The CR-V is one of the better small SUVs, thanks to its roomy cabin, good fuel economy, and competent handling.
The 190-hp, 1.5-liter turbo provides ample power even at low to mid revs.
The continuously variable transmission is largely unobtrusive.
Fuel economy is impressive at 28 mpg overall for the regular engine, while the Hybrid version gets 35 mpg overall.
Handling is sure-footed, and although the ride has a firm edge, it's not objectionable.
Road noise is well-suppressed, and the cabin is reasonably quiet.
The interior is very roomy, particularly the rear seat, and access is easy.
Note that the seats in the base LX are less supportive.
EX and above trims get a more comprehensive infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
All trims get advanced safety features as standard equipment, except for blind spot warning, which comes on the EX and above trims.