2010 US Honda CRV


Getting a new front end as well.
But that’s about it…
No glass roof option, no larger wheels, and no improvement to the 80’s looking interior…

But I guess that’s what people want. The Camry of small SUVs.

Conversation 45 comments

  1. Its a shame we didnt get the projector beam headlight treatment seen in the JDM and Euro destined CRV's. It seems like those really cleaned up with tons of great features… USA, not so lucky.

  2. I'd love to have a new Camry or CR-V. They are both very nice cars. Exciting? No. Competent? Without a doubt.

    Let them be the appliances they are intended to be.

  3. Yes there is some changes to the interior and some exterior mentions….

    Auto on/off headlights

    Front seats have wider center armrests

    Engine…..

    1 Upgrades to the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine improve power output to 180 horsepower (hp), a 14hp increase.

    City/highway EPA-estimate ratings increase to 21/28 miles per gallon

    Modifications to the radio functionality and control layout
    Upgraded interior door handle design with a rubberized grip handle.

    Revised trim panel sections for the steering wheel, gear selector, upper glove box and center console (navigation-equipped models only) serve to brighten the overall interior color theme.

    Models equipped with an ivory interior now feature a more passenger-friendly darker brown carpet instead of light brown.

  4. Wish it got an entirely new front end!

    I always thought I had good taste, but this car makes me question, WHAT THE HELLS WRONG WITH ME?

    THIS is the most successful suv? I put it on the same level as the Aztec, but obviously my opinion is wrong.

  5. Vince, you didn't mention the 14HP increase or the improved HWY MPG numbers, either.

    Anytime you can get a bump in both of those, you're doing something right.

  6. They kept the same headlights? Honda mid-cycle refreshes are starting to be more like GM's…i.e. Non existant. However, they may see it differently and think that got mostly everything right the first time.

  7. This will definitely keep it at the top of the pack. It has been America's best selling SUV for three years in a row now. A 180HP four cylinder will motivate it nicely!

    I am going to buy my wife one of these to compliment my current 2002 CR-V EX with 137,7xx miles. Her current vehicle is a 1998 Accord EX-leather V6 with 205,000 miles on it. Both my CR-V and her Accord have needed NOTHING but the recommended maintenance from the owners manual and a quality oil (Castrol, Eneos, Shell). I have only had to replace batteries (OEM Honda and Sears DieHard) and tires (always Sumitomo), that is it.

    We keep our vehicles for a long time and save the money for other things in life! 🙂

  8. The engine was fine before. Quiet, smooth and had enough power.
    The 14hp aren't really needed, but why not.
    You can search the site from my review from a few weeks ago.
    The main problem I had was with the interior. Otherwise, the CRV is a very good car, if you don't mind being bored to death by what you drive.
    Most people don't.

  9. it's a shame that honda offers all those features you mentioned, vince, in other markets even though this is the bestselling suv in america. imagine how many people might be persuaded out of something more expensive if they could get some luxury features on a car like this?

    although the rest of the world has to put up with the same interior and materials we do. at least it's well put together?

  10. I just wish all these new Japanese vehicles would stop grinning….they're really starting to freak me out! WTF are they up to?

  11. why spend money on improvements when your audience is dumb, indifferent, and gullible as all get-out. People buy 'em out of habit. These are appliances. they don't have to look any better than a washing machine or ride any smoother or quieter than a Honda Lawn Mower — and they don't!

  12. My 2006 CR-V has dual headlights, (Seperate Bulbs for Low and High Beams). You would have thought that Honda would have at least done that to the mid-model change to help prolong the life of the new daytime running lights that use the same bulb as the low and high beams! Also, What happened to the refresh for the tailights and rear end?

  13. 14 more HP and same torque at a higher RPM…Well, at least the engines are smooth whilst trying to get this pig to move.

  14. Honda raised the compression ration so the torque should come on at a lower RPM now. Anyone got a link to the power charts for the Honda 2.4?

  15. Absolutely! Even the 2009 Honda Element now has a separate daytime running light from the regular headlight to prolong the life of the bulbs. What a cheap way to save money.

  16. I think this is a great improvement. 28MPG is pretty good and I like the front end even better.

    My co-worker is getting over 25-27 COMBINED with his 2007 CR-V. He is the one who turned me on to this site, Vince!

    "wow said…
    horrendous little beast, nissan makes a much prettier, much better unit.

    September 10, 2009 6:22 PM"

    Coming straight from the mouth of an owner of a 2008 Nissan Rogue SL AWD, I will tell you that Nissan does NOT make a better unit.

