I found the Honda CR-V easy to handle when driving up hills and around corners. It's got plenty of room for five people, and ample room to store things in the back. I expecially like that the door in the rear opens "out" like a car door verses "up" like most other suv's. This makes it easier on the arms and shoulders of women or smaller people.
I really like: 6 cd changer; rear door that opens like a car door, plus the rear window opens as well in case you don't want to open the rear door; keyless entry; smooth ride.
The redondo red pearl and the Taffeta white only come with ivory interior, not the best choice when you have kids (unless you go with the leather that is easily cleaned), but I chose the redondo red with ivory fabric anyway.