2012 Honda CR-V vs. Its Competition

2012 Honda CR-V
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

If easy child-seat mounting is a shopping priority, keep in mind that the CR-V has LATCH connectors for both of the rear outboard positions.

2012 Honda CR-V2012 Honda CR-V
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid2012 Ford Escape
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2012 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door Auto GLS Side Exterior View2012 Hyundai Tucson
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2012 Kia Sorento 2WD 4-door V6 EX Angular Front Exterior View2012 Kia Sorento
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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 20122012 Toyota RAV4
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Quick Specs
7.8
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.
8.0
A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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If you're keen on green in crossover form, the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid earns good gas-mileage ratings, but its styling and handling are showing their age.
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One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner.
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With the right size, the right gas-mileage numbers, and the right standard features, the 2012 Kia Sorento is an easy recommendation in the crossover class.
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The unlikely Toyota-Tesla partnership has produced what may just be the best battery-electric vehicle below Tesla's own Model S luxury sedan. Its power, 100 miles of real-world range, and interior space add up to a very appealing electric crossover.
MSRP From     
$22,495$23,530$21,440$19,145$21,250$22,650
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas/Ethanol I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door XLSFWD 4-Door Manual GL2WD 4-Door I4 BaseFWD 4-Door I4 (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door4 Door Sport Utility4 Door4 Door
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticManualManualManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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