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Post by latesaver » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:20 pm

My wife has a Jetta coming off lease (no comments please...) in a few months.

I recently bought a slightly used CR-V and she really likes driving it. Among other things, we have a 9 month old and getting (wrestling) him into the car seat is easier to do in a CR-V.

I would like it to be a low-maintenance car we can drive for a long time that gets great MPGs. Basically the opposite of the BMW X5 I used to own.

So, if she likes the CR-V, what other models should we check out?

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Post by chevca » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:27 pm

Another CR-V?

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Post by Pajamas » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:33 pm

Is CR-V the new name for a station wagon? 'Cuz it looks like a station wagon.

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Post by DaftInvestor » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:38 pm

Toyota Rav4
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Forrester

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Post by Rupert » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:40 pm

Mazda CX-5, Toyota Rav4, Subaru Forrester, Hyundai Tucson & Santa Fe Sport (the Santa Fe Sport is smaller than the mid-size Santa Fe), Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue

Toyota is offering 0% financing plus a cash incentive right now on the Rav4 if you're in the market for a new, as opposed to new to you, one.

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Post by mega317 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:45 pm

I'm very happy with my CX-5 and my wife loves her Forester, which is the same size but somehow feels bigger to me, harder to park and like I'm going to roll it if I take a turn too fast. Although now with a second child plus 90 pound dog it's starting to feel a little small for a trip of any length.

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Post by andrew1976 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:52 pm

I'd only consider a CR-V, RAV4, or CX-5. The new CVT engines have had some problems especially Nissan's so I wouldn't buy a Rogue. If smartphone integration matters to you and you have an iPhone or Android, then a 2017 CR-V would be your best bet. Mazda has Carplay and Android Auto starting in 2018. The 2018 RAV4 uses the tried and true 4 cylinder engine and newly redesigned 2019 RAV4 will continue to have a 4 cylinder engine with Carplay but no Android Auto.

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Post by theplayer11 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:12 pm

I wonder if those that get 4 cyl engines have only driven a 4 cyl. Serious question.

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Post by sksbog » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:15 pm

Santa Fe sport

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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:22 pm

Forester (bigger) or Crosstrek (smaller). Unlike Honda who just denies, denies, denies, Subaru has voluntarily extended their CVT warranty to 10 years, 100k miles. They did have to get sued in a class action to do the same for oil burning, but the cars are now covered.

Crosstrek gets significantly better fuel mileage in cvt form than the Forester.
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Post by crystalbank » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:30 pm

theplayer11 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:12 pm
I wonder if those that get 4 cyl engines have only driven a 4 cyl. Serious question.
Considering that the vast majority of cars have only 4-cyl options, I don't doubt it that the majority of consumers never drove anything other than 4-cyls. Not that it's a bad thing, but an interesting observation.

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Post by Sandi_k » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:35 pm

Mazda CX-5. It has a traditional transmission, instead of the CVT in the CR-V and the Toyota RAV4.

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Post by Y.A.Tittle » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:43 pm

Sandi_k wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Mazda CX-5. It has a traditional transmission, instead of the CVT in the CR-V and the Toyota RAV4.
The RAV4 has a traditional auto transmission. It is also the best choice because it is the most reliable, holds its value and is easy to work on.

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Post by atomicrc11 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:07 pm

Volkswagen Tiguan. It's nicer inside than the CRV and has a 6 year/72k mi warranty.

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Post by FrugalInvestor » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:09 pm

2019 (not '18) Acura RDX if you'd like something a bit more upscale and with better power and handling but still good mileage and all the tech.
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Post by latesaver » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:12 pm

theplayer11 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:12 pm
I wonder if those that get 4 cyl engines have only driven a 4 cyl. Serious question.
I had a V8 twin turbo 400hp bmw. Totally worthless in Miami. Got 13 mpg. Couldn’t get rid of it fast enough.

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Post by munemaker » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:39 pm

crystalbank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:30 pm
theplayer11 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:12 pm
I wonder if those that get 4 cyl engines have only driven a 4 cyl. Serious question.
Considering that the vast majority of cars have only 4-cyl options, I don't doubt it that the majority of consumers never drove anything other than 4-cyls. Not that it's a bad thing, but an interesting observation.
If you want a 6 in this class of vehicles, you can buy the Acura RDX. A 4 cylinder is perfectly fine for this size/type of vehicle, plus the 4 cylinder runs on regular gas.

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Post by munemaker » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:40 pm

FrugalInvestor wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:09 pm
2019 (not '18) Acura RDX if you'd like something a bit more upscale and with better power and handling but still good mileage and all the tech.
and takes premium fuel for about 50 cents more per gallon.

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Post by rhinopylon » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:49 pm

Subaru Forester. But I'd go for the CR-V over the Forester.

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Post by munemaker » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:50 pm

Pajamas wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:33 pm
Is CR-V the new name for a station wagon? 'Cuz it looks like a station wagon.
While they have features in common, it is pretty hard to confuse the two.

