All-New 2012 Honda CR-V Interior Adds Function, Technology and Style
Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback creates nearly flat cargo area at the touch of a lever; standard tech features include Pandora and SMS text function

The interior of the all-new 2012 Honda CR-V aims to redefine what's possible in the entry compact SUV class with upscale sedan-like comfort, easy to use versatility for people and cargo, convenient integration with personal technology and an emphasis on high-quality materials.

New for 2012, the innovative Easy Fold-Down Rear Seat can automatically and quickly drop nearly flat into the rear foot well using release levers located near the tailgate opening. An extensive list of new technology features for 2012 includes integration of Pandora Internet Radio, SMS text messaging function through the new "intelligent Multi-Information Display" (i-MID) and the addition of free FM Traffic on models equipped with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation system.

New Interior Technology

  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback
  • "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
  • Pandora internet radio integration with compatible cell phones
  • SMS text messaging function with compatible cell phones
  • FM Traffic included with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
  • Available DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES) (CR-V EX-L)
  • New center console can accommodate a typically sized purse
  • Eco Assist™ driving system for enhanced fuel efficiency
  • Multi-Angle rearview camera with guidelines

Interior Summary

  • Roomy and comfortable interior offers upscale style and high-quality fit-and-finish
  • Versatile layout offers room for up to five passengers, along with exceptional cargo carrying capability
  • Passenger volume, cu-ft.: 104.1 (+ 0.3)
  • Rear cargo volume , cu-ft. (seat up / down): 37.2 / 70.9 cu-ft.
  • XM® Radio1 (standard on CR-V EX-L)
  • Standard Bluetooth®2 HandsFreeLink® with audio streaming
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System on CR-V EX-L
  • Extensive safety equipment includes six airbags (See Safety section for more information)

From a packaging standpoint, the CR-V continues to offer a class-leading low cargo floor and lift over height for ease of loading along with a modest increase in passenger and cargo volume. It also benefits from a more car-like driving position compared to the previous generation CR-V. Put it all together, and the CR-V blends form and function like no other vehicle in the class.

Beyond its smart new packaging, the CR-V demonstrates new attention to the in-vehicle driving experience, with sophisticated and precise instrumentation and a full-color "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID) that offers a range of customizable features via fingertip controls on the steering wheel. A slightly lower and reconfigured seating position gives the CR-V a more carlike feel from inside the cabin, while retaining the same elevated driver vantage point that customers value in this class.

CR-V offers a variety of new standard and available technologies that are meant to enhance driving enjoyment. The CR-V's audio systems offer a new level of connectivity, led by a Pandora® internet radio interface. With an iPhone running the free Pandora app connected to the CR-V's USB port, Pandora station information appears on the color i-MID screen, and the driver can control the app with the steering-wheel mounted controls, or the touch screen navigation system (when equipped with navigation).

There's also a convenient SMS text messaging function that, when paired with a compatible phone, can read incoming texts aloud through the audio system and allow the CR-V's driver to respond with any of six factory preset text messages. For 2012, the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® phone interface is standard on all models, and offers intuitive hands-free calling convenience. For the first time, the CR-V now offers an available DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES), with a remote control.

Interior Packaging Concept
The CR-V has always offered a unique combination of virtues that continue to define the entry compact SUV segment: relatively small exterior dimensions for easy urban maneuvering, excellent fuel economy and a roomy, accommodating interior that offers great cargo carrying versatility. The new fourth-generation CR-V carries on in that same tradition with a newly designed interior that has a more spacious feel, more storage space and Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat that combines with a 0.8-inch lower lift-in and load floor to provide more cargo loading convenience.


2012 CR-V (EX) 2011 CR-V (EX) Difference
Seating Capacity 5 5 Same
EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.5 100.9 +0.6
Cargo Volume, min., max. (cu. ft.) 37.2/70.9 35.7/72.9 +1.5/-2.0
Head Room (in.) Front/Rear 38.0/38.6 38.9/38.5 -0.9/+0.1
Leg Room (in.) Front/Rear 41.3/38.3 41.3/38.5 0.0/-0.2
Shoulder Room (in.) Front/Rear 58.6/56.4 56.9/56.0 +1.7/+0.4
Hip Room (in.) Front/Rear 54.5/53.1 55.9/54.6 -1.4/-1.5

Increased Visibility
The 2012 CR-V's body and glass have been completely redesigned to provide added outward visibility for the driver and passengers. To make judging the length of the vehicle easier, more of the top of the hood is now visible from the driver's viewpoint.

