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#17 of 308 Re: 2012 CR-V pic link [toledo73]
Jul 29, 2011 (9:28 am)
I have no idea what Honda did but "something" happened with the 2011 CRV's that really reduced road noise over the 2010's.
Our 2003 has always had more road noise than I wold like but it's never bothered us one bit. My wife usually drives the 2011 but when I jumped in it the other day the first thing I noticed was how much quietier it was than our 2003. A lot more power too.
Through my years at Honda I learned that whenever a model changes, some people like the changes and others ask..." Why did Honda mess this up?"
Some people like center consoles and others have no use for them.
When the current CRV's came out, some people complained that they had moved the spare tire inside instead of mounting it on the back door.
When a slow selling color is dropped some gripe that Honda dropped their favorite color etc.
Happens every time.
#18 of 308 Re: 2012 CR-V pic link [isellhondas]
Aug 07, 2011 (7:14 pm)
I'll have to check it out. I owned an 08, and frankly, I was not greatly troubled with the noise. I liked it a lot. I'm spoiled now with an 2010 Highlander V6, very quiet. I read today that the 2012 has been delayed till December from October. I'm anxious to see it.
#19 of 308 Re: 2012 CR-V pic link [toledo73]
Aug 11, 2011 (3:03 am)
The road noise on my wife's 08 greatly improved as did its ride when I changed the tires to Goodyear.
#20 of 308 New Engine options
Aug 16, 2011 (6:41 pm)
CR-V: The redesigned Civic-based compact, delayed slightly by the Japan earthquake, will arrive in November. The new styling includes a canted back end like that of a Volvo XC60. While rumors fly that the longer body means third-row jump seats, the U.S. version will just have more cargo room behind the five-seat passenger area. The 201-hp 2.4-liter engine comes from the Acura TSX wagon and Civic Si. A hybrid version may be offered as well, but no V6.
#21 of 308 Road Noise Improvements?
Aug 17, 2011 (6:26 am)
Took a few crossovers for a test ride and the current-2011 CR-V definately has the highest level of road noise on various road surfaces, also had the firmest ride (which didn't really surprise us.)
Curious if Honda will address the road noise issue in the '12 model.
Good to see the info on the increase in hp.
#22 of 308 Re: Road Noise Improvements? [ricsch]
Aug 17, 2011 (6:46 am)
They apparently did not address it on the new Civic. Why would the CR-V be different? (It's based on the Civic platform.) I have an '09 CR-V and the road noise is irritating.
#23 of 308 Re: Road Noise Improvements? [smaxx]
Aug 17, 2011 (11:56 am)
Do you have Bridgestone Tires on your CR-V? Google some reviews on your model of tires, and then look at what other, quieter tires are avaiable for it. I switched my '99 CR-V from Duelers to Yokohamas, and was amazed at the difference - quiter, smoother ride, and better looking.
#24 of 308 Re: New Engine options [leetchie69]
Aug 17, 2011 (6:55 pm)
Interesting info from Autoweek,thanks......but that info can't be right. The 201 2.4 requires premium. Honda is not going to put an engine that requires premium in a CRV. I would think the 190 2.4 would be the most likely engine for the 2012 CRV.
#25 of 308 Re: New Engine options [blufz1]
Aug 18, 2011 (10:35 am)
Required or recommended?
#26 of 308 Re: New Engine options [leetchie69]
Aug 18, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Same/Same. You need to run the recommended grade. Don't get me wrong,I'd luv to see the 200 in the CRV;just doesn't seem likely with a premium requirement,reports aside. I would expect the 190 with the 5 speed auto.