2010 Honda Cr V
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Love it, but mileage in the city is just average

by from Washington, DC on October 16, 2010

It is simply difficult to get such a combination of features and reliability for the price. I have had the CRV 4WD EX-L (without navigation) for 6 months and could not be happier. Previously, I had e...
It is simply difficult to get such a combination of features and reliability for the price. I have had the CRV 4WD EX-L (without navigation) for 6 months and could not be happier. Previously, I had experience with several different cars through a carsharing service (other Hondas, Mazda 3s, Ford Escapes, Volvo S40s, Toyota Takomas, and BMW 3-series) and my in-laws' Toyota Corolla. However, the CRV is among the most pleasant vehicles I have driven (up there with the Volvo S60). The positives are that there are a number of little details that make life easy: cup holders everywhere (in the front and back doors, between the front seats, and in the compartment between the back seats), USB connection for my iPhone (or other MP3 player) in a separate compartment above the glove box, rear windshield wiper that comes on automatically when I have the front wipers on and put the car in reverse (I thought this was a defect until someone mentioned it in the owner's forum and I checked the manual), and dual climate control. With the cooler weather coming on, we have enjoyed the heated seats, too. There are just a few criticisms, but ones that apply to other vehicles as well. First off, fuel efficiency for real city driving--around very stop-and-go Washington, DC--is pretty bad. I get about 11.5 to 14.5 MPG (according to the CRVs dashboard). However, this is the same range that my friend's Nissan Armada gets, the same mileage I got from a Nissan Rogue I rented for work, and typical of the mileage I would get from the SUVs and trucks I would use in the carsharing service. When I drive in the suburbs, mileage is closer to 20 mpg. On the highway, I easily get to 28 MPG. The other criticism--really, just something to be aware of--is that the accelerator pedal response is more nuanced than other cars I've driven. The accelerator seems to respond differently based on how aggressively you attack the accelerator. If you push it slow but most of the way down, you get a slow response (which makes the car seem sluggish but probably helps fuel efficiency). However, the more aggressively you attack the gas pedal, the more aggressive the car's response. By comparison, on most other cars don't have as much variation in their responses. There is a slow response (when you are anywhere less than full throttle) and a fast response (flooring it). Once I learned that the CRV was capable of wider ranges in acceleration, I discovered how peppy the CRV really is. Another criticism, also applicable to any car with a light-colored leather interior, is that the seats show the grime (for lack of a better word) of every day use. It might have been good for Honda to offer a darker tan leather or gray. It just means that that the driver's and passenger's seats require regular cleaning. One last thing that might or might not be a finish issue: when the car was parked in covered parking lots in the hot DC summer, the bumper plastic popped out on two separate occasions. It could have been that another car hit our bumper to cause this, but there was no evidence of an impact, so I assumed it might be a defect in the part. However, I was able to pop it back into place, and it has not occurred again for many months. Finally, the urban titanium color we have seems to be easily stained by the propeller-type seed pods of certain oak trees. I park on the street, and one of these trees in front of my apartment shed its seeds on my car all through the late summer, so I had rust-colored stains spotting the car. I don't know if this is a problem unique to my car or color, but I have not noticed other cars with this problem. I was able to remove the spots with detailing clay, but I had to do it every week for a month. The cars.com review criticizes the read seat folding. I don't know what they're talking about. I have found the rear seats' ability to fold down in different configurations easy and useful. In short, I have been very happy with the CRV and I have recommended it to friends.
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Great Vehicle!

by from Bartlesville, OK on May 19, 2010

I'm really happy with my car so far. Not a hot rod, for sure, but has adequate power. MPG is 26-27 combined. I am 6'2" tall (physically disabled) and can get in and out easily. Seats are very importan...
I'm really happy with my car so far. Not a hot rod, for sure, but has adequate power. MPG is 26-27 combined. I am 6'2" tall (physically disabled) and can get in and out easily. Seats are very important for me and ergonomics of the controls. Easy and comfortable to drive, although a little harsh on ride. Mine's a CR-V EX-L. with the Leather and heated seats. Heated seats are great, even in the summer. Really pleased; highly rated by owners in Consumer Reports. One caution, there are a number of these vehicles with Continental tires. Not a good OEM tire. Wear 'em out and then get some Cooper CS4 or Yokohama Avid tires. Put them on and the rough ride will get much better.
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Most comfortable SUV I've owned

by from OH on November 2, 2010

The Honda CRV wins hands down for comfort, reliability, cargo space, and provides a smooth ride. Before buying I did my research, tested many SUV's and for the compact SUV's the Honda CRV was the best...
The Honda CRV wins hands down for comfort, reliability, cargo space, and provides a smooth ride. Before buying I did my research, tested many SUV's and for the compact SUV's the Honda CRV was the best quality for the price. The Interior is my favorite quality of the vehicle. It is very comfortable with easy and convent controls in reach. The ride is very smooth with good pick for a V4 engine. The only other major player in my research was the Rav 4. Specifically because it had the V6 upgrade and was fun to drive. But when it came down to it, I would rather ride in comfort then have the V6. The Rav 4 felt cheap on the interior and the seats where smaller and less comfortable. I would recommend the CRV to my family and friends and am very happy with my purchase. (Also the CRV holds its value very well on resale.- another thing to keep in mind when buying)
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Needs 20 more ponies!