Control Layout
During the design of the CR-V, designers set out to create a "smart interface" between the vehicle and the driver. The goal was an intuitive layout that would require minimal driver eye movement. Key design features include large analog instrumentation complemented with a color "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID) positioned high in the central part of the instrument panel within the driver's line of sight. The final element of the CR-V's smart interface approach is its steering wheel mounted controls. By allowing the driver to operate a range of features without taking their hands off the wheel, distraction potential can be reduced in certain situations.

Instrumentation
The CR-V uses clean and simple analog instrumentation with a sophisticated and technical appearance. The centrally positioned speedometer is the largest feature on the instrument panel. It is complemented by a central LED screen that is controlled using the Select/Reset knob positioned just above and to the right of the speedometer. The display provides a range of information and trip computer functions.

Speedometer LED Display Features:

  • Digital odometer and digital trip meters (2)
  • Average speed indicator
  • Average fuel economy indicators (2)
  • Instant fuel-mileage indicator
  • Miles-to-empty indicator
  • Maintenance Minder™ system messages
  • Exterior temperature indicator

Progressive Instrument Illumination
The CR-V's instrument system uses progressive illumination sequence when the driver enters the vehicle. When the door is opened, the instrument brightness turns on at 10 percent. When the key is put in the ignition (encircled with an illuminated ring), the instrument illumination ramps up to 100 percent in one second. When the ignition is turned on, the illuminated instrument needles and enunciator lights come on, indicating all systems are go.

Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
All CR-V models include a new intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) that allows for convenient, line-of-sight access to vehicle information, audio track titles, personal wallpaper and more via simple steering wheel-mounted controls and a 5-inch color screen. Positioned in the upper center portion of the instrument panel, this bright, full-TFT LCD display is easy to see and interpret. The i-MID serves as the audio system display and features on-screen icons and prompts to make navigation through a range of screens intuitive. In addition to audio information, the i-MID also includes an SMS text messaging function and a Pandora internet radio compatibility. It also displays fuel-economy information, as well as Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® information. Turn-by-turn navigation directions also appear on the i-MID on the CR-V EX-L Navi. User-support features include customizable settings and a customizable wallpaper display. Recommended wallpaper pixel dimensions are 234x480, 468x960, 702x1440 or 936x1920. The i-MID also displays warnings such as door ajar, parking brake and TPMS.

i-MID information categories include:

  • Audio system
  • Rear view camera (when not equipped with Navigation)
  • SMS text message function
  • Pandora® internet radio compatibility
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Turn-by-turn guidance (when equipped with Navigation)
  • FM Traffic (when equipped with Navigation)
  • XM Radio display (CR-V EX-L)
  • Warning screens
  • Average fuel economy indicators (A/B)
  • Trip Computer (A/B)
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Customizable wallpaper
  • Customizable settings

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
All CR-V models are equipped with a rearview camera that offers multiple perspectives from behind the vehicle. The image appears on the i-MID, or on the navigation display in vehicles equipped with navigation. When in reverse, the driver can select from among three views by pushing the audio select knob, or with soft keys on the navigation screen in vehicles equipped with navigation. The primary view is "Normal View," which delivers 130-degrees of rearward visibility. Additionally, there is the "Wide View," which delivers 180-degrees of rearward visibility. Finally, the "Top Down View" generates a straight-down perspective.

Maintenance Minder Display
All CR-V models have a Maintenance Minder system that tracks service related items based on vehicle usage. The Maintenance Minder system automatically indicates when to have standard service performed based on actual driving conditions (tracked by the ECU) and minimizes the guesswork related to whether the vehicle is being used in standard or severe use conditions for maintenance interval purposes. The display indicates when to change the oil, air cleaner, transmission fluid, spark plugs or coolant, as well as when to rotate the tires. Maintenance Minder information appears in the i-MID display.

Eco Assist
All CR-V models come with Eco Assist™. Located in the upper instrument panel located on either side of the speedometer, the CR-V's Eco Assist has illuminated arcs that show if the vehicle is being driven in an efficient style. The system operates in essentially the same manner as on Insight, CR-Z and Civic, in this case with white and green "coaching" bars that illuminate. A white color signifies inefficient driving, while green means a more efficient driving style is being used. The color changes gradually in response to driving style.