    Please search for the guy on Edmunds bitching about CVT failures on his Rogue, that would be me. 45,000 miles and one replacement CVT later, I am almost due for another. It is making the SAME grinding/whirring noises it was making last time when it was replaced.

    Nissan has awknowledged the problem is getting worse and will likely need another replacement soon. They can't "promise" or guarantee a permanent fix. Also, my push button start won't communicate with the fob occasionally, so I can't even start the damn car.

    The only reason why I bought a Rogue over a CR-V (which I liked better in the first place) is because my local dealer had over $3,500 laying on the hood of my current Roge in rebates/cash back.

    In a couple months when I get this current CVT replaced I am going to dump the Rogue and buy a CR-V.

  17. What's wrong with the interior? It's well screwed together with appropriate materials for it's price-point, well thought out and contemporary. It's just not flashy. I know you have a gripe with hard plastics – but I'd take quality hard plastic (ie no mould seams) over misaligned soft plastics any day. You can't expect hand stictched leather dashboards on a car that starts in the low 20's and tops out under 30K.

    And 180HP out of a normally aspirated 2.4 liter 4 is certainly NOT gutless. Every car doesn't have to have a 300HP V6. Strangely enough there are some people who can think of better ways to spend their money than on gas. That said, the diesel would've been nice – perhaps next time. Also, althoug the new front end is a little better….it needed to be a LOT better.

  18. He was talking about torque and NOT HP when he said gutless…Do you know the difference?

    The higher compression ratio should help low-end torque but I would like to see 0-60 times.

  19. "Anonymous said…
    Great, Just what we need. The CRap-V 1.5

    September 11, 2009 8:01 AM"

    Moronic comment.

    Best selling SUV in America for the past three years and also the best selling SUV in many countries throughout Europe as well.

    "Anonymous said…
    14 more HP and same torque at a higher RPM…Well, at least the engines are smooth whilst trying to get this pig to move.

    September 11, 2009 1:34 AM"

    How is the CR-V a pig??? It is lighter than almost all of its competition you idiot.

    Also, take a look at a torque curve for Honda's K24. It is pretty stout, torque coming on early in the rev range.

  20. Honda engines have no torque until about 3000 RPM and that VTEC system is a old joke…Where is their A-VTEC and direct injection?

  21. "How is the CR-V a pig??? It is lighter than almost all of its competition"

    He meant pig as in ugly.

    "Great, Just what we need. The CRap-V 1.5
    Moronic comment".

    Yea, it was pretty moronic considering this the 3rd generation. So it really like CRap-V 3.5

  22. Honda wants smooth and durable engines which is why they are gutless. Low RPM torque causes much higher wear rates and more rotational mass vibrations…especially with the longer piston stroke. AVTEC and Direct Injection are coming soon.

  23. Boy; Honda is in big trouble if anyone considering a CRV is smart enough to actually drive the new Chevy Equinox. This CRV looks like it should be half the price of the Chevy, but instead its more! Fortunately, Honda buyers are creatures of habit and most don't shop around or compare at all. Ignorance is bliss! (which is why uninformed people tend to be poor people).

  24. People buy Honda because they go 300K miles without problems…Obviously they dont buy them for the styling.

  25. People buy Honda because they go 300K miles without problems–NOT! They buy them because a NEW 2009 Honda lasts just as long as a new 2009 GM, Ford or Dodge (about 200k-500k) but they aren't considering the alternatives. They don't REALLY compare. They remember the American products of 20-30 years ago that went bad at 60k (back when Hondas rusted through the front fenders at 60k and had struts breaking through the rust to hit the hood at 90k. But most folks bought American back then, so they remeber what was wrong with US cars 20-30 years ago and don't remember the problems Japanese cars had 20-30 years ago. They never suffered through owning a Honda back when Hondas were tinny tiny rattley unsafe rust-buckets. Look at resale value of 2008/2009/(projected 2010) Cadillac and compare THAT to Acura & Lexus. Look at MPG, value, crash tests, style & ergonomics of 2010 Equinox or Malibu or Fusion and compare THOSE to CRV, Camry or Accord. You get a TOTALLY DIFFERENT PICTURE: and I would say a more accurate picture of why the smart money is NOT CRV any more (assuming it ever was). Keep up with the times. After all, paying $25,000 for a Honda and then making up excuses for odd style/poor design is a rationalization if I ever heard one — it just makes you sound pig-headed & out-of touch.

  26. "Anonymous said…
    Honda engines have no torque until about 3000 RPM and that VTEC system is a old joke…Where is their A-VTEC and direct injection?

