I've always driven small, nimble, fairly spartan 5 speeds, but wanted a change. The CRV certainly is a change for me. It feels like a big, strong steel box. The only "luxuries" are the heated leather seats. The CRV has a spartan luxury to it. Big, surefooted, quiet and comfortable. Seats are outstanding, and the higher seating position is a nice change. Even with current $2/gal. gas the mileage is uncomfortable. The computer calculated mpg is always about 2 mpg richer than my actual miles driven divided by gallons needed to refill result. Oddly, my left foot has adjusted effortlessly to being out of work with the automatic transmission. The cargo capacity is fairly amazing. Steering is quite good. It's a nice car and I'm happy with it.
Great small SUV for families!
2012 Honda CR-VS. J. - Mesa, AZ05/13/2015
Great family small SUV with a lot of interior room. Great smooth ride and good gas mileage. Perfect for our small family and makes long road trips much more enjoyable.
Great tight turning radius in small parking lots and love the rear view camera and GPS.
Comfortable, smooth and handles well. Good on tires and all the instruments are located where you can see everything. Lots of room, many cup holders and cubbies to put things. Cargo space a decent size. Back seat goes down with ease. AWD which is good to have in the mountains. Not bad on gas.
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