We'll be honest: Not only have we already seen the production 2012 Honda CR-V in the flesh, we've driven it. And we aren't the only ones. In fact, these spy shots were taken during a local CR-V media drive that's taking place in Detroit, and while we can't talk about our impressions of Honda's all-new crossover just yet, we can tell you that the vehicle in these pictures is the final production model.

Honda will officially take the wraps off its 2012 CR-V at the LA Auto Show next week, with the first examples hitting showrooms before the end of the year. It's common knowledge that the new CR-V will continue to use Honda's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, though mated to a new (or, at least, revised) transmission that will enhance both performance and fuel economy. The CR-V's interior gets a healthy update, too, with some new materials used throughout the cabin. The overall form and function of the interior, however, won't differ much from the current model.

You'll be able to read our full impressions of the 2012 Honda CR-V next week. Until then, click through our attached image gallery to see the production crossover out on the street.


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      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks better than the last image I saw which might have been the LX model. Hope they offer a sports kit so it looks more like the concept.
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tenspeeder
        I always thought that'd be a great addition to the lineup, even more so now that the Element is dead. CR-V SC with the same wheels and trim treatment from the concept.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      MAcura
      • 3 Years Ago
      these cars drive so much better then any car in their class. now this is a very sleek design and which looks like a top notch interior. its only a 22K car what else do you expect. I remember in high school my good friend had a 04 crv and he beat that car up so bad i couldn't believe how it withstand it. they are tough cars.
      bamacars
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whoa, I didn't know there was a second generation Aztek!
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bamacars
        Exactly what I thought, but with somewhat softened lines and corners.
      michaelJ
      • 3 Years Ago
      They'll sell every single one and they'll be in hot demand for years and years....just like the current model of CRV that's 5 years old and still the best selling SUV in the USA!
      tegdesign
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nothing and nobody looks good when their A$$ gets that big! I think I might even see some orange peel in the paint back there...
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      Dane Grant
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a fat wood-tick...
      JTBradford006
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it.
      avanti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy Pontiac Aztec . . . this is one fugly CUV. Honda continues its run of either boring or just bad styling efforts. How can one car company go so bad so fast? Whoever is at the helm of Hondas design team need to fall on his own sword and spare himself the shame.
      PACMK02
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry guys but I like it. Think they'll sell like hot cakes. Just wish they can figure out how to extract at least 200hp from the 2.4. I also think this new proportions scream 3 rows of seats even if third one is for occasional use which I also think would give an advantage over some competitors and put in on par with Toyota's Rav4. Time will tell.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @PACMK02
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          NightFlight
          • 3 Years Ago
          That makes two of us. I think it was the rumored 2.5 liter though. We'll know for sure soon enough.
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