I've had my 2006 CR-V for about a month, and I love it! It has the benefits of an SUV, such as sitting up high, but is still compact and easy to maneuver and drive. It handles well and looks great.
Appearance, safety equipment, headroom, turning radius, ease of driving and parking.
Lock doors with key BEFORE shutting so don't have to hang on to child outside car while simultaneously fumbling to find key again and press "lock." Rear door opens upward. Stiffer rear seat belt receptors so don't have to dig them out from between the seats. Variable speed intermittent wipers.