I traded my 2008 CRV in for a 2014 CRV.
I had looked at the Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Subaru Forester, but felt that the CRV was the best overall SUV for me.
Another big factor in my decision was the excellent service that I have experienced at the local Honda dealer.
I was disappointed in the choice of exterior colors (mostly dark shades) and very limited choice of interior colors.
On our first long trip we averaged 28-29 mpg.
I'm hoping that will improve to 30-31 mpg which I got on my 2008 CRV. One minor annoying issue was the same weak, whimpy horns that I had on my 2008.
For $100, I had Honda upgrade my horns to the louder, stronger Honda Accord horns.
Good handling, good storage, nice interior layout, great quality so far.
Upgrade the horns to the same type as in the Honda Accord.
The front window shades should be telescopic like the Accord.