much. Maybe 1 MPG. It's not like they have the drag of a 4WD vehicle.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 1,954
    edited April 2012
    I bought a used '09 EX-L 2wd in October 2011 with 46000 mi. I have rarely seen below 25 mpg, and seem to be easily averaging 27-28 mpg in my daily commute. It currently is at 58000 miles. Drove to Savannah and back, about 250 miles each way with AC on entire trip and got 30mpg. I often drive with the AC off,AUTO on, but AC off, but if it's hot out, I will turn it on. I have Michelin Latitude tires which might make some difference, but the one thing I've noticed is the instant gas mileage meter. I try to keep the bar graph in the 30+ range as much as possible while still driving the speed limit. We also have an '09 Civic EX that we bought new and it consistently gets 30mpg in my wife's local driving.

    2010 Pilot EXL-RES, 2013 Accord EX

  • 2012crvlxawd2012crvlxawd Posts: 11
    edited April 2012
    My 2012 CR-V LX AWD has 700 miles with 31.3 and 30.3 MPG for 2 fill-ups, respectively. it is mostly for commute round trip 36 miles with 6 miles in local. I agree it is about the driving habit. My previous car Camry has average 33 mpg of total 236,000 miles that is mostly for round trip 150 miles highway commute.
  • I have had my 2012 CR-V for 2 weeks. It is only getting 16 mpg in city driving. I called the dealer and they said to wait for the first oil change and the mileage should improve by then. Do you think that is possible?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    I'd wait. Some people get good mpg from the first tank, but it took me over 4,000 miles on my last new car for the mpg to start to approach the EPA estimates.
  • ksayersksayers Posts: 59
    Possible, yes. Probable, no. No point in panic'ing now so give it a chance. In the interim, be more than casually aware of your typical acceleration techniques. Lead foot is... well... lead foot. Riding the brakes with "two foot pedal technique" botches mileage and brake pads but that probably isn't it. If your first oil change interval is 10K (my guess only) the difference in gas consumption is 625 gallons versus 435 gallons over that distance, 16mpg versus 23mpg. 200 gallons of gas... 800 bucks and that isn't chump change. I would think that the actual break in period is closer to 500-1000 miles so, hopefully, the pain is eliminated earlier. Good luck. Keep posting results.
  • I got 11 mpg for the first mile brfore highway everyday. But I got average 31 mpg when arrive office. I could get 11 mpg if I had short trips everyday. MPG numbers are comparable only among similar trips.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,207
    Unless you drive a lot, you still haven't got through the first tank that you filled up, yourself.. The first tank might not have been full...

    Unless your teenager has been test-driving it.... then 16 mpg might be a good number.. ;)


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  • putney1putney1 Posts: 24

    I get 18mpg on my CRV AWD EX L around town /city driving with 1800 mile 2012 I am also not happy with the MPG. I also have had a problem with the radio which doesn't always come in clearly.
  • indigo1indigo1 Posts: 8
    I just got my CR-V LX model 4/28/12, drove it most of the day around town only. It is stating that my average mpg is 22.6 grant it, this is my first day with the car. I kept the econ on and watched for the green light to stay on. I agree with someone who posted that everyone drives differently and could very well get different results.
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