2011 Honda CR-V Reviews — Autoblog and New Car Test Drive

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2011 Honda CR-V Review: Autoblog


The review is for a 2010 Model There may be minor changes to model you are looking at.

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T he CR-V charged into the back in 1996, showing SUV buyers that a rapier work as well as a broadsword. gas prices turned the body-on-frame topsy-turvy, might didn’t equal right. The meek inherited the Earth, or at least a lot of sales from former SUV The CR-V lead this against traditional SUVs and a complete makeover in 2007 it to the top of the sales charts.

This weak little softroader the SUV sales crown from the Ford Explorer’s head it had sat untouched for 15 years from through 2006.

But the battlefield has and the 2010 Honda CR-V is formidable challengers on all sides. offer a V6 engine, having in size and power to resemble mid-size SUVs they displaced. Rather than up the CR-V with an optional V6, did what Honda does and just made its four-cylinder The 2010 model is armed 14 more horsepower and a long of standard and optional equipment.

So. is the this segment’s once and king or is time to crown Read on to find out.

back in 2007, the 2010 include a redesigned front with fresh horizontal slats in the grille and a honeycomb cut into the bumper. It’s not except the severe underbite in front fascia. Think Bob Thornton in Slingblade, minus the urges.

The hood has been re-contoured in the process, although you probably have missed it if we hadn’t you.

This newest still has the same Outback-aping cladding and controversially curved in profile, but the rear bumper a bit of liposculpturing to differentiate it from the It’s not a bad look overall, but to the more straightforward shape of the generation, it’s no Lancelot

Our Polished Metal Metallic for ’10) EX-L also the new split five spoke 10-spoke) 17-inch alloy that you’ll find on EX and models. They look and although they don’t fill out the wheel-wells, they do to keep this thing looking too much like a on roller skates.

Once for its tidy dimensions, the 2010 is larger than its forebears, but now itself in a class with like the Chevrolet Equinox are up to eight inches longer, or offering (admittedly compromised) seating like the Toyota Ironically, that means of these compact CUVs are now as big as the mid-size SUVs they Prices have climbed and although this CR-V is at its loaded sticker of $30,455, of its rivals give you a V6 option for money, which the CR-V not.

Besides the aforementioned tweaks, the little-SUV-that-could gets a bit equipment and a much-appreciated boost in The 2010 Honda CR-V w/Navi 4WD (an irksome mouthful) is the model and comes ready for with a sunroof, Bluetooth, navigation, TPMS, leather, cam and automatic headlights a first for the

With all that kit, we help but think back to the little cute-ute of 1997 its picnic table cargo and rear-mounted spare. My, how these have grown up. That we might add, is the highest you can pay for a CR-V.

The base model at $21,545 and we’re guessing will sell in the mid-$20k So what do you get for all that gold? inside.

The interior of our EX-L was quite surprising. Had you sat us in it blindfolded, we have guessed this was an The black leather, brushed accents and wide array of are fit for royalty, its peasant roots betrayed by the assortment of plastics in the

We counted at least six different textures and finishes on the dash and alone.

Questionable materials the controls are all easy to reach, a good feel and are logically The steering wheel is nice and with controls for just everything at your thumb-tip, and a trigger that makes everything else accessible by the word. The electronic ears in the system did a great job of listening only flubbing our commands or twice.

The circular door design and cornucopia of plastic are our biggest quibbles, and we wonder how the metal accents will up, but overall the interior is quite in this trim level. Bluetooth on models with the touchscreen navigation system and on/off headlights on the EX-L, and we got a USB jack in the glovebox as part of the

Despite the Black Knight scheme of our tester’s interior, the inside isn’t too claustrophobic, when glancing over our to check traffic. We had a lengthy over the downwardly curving and whether or not it really blocked important from our rear The previous generation’s full worked just fine, so part of it for style’s sake a bit foolish.

Still, it’s better than the reverse kink popular among its which tend to block of the road with their bases. Overall, it just us feel like somebody was in back, even when the were empty.

Those by the way, are wonderfully firm and The front thrones are a bit narrow, but that’s mainly because of hip-holding bolsters. The 40/20/40 rear bench is really disappearing with a simple tug and act worthy of Merlin’s wand. a big cargo hold, measuring cubic feet even you fold down the rear

Over a week’s worth of we weren’t able to find we needed to move that easily fit in there.

Over a few test miles, what out was the general lack of complaints we had this little SUV. The sounded great, the navigation got us where we needed to go without the climate control system perfectly and calls using the system were clear. The camera really came in when we almost ran over a while positioning the CR-V for its

We also got a kick out of the large LCD screen that hides the DVD slot. Its I’m not a serving graphic when in the horizontal is priceless.

From command the view is clear to all corners you make friends with D-pillars. The gauges are straightforward bracketing a small information that delivers fuel doors ajar and outside on a click-through rotation. The overhead features a handy conversation holder along with the lights and sunroof controls.

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sunroof, by the way, did a fair job of in some fresh air while buffeting to a minimum even at gallop and gallop it does.

The upgraded 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder has corralled 14 more since last year, output now rated a more 180 horsepower. It never felt and could even be described as at times, especially when you dig spurs in and the VTEC comes on. economy has improved to boot, EPA city/highway going up one mile per across the board.

We saw an overall of 24 mpg and better than 30 mpg on the highway, to the 21/27 prediction.

Around our grown-up softroader felt a fortress on wheels. The body was solid, almost Mercedes-like. it’s a reasonably able there’s definitely a bit of body to go along with its somewhat ride.

The stiff suspension keep body movements getting too far out of hand though, so it than compensated for the extra in our backsides.

While the 2010 power is much appreciated, this is definitely not as fast as a RAV-4 or But what the 2.4-liter four in grunt it makes up for in smoothness and more than enough in most situations. Combined the sure-footed handling the on-road of this CR-V didn’t us much to complain about. The even made a nice when given the spurs, getting up to highway speeds and summoning velocity for passing at

If more competitors start their V6 options like the Hyundai Tucson did, Honda might find right in the sweet-spot once

Not only was acceleration was good, but off speed wasn’t a problem The binders felt strong, there was an initial half-inch or so of in the pedal before they to bite. After that was a nicely proportional feel to the

It was the same with the steering, a degree or two of play before the 225/65R17 Bridgestone Dueller H/L 400 heeded our commands. Those contributed to the noticeable road at freeway speeds, but the CR-V’s isn’t any louder than its

Times have certainly in the SUV world. The body-on-frame dinosaurs once ruled these have been supplanted by that offer almost as room and similar performance. Our loaded 2010 Honda EX-L w/Navi 4WD was priced at a $30,455, but offered more than most shoppers need.

As we mentioned, the one thing lacking from the Honda’s sheet is a V6. While the competition has making a big deal of offering a firing chambers, we quickly that this CUV doesn’t need more than a in the engine room.

The CR-V’s numbers, however, make it a standout on paper. a jack-of-all-trades but master of none, and that might seem a deterrent in such a competitive its mid-pack horsepower rating, width, height, wheelbase and weight belie the CR-V’s It has more room inside you’d expect and a long of standard and optional features help set it apart from suitors.

Make no mistake the 2010 Honda CR-V is no Charming. It has a somewhat choppy loud cabin and looks would make any princess a different frog to kiss. But still put it on our short list if we shopping in this class. it’s not a champion in any test of it does a yeoman’s job on any everyday

The CR-V may have bumped the from its throne and held the title for three years but it needs to keep its sword to retain that crown. The power, equipment and refinement of the model should keep it the top a bit longer.

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