Does a 2012 Honda CR-V have Bluetooth?

I’ve found a nice used vehicle for my teenage daughter, and it’s in our budget, but the seller doesn’t know if it has Bluetooth or not. Does a 2012 Honda CR-V have Bluetooth?

Mary Alice Morris · Answered on Feb 01, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The stellar reviews and safety ratings on the Honda CR-V make it an excellent choice of vehicle for a teen driver. Unfortunately, your daughter probably won’t be thrilled to learn that the 2012 CR-V does not have Bluetooth.
It wasn’t until the 2013 model year that Honda began offering Bluetooth as a feature on the CR-V. That year, it came standard on all trim levels.
Whether or not the lack of Bluetooth is a dealbreaker for you, it’s a good thing you checked for it ahead of time. Finding the technology features you want on a car is just one of many things you should look for when buying a used car.
And if the absence of Bluetooth is unacceptable for you, then you have a couple of options. You can shop around for a 2013 or newer CR-V—or you can add a Bluetooth adapter to the 2012 model. They’re easy to install and pretty inexpensive. In fact, you can find some for only $6!
Whichever option you go with, make sure your daughter knows how to operate the Bluetooth functions with voice commands so you don’t have to worry about distracted driving. And don’t forget to add your teen driver to your car insurance!
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