I'd like to think buyers consider larger hatches and wagons before they blindly stumble into SUV ownership, but that doesn't mean I don't understand why people do buy them. The CR-V is practical and enjoyable to drive. You can read our SUV mega test to have a look at the broader segment obviously, but all my previous testing has had the CR-V as a segment favourite.
After six months with it, I'm more convinced than ever. So much so, I've tipped some family friends into them, and they all love their CR-Vs. The RAV4 and CX-5 have been segment favourites for some time, and with good reason, but don't discount the Honda product. It's a damn good thing, and that's before you find out what it costs.