When you get more, you usually expect to pay more. But that's hardly the case with the latest Honda CR-V. Despite representing a comprehensive revision of the previous model and packing more features, American Honda has only increased the popular CUV's base price by an average of $181. Models equipped with the navigation system have actually dropped by $300, on average.

In the grander scheme of things, the base CR-V LX 2WD starts at $22,295 (*not including $810 for destination), while the top-of-the-line EX-L AWD model with navigation comes within spitting distance of the $30k mark. Follow the jump for the press release to view the full breakdown through the various trim levels.
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Honda Announces Pricing for All-New 2012 CR-V
12/15/2011 6:08:00 PM
Pricing remains consistent with outgoing model despite the addition of innovative features and new AWD system

The all-new 2012 Honda CR-V, which was recently named a finalist for 2012 North American Truck of the Year, is set to debut at U.S. dealers nationwide today with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) ranging from $22,295 for the value-oriented CR-V LX 2WD to $28,295 for the luxurious CR-V EX-L AWD, plus a destination and handling charge1 of $810 per vehicle.

The CR-V remains an excellent value, adding between $400 and $1000 worth of standard features and technologies to each trim compared to the outgoing model it replaces. Even loaded with feature content, the line saw only a modest average price increase of $181 and on models equipped with navigation, the price decreases by $300 compared to 2011.

"For 2012, we've made critical upgrades to virtually every aspect of CR-V's winning formula," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales, American Honda Motor Co. Inc., "The CR-V represents an excellent value for customers with pricing remaining relatively unchanged compared to the outgoing model despite the addition of numerous new features, improved fuel economy and enhanced utility."

The all-new CR-V features a more efficient engine design with improved horsepower and torque, along with an all-new Real Time All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™. All CR-Vs are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb-ft. of torque paired with a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy2 is rated at 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined (2WD) (an increase of +2/+3/+2 mpg compared to the 2011 CR-V), and a compact SUV-class leading 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined (AWD) (an increase of +1/+3/+2 mpg compared to the 2011 CR-V).

New for 2012 features include an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat, lower cargo floor and a range of standard technology features. New high-tech features standard on all models include a Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink® phone interface (previously an available feature) a full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. As a first for Honda, every 2012 CR-V includes an SMS text messaging function, which can read received texts from compatible cell phones aloud over the audio system. Another firsts are the introduction of standard Pandora® Internet Radio interface4, compatible with the Apple® iPhone®, which works with the vehicle's audio controls and intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and the availability of a Rear Entertainment System (RES).

The previous-generation CR-V was recognized as a "Top Recommended Vehicle" and received "Best Retained Value SUV under $25,000" by Edmunds.com, and named top compact crossover SUV in dependability by J.D. Power and Associates. The new CR-V continues this winning formula by already earning a Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value award for the 2012 model year.

The CR-V is sold globally in more than 160 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. In the U.S., CR-Vs are manufactured at the Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio from domestic and globally sourced parts.

The 2012 Honda CR-V is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile Limited Vehicle Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile Corrosion Limited Warranty.

