The Honda CR-V competes in what's probably the most contentious segment in the industry: compact crossovers.
Nearly every automaker fields a solid rival and it's hard to go wrong with any choice.
But your shopping list should definitely include the Subaru Forester, which is nearly as space-efficient as the CR-V and gives the Honda a run for its money in terms of value and safety.
But the Subaru is all-wheel drive-only, which may not appeal to those in the Sun Belt.
Hyundai's Tucson is stylish and boasts a refined interior, but its advanced safety tech is expensive.
The same is mostly true for the Kia Sportage, which shares a lot of its underpinnings with the Tucson.
Familiar nameplates like the Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape have fallen behind the times in terms of refinement and packaging, but the Toyota includes automatic emergency braking as standard and the Ford is particularly stylish inside and out.
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