The 2012 Honda CR-V remains a solid and competent player in its niche while avoiding the teething that often accompanies major changes. Honda has metered its response to market pressures by improving instead of radically overhauling or replacing an already stand-out entry-level SUV. Although some might question whether such conservatism is wise given today's hyper competitiveness.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Tom Lankard filed this report from Carlsbad, California.
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