After test-driving everything in the segment, I found the CRV to be the best choice for me. Very comfortable ride, lots of functionality and interior room. Good fuel economy, about 30 highway and 23 in town. Plenty of pep in town, gets right up to speed on the highway. It is very similar to the Rav4 and the current Forester. I was coming out of a Civic and I finally decided on the CRV because I am used to the feel and layout of Honda's.
Instrument panel is sweet, AWD is handy.
A V6 option would be great for those who do more towing than I do. Better padding on the ends of the armrests would be nice. I would have liked the roof rack to come standard, but I guess Honda is trying to keep the sticker price down.