2012 Honda CR-V Specs Leaked, New 201-HP 2.5L Included

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
The 2012 CR-V Concept indicates the styling direction for the all-new, fourth-generation, U.S.-market production model set to debut in late 2011, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. announced on July 25, 2011. The all-new CR-V will offer an added dimension of style, improved fuel economy, amazing interior versatility and Honda's latest technologies for convenience and refinement.

Teased with the above concept, leaked photos have already provided an even better idea of what the upcoming 2012 Honda CR-V will look like. Now come the specifications, which appear to have slipped out in a graphic published by Automotive News, highlighting the newest version of the top-selling compact crossover.

For 2012 the CR-V will retain its base 2.4-liter engine, dropping power slightly from the current 180-hp to 175-hp. Torque will, however, get a slight bump from 161 lb-ft to 170. Don’t think a downgrade in the horsepower number will reduce performance either as Honda is certain to have cut weight from its latest model.

But that’s not all. For 2012 Honda is also scheduled to introduce a peppy new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine making 201-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

Like with the new 2012 Civic, Honda is also going to continue to use a 5-speed automatic, rather than a 6-speed unit. Still, look for a jump in fuel economy.

[Source: AutoNews via TOV]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Rudy Rudy on Nov 07, 2011

    I'm ready to trade my 2011 RDX for the new CRV, gas mileage has to be better than what I've been getting.

  • Ken Ken on Nov 11, 2011

    When do the new 2012 honda CRV comw out?