Blue Ox has the instructions for each model of baseplate is available on their web site. For example, you can see the instructions for the 2010 CRV HERE
. Check out the instructions for your particular model and decide if you are up to the task.
I installed the baseplate on our Vue myself. It looks similar to the CRV installation. I had to remove the entire front fascia. It's not hard, but it's a little scary doing that to a brand new vehicle. You have to be very careful not to scratch anything.
The only thing that is a bit technical is making sure you torque the bolts properly and use Loc-Tite on the threads per the instructions.