Honda SUV info

Honda's first original SUV is a unibody crossover vehicle. The CR-V has grown from a cute little runabout in its first generation to a grownup's crossover, currently in its third generation. Available in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation.

Today, Honda's lineup runs the gamut. Included are fuel-sipping hybrids, a spacious minivan, reliable family sedans, practical SUVs and even a pickup. Although the latest Civic and Accord aren't quite the benchmarks they once were for their respective classes, Honda's brand as a whole continues to be one of the most well respected in the industry, with millions of loyal and satisfied customers.

As CR-V grew up, Honda realized that there was still a market for a quirky, fun runabout. So they took the CR-V platform and created the Element, one of the funkiest, most unique vehicles on any dealer's floor. Element is available in LX, EX and SC trim levels with base prices ranging from $20,525 for a 2WD LX to $25,585 for a 4WD EX with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation.

The Honda CR-V is offered in familiar LX, EX and EX-L trim levels. Even the LX comes pretty well equipped, while the EX and EX-L get additional convenience and luxury features. The EX-L is also eligible for either a navigation system or a rear-seat entertainment system. You can't get the navigation and the DVD systems together, however.

Honda calls the 2010 Accord Crosstour an "evolved crossover" -- a vehicle that's more stylish than an SUV and more versatile than a sedan. Based on the Accord Sedan, the Crosstour is more than a wagon or hatchback version of the popular 4-door. Available in well-equipped EX and leather-lined EX-L models, the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour comes with a 3.5 liter V6 engine that sends 271 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque through a 5-speed automatic transmission.

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Even after a nine-year production run, the Honda Element sport-utility remains one of the most distinctive and useful shapes on the road. It's relatively short ? typically 7 inches shorter than Honda's own Civic sedan -- and surprisingly tall. But behind that cubist philosophy was a level of versatility that set it apart from many other small wagons and compact SUVs.

The Pilot underwent a makeover for the 2009 model year, and returns unchanged for 2010. Billed as an 8-passenger crossover vehicle, the Pilot is the largest SUV in the Honda fleet. Available in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels, Pilot carries base prices ranging from $27,895 to $38,645. Each Pilot comes stuffed with a 3.5 liter V6 engine that produces 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard, and 4-wheel drive is available at every trim level (front-wheel drive is standard).

The current Honda Pilot is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Third-row seating accommodations are respectable for adults, and its boxy shape and maximum cargo capacity of 87 cubic feet mean that the Pilot can handle just about anything the average family can cram into it.

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