Honda's face-lift for the 2010 CR-V may be mild, but in my mind, it helps clean up the front fascia of the car. Not only have designers reduced the use of the argent plastic cladding along the lower edge of the front bumper, but they've also stylized the grille by widening the upper openings and removing the chrome bars from the lower section.
Apart from the nip/tuck, the 2010 CR-V is not much different from the model that launched back in 2007. This EX-L model now comes standard with a USB audio input in the glove box, and since it is equipped with the optional navigation system, it also gains Bluetooth phone connectivity as an extra bonus.
Even if you forgo the leather seating, the CR-V has a nice interior -- trim materials all feel nicely grained and solidly assembled, and there's nary a squeak or rattle throughout the interior. Sadly, the cute-ute could use a little more refinement elsewhere -- this 1.8-liter I-4 gains a little extra power for 2010, but it emits a hefty vibration, especially when idling while in gear.
Evan McCausland, Web Producer