Launching the upgraded 2010 CR-V lineup, Honda has take the aggressive route to boost sales – lots of extra kit and substantial price cuts.
That’s excellent new for buyers because the CR-V remains one of the most competent mid-size SUVs around.
Entry to the CR-V family now starts at $30,990 – that’s $2,000 less than the superseded model but the 2010 version secures revised exterior styling (new front-end, exterior mirrors), upgraded suspension for improved handling, new interior trim materials and curtain airbags (front, side and curtain airbags are now standard across the range).
The Sport model gets all that plus new seven-spoke alloy wheels and is priced at $38,790 - $3,500 less that the outgoing model.
Range-topping CR-V Luxury secures those upgrades, five-spoke alloy wheels plus auto headlights and wipers. Priced at $42,790, the 2010 CRV-V Luxury provides a $2,000 saving over its predecessor.
Two new paint colours have been added – urban Titanium and Habenero Red.
CR-V has been a favorite amongst the Car Showroom team, however this market segment is fascinating with Holden’s Korean-sourced Captiva still selling in large numbers and other recent arrivals from that country – the Kia Sorento and Hyundai ix35 - both presenting nicely styled, well-equipped and handily priced alternatives.