My CR-V is a great car for someone who is less than 6 feet tall and doesn't want to go off road very often. I am 6' 2" and cannot drive it on long trips because the leg room is cramped. Also, the AWD uses an open transfer case with open axles, meaning you really have one wheel drive. The CR-V is great for urban moms who want a large rear trunk area. Very reliable and good gas mileage, great build quality.
4 cylinder engine, which is rare in a SUV.
More front leg room, locked transfer case with limited slip rear axle, (like the Ford Escape and Chevy Blazer)