2010 Honda CR-V Gains More Power, Mild Facelift

Honda won't be attending the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, but it isn't without new products. You're looking at the 2010 CR-V sport-utility, which receives some minor improvements for the new model year.

For starters, engineers managed to coax more power and fuel economy from the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. The 2010 CR-V now pumps out 180 hp (a respectable 8-percent increase), while both city and highway fuel economy ratings jump by 1 mpg to 21/28 mpg city/highway for the front-wheel-drive model, and 21/27 mpg for the all-wheel-drive CR-V.

Externally, a redesigned front fascia, hood, and rear bumper set the 2010 CR-V off from its predecessors. EX models also receive anew 17-inch, 10-spoke aluminum wheel.

Interior upgrades include wider front armrests, new fabric options, and reworked audio controls. A USB audio interface and automatic headlights will be standard on EX-L models, while a Bluetooth hands-free system will be included if buyers opt for the navigation system.

Source: Honda

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