When a car is redesigned, it typically affects the vehicle's price. Sometimes an automaker may decide to make a vehicle more affordable by taking things out, while other times they will add on a bunch of new features - and a few extra thousand to the price. It's somewhat rare to get significant changes without a price change, however, but that's what's happening with the 2012 Honda CR-V, according to Autoblog.
The Japanese automaker just launched its new version of the best-selling crossover, and it's mostly good news for drivers. The price has gone up by nearly $200, but buyers get a lot of bang for their buck. The vehicle has improved in nearly every way, with 2-3 more MPGs fuel economy, a new standard all-wheel drive system, a 60/40 split rear seat, Bluetooth support, rearview camera and a dashboard display with Pandora and several other features.
Getting a good deal on a car is one way to save some cash, but it means nothing if buyers don't take car of their vehicle. Careful attention to auto maintenance over time can really save drivers money, as they'll likely avoid costly car repairs and other issues.