The 2008 Honda CR-V and most of these other compact SUVs offer city-friendly maneuverability and carlike handling; the Subaru Forester stands out for having the firmest ride and sportiest handling in the group, while the RAV4's ride is plusher; it's also the only one in this crowd to offer an available third-row seat.
If you want a manual transmission, you'll need to look to the Sportage, Tucson, or Forester.
Of all these competitors, only the Subaru Forester meets the CR-V's stellar crash-test results, but the Forester does not come with as much standard safety equipment as the 2008 Honda CR-V.
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|20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door I4 XE||4-Door Manual X||FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*||2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||2 Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|5 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Automatic w/OD|