    September 11, 2009 1:55 PM"

    You obviously have never seen a dyno graph in your life.

    "Anonymous said…
    Boy; Honda is in big trouble if anyone considering a CRV is smart enough to actually drive the new Chevy Equinox. This CRV looks like it should be half the price of the Chevy, but instead its more! Fortunately, Honda buyers are creatures of habit and most don't shop around or compare at all. Ignorance is bliss! (which is why uninformed people tend to be poor people).

    September 12, 2009 4:34 PM"

    Actually the Equinox has a HIGHER BASE PRICE than the CR-V. Again, the Equinox has been met with lukewarm reviews from the automotive press. The CR-V gets nothing but praise.

    Are you seriously trying to say that people who buy the Equinox or GMs in general are not uninformed??? What about all the people who bought badge job GMs 10 years ago. They were typically blue collar day laborers who lived in trailers in the midwest. INTELLIGENT and educated people bought quality vehicles and that is why GM and Chrysler are in the trouble that they are today.

    Who the hell are these people who make these comments??? Their misinformed and moronic bias prevents them from posting TRUE FACTS!!!

  27. TRUE FACTS ???
    Everything that has been said sound like opinions to me other than the CRV is the best selling SUV. The thing I have a problem with are blind fanboys of any car but for some reason Honda fans, IMO, are too defensive. Just because the CRV is fine for you doesn't mean it's ok for everyone else. For what I can see Honda can make duds to. I agree with the opinion of some who say the CRV just isn't worth it. I find it just as idiotic to say a car company can't do anything wrong as well.

  28. "Anonymous said…
    TRUE FACTS ???
    Everything that has been said sound like opinions to me other than the CRV is the best selling SUV. The thing I have a problem with are blind fanboys of any car but for some reason Honda fans, IMO, are too defensive. Just because the CRV is fine for you doesn't mean it's ok for everyone else. For what I can see Honda can make duds to. I agree with the opinion of some who say the CRV just isn't worth it. I find it just as idiotic to say a car company can't do anything wrong as well.

    September 14, 2009 9:07 AM"

    I am a fan of Honda even though I drive a BMW. I can admit that car companies can do wrong, including BWM (x-drive and s-drive badging on everything???? REALLY?!?), but Honda usually puts together a great vehicle for a great price.

    If you have driven the CR-V you would realize that it does everything it is supposed to very well. It might not be the most engaging drive but it is perfectly fine for most.

  29. Who would risk their own money on an American (government/labor union-owned) car? Honda is proven.

  30. INTELLIGENT and educated people bought quality vehicles and that is why GM and Chrysler are in the trouble that they are today–NOT! I've studied biochemistry, physics, inorganic & organic chemistry and integral calculus. And I play piano. And I've written short stories. And I've studied law. And I've founded 3 corporations. Those Companies keep track of actual ownership costs of their vehicles. That's why the companies I own no longer buy Toyota or Honda. We buy GM, Ford, and Dodge. And we've gotten half a million miles on trucks (and salesman's cars) that spend as much time on gravel and dirt roads as they do on highways. All of the Cummings diesel equipped trucks we've ever bought (over 15 years) are still on the road–ALL OF THEM! We rely on them every day for dependable on-time shipments. And that’s the fact Jack! (Their is a difference between an over-educated intellectual moron and someone's whose truly INTELLIGENT. (HINT: open-mindedness is more common amongst those who genuinely THINK!) Seriously, though; I admire Honda for its’ success in getting people to spend $20-$30 grand on pure emotion. Judging by the number of responses on this car, the owners are very emotional. And people who buy on emotion spend more – for less. Many a car company has gone bankrupt by building a better Tucker, Studebaker, Imperial, etc; and hoping that consumer would do their homework and buy on logic. It doesn’t work that way.

  31. Yup…The same people who waste their money on these Honda tin cans also buy Masiah Steve Jobs' over-priced Apple crap.

  32. People bought American CRAP for decades until they started growing a brain via the Internet/Google…That's when the Detroit crap stopped selling. Emotion, my butt…Reason and Logic drove them away from Detroit 3.

  33. "Anonymous said…
    Yup…The same people who waste their money on these Honda tin cans also buy Masiah Steve Jobs' over-priced Apple crap.

    September 14, 2009 10:53 PM"

    Stupid comment.

    I manage an IT department servicing over 3,000 PCs. We did a small sample of Macs (Macbook Pros) starting two years ago and they have been less costly to own and service.

    I predict in the next six years our offices will be running strictly Macs.

    So, you say Macs are crap but our company and the users of them certainly don't agree.

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