Honda has introduced the new 2012 CR-V at the LA Motor Show. The new CR-V is compact on the outside and roomy inside. It represents an ideal balance for size and capability in the entry SUV segment by offering five seats, smooth and quite ride and even more innovative features than the previous model.

2012 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4 liter i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine with 188PS (138 kW) and 221Nm (163 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The engine also offers best-in-class fuel economy – 22 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg on combined cycle – for AWD version.

The new CR-V standard equipment includes an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat, a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink phone interface, 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 first is the introduction of a Pandora Internet Radio interface3, compatible with the Apple iPhone, which works with the vehicle's audio controls and i-MID.

There are three trim levels – LX, EX and EX-L. The standard safety equipment features an electronic stability control system; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist; side-curtain airbags; front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision.

2012 Honda CR-V will hit the US market on December 15.

2012 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD

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Source: Honda