2010 Honda CR-V gets more power, better gas mileage

Honda’s best-selling CR-V gets a mild update for the 2010 model year. Beyond the new grille & bumper, the big news is under the hood. Finally attempting to appease all the naysayers who think the CR-V is underpowered ( I disagree ), Honda managed to squeeze 180 HP out of the 2.4 liter engine. That’s up from 166 in the 2009 model.

In addition to the power bump, Honda worked some sort of wizardry, and increased the 2010 CR-V MPG by 1. That’s right, the FWD model is now rated at 21 MPG city / 28 MPG highway. Extensive experience tells me that those numbers are extraordinarily conservative.

There are a few small updates inside, but nothing significant. Overall, a pretty minor update to a vehicle that Honda sells an absolute ton of. If I was in charge of the CR-V project, I probably wouldn’t have done a thing differently.

Published on September 10, 2009 in Honda

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