Actually, if I remember correctly, isn't the LX version basically last year's model in an updated body? Also if I remember correctly, it's not the new 1.5 liter turbo engine either. What was your last model Honda? Was it also a 4th gen? Because basically, that's what you bought. Sort of a hybrid between the 4th and 5th generation.
When I purchased mine on 3 March 2017, my options were...
Toyota RAV4 - hideous new front nose clip and lackluster interior.
Volvo XC60/90 - only seats 4 (won't work for a family of 5,la a want to strap a kid to the roof.... Which has crossed my mind from time to time, as has the reaction of the local constable and all associated court costs), doesn't seem to age well, ridiculous base price to get into it and horrible gas mileage.
Ford Edge - not bad looking, nice feature set, not great gas mileage but am totally scared of any Ford automatic transmission vehicle! They simply agree terribly bad! Do was a distant runner up....of sorts.
Jaguar F-Pace - nice looking and nicer interior but once again, only seats 4 but I agree with Mater (from Disney's Cars movie) when it comes to British cars when he said, "...if there ain't oil under 'em, there ain't oil in' em!" Was pretty vindicated when my neighbors leased diesel F-Pace, of the same year, lost its motor.
Range Rover Evoque - straight up sexy! But once AGAIN, only seats 4 and... Mater RULES!
Chrysler Derango/Journey - why pay that kind of money for old technology, with an updated lighting package, in a new chassis so that you can get lousy gas mileage?
Land Rover (anything) - sexy vehicles with huge engines (in comparison) and lousy gas mileage für easy to much money! Also, Mater was one again spot on!
All said, I'm not totally in love with my CR-V EX-L (like I was with my '87 Civic Si), but I don't loathe it either. I think that it's fairly trustworthy, gets the best gas mileage (according to www.fueleconomy.gov
) of anything except for hybrid versions (apples and oranges, right?), looks aren't the greatest, but she's got personality. Also, with my daily commute being just over 100 miles per day, she's a comfy fit with good enough and fairly well thought out features and ergonomics.