It has a peppy 4 cylinder engine that's economical AND utterly reliable. Consider this to be a 200,000 to 400,000 mile auto. For RV's most importantly this year model, 2014, is the LAST year CRV that can be towed 4 wheels on the ground without modification to the engine/drive train. Simply add a towing assembly that you enjoy (Blue Ox for me) and go. My reason for owning two is simply that I tow my Honda behind a large diesel motor home. Should someone wreck one I still have the other. (and before you ask, yes they are the same color *G*) My only complaint with this vehicle is that at Interstate speeds the road noise inside is high. Bluetooth hands free cellular usage. Bluetooth allows usage of MY music from my cell phone or use XM radio.
Our CRV is really nice for the small SUV class. It is smooth shifting, very reliable with no maintenance issues (yet), and gets great gas mileage for an SUV. The two things that I wish were nicer are 1) The road noise. It is not what I would call "quiet" inside while driving, and 2) It is sluggish driving anywhere in the mountains. The 4 cylinder engine really struggles going uphill. Other than those two items, I really enjoy our CRB.