ECON Mode
Every 2012 CR-V is equipped with a green ECON button to the left of the steering wheel, a feature that recently appeared on the 2012 Civic. This button engages ECON mode, in which several operating characteristics of the vehicle are modified for enhancing fuel efficiency. The Drive-by-Wire throttle system provides more gradual response, and to save additional energy, the climate control's upper fan speeds are lowered incrementally and other climate control system characteristics are altered based on the conditions. See the Powertrain section for more information on ECON Mode.

Steering Wheel
The 2012 CR-V's new 3-spoke steering wheel features an expanded range of manual tilt and telescope steering wheel adjustment in order to better accommodate drivers of various sizes. All CR-V models now include audio controls on the left side of the steering wheel, with four controls arranged on one ring - rather like the four points on a compass - to simplify the layout and provide for intuitive toggling between functions. All controls are positioned ergonomically where they are easy to reach and operate. They also offer a pleasing tactile feel that reduces the need for the driver to confirm operation visually. The left-side steering wheel controls also include i-MID functionality, while cruise control buttons are positioned on the right. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink control buttons are positioned on the lower left side of the steering wheel.

Climate Control
All CR-V models provide air conditioning as standard equipment. The front climate controls on the CR-V are mounted centrally on the instrument panel for easy accessibility and feature rotary knobs for temperature settings and fan control. Push buttons allow control of airflow through the various vents inside the vehicle (i.e. defrost, heater, split level, etc.). The CR-V LX and CR-V EX have a manual climate control system; the CR-V EX-L and above have an automatic dual-zone system.

The CR-V's micron air-filtration system is capable of filtering nearly 100 percent of particulates over 8 microns in size (the size of most pollen). It can also filter out approximately 40 percent of particulates down to 0.3 microns (about the size of diesel emissions). To improve cooling capacity, the high capacity condenser with integrated receiver drier runs the liquid refrigerant through a sub-cooling condenser, after the main condenser.

Interior Materials
Inside the CR-V, every tactile surface, from the interior door handles to the seat controls to the instrument panel, steering wheel, and controls are designed to be pleasing to the touch—and easy to operate. Cloth velour upholstery is standard in the CR-V LX, while the CR-V EX has upgraded fabric with a suede-like feel. The CR-V EX-L has standard leather seating surfaces.

Front Seats
For 2012, the front seats of the CR-V have been completely redesigned with a more supportive seat construction, structure and padding. The seats are now wider with more supportive side bolsters that give the seats a secure feel particularly when cornering. The driver's seat height adjustability range has been increased by 0.4-inch and the driving position now has a more car-like orientation, even though the driver's vantage point above the road and commanding view is essentially unchanged.

Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat
To enhance the CR-V's rear passenger comfort and cargo carrying versatility, the CR-V has a newly designed One-Motion 60/40 Split Rear Seat. With supportive padding, reclining seatbacks and a flat floor with plenty of legroom, the backseat offers a high level of passenger comfort. But if cargo carrying is a priority, the seats can be quickly lowered to provide a large cargo deck. Each side of the split-folding seat is operated independently via an easily accessible release handle, one on each side of the cargo area. There is also a release strap for each seat that's accessible from each rear door. A single pull on either the handle or strap stows the seat completely, by automatically tilting the seat base forward, lowering the outboard headrest and folding the seatback forward. The process only takes seconds. To put the seats up, simply raise the backrest, flip up the headrest and swing the seat base back into position.

Interior Storage
To maximize convenience and utility, the CR-V's interior has a wide range of storage features. The generously sized front console has a large 10.8-liter central storage compartment that's roomy enough to hold a typical purse or laptop, and the sliding cover keeps contents out of view. Two beverage holders and a small storage tray are positioned at the front of the console within easy reach. Compartments in the side of the console and dual storage compartments in each door panel provide additional space for small items. The front doors also include bottle holders. In the rear seating area, a flip-down center armrest includes two beverage holders.

Cargo Capability
The CR-V is designed to offer cargo capability to suit the needs of active owners. Even though it is slightly shorter bumper-to-bumper and lower in overall height, the CR-V has gained cargo space behind the rear seats (up from 35.7 cubic ft. to 37.2 cubic ft.). Total cargo volume with the seats down is now 70.9 cu-ft. compared to 72.9 cu-ft. for the previous model. The negligible decrease is attributable to the new One-Motion 60/40 Split Rear Seat design, which creates a nearly flat floor surface when folded forward.

For easier loading, the CR-V's lift-in height has been lowered by 0.8-inch. The cargo floor has also been lowered by 0.8-inch, making it among the lowest cargo floors in the class.

For maximum cargo capacity, the Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat can be quickly lowered, creating a nearly flat load floor. The load area is sized to accept large suitcases stored vertically, four golf bags or a stroller (rear seats upright), or two mountain bikes (rear seats folded).

