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Honda CR-V, SUV
#201 of 309 2013 RDX vs 2012 CRV
Mar 27, 2012 (11:31 am)
2013 RDX vs 2012 CRV
I am in the market for either the CRV or new RDX, both with navi. I have owned many Acura and Honda products. I'd like to get several opinions as to which folks prefer. Amongst the many questions I have...
- Will the handling, torque, and acceleration be significantly better on the upcoming RDX (due out next week) ?
- Will it be safe to use regular gas in the new RDX V-6
-Is the new RDX interior much nicer than the CRV
My understanding is that the price difference between the 2 fully loaded is about 10K.
Anyway....let the discussion begin!!!
#202 of 309 Re: 2013 RDX vs 2012 CRV [drjcool1]
Mar 27, 2012 (12:19 pm)
without having driven one, my guesses are :
- Maybe but probably not.
- Nicer is a matter of taste, but richer looking with more gadgets, and more "overdone" styling.
#203 of 309 Re: 2013 RDX vs 2012 CRV [drjcool1]
Mar 27, 2012 (8:27 pm)
I own a competitor to the RDX and a 2010 Honda CRV. I think the RDX's handling, torque, and acceleration will be far superior to the CRV. The RDX is probably a premium fuel only vehicle. Interior wise - vehicles in the RDX's class are much more quiet, of higher quality, and more elegant.
2011 Mercedes Benz GLK350 4Matic
2010 Honda CRV
1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Town Sedan
#204 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [putney1]
Mar 28, 2012 (11:55 am)
Guys guys, Its unbelievable, I got 28.5 mpg avg so far (65% Highway and 35% City). 6/10th of a tank got me 220 miles.
I am sorry for previously stating that, I was disappointed about CRV mpg. I am revising my statement. It was my fault and I realized I was driving like nuts before. (especially cuz I was driving a 3.8L V6 before, I tended to be stomping on the gas all the time and braking hard).
In city, I let go of the throttle and let the car cruise/coast by itself, whenever I am going to hit a red light/stop sign. CRV has very low rolling resistance (improved bearings?, low friction engine?), which means there is plenty of potential energy in the body, the car will keep coasting for a while, till it comes to a stop. Try this technique by going easy on throttle, and watch the next 2 traffic lights ahead and use throttle wisely, you should see the remarkable difference. Mine is a 12' AWD EX. I am so happy with the purchase. I have no doubts about EPA. EPA estimates are for sane drivers. If you have driven a Turbo/V6 then, you have to be re-trained to drive a 2.5L honda. Honda's are feather like, its sips fuel, if you drive wisely. If you keep stomping on the pedal, you're gonna get 20mpg and nothing more. Get a V6 instead. But, I love my CRV with gas at $3.90.
I am going to join hypermilers club too. will keep posting my updates here....have fun guys. Safe driving. Enjoy your 2012 CRV guys.
#205 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [raptor11]
Mar 28, 2012 (12:38 pm)
I am getting about 19mpg around town -I live, work and shop in a small area of 20 miles radius stop signs and lights-I am not happy with 19mpg.
I went to the city and back -highway and once again city 210 miles and back to an airport 25 miles away, local driving and work and shop got 25.1mpg. Not happy with my driving. The green rim is always there. I did some amount of coasting to lights. Up Hill seems like the CR V is dragging, with a good amount of noise and it is only myself in the 2012 EX CRV.
#206 of 309 Re: 2013 RDX vs 2012 CRV [drjcool1]
Apr 01, 2012 (4:25 pm)
I'm considering the same cars. Right now I'm driving a 2006 Acura TL and a 1995 Subaru wagon. When the wagon goes, I will need a car for my dogs and grand kids. So I'll be selling th TL. Thought about a subaru outback, but there were too many negative comments about it. I haven't seen seen the RDX yet and wonder of it's worth the price difference.
#207 of 309 Re: CR-V 2011 or 2012? [julyjuly]
Apr 02, 2012 (9:45 am)
You might ask them if they will drop the certification on that used one for a better price. As reliable as Hondas are I never understood why having one certified was such a big deal.
You are paying for a warranty you will probably never use.
#208 of 309 Re: Breakeven of engine [stickguy]
Apr 02, 2012 (1:05 pm)
I have owned 10 new Hondas in the past 20 years. Best thing I can tell you is drive them like you are going to. There is a saying that fits, Drive Them Like You Stole Them. Honestly there is no break in perios anylonger except on Brakes and Clutches as they have to wear intot he droms or plates. Enjoy!
#209 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [ssivakumar]
Apr 02, 2012 (1:07 pm)
Why would anyone in their right mind buy a 2WD, when the 4wd is only 1 mpg diference? Does not make sense and I cannot figure out why they still even make them in 2WD.
#210 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [nor_cal_dale]
Apr 02, 2012 (2:04 pm)
I'm in Seattle and the 2WD models make no sense at all but there are a lot of places in the US where 4 WD would never be needed. Why pay for something you would NEVER have a use for?