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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,132
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$378 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 108.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 57.1
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.9 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.2 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 51.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.7 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3305 3360
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 7000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4400 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.94
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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