The segment's best seller, the Honda CR-V, is one of the better among the small SUV class with good fuel economy, roomy interior and standard safety features.  The CR-V is small enough to navigate through tight parking lots, yet roomy enough inside to comfortably fit five adults. Rear seat room is particularly generous. With the 190-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the CR-V got 28 mpg in our testing.
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Honda CR-V Road Test

The segment's best seller, the Honda CR-V, is one of the better among the small SUV class with good fuel economy, roomy interior and standard safety features. 

The CR-V is small enough to navigate through tight parking lots, yet roomy enough inside to comfortably fit five adults. Rear seat room is particularly generous. With the 190-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the CR-V got 28 mpg in our testing. Most of the time, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) does its job unobtrusively but when merging or climbing, it's a struggle to mask the engine's droning whine.

Handling is capable. The CR-V corners with contained body roll and quick steering, though it's not as sporty as the Mazda CX-5. The ride has a firm edge but is still compliant. The previous generation CR-V's notoriously loud road noise has been significantly reduced, contributing to the current car's more substantial and premium feel. 

Best Version to Get
For the ideal balance of affordability and amenities, we would go for an EX. It comes with a driver's power seat including four-way lumbar support, heated seats and sunroof. Although most advanced safety features are standard, we would also make sure to get the optional blind spot warning. 
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