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2010 Honda CR-V Introduction

The Honda CR-V is among the best of the compact SUVs and it's hugely popular.

For 2010, Honda CR-V boasts significant changes. The 2010 Honda CR-V has been re-styled, with a look that's smoother and more confident. Inside are new fabrics, new controls, and more standard conveniences.

Some of the changes are less obvious: The 2010 CR-V four-cylinder engine is 8 percent more powerful and 4 percent more fuel-efficient than previously. The CR-V two-wheel-drive models rate 21/28 mpg in the federal government's EPA City/Highway cycles, with all-wheel-drive versions giving up just 1 mpg on the highway.

We've found the CR-V offers a smooth ride and responsive handling. The four-cylinder engine employs variable intake valve timing to optimize horsepower and torque for acceleration and cruising speeds, and it's paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.

The CR-V features one of the nicest cargo compartments in this class. The back seats fold perfectly flat and without the holes that can be hazardous to dogs. Built on a unit-body structure, the CR-V is considered a crossover. All have four doors and seat five.

Buyers choose from three models: the basic LX; mid-range EX; or leather-upholstered EX-L. Real Time 4WD is offered on all three models.