I just purchased a brand new 2014 CR-V EX AWD. Loving it so far! I was debating between the LX or the EX, but went with the EX since the LX was missing an armrest on the passenger side and didn't come with an alarm (I park it outside in a city).
I also did the same, new 2014 CRV EX AWD. I debated between the Forester and the CRV but went with the latter. The number of Honda dealers and the price difference of $2K clinched the deal. I have a 2006 CRV EX AWD which has been running fine except for a nagging Check Engine issue that the dealer has not been able to fix. Safe travels with your new Honda