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New for 2010-Honda

New for 2010-Honda

By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2009
2010 Honda Accord CrosstourCritical Knowledge:

2010 Honda Accord: In advance of an expected refresh for the 2011 model year, Honda makes Bluetooth available on all Accord EX-L models without requiring a navigation system.

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour: This new 5-door hatchback adds available all-wheel drive, a raised suspension, and bold SUV-inspired design cues to a traditional car platform-in this case, the best-selling Accord sedan. Highlights include a standard V-6 engine, 6 inches of ground clearance, 51.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, and space for 5 passengers.

2010 Honda Civic: After a significant update for 2009, the 2010 Honda Civic is unchanged.

2010 Honda CR-V: The 2010 Honda CR-V receives minor mid-life updates including revised styling elements, more horsepower, better fuel economy and Bluetooth connectivity.

2010 Honda Element: The Honda Element enters its eighth year on the market with a new "dog friendly" pet accommodation system for EX models.

2010 Honda FCX Clarity: There are no changes to Honda's innovative fuel-cell vehicle, the FCX Clarity, which is a zero-emission vehicle powered by hydrogen converted to electricity.

2010 Honda Fit: The 2010 Honda Fit is unchanged from last year, when an all-new, redesigned Fit went on sale.

2010 Honda Insight: Honda sold the first gasoline/electric hybrid to consumers a decade ago, a teardrop-shaped 2-seater called the Insight. For 2010, an all-new Insight is on sale, with 5-passenger capacity, much greater cargo capacity, and a familiar shape. The Insight is the least expensive hybrid on the market, and is rated to get 40 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.

2010 Honda Odyssey: Honda makes its DVD rear-seat entertainment system available to more Odyssey buyers, and has dropped the optional Michelin PAX run-flat tire system. Three new colors round out the changes for 2010.

2010 Honda Pilot: Redesigned for the 2009 model year, the 2010 Honda Pilot continues unchanged.

2010 Honda Ridgeline: The 2010 Honda Ridgeline carries over from 2009 without change.


2010 Honda Accord
In advance of an expected refresh for the 2011 model year, Honda makes few changes to the 2010 Accord. Bluetooth is now available on all Accord EX-L models without requiring a navigation system. Minor changes to the climate controls make them easier to use. Accord EX models have a new trunk lid liner, as well as rear-seat air ducts.
  • Accord EX-L now comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity (previously, the optional navigation system was a prerequisite for this feature)
  • Accord EX and EX-L receive new rear-seat air ducts
  • Accord EX receives a trunk lid liner
  • Lighter gray climate control buttons provide greater contrast against darker gray stereo buttons
  • Dual-zone climate control marking changes from DUAL to SYNC

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Taking a gamble with a 5-door hatchback design, the new Accord Crosstour rips a page out of Subaru's playbook by adding all-wheel drive, a raised suspension, and bolder SUV-inspired design cues to a traditional car platform-in this case, the best-selling Accord sedan. Highlights include a standard V-6 engine, 6 inches of ground clearance, 51.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, and space for 5 passengers.
  • Standard V-6 engine
  • 4WD available on EX-L model
  • Six inches of ground clearance
  • Fuel economy is 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with front-wheel drive
  • Fuel economy is 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway with 4WD
  • 25.7 cubic feet of cargo behind rear seats
  • 51.3 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats folded
  • Under-floor storage area in cargo bay with 1.9 cubic feet of space and removable tray
  • Reversible cargo floor panels for handling dirty objects
  • Low cargo lift-over height
  • Five-passenger capacity
  • Can tow up to 1,500 pounds
  • Built in Ohio

2010 Honda Civic
After a significant update for 2009, the 2010 Honda Civic is unchanged. Coupe and sedan body styles continue in DX, DX-VP, LX, LX-S, EX, EX-L, Si, Hybrid and GX trim levels. A redesigned Civic is expected for the 2011 or 2012 model year.
  • No changes to the 2010 Honda Civic after a significant update in 2009
  • DX, DX-VP, LX, LX-S, EX, EX-L, Si, Hybrid and GX trim levels continue
  • DX is the least expensive Civic sedan; LX is the least expensive Civic coupe
  • Civic EX-L includes leather, and can be equipped with navigation, Bluetooth connectivity
  • Civic Si is the performance-tuned model
  • Hybrid sedan is the most fuel-efficient model
  • GX is the Civic sedan that operates on compressed natural gas

2010 Honda CR-V
The 2010 Honda CR-V receives minor mid-life updates including revised styling elements, more horsepower, better fuel economy, Bluetooth hands-free communication, interior trim and packaging improvements, and new colors for the interior carpeting and exterior paint.
  • Standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine gets 14 additional horsepower and is more fuel efficient with 1 mpg increases for city and highway ratings
  • Updated exterior styling with new grille, hood and bumpers
  • New 10-spoke wheel design for the CR-V EX model
  • Bluetooth hands-free connectivity included with optional navigation system
  • USB port added to EX and EX-L models
  • Revised stereo graphics with contrasting gray and black tones
  • Compass added to EX and EX-L models
  • Automatic headlights added to CR-V EX-L model
  • Blue backlighting for stereo and multi-information display
  • New seat fabric textures and dashboard trim
  • New wider center armrests for front seats
  • New door panel grip handles with rubberized finish
  • Ivory interiors get dark brown carpeting to better hide stains
  • Opal Sage Metallic and Polished Metal Metallic are new colors for 2010

