First generationThe original CR-V was first released in 1996 and 1998. Initially there was only one trim level, the LX, which featured a 2.0 L B20B engine that produced 126 hp (94 kW) and 133 ft·lbf (180 N·m) of torque. The engine was nearly identical to the Integra's 1.8 L engine, but the bore had been increased. The CR-V's chassis was a unibody design with a 4-wheel double wishbone suspension, and the rear seats could be folded down to reveal a picnic table. For most countries, the CR-V featured a chrome grille; however, US models had a black plastic grille. The primary difference between the EX and LX trims was that the EX had anti-lock brakes while the LX trim did not.
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