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8. Chevy Equinox
7. Jeep Cherrokee
6. Nissan Rogue
5. Hyundai Tucson
4. Toyota RAV4
3. Subaru Forester
2. Mazda CX-5
1. Honda CR-V

"Now with the whole of its competitive set assembled, the CR-V shines again. No crossover provides a better overall balance than the Honda. It's fun to drive yet still comfortable. It's quick yet efficient. It's affordable yet still well equipped. And it's compact outside and spacious inside. The Honda CR-V is not only the best in this segment, but its crossover appeal should also put it on the short list of anyone shopping for a new family ride of any shape or size. With a CR-V this good, it's easy to see why the sedan is on its way out."

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda/cr-v/2019/compact-suv-big-test-chevrolet-equinox-honda-cr-v-hyundai-tucson-jeep-cherokee-mazda-cx-5-nissan-rogue-subaru-forester-and-toyota-rav4/
 

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bluegrass is not going to be happy about this. He'll be here soon to tell us the article is wrong and then he'll explain to us why the CX5 is better :uhoh3:
 

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bluegrass is not going to be happy about this. He'll be here soon to tell us the article is wrong and then he'll explain to us why the CX5 is better :uhoh3:
I'm not Bluegrass, but I own a CX-5 Sig. They point out the reasons why I chose it over the CR-V:

"Always the bridesmaid, never the bride—this seems to be where the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring finds itself. It's no secret we love the CX-5. Quite simply, no other vehicle in this group focuses on exciting and delighting the driver more than the Mazda does. Its exterior look is sharp, its interior design is elegant, and its driving feel is precise. If you put driving ahead of functionality, this is the crossover for you. But this is a Big Test, and as such the CX-5 gives up ground in key areas, falling short on overall packaging, passenger space, and cargo room to our winner."

I don't need the space, so it was a no brainer for me. If you do, go with the CR-V.
 

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It's just flat irritating how the CRV continues to do so well.:Notagain: I'll be seeing the big 'ol grin again in the mirror here shortly.:)
 

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All the things they say about the CRV are true and they are exactly the reason we chose the CRV back in April. Unfortunately its what they don't say about the potential for oil dilution that move it it to the bottom of the heap for me. On the flip side as much grief as Consumer Reports gives Jeep about reliability/quality I know 3 people who have 2015-2017 Cherokees and they have had zero issues with them.
 

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If you like gas in your oil and no heat in the winter buy a CR-V with the 1.5L. Someone needs to do a comparison test when these vehicles are 5 years old with 100k on them.

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Something seems maladjusted. Maybe your mirror? :confused2:
Nope, even the mirrors finish 1st. Irritating humor.:thumb:
 

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If you like gas in your oil and no heat in the winter buy a CR-V with the 1.5L. Someone needs to do a comparison test when these vehicles are 5 years old with 100k on them.

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That's exactly what CR will do........it just takes 5 years. CR reports various reliability areas for 8 model years back.
 

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8. Chevy Equinox
7. Jeep Cherrokee
6. Nissan Rogue
5. Hyundai Tucson
4. Toyota RAV4
3. Subaru Forester
2. Mazda CX-5
1. Honda CR-V

"Now with the whole of its competitive set assembled, the CR-V shines again. No crossover provides a better overall balance than the Honda. It's fun to drive yet still comfortable. It's quick yet efficient. It's affordable yet still well equipped. And it's compact outside and spacious inside. The Honda CR-V is not only the best in this segment, but its crossover appeal should also put it on the short list of anyone shopping for a new family ride of any shape or size. With a CR-V this good, it's easy to see why the sedan is on its way out."

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda/cr-v/2019/compact-suv-big-test-chevrolet-equinox-honda-cr-v-hyundai-tucson-jeep-cherokee-mazda-cx-5-nissan-rogue-subaru-forester-and-toyota-rav4/
When we were looking to buy an SUV last spring we drove all on that list and pretty much rated them the same way.

We had a Mazda car we really liked and truly thought we would end up with a CX5...but then we drove a CRV and it was clearly the best overall for what we wanted..
The storage space, mileage, comfort and finish were winners.

Our '18 Touring now has 26k miles and has always put out good heat.. Highest mileage has been 39 mpg..

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So, you're one of those "people" that put make-up on while driving? I wish drivers would pay more attention to the road, than themselves!
No make-up here, what you see is what you get......lots of wrinkles and grey hair. I do look in those 1st place mirrors whenever I back up/use reverse because I'm a very cautious driver. No wrecks, no citations, not even a parking ticket in 54 years as a licensed driver.

I look at it this way.....life is too short to own/keep any vehicle that does not give you a big ol' grin. Sorry you are unhappy with your CRV purchase.

FWIW, we test drove the the 4 top rated compact SUVs......CX5, Forester, RAV4 and CRV. All great cars, couldn't go wrong with any of them. It's just that the CRV, to us, has something special over the other 3. If the CRV starts to disappoint, we'll be testing driving again this weekend. Again, life to short to keep anything one is not happy with.
 

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... Sorry you are unhappy with your CRV purchase. ...
You must have me confused with someone else. I was very happy with my CR-V purchase. It gave us 8+ years of mostly trouble free service.

We all have different needs and after researching (thoroughly) the Gen 5 CR-V, we decided we did not want the risk. We also didn't need the extra space it has and we wanted something that was more fun to drive. I hope your CR-V remains without issue.
 

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Ooops, my bad, that's what I get for presuming you had a Gen 5.:Surrender:
 

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It's just flat irritating how the CRV continues to do so well.:Notagain: I'll be seeing the big 'ol grin again in the mirror here shortly.:)
Yeah I know, it was supposed to blow up in your face if you bought one yet it still on top of the pack.

The Rav4 was supposed to be the CR-V killer! We now know it pretty much sucks in so many ways. Owned two Mazdas over the years and both gave me nothing but trouble so they got sold. Subaru the same thing. Honda was new to me but so far my one year old has not given me any problems and she's comfortable stylish powerful and yet sips Gas, I am very happy with the purchase.


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Yeah I know, it was supposed to blow up in your face if you bought one yet it still on top of the pack.

The Rav4 was supposed to be the CR-V killer! We now know it pretty much sucks in so many ways. Owned two Mazdas over the years and both gave me nothing but trouble so they got sold. Subaru the same thing. Honda was new to me but so far my one year old has not given me any problems and she's comfortable stylish powerful and yet sips Gas, I am very happy with the purchase.


Rob
My daughter bought a 2018 RAV4. I swear that car has been the biggest PIA ever.
 

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Details would be appreciated.
I think the first thing at ~ 5K miles was transmission jumping all around, next was rear interior panel came loose, problems with tailgate not locking, electrical gremlins with the dash electrical and then an oil leak. it still has a squeak that shows up at 60 mph. I don't know if these are common to the car or if she bought one that was built during the company xmas party but in general the vehicle seems like it was just thrown together. Nothing close to my experience with the finish quality of the CRV.
 
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