The new CR-V is a good looking vehicle, remains the right size and has a decent fuel economy. This pair doesn't seem to understand Honda when they state, "There are some slight improvements, but overall it's not a huge leap forward." Honda never does a huge leap forward. They refine, refine, refine until the thing is near perfect and when you line it up to the competition it looks like Honda is years ahead of the others.
Also, to state "We tested a front-wheel-drive 2007 CR-V EX with no options and a bottom line of $23,445" somehow infers that the CR-V is over-priced and under equipped. But check it out for yourself to see if the 2007 Honda CR-V EX comes under equipped.
We don't even want a CR-V. At all. We tested one and while it was pretty good, it was totally not for us. Aargh, now we're all mad. Why do we even read that column?