2012 Honda CR-V pricing


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        tipdrip215
        • 3 Years Ago
        "So much hate for a vehicle that they haven't even driven yet?" Irony: you did the EXACT SAME THING to the Dart and the Impala that hasn't even been unwrapped yet. And then you tried very pathetically to say you're not a troll and you were just stating your opinion. Lies!
        • 3 Years Ago
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          Zoom
          • 3 Years Ago
          You've been around too! I forgot about Brian!
      01nb
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wouldn't drive that POS if you gave ME $22,295!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @01nb
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      notbendingover
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it got an uppercut to the jaw and then a kick in it's ass. Honda...... WTF happened to you?
        axiomatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        @notbendingover
        It's not like the first 2 generations of the CR-V were beautiful. They didn't even look like they were designed by Designers. It just looked like the sheetmetal was drawn up by the engineering department to cover up mechanical bits.
      Matrix
      • 3 Years Ago
      While some companies have improved alot in all categories Honda seems to be going backwards, to make it simple Honda just plain sucks.
        g2k
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matrix
        http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/15/iihs-reports-record-year-for-top-safety-picks-18-new-2012-model/ High sales numbers, reliability, and top safety picks. I guess they suck if you ignore facts
          axiomatik
          • 3 Years Ago
          @g2k
          If you are an enthusiast who loved the fact that Hondas used to be the sporty option, then yes, they currently suck.
      Harry A. Mitchell II
      • 3 Years Ago
      Such hatred toward Honda.
        UtCal
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Harry A. Mitchell II
        Very true. Any Honda post brings out commenters whose only comment is "Honda sucks". The 2012 CRV seems like a good crossover. Fuel efficiency and road noise has been improved. Reliability and resale value should be good. I don't mind the look either. The standard backup camera was a good move and will save a quite a bit of money for people who do not need the navigation system. I am in the market for a mid-sized crossover, and will be seriously considering the CRV. The other options I will be looking at are the Kia Sorento (resale could be an issue) and Ford Escape (Will have to wait till March for this one though :-( ). The rav4 gets good reviews but i think 2012 will be the last year for this model.
          NightFlight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @UtCal
          @ Alfonso T. Alvarez Dude, the last generation beat the new, current Equinox in nearly every single comparison test they were ever pitted against. Fuel economy of the new Equinox is a farse as well. Check Fuelly.com for REAL owner reports and you will see that no one is even coming remotely close to acheiving those figures. Not on the comparison tests as well. The CR-V did better in Car and Driver AND Road & Track's comparison test, even beat the Equinox that is rated far higher. The CR-V is still America's best selling SUV.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @UtCal
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          axiomatik
          • 3 Years Ago
          @UtCal
          Check out the Mazda CX-7. I just bought an i Sport with convenience package: bluetooth, backup camera, moonroof, auto-climate control, heated front seats and power driver seats for under $24k (list $25.5k)
        g2k
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Harry A. Mitchell II
        success breeds haters
      Leet
      • 3 Years Ago
      No non-luxury automaker combines value, safety, engineering, economy and quality like Honda does. In the real world, these things matter. Money doesn't grow on trees last I checked. When you want to buy a vehicle, pay a good price and not worry about the thing falling apart 3, 4, 8, 12 years down the road, there is but only one choice....Honda. Not a GM. Not a Ford. Not a Chrysler. Not a Nissan. Not a Toyota, and certainly not Hyundai.
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      The pricing is good on this new CR-V and in line with the older generation. I like how ALL CR-Vs come standard with Rearview camera, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Pandora Internet Radio, Text Messaging, and the iMID system. When has Honda ever implemented so much standard technology on the base LX trim? Usually reserved for EX and above. This CR-V seems like a winner. It looks better, has good features, the pricing isn't crazy and it's improved according to reviews. I think Honda has a winner. We shall see with new competition from CX-5 and Escape, though. Side note: Why so much hate for this?
      John P
      • 3 Years Ago
      It seems that buyers of certain vehicles, whose Corporate HQ are located in the Land of the Rising Sun, do not place a high priority on good design. Given that the Empire faces slipping auto sales and a lack of inspiration, coupled to the very close relationship between the industry and their government (Kirietsu); this mashup creates a great big bowl of not good.
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, it is really cool to hate Honda these days. How did that guy below get +17 for saying that they wouldn't drive it even if someone gave them $22K? Autoblog has been taken over by fanboys and children.
        EChid
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        I'm glad others are starting to notice. The hate for Honda has become fashionable, to the point that it really doesn't matter what news comes up about them, people just push baseless remarks about them. I think its an effort to be considered a "true" car snob. Heck, the news about the Acura NSX replacement came up and people were crapping all over that! I agree, its tiring and old. Just go somewhere else.
          Zoom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @EChid
          It's well-deserved. Honda has lost it's way. Look at this thing! Do you really think it's attractive? The Civic is flop even the CEO admits to: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/02/honda-ceo-takes-responsibility-for-poor-reception-of-redesigned/ Really? You're surprised of the hate? Further, I'd just point out that when the Sonata/Elantra came out the + comments were through the roof. I'm definitely blaming that on Hyundai marketing brass. You know they were comment-bombing this place.
          k.dilkington
          • 3 Years Ago
          @EChid
          I don't really get the Honda hate on Autoblog either. Sure, the "new" Civic is barely different from the outgoing model, but at least Honda is admitting they messed it up. They make good, reliable and reasonably priced cars for the masses (people who usually care more about cargo room and gas mileage rather than handling and 0-60 times), I don't see how that's a bad thing. I understand if the Si tuners are pissed, but they're a fading market segment that is diminutive in size compared to the rest of Honda's customers. My wife drives a CR-V and it's great car for what it is. For $23K you get AWD, good ride height, lots of cargo space, decent gas mileage and a reliable vehicle that doesn't require very much maintenance. If the new model carries over those traits then people are going to buy them no matter what the Honda-haters think.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are so many other vehicles in this segment that are so much more competitive.
        k.dilkington
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Johnny Trailerpark
        Really? Then the other companies aren't doing a very good job advertising it because 4 people on my street bought the last generation CR-V and nobody bought one of the "better" vehicles you're talking about.
      ALafya
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a very compelling product to me, with improved fuel economy and interior options and better AWD system than previous gen. Also looks slightly better (though not a looker). Looking at the competition, RAV-4 2012 is still a mystery, probably a slightly tweaked model. Base to still have 4AT and hatch to open side ways and carry the spare. The coming Ford Escape 2013 should be much improved and become a CUV. It is likely to also get excellent fuel economy and will have 3 engine options, but details are not known yet. The Tuscon does not seem any more appealing, maybe except for the 6AT. Front looks hideous. Sportage has a Turbo option, though an expensive one, with better looks and 6AT. Forester has a thirsty Turbo option but only an archaic 4AT. Equinox is bigger and heavier and has similar MPG on paper, probably less in reality. CX-5 is underpowered but drives great. CX-7 looks great, has engine options but bad AWD fuel-efficiency. Overall, the CRV is very appealing. Among 4cyl, it is not the fastest. It has no turbo/6cyl option but it has large interior volume, reasonable look, more gears than RAV4/base and Forester, good base features and excellent resale value.
        Zoom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ALafya
        The RAV4 is still the CUV to beat. It's reliable, simple and much better looking. The new Mazda CX-5 also has this thing beat by miles.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      will the LX still have hideous entry level wheels that make the whole vehicle look downmarket?
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tenspeeder
        Entry-level wheels: you mean steel, which is the only intelligent choice for this type of vehicle which will never be a nimble handling machine and where reduced weight of an alloy wheel is totally wasted?
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