The 2012 Honda CR-V has plenty of thoughtful features, and a well-rounded feature set--although to get some premium items you'll need to step all the way up to top EX-L trims.
Compared to last year's model, the CR-V finally has earned some much-desired connectivity features across the lineup. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio are at last standard on the entire model line, and there's a small display screen in all models, called the i-MID. That's controlled via a simple directional toggle on the steering wheel. The system is compatible with SMS texting (reading and pre-set replying) and a Pandora app, with the screen capable of displaying cover art, turn-by-turn directions, and a trip computer/fuel economy screen. You can also set the home screen to display personal pictures as wallpaper.
Anyone who’s previously shopped for a Honda in recent years will find the trims offered in the CR-V quite familiar; there are LX, EX, and EX-L trims, with top version of the EX-L available with a Navigation package and rear entertainment system. EX-L models upgrade to leather upholstery, a ten-way driver’s seat, heated front seats, a higher-power (328-watt) audio system with subwoofer, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, and upgraded interior trim. A rear entertainment system with seven-inch display, DVD player, wireless headphones, and remote is optional. Satellite radio is only offered on the EX-L.