My husband wanted to buy a Rav4/V6. But I liked the CRV & we bought an 08'EX AWD. After 45,000 miles in 2 years, my hubby likes the CRV, a lot. We live in San Francisco, we have driven to the Grand Canyon, Seattle, Yosemite & many ski trips to Lake Tahoe. Lots of space for my dog, gear, friends & my hubby. The power is more than adequate. On long climbing hills, the engine RPM is steady and the VTEC kicks in to keep a steady speed. We drove through a bad snow storm in Lake Tahoe and I could feel the AWD kicking in many times to keep the vehicle steady & safe. The only problem are the stock tires, they are very NOISY. Looking forward to many more trips in the CRV.
Mileage 22/29, AWD/VSA, VTEC, Interior space.
Increase the tow rating to 3000 LBS at least. Stock Continentals are noisy!?! More sound proofing for quieter interiors. Regenerative braking for more fuel efficiency. Add more versatility & Utility to the interiors. Provide more electronic gadgets as standard.