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The 2012 Honda CR-V – Advance information.

Patricia Johnson contributed to this article for starredreviews. We will bring you more in depth news and details when the car launches.

Honda CR-V stands out as a dependable SUV among the list of  a large number of competitors from including Totoya RAV4, Kia Sorento and Ford. The Honda CR-V is getting ready to redesign this car, which is something it has not done since model year 2007. Honda is keeping the details under wrap until it gets closer to the release date.

Speculation has it that there will be a more adventurous styling and better fuel economy. This model is going to be a little larger but it will still be a four-door, five-seat seemingly mimicking the structure of the  2012 Honda Civic.

In order to look fashionable next to the redesigned 2011 Kia Sportage, the 2012 Ford Escape, and the 2011 Hyundia Tucson, the 2012 Honda CR-V is going to add flambouyant look to its outside.  The new CR-V will use same the basic recipe  of a four cylinder engine,  and  will have the option of all-wheel and the front wheel drive.

The newly redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V will still have a navigation system, the Bluetooth hands-free cell phone connectivity, leather upholstery, automatic dual zone climate control, heated front seats, power moon roof, USB iPod interface, and back up camera. It will also not change its safety issued standards in the 2012 Honda CR-V, which will include its antiskid system to help combat sideways slides.

Hopefully, with the newly redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V  is not expected to change its inside cabin  and design because it this car has always been a benchmark for high quality interior materials, ergonomics, and seat comfort. The prices of the 2012 Honda CR-V will not be announced until just before the model goes on sale.

The previous models of the Honda CR-V have been priced at the upper end of its category, which includes such models as the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV-4 but yet it is a step below the premium compact crossovers. This group includes the Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz GLK.

There will be three styles of the 2012 Honda CR-V, which will include the basic levels of trim LX, EX, and EX-L. When the model gets near the end of its generation lifecycle it may add an SE version, which is a Special Edition.

Although the office prices will not be revealed until the 2012 Honda CR-V goes on sale, based on previous models, they figure that the prices will akin to these prices and will include:

* CR-V LX—with all wheel drive around $24, 200 and $23,000 with front-wheel drive. This model will come with power windows, power locks, power mirror, a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, remote

keyless entry, height adjustable driver’s seat, and a 40/20/40 split folding rear seats.

* CR-V EX—with all wheel drive around $26,400 and $25,200 for front-wheel drive. It will come with all the same equipment as the LX plus a power sunroof, alloy wheels, steering wheel audio controls, and other features.

* CR-V EX-L—with all wheel drive around $29,200 and $28,000 for front wheel drive. This model will be built on the EX-level equipment but will add leather upholstery, power driver’s seat, automatic climate control, heated front seats, outside mirrors and other features. This model may include the return of the CR-V EX-L navigation model, which will priced around $31,300 with all wheel drive and $30,100 with front wheel drive.

This model should be in the showrooms by the fall of 2011.

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