Agree, if space is your main "must have" the CR-V is on top. You made the right choice for you.For me it was:
1) interior space, comfort, and design (which the gen5 CRV is a winner even against prior gen CRVs)
2) Cargo capacity, and flat floor from front to back if needed. (Again, Gen5 CRV is the winner).
3) Economics.... best price points for trim levels, fuel economy, strong resale value.. even 10 years down the road. (Honda simply does this all better then the competition in the compact SUV segment).