Honda unveiled today the all-new 2012 CR-V at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, introducing an upscale styling direction, greater fuel efficiency as well as new features. The most important change is the engine: the 2012 Honda CR-V comes with a standard 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined (FWD) (an increase of +2/+3/+2 mpg compared to the 2011 CR-V). For the AWD model the numbers change: 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined.
A new feature on the 2012 CR-V is the Eco Assist, which indicates the driver when the vehicle is being operated in an efficient style via "green" visual cues surrounding the speedometer. Some of the standard features on the 2012 CR-V are the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink phone interface (previously an available feature), a full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. Moreover, the 2012 CR-V includes an SMS text messaging function, which can read received texts from compatible cell phones aloud over the audio system, as well as the Pandora Internet Radio interface3, compatible with the Apple iPhone.
As expected, the 2012 CR-V LX base model comes with more standard equipment, including: air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, i-MID, remote entry, a 160-watt, a 4-speaker audio system, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS). The 2012 Honda CR-V EX ads an upgraded six-speaker audio system, power moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and more. The 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L ads leather-trimmed interior, 10-way power driver's seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, 328-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM Radio and much more.