We love our new CRV and feel we made an economical choice but got a fun car to drive.
Lots of head and leg room, especially in the back seat. Fold-down back seat so we can carry skis or other long, large items. Good amount of cargo space. Has great pick-up and goes; it's really fun to drive! Outside design is attractive. We love the great gas mileage compared to the bigger SUVs.
The front driver's seat is not that comfortable for me (but I'm petite: 5'4"); it would be great to have more sophisticated seat-moving apparatus. It would be nice to have the lights automatically go off, as I sometimes forget to turn them off when I stop the engine.