The Honda CR-V is a four door five passenger compact crossover powered by a 2.4 Liter four cylinder engine that makes 185 HP and 163 lb-ft of torque being channeled through a five speed automatic gearbox, which is good for an estimated 23 MPG in the city and as much as 31 MPG on the highway.  The Japanese automaker offers the popular people mover in three trim levels, available in either front or all wheel drive.

Starting off with the well equipped entry level $22,295 CR-V LX ($23,545 for AWD) that comes with easy to operate amenities like Hill Start Assist, remote keyless entry and Bluetooth wireless telephone connectivity as well as streaming audio and available hands free texting.  The CR-V also comes with convenience features like the Honda’s new intelligent Multi-Information Display, or i-MID, with steering wheel mounted controls, and a multi-angle rear view camera, a pair of 12 volt power outlets, USB audio inputs for mobile media devices and a versatile 60/40 split rear seat making storage a bit easier.

The next step up in the CR-V lineup is the EX, which starts at $24,395 ($25,645 for AWD) and gets upgraded with a set of stylish 17 inch alloys, cabin opening one touch power moonroof with tilt feature and a security system standard.  The more luxurious EX-L models come with leather covering the steering wheel and shifter as well as the heated 10 way power adjustable drivers seat and the rest of the interior.  EX-Ls are also equipped with creature comforts like dual zone climate control and XM Satellite radio.  Popular packages for the CR-V EX-L includes the available Honda DVD rear entertainment system as well as the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System that includes voice recognition and FM Traffic, bringing the asking price for a fully loaded CR-V AWD EX-L to $29,795.

A list of cars similar to the CR-V includes the 2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012 Ford Escape and 2012 Chevrolet Equinox.

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