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Honda released pricing of their new CR-V yesterday, which remains largely unchanged with a base price of $22,295.
While everyone enjoys a better car, they don’t always like paying for it. That’s OK if you’ve been holding out for the latest model because Honda stayed more-or-less put on their price even though most models get between $400 and $1000 in extras over the 2011 model.
Among those improvements, consumers can look forward to a host of improved standard features like bluetooth cellphone connectivity, a multi-angle rear camera with guidelines and an intelligent Multi Information Display. All CR-Vs also come standard with the ability to pair with compatible cell phones to read text messages aloud.
Under the hood, you’ll find more horsepower (185) and torque (163 ft-lbs) out of the 2.4-liter inline four, and an improved all-wheel drive system on the models taking advantage of it. Both AWD and two-wheel drive versions get mildly improved gas mileage. As we explained in our review, the CR-V may not be full of flashy tech, but its unequaled practicality makes it a segment leader in its own right.
Honda has finally released the pricing for their new 2012 CR-V, keeping it consistent with the outgoing model despite adding a ton of new, innovative features to their SUV. Recently named a finalist for 2012 North American Truck of the Year, the 2012 CR-V LX 2WD will start at $22,295 (without $810 destination fee) while the top-of-the-line EX-L AWD with Navigation will be $29,795.
The all new CR-V is powered by a 2.4L i-VTEC four-cylinder engine with 185-hp and 163 lb-ft of torque mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2012 model is 23/31/26-mpg highway/city/combined, which is a +1/+3/+2 increase compared to the 2011 CR-V.
New features for the 2012 CR-V also include an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat, lower cargo floor and a range of standard technology features such as Bluetooth, full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. The 2012 CR-V also has a first from Honda, which is their SMS text messaging function, allowing the vehicle to read received texts over the audio system – so long as your phone is compatible.
The CR-V will be sold in LX, EX and EX-L models with Navigation as an option for the EX-L. All models can be purchased as 2WD or AWD.
Set to debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2012 Honda CR-V has been teased with a concept image, specs and sneak photos, but now we’re finally treated to official photos of the revamped SUV. The new CR-V clearly features bold styling while Honda stresses that the new crossover will be “more sophisticated and dynamic” than its previous generations.
Improved interior space and versatility are some of the main goals Honda has with their new CR-V, and while Honda hasn’t officially disclosed what engines will be available, look for a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with a mild increase in power and a solid improvement in fuel economy.
The 2012 Honda CR-V should hit North American showrooms by the end of the year. AutoGuide will be on hand at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show to check out Honda’s official reveal of the 2011 CR-V.
GALLERY: 2012 Honda CR-V
Set to debut at this year’s Orange County Auto Show, specs for the 2012 CR-V leaked earlier and now patent drawings have joined the party, revealing the new CR-V in all its black-and-white glory. There aren’t many surprises on the 2012 CR-V, from what was originally shown off in the concept teaser, though Honda did outfit the production CR-V with more tame (and more boring) wheels.
As mentioned before, the 2012 base CR-V will be powered by a 2.4L engine with 175-hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. A 201-hp, 2.5L option will be available backed with 177 lb-ft of torque. Now the wait begins to see what Honda will be packing inside the interior of the CR-V.
GALLERY: 2012 Honda CR-V Patent Drawings