2010 Honda Element
The Honda Element enters its eighth year on the market with a new "dog friendly" pet accommodation system for EX models.
  • The Honda Element enters its eighth year in production
  • New "dog friendly" pet accommodation system offered on EX models
  • Pet accommodation system includes a soft-sided cargo area kennel with soft, elevated, water- and spill-resistant bottom pad
  • Also included is a ramp from the tailgate to the ground, special seat covers and floor mats, spill-resistant water bowl, and "dog friendly" interior emblems

2010 Honda FCX Clarity
Honda's innovative fuel-cell vehicle, the FCX Clarity, which is a zero-emission vehicle powered by hydrogen converted to electricity, is available for lease in limited quantities and primarily in Southern California. There are no changes to this technologically advanced model for 2010.
  • Second year of production
  • Special zero-emission powertrain fueled by hydrogen converted to electricity
  • Lease offer is 3 years for $600 per month, including maintenance
  • 200 cars planned for production over three-year span
  • Primarily available in Southern California

2010 Honda Fit
The 2010 Honda Fit is unchanged from 2009, when an all-new, redesigned Fit went on sale. Offered in standard or Sport trim, the Honda Fit supplies fun, fuel efficiency and room for the family in a tidy package.
  • The 2010 Honda Fit is unchanged from 2009
  • Standard and Sport models continue in 5-door hatchback format
  • Fit is among the top-ranked models in its class in J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction studies for quality, performance and design
  • Fit receives 5-star crash-test ratings for frontal-impact performance
  • Fit is called a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

2010 Honda Insight
Honda sold the first gasoline/electric hybrid to consumers a decade ago, a teardrop-shaped 2-seater called the Insight. For 2010, an all-new Insight is on sale, with 5-passenger capacity, much greater cargo capacity, and a familiar shape. The Insight is the least expensive hybrid on the market, and is rated to get 40 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.
  • Five-door, 5-passenger hybrid model
  • Hatchback design with split-folding rear seat and maximum cargo capacity of 31.5 cubic feet
  • More compact, more cost-effective, next-generation Honda Integrated Motor Assist system with 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • New Eco Assist technology helps driver "learn" how to maximize fuel economy
  • Fuel economy ratings are 40 mpg city and 43 mpg highway
  • Driving range is 400 city miles
  • Base and EX models available, the latter offered with an optional navigation system and Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • Standard model includes 160-watt audio system, auxiliary input jack for an iPod, ABS and side curtain air bags
  • EX model includes stability and traction control, alloy wheels, cruise control, 6-speaker audio with USB port, paddle shifters, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, center console with armrest, visor vanity mirrors and seatback storage pockets
  • Built in Suzuka, Japan

2010 Honda Odyssey
Buyers selecting the 2010 Honda Odyssey EX can now opt for a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, which was previously available only on the EX-L and Touring versions. Honda has also dropped the Touring model's optional Michelin PAX run-flat tire system, and there are three new colors for 2010.
  • Honda offers a rear-seat DVD entertainment system on the Odyssey EX for the first time, allowing buyers to pair the kid-friendly video screen with cloth seat fabric. Previously, the EX-L trim level, with leather and other upgrades, was a requirement.
  • Michelin PAX run-flat tire system, previously available only on Touring models, is discontinued
  • Alabaster Silver, Crystal Black Pearl and Polished Metal Metallic are new colors for 2010
  • This is the current version of the Honda Odyssey's sixth year on the market, which means a redesign is due very soon

2010 Honda Pilot
Redesigned for the 2009 model year, the 2010 Honda Pilot continues unchanged in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels with front- or all-wheel drive.
  • The 2010 Honda Pilot is a carryover model from last year, with no significant changes to report
  • Completely redesigned for 2009, the 2010 Pilot is offered in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels
  • Seating 8 passengers in three rows, the Pilot can tow 4,500 pounds, carry 87 cubic feet of cargo, and get as much as 23 mpg on the highway
  • Buyers can choose between front- or 4-wheel drive

2010 Honda Ridgeline
The 2010 Honda Ridgeline carries over from 2009 without change. The 4-door pickup truck continues with standard 4-wheel drive in RT, RTS and RTL trim levels.
  • No changes for the Honda Ridgeline in 2010
  • RT, RTS and RTL trim levels continue
  • Highest-ranked midsize pickup for quality, performance and design in J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction studies
  • Receives 5-star ratings in frontal- and side-impact crash tests
  • Named a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
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