by from North Georgia Mountains on July 29, 2010

Just had this car for 5,000 miles and still getting used to it. I live in the mountains and Honda definitely has to come out with a 6-cyl. to give the CRV more oomph. Road noise is as pronounced as mo...
Just had this car for 5,000 miles and still getting used to it. I live in the mountains and Honda definitely has to come out with a 6-cyl. to give the CRV more oomph. Road noise is as pronounced as most reviews say. On the positive side, it's very smooth, the space is very usable and, the biggest reason I bought it, it has absolutely bullet proof reliability. This might be my fifth Honda (first CRV) and they have never let me down. If you are not in the mountains and don't need the power, this is the car for you.
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a true bang for your buck

by from tampa,FL on June 21, 2010

i love every aspect of this vehicle i have owned hondas since 1990 i had 2 1990 accords a 2004 CRV and i had a 2009 civic for a year and a half and by far the 2010 CRV IS THE BEST. i am comparing my n...
i love every aspect of this vehicle i have owned hondas since 1990 i had 2 1990 accords a 2004 CRV and i had a 2009 civic for a year and a half and by far the 2010 CRV IS THE BEST. i am comparing my new one to my 04 model i loved my old CRV i had 150,000 miles on it i would still have it today but sadly i got hit from the side and rolled 3 times. but back to my new CRV i paid $25,000 and honda fixed the cabin noise problem and every new honda has a keyless entry lock. the handling on it is phenomenal it takes corners like a sports car not like an SUV but with that said i wouldn't recommend slamming the e-brake and trying to drift it. its towing capacity is great for my 2 wave runners and my motor cycle trailer. all in all i love my honda and i will continue buying honda products
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Best small SUV

by from Minneapolis MN on September 17, 2010

Love this car. had a 2005 CRV before buying my new 2010 CRV EX AWD. Zero repairs on my 2005 when traded in after 6 years with 80,000 mi on it. The 2010 model is quieter than the old model. Solid steer...
Love this car. had a 2005 CRV before buying my new 2010 CRV EX AWD. Zero repairs on my 2005 when traded in after 6 years with 80,000 mi on it. The 2010 model is quieter than the old model. Solid steering, braking, suspension. Perfect in snowy weather. Been getting 30+ mpg on highway. Urban Titanium Metallic---great color. Shopped against the RAV 4, Forester & Outback. Went with the Honda because of superior reliability, lowest depreciation of any SUV, good looks and 5 star crash ratings. Perfect vehicle for everyday and commuting use here in Minneapolis.
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Excellent value, reliable, typical Honda

by from Holland, MI on June 21, 2011

After testing several SUV's, namely the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe, we decided on the CRV. We liked the new 2011 Sportage, but being this is our first SUV, we wanted good visibility whe...
After testing several SUV's, namely the Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe, we decided on the CRV. We liked the new 2011 Sportage, but being this is our first SUV, we wanted good visibility when backing up. The Sportage was horrible whereas the CRV gives you much better visibility when backing up and all around. Also the CRV has much more cargo area than the Sportage and the reliability of the Honda speaks for itself. We have had it for about 6 months with only 5000 miles on it and have been averaging 26mpg all around. Had it on 2 road trips, driving 60 mpg or so and got around 30 to 31 mpg. The only real complaint is that we have the LX model with a light tan interior and it gets dirty VERY easily. Out last vehicle was also light tan and never had a problem. The problem with the CRV's interior getting dirty is the type of cloth material it is made of. I would advise not getting this interior in the light tan, other than that, we love it! Have the two wheel drive and in the snow it is great with the traction control. Don't really need 4 wheel drive, more to go wrong and less fuel economy.
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great machine!

by from Seattle, WA on May 9, 2010

i have had this vehicle now for 7 months and drivin over 13k miles and the CRV is as good and tight as the day it drove off the lot. i have only done 2 oil changes and have averaged about 24mpg real w...
i have had this vehicle now for 7 months and drivin over 13k miles and the CRV is as good and tight as the day it drove off the lot. i have only done 2 oil changes and have averaged about 24mpg real world and that counts crossing the rockies twice. this is a terriffic vehicle and one that i would highly and widely recommend.
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Perfect

by from Park City, Ut on May 30, 2010

This ride is a perfect fit for a couple or someone that needs an AWD in winter. Best new car I have purchased in a long time. Just an all around solid SUV!
This ride is a perfect fit for a couple or someone that needs an AWD in winter. Best new car I have purchased in a long time. Just an all around solid SUV!
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Good Value

by from Rochster NY on August 24, 2010

I have owned several SUVs big & small. Honda CRV is a first. I'm impressed with the gas mileage. My previous small SUV got 19 mpg. I'm a city driver and I'm now getting 25 mpg..big improvement! Power ...
I have owned several SUVs big & small. Honda CRV is a first. I'm impressed with the gas mileage. My previous small SUV got 19 mpg. I'm a city driver and I'm now getting 25 mpg..big improvement! Power is fair but I'm not a speed demon so it's really not a big issue. Very comfortable, easy for my dogs to get in and out of. I like the displays a lot. Good value for the price.
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