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2010 Honda CR-V

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Honda brings back the uber-successful CR-V crossover for another year of mortal combat with the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe and the like. And for 2010, the CR-V gets a modest bump in power and some fresher face lines in a typically Honda mid-cycle tweak.

The CR-V is the best-selling compact crossover on the market, with almost 200,000 sold last year. And it's among the higher-rated crossovers here at TheCarConnection, with great marks for safety, features and comfort. Performance has been the downfall with the CR-V, though, and this year Honda's modestly raising the CR-V's four-cylinder output by 14 horsepower to 180 hp. Fuel economy goes up to 21/28 mpg (FWD) or 21/27 mpg (AWD).

Mechanically, little else changes with the CR-V. Still available in three trim levels, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and with a sole five-speed automatic transmission, the CR-V does adopt some cosmetic tweaks this year. A new grille design and a slightly modified hood arrive for 2010, along with new 10-spoke wheels on EX and EX-L models.

Creature comforts added this year include Bluetooth (packaged with the optional navigation system), automatic headlights and a USB audio interface on EX-L versions, revised radio controls and seat materials, wider armrests and revamped console tray.

We'll revisit the CR-V this year to see if its overall score of 7.8 out of 10 still holds up. For more information, steer over to our 2010 Honda CR-V page.

2010 Honda CR-V

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  1. When is Honda going to put its hybrid powertrain into this vehicle to give it more efficient fuel economy numbers? This is one area where they have not been to smart.
     
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  2. When is Honda going to put its hybrid powertrain into this vehicle to give it better fuel economy numbers? Honda has proven that isn't so smart by not doing this already.
     
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  3. Honda needs some new designers, stat. Actually, they needed them back when the first version of this CRV was on the drawing board
     
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