Trims And Standard Features:
Technically straddling the line between compact and midsize, the 2010 Honda CR-V is offered in four trims: LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L with Navigation. Each is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The base CR-V is already nicely furnished with standard features that include 17 inch steel wheels, full power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning, keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, driver seat height adjustment, a retractable front center tray table, 40/20/40 sliding and reclining rear seats, and a 4-speaker sound system with a CD/MP3 player and an auxiliary audio jack.
The EX model then adds a sunroof, 17 inch alloys, steering-wheel audio controls, a dual-level cargo area, rear tinted glass, and a 6-speaker stereo with a 6-disc CD changer.
The EX-L adds leather upholstery, an 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, a fixed front center console, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights and a 7-speaker audio system with a subwoofer, USB audio jack and satellite radio.
The EX-L with Navigation obviously adds a navigation system (with voice control), plus a rearview camera and Bluetooth.
Engines, Powertrain And Gas Mileage:
Powering all 2010 CR-V models is a 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine that generates 180 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an available option which delivers power to the front wheels until slippage is detected, and then automatically transfers torque to those wheels with the most traction.
The EPA estimated gas mileage for a front-wheel drive CR-V is 21 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway. Fuel economy for the AWD CR-V drops only slightly to 21 mpg city and 27 highway.
Standard safety features on all 2010 Honda CR-Vs include antilock disc brakes (ABS), stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In addition, a back-up camera comes with the EX-L with Navigation and parking sensors are available as a dealer-installed option.
In government crash tests, the CR-V was awarded a perfect five out of five stars for side-impact protection for both the driver and passengers. And while frontal-impact scores hadn't been completed at the time of this writing, last year's model received a perfect five stars for both the driver and passengers as well.
In independent brake performance tests, the CR-V EX-L came in above average with a stopping distance of 119 feet.
The interior of the CR-V is well-designed, user-friendly and attractive. The instruments are easy to read and material quality is good. The seating is spacious, comfortable and supportive. And loading people or cargo is enhanced by the sliding and reclining backseat, the wide-opening rear doors, the two-tier cargo area and the lightweight rear liftgate. In addition, there's a "conversation mirror" built into the overhead console for easily checking on back seat passengers without having to turn around.
The CR-V's relatively firm suspension and responsive steering provide surprisingly agile handling. Even the braking, not a usual Honda strongpoint, is quite strong in the CR-V. While perhaps not intended for those seeking V6 power, the four-cylinder CR-V will likely satisfy most drivers, and is very competitive with other four-cylinder crossovers.
How To Get The Lowest Price:
Best Negotiating Tactic: Well, there's definitely a 'best way' when it comes to new car buying. If you want to get the best bottomline, out-the-door price you need to know exactly who to talk to at the dealership, how to make the contact and how to make this person eager to quickly drop prices as low as possible to get your sale.
Here's the details on exactly how to get the best price on a new Honda CR-V ... or any other car.
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2010 Honda CR-V:
LX, FWD: dealer price: $21,545, invoice price: $20,056
LX, AWD: dealer price: $22,795, invoice price: $21,215
EX, FWD: dealer price: $23,845, invoice price: $22,189
EX, AWD: dealer price: $25,095, invoice price: $23,348
EX-L, FWD: dealer price: $26,495, invoice price: $24,646
EX-L, AWD: dealer price: $27,745, invoice price: $25,806
EX-L w/Navigation, FWD: dealer price: $28,495, invoice price: $26,501
EX-L w/Navigation, AWD: dealer price: $29,745, invoice price: $27,661
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