The 2010 Honda CR-V comes in three trims: the base LX, the mid-range EX and the luxury EX-L. All come with a 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC inline-4 engine, offering 180 horsepower and 161 pounds-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission that is available with front wheel drive or Honda's real-time 4-wheel drive system. MacPherson struts handle suspension in front while a rear multi-link system handles the back suspension. All CR-Vs also come standard with Honda's Grade Logic Control, which helps to reduce gear 'hunting' while on hilly roads.
Standard equipment on the base LX includes cruise control, air conditioning, 17-inch steel wheels, power windows, doors and locks, telescopic/tilt steering wheel and MP3 audio jack and USB connector. The EX adds rear privacy glass, power moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-deck cargo shelf, steering wheel cruise and audio controls, a security system, a 6-CD changer, vanity mirror lights and a digital compass. The EX-L further adds dual zone climate control, leather trim, 10-way power driver's seat, heated seats, heated mirrors, premium audio with subwoofer, satellite radio and auto-on headlamps.
Options available on all trims include rear parking aid, leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior wood trim, remote engine start, fog lamps, interior cargo shade, luggage rack, chrome wheels and running boards. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is optional only on the EX-L.
Standard safety equipment across the lineup includes Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, daytime running lights, a full array of airbags, to include side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, tire pressure monitoring system, Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, and passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System. The 2010 Honda CR-V gets the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating - Good - for front- and side-impact crash tests.