The ease of converting the cargo area to its maximum-possible cargo mode has improved for 2012 with a simpler one-touch fold-down mechanism for the left- and right-side rear seats. The release levers make it possible to quickly and conveniently flip and fold the rear seats forward while standing at the tailgate opening. Pulling a release first flips the seat base forward, then lowers the head restraint, and finally lowers the seatback forward.

A generously sized elastic storage net and well is located on the left side of the cargo area for holding small items securely. In addition, four "D" rings for tying down cargo are located on the cargo area floor. The front "D" rings are chromed for an attractive finished appearance.

The CR-V also includes a retractable cargo cover that can hide items stored in the cargo area behind the second-row seats. The cover and mechanism can be quickly removed and stowed on the floor. Located underneath the cargo floor is a temporary spare tire and vehicle jack.

Audio Systems
The CR-V LX is equipped with a 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers. The CD player can also read CD-Rs loaded with Windows Media Audio (WMA)4 or MP3 audio files. The system also includes Bluetooth®2 streaming audio and Pandora internet radio compatibility (with compatible iPhones). Audio information is displayed on the color i-MID screen positioned high in the center section of the instrument panel. An auxiliary input jack is standard, along with the USB Audio Interface that can allow an iPod, iPhone or flash drive to be connected to the system.

The system features Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC). With SVC, as the vehicle speeds up and exterior noise increases, the audio system automatically raises the music's volume, and then lowers it as the vehicle slows down. If desired, SVC can be deactivated at any time.

The CR-V EX has an upgraded AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers. CR-V EX-L and CR-V EX-L Navi models provide an even more impressive 328-watt, 7-speaker premium audio system including subwoofer and XM® Radio.

USB Audio Interface
A USB Audio Interface is located in the center console of all models. It can read flash drives and compatible digital music devices, such as iPods, that contain MP3 or WMA music files. It is important to note that only the iPod video, iPod nano and other 5th-generation or later iPods are compatible with this system. The iPod shuffle, mini, and older iPod models are not compatible. When an iPod is connected, the Honda logo will appear on the screen of the compatible iPod showing it is ready for use. The iPod or flash drive can then be controlled using the steering wheel-mounted or radio controls. Information such as song title, artist, album art and other information will appear on the CR-V's i-MID screen. The system will also charge the iPod while it is connected.

XM Radio
XM® Radio is a standard feature for the CR-V EX-L and EX-L with Navigation and provides more than 130 digital channels of programming with near CD-quality sound. With XM Radio, CR-V owners can listen to their choice of music anywhere in the contiguous 48 states along with select areas of Canada.

XM programming includes channels devoted to music, sports, talk, traffic, weather, children's programming and entertainment. Of the 130 XM channels, 69 are commercial-free. When the CR-V's audio system plays XM, the i-MID display screen shows the current station, song title, and artist's name.

Pandora Internet Radio Compatibility
The CR-V incorporates a wide range of entertainment features to accommodate the ever-changing preferences of customers. A first for Honda, all CR-V models are designed to provide a convenient interface for Pandora internet radio. Pandora is a free music service that allows users to open an account online and create up to 100 personalized internet "radio stations" that are based on favorite songs or artists. Users can choose among their stations and listen via computer, and can also download a free smartphone Pandora app, which allows users listen to the same list of personalized stations via their compatible phone. Though Pandora is free, phone data charges apply.

At this time, the Pandora Audio interface in the CR-V is supported only on the iPhone. To use Pandora in the CR-V, an iPhone is connected via the USB port located in the center console. The vehicle's audio source is set to iPod, and using the phone, the Pandora app is launched. (If the Pandora app is not launched, the phone will function as an iPod.) The i-MID (or navigation display in vehicles with navigation) displays Pandora information and album art, and the audio controls allow listeners to choose from among existing stations, pause, resume, skip forward, and mark a track with "like" or "dislike" ratings. To ease driver use, some functionality of the Pandora iPhone app is locked out when using the CR-V's Pandora interface. On all CR-V models, Pandora operation is controlled by the up, down and skip buttons on the audio system head unit, and by the buttons on the left side of the steering wheel. When equipped with navigation, Pandora is controlled by the left-side steering wheel buttons, and the touch-screen navigation display.

Pandora internet radio audio can also be streamed wirelessly to the CR-V by a compatible cell phone (not only the iPhone) via the HandsFreeLink Bluetooth connection. With this type of connection, however, Pandora must be controlled directly with the phone. Though the CR-V's volume control can be used to set the sound level, the other features of the CR-V's Pandora interface are not available.

