I bought my 3rd and best CRV EXL ever yesterday. This is a huge upgrade from my last one 2012. I buy a new one each time there is a major overhaul (07, 12, 17). First of all the ride is so much quieter and smoother. Rides like an American car- very comfy. Not a choppy ride like previous model years. I bought lunar silver. I had alabaster silver last time. Really hides the dirt. I wanted Modern Steel but it wasn't in stock. Anyways this has all the bells and whistles: 1.5 turbo engine, remote key, remote hatch door, side blinker, blind spot monitor and all the electronics on the monitor. Honda really did it this time. It's the best year ever. I don't like the black panel above the rear view mirror. It does block your view a little. Wasn't there a better place for that? It takes getting used to. That's my quick review.