My Wife and I made a decision when we discovered another child was on the way, that we should get the family a new car. We sold our 2001 Hyundai 300 XL and purchased a 2007 EX-L AWD CRV. We had averaged around 21 mpg with the Hyundai and are now averaging 24 mpg with the Honda. The quality craftsmanship difference for the Honda vs Hyundai is huge. You get what you pay for. I feel much better knowing my wife and two daughters are safe with a very reliable car to transport them throughout their weekly routine. I wish the Honda had more power, but with today's fuel prices the fuel economy is more important. My wife had owned a Prelude before we were married, so she's a Honda Gal anyway
Cargo Space, all the review mirrors for monitoring children, interior layout, exterior bumper guards for shopping cart deflection, seat height, fuel economy, overall manufacturing quality.