Audio Feature Summary

Model
Type
Speakers
MP3/auxiliary input jack
USB Audio Interface3
Bluetooth®2 streaming audio
Pandora internet radio compatibility
Other Features
CR-V LX 160-watt AM/FM/CD with WMA3/MP3 capability, 5-in. color display 4 Standard Standard Standard Standard CD text info, customizable welcome screen, steering-wheel audio controls, SVC
CR-V EX 160-watt AM/FM/CD with WMA3/MP3 capability, 5-in. color display 6 Standard Standard Standard Standard CD text info, customizable welcome screen, steering-wheel audio controls, SVC
CR-V EX-L, EX-L Navi 328-watt AM/FM/XM/CD Premium Audio with WMA3/MP3 capability, 5-in. color display 7 Standard Standard Standard Standard CD text info, customizable welcome screen, steering-wheel audio controls, SVC

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
The Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all CR-V models, the system wirelessly connects the driver's cell phone to the vehicle's audio system. This allows the driver to make or answer cell phone calls without removing hands from the steering wheel. The system is compatible with Bluetooth®-enabled cell phones that have the Hands Free Profile (HFP). A list of compatible phones can be found at handsfreelink.com or honda.com. HandsFreeLink® improvements for the 2012 CR-V include full manual control, auto import of phonebook and call history, a dedicated Phone button on the head unit and six speed dials linked to radio preset keys (except for models equipped with navigation system).

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® now enables audio files to be played through the vehicle's audio system wirelessly with a feature called Bluetooth® Audio. If an audio compatible device is paired it will be added as an auxiliary source on the i-MID's audio screen. This allows the Bluetooth® device's media to be played wirelessly by the audio system. Cell phone devices that support the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3 allow the display of metadata for artist, album and track name on the i-MID. The vehicle's audio controls for "skip forward" and "skip backward" allow for navigation from track to track.

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® is designed for easy use. After the driver completes a simple one-time "pairing" process to link the cell phone with the vehicle, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® can communicate wirelessly and securely with the driver's cell phone when the phone is within about 33 feet of the vehicle. Once the driver enters the vehicle, the phone can be stored in a pocket, briefcase, purse or a storage bin inside the vehicle's cabin as the call transfers information through the wireless telephone interface. Certain compatible cell phones can also transfer the cellular phonebook into the vehicle through the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system. After the cellular phonebook is transferred, calls can be made by making selections from the registered phonebook on the information screen.

Operational features include:

  • Phone numbers of incoming calls are displayed on the i-MID
  • Pressing the steering wheel-mounted "Pick up" button answers the call and mutes the audio system
  • Caller is heard through the audio-system speakers
  • An overhead microphone picks up the driver's voice while minimizing background noise and echoing
  • Numbers with voice tags may be stored in the system's memory
  • To make a call hands-free, the driver first activates the system using the steering wheel-mounted fingertip controls, then speaks a preset voice tag
  • Numbers can also be dialed by speaking the telephone number (in CR-Vs equipped with navigation system)
  • Automatic import of phone book and call history
  • Up to five different compatible mobile phones can be paired with the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system

SMS Text Message Function
All CR-V models have a standard SMS Text Message function that can read incoming texts aloud over the audio system, and allow the driver to reply with any of six factory preset messages. The system works with SMS-capable cell phones that have an active data plan and the Message Access Profile (MAP), such as the Blackberry, Droid X and others. The iPhone 4 does not support this feature.

Once a compatible phone is paired with the CR-V's HandsFreeLink Bluetooth system, the text messaging function is enabled. When the phone receives a text message, an alert appears on the i-MID (or navigation screen in vehicles equipped with navigation). Using the audio system controls (or the touch-screen display in vehicles with navigation), the driver can choose to have the message read aloud, can select among the preset reply choices, or can call the sender—all without touching the phone.

To help avoid driver distraction, the text of the incoming message is not displayed on screen unless the transmission is in Park.

