2012 Honda CR-V | new car review

Posted on May 16, 2012 by

In terms of external dimensions, the new CR-V its predecessor. The overall length has reduced by 25mm and the height has gone down by 35mm. The new version is also 36kgs lighter and the wheelbase is identical at 2,620mm. claims over 60 per cent of parts have been designed ground up for the new CRV. Changes have been made to the chassis, suspension and the drivetrain to improve performance, rigidity and reduce fuel consumption.

The engine is the same 2.4-litre i-VTEC that has been around for ages albeit with a few improvements and a slightly increased power and torque output. Honda claims a 5.4 per cent reduction in internal friction and a more efficient alternator. Maximum power is 188bhp at 7,000rpm compared to 180bhp at 6,800 rpm of the older version. Maximum torque is 221Nm at 4,400rpm, which is mere 3Nm more than it’s predecessor. Transmission is a reworked version of the existing 5-speed automatic and a six speed would have helped in increasing the overall mileage.

The new CR-V is equipped with standard safety features such as dual-stage airbags for the front passengers while top of the line EX variant gets side and curtain airbags. Hill start assist, traction control, ABS and EBD also come standard on all models. Camera assisted reverse is available in the EX and the EX Leather variants.



LX: AED 104,999
EX: AED 115,99
EX Leather: AED 125,999

Engine: 2.4-litre inline-4 i-VTEC
Max. power: 188bhp @ 7200rpm
Max torque: 221Nm @ 4200rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

2 Responses to 2012 Honda CR-V | new car review

  1. honda user Reply

    January 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Front Seat going down by itself, always need to adjust.

  2. sham Reply

    January 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Honda CRV 2012, facing some problem with the front seat. Always driver seat coming down by itself, so I need to adjust everyday. According to service Centre, its normal….strange

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