High reliability scores, considered along with great safety scores and a well-rounded overall package, make the CR-V the top pick for an affordable used SUV that won’t let you down. It has a functional, well-designed cabin that uses high-quality materials and offers enough space for passengers and cargo.
If your budget allows, out of the models: LX, EX, and EX-L, the EX-L is the best choice because of its features including automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a full center console, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a seven-speaker audio system, a USB port, and satellite radio.
Honda’s CR-V is a longtime leader in the compact SUV class, and it was just as good in 2010 as it is today. When the CR-V was new, reviewers noted that the four-cylinder engine felt a little underpowered. Just remember, though, that those engines are still going strong today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2010 CR-V five out of five stars in the front and side crash tests, as well as four stars in the rollover test.