CR-V is my first SUV. We loved the concept of SUV but were worried about the handling and gas consumption. We selected CR-V for its roomy interior, high mileage and its standard configurations. Honda is simpler and EX-L had all the features we wanted and none we didn't care about. It was a great decision. The handling is so smooth that it feels like a car. The mileage is very close to sedan. We love all the luxury features come with it.
High mileage. Good luggage capacity in this class. Leather seats. Seats can lean far back. Car seat warmer. Visual indicator of door open. Digital indicator of engine oil life.
The body is bit thin and did not resist impact well but I guess it helped the mileage. The second row seat is not as comfortable as it could be.