When shopping around for a new crossover vehicle, I also considered Toyota RAV4 & Hyundai Santa Fe. RAV4 was too small, leather seats were uncomfortable, interior was disappointing - cheap looking - tire cover on back is ugly. Santa Fe priced right, roomy, comfortable; however didn't like "fake wood" on dashboard and doors. Made interior look old fashioned. CR-V EXL 4 door AWD came standard with leather package including moon roof, rear storage cover, floor mats & other extras were all included in price, not add-ins like the RAV4. The 4 cylinder has just as much acceleration power as competitors V6's. Handles well on curves. Plenty of storage spaces. Sufficient leg room in front and back.
Stereo system phenomenal with subwoofer. Can clearly hear all instruments playing. Love the moon roof - good for those days when it's too cool to open all windows yet not hot enough for a/c. Enjoy sporty feel driving on highway. Smooth ride on city streets. Great gas mileage. Borrego beige hides dirt.
Very slight hesitation when pressing gas to go faster. Paint by door handle chips easily from fingernails. Should consider adding automatic garage door opener buttons on visor, as well as a light on visor mirrors.