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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
no vents in back to cool off the little ones
Kudos to Honda for now offering a power driver seat
As in most Hondas, the top options are only offered on the most expensive, luxurious trims. If you can live with a somewhat basic features list, you’ll find the CR-V a bargain. That said, the base LX and mid-grade EX are quite well-equipped, but the top-of-the-line EX-L adds many of the most desirable features like dual-zone climate control, a power driver's seat, and a premium audio system.
The navigation system with backup camera is optional, only on the EX-L. Edmunds notes that it also includes a slot for digital cards for music playback.
ConsumerGuide shows some enthusiasm for the power driver’s seat that’s on offer (some other models in this class don’t offer it), “even if it's only on the top-line EX-L model."
A few of the CR-V’s features found some criticism. MotherProof reports that the air-conditioning system "couldn't fully combat a Southern California heat wave, especially considering there are no vents in back to cool off the little ones." Cars.com notes "the moonroof in the LX model seemed small, even for a compact vehicle."
There’s nothing particularly noteworthy here. But Bluetooth is missing, and you’ll have to step up to the expensive 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L to get a nav system.