Traded in 07 RAV-4 base model, wife has 07 CRV-EX; I think RAV had more passenger cabin space. MPG is good- we use BP 5% cash back card, I get 27-29 in summer, 24-26 in winter at 25-35 mph back roads/city and 55-65 mph divided highway to/from/for work. Concur re other interior comments- stains easily. Good in snow, easy to park, hauls stuff for picnics/parks, but a little crowded. With 2 car seats in back there's not enough room for adult in middle for comfort. Mine was made in USA, hers in Japan- mine showed rust on rear wheel hub(?) and hatch lift rods from purchase, not hers. Mine has squeak in steering/front shock. Continental 4x4 OEM tires bad-37K; new Cooper CS4's on hers ok at 12k.
Reliability good with Honda engineering, still feels more "solid" than RAV after almost 2 yrs on each. Good in snow- only had to shovel driveway when it was over 10" or so. Like mid-console- can stuff "things" box, etc under it. I use driver sunscreen mirror to check/talk to my child in back.
My USA-made car hints at less quality. Both cars show fingernail scratches on body under door handles. Her Walmart seat covers hide stains. Orig tires are not good- mine also bald at 35k. I was 74 Dodge Van (good), 83 Saab (ok), 96 Jeep Cherokee (ok) and 90 Toyota small pickup (great) owner.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.