Available factory preset text replies:

  • Talk to you later, I'm driving.
  • I'm on my way.
  • I'm running late.
  • OK
  • Yes
  • No

Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic
The latest generation of the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is available on CR-V EX-L and features a 6.5-inch display and a fast 16 GB Flash Memory in place of the DVD-based system used previously. Turn-by-turn driving directions appear on the navigation screen, and on the new color i-MID display, which is positioned high in the instrument panel, close to the driver's line of sight. The system also includes standard FM Traffic, which provides constantly updated on-screen traffic incident data for select cities that lets drivers choose faster, less congested routes to get to their destinations sooner. Unlike some other traffic data systems, FM Traffic does not require a subscription and entails no extra charges. The navigation system features more than 10 million points of interest and is integrated with the audio system. The voice recognition is capable of recognizing and inputting numbers, street names and cities, in addition to more than 700 commands, spoken at a conversational pace.

Honda navigation systems have long been recognized for their simple, intuitive operation and extensive on-board database. When navigating freeways, a split screen design enhances on-screen information with a "map view" and "3-D" route visualization of freeways simultaneously - which helps make navigation information easier to understand. And now with turn instructions displayed on the i-MID, situational awareness is further improved. The navigation system is integrated with the car's audio system, so driving instructions can be heard over the speaker system, and the voice recognition feature adds a hands-free realm of control to the navigation system.

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) in combination with detailed information from the vehicle's Flash-based mapping system to pinpoint the vehicle's location and to provide a host of useful mapping and route guidance features. The antenna can utilize up to 12 satellites from a network of 24 global positioning satellites. If the antenna is obstructed by a tunnel, a parking garage or a tall building, an internal gyroscopic system and a speed sensor track the location of the vehicle so that the map information remains current and reliable. The vehicle clock is independently controlled by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving, the clock will automatically set itself to the current time.

The navigation system can be controlled by the driver through either the voice recognition system, the touch screen display, or by the joystick at the lower right corner of the screen. The voice recognition system works when the "talk" button (located on the steering wheel) is depressed. When spoken to, the system recognizes commands such as "find nearest gas station," or "find nearest ATM" and can also recognize street names.

The 6.5-inch LCD touch screen allows the driver or front passenger to choose menu options or spell out a word (i.e. address, business name, place, etc.) through a touch-sensitive keypad. The keypad can be set to alphabetical or a QWERTY typewriter-style layout. Alternatively, the joystick can be used to highlight menu options or to highlight specific letters on the keypad to complete a word. A matte finish is used on the display to reduce glare and smudging.

To help reduce driver distraction, some touch-screen navigation features are disabled when the CR-V is in motion. Disabled features appear grayed out on screen. All navigation system voice control features remain operable at all times.

For data storage, the system uses a 16 GB flash memory that contains information for the entire United States. Future updates to the navigation system can be made with a flash drive via the unit's USB port. Flash drives with updated map data can be purchased on-line or by calling a toll free number.

Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES)
Available on CR-V EX-L, a factory-installed Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES) for rear passengers features a 7-inch wide-screen LCD display that flips down from the headliner for easy viewing. The accompanying audio can be played over the CR-V's audio system, or in the rear seating area through a set of wireless headphones while the front passengers listen to a different audio source.

The DVD player is located in the center console, and can be conveniently controlled from three sources - the front audio-system controls, via wireless remote control or with controls on the DVD player itself. The DVD disc will begin to auto-play when the disc is loaded. The system comes complete with one set of infrared (IR) wireless headphones with volume control and a wireless remote control as standard equipment. Additional headphones are available for purchase from Honda dealers.

A safety feature on the wireless headphone system prevents front-row passengers from using the headphone. The wireless headphone is automatically activated when the spring-loaded ear pieces are turned approximately 90-degrees (to be put on) and deactivated when the headphones are turned 90-degrees (when taken off). The automatic on/off system reduces the possibility that the AAA battery-powered headphones could be accidentally left on.

Power Windows and Locks
Power windows are standard equipment on all CR-V models and include auto-up and -down operation on the driver's window. Power locks are standard, and a customizable auto-locking feature can be configured using the i-MID and steering-wheel mounted controls. Remote entry is standard equipment on all CR-V models. The wave key design has an integrated transmitter in the handle with lock, unlock, trunk open and panic buttons.

Engine Immobilizer
Complementing the remote entry system is a standard engine-immobilizer system. A special electronically coded key prevents the car from being started-even if a mechanical duplicate of the key is used. A transponder, built into the key, signals the immobilizer control unit that the key is genuine. If the car is hot-wired, or an unauthorized key is used, the engine will not start.

1 Required XM Radio subscription sold separately. Subscriptions are governed by the XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com/service terms. Other fees and taxes apply; see XM Customer Agreement for details. Fees and programming subject to change. Service not available in Canada, Alaska, or Hawaii. © 2011 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.
2 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any such use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
3 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
4 Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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