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Post by TimeRunner » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:58 pm

Give her the CRV and get a Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster. :wink:
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Post by fittan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:09 pm

you should check out the .......

...engine oil dilution problem

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Post by Alexa9 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:15 pm

If you're leasing again 20 year predicted reliability makes no difference. Get whatever is the best deal.
If buying, I'd step up to a Pilot or Highlander for a safe kid hauler with plenty of room for gear and more kids/friends.
Toyota or Honda Minivan if you can stand it is the best car for kids.

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Post by mikebee » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:21 pm

Buy a sedan, all SUVs are inherently dangerous and roll over on sharp curves.

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Post by FrugalInvestor » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:50 pm

munemaker wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:40 pm
FrugalInvestor wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:09 pm
2019 (not '18) Acura RDX if you'd like something a bit more upscale and with better power and handling but still good mileage and all the tech.
and takes premium fuel for about 50 cents more per gallon.
Maybe, maybe not. It's a brand new model that won't be available until mid-year. Final specs have not been released. The engine will be different than the current (2018) model - a 2.0 turbo 4 instead of the current V6. Most modern engines, even when premium is recommended, don't require it. Premium was recommended for my last two vehicles - a Lexus RX and and Acura TSX Sportwagon. I put 140,000 miles on the Lexus and over 100,000 on the Acura with no ill effects (including any noticeable mileage difference).
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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:02 pm

With most vehicles that require premium, you can do a little research to see what happens if you run lower octane fuel. I've never had problems finding this out for any vehicles I've owned. Most have a way to deal with low octane fuel.
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Post by crystalbank » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:05 pm

mikebee wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Buy a sedan, all SUVs are inherently dangerous and roll over on sharp curves.
CR-V is hardly an SUV. But I tend to agree with you. Get a proper 'wagon' if you need more space than a sedan.

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Post by 02nz » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:09 pm

mikebee wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Buy a sedan, all SUVs are inherently dangerous and roll over on sharp curves.

While sedans do have lower centers of gravity, a lot more goes into the likelihood of a rollover than just that. Suspension design, for one. And rollovers are just one type of accident. Modern SUVs, and especially car-based crossovers like the CR-V, are quite safe. I'd avoid truck-based SUVs (like the Chevy Suburban), which are heavy, handle clumsily (and are thus less safe), and top-heavy, but they are a relatively small share of the market these days.

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Post by Sandi_k » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:12 pm

Y.A.Tittle wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Sandi_k wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Mazda CX-5. It has a traditional transmission, instead of the CVT in the CR-V and the Toyota RAV4.
The RAV4 has a traditional auto transmission. It is also the best choice because it is the most reliable, holds its value and is easy to work on.
You're correct about the CVT - I was doing some research on another small CUV/SUV a few weeks ago, and thought the RAV had a CVT. It does not. In regards to "most" reliable, eh. Holds its value, yes. And easy to work on may not matter to someone who will never change their own oil. ;)

For the OP, Edmunds has a very useful "compare cars" feature. Here's one that compares the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and the Mazda CX-5. (I selected models one step up from the basic trim level; YMMV).

https://www.edmunds.com/car-comparisons ... =401742321

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Post by Pajamas » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:43 pm

munemaker wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:50 pm
Pajamas wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:33 pm
Is CR-V the new name for a station wagon? 'Cuz it looks like a station wagon.
While they have features in common, it is pretty hard to confuse the two.
They look very much alike to me. I don't see any significant differences between those two except the deeper engine area on the second one.

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Post by snackdog » Tue May 01, 2018 4:27 am

Kia Sorento if you don't mind something a bit larger, better looking with more features and a fabulous warranty.

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Post by dsmclone » Tue May 01, 2018 5:59 am

munemaker wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:39 pm
crystalbank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:30 pm
theplayer11 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:12 pm
I wonder if those that get 4 cyl engines have only driven a 4 cyl. Serious question.
Considering that the vast majority of cars have only 4-cyl options, I don't doubt it that the majority of consumers never drove anything other than 4-cyls. Not that it's a bad thing, but an interesting observation.
If you want a 6 in this class of vehicles, you can buy the Acura RDX. A 4 cylinder is perfectly fine for this size/type of vehicle, plus the 4 cylinder runs on regular gas.
As long as they don't buy a 2019, which will now only come with a 4cyl.

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Post by dsmclone » Tue May 01, 2018 6:04 am

My wife bought a VW Tiguan SEL-P. They are hard to find and we paid close to msrp on it. A lot of people mention the CX-5 and it's ok and very similar to the CRV but if I was going to spend that much money on an SUV, I would upgrade to a CX-9 Grand Touring. With discounts, you can get one pretty close in price to a loaded mini ute. The whole vehicle is so much better than the other options. The interior is luxurious, the ride is better, it's more powerful, and it's looks are a lot different than the other options.

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Post by randomguy » Tue May 01, 2018 10:51 am

crystalbank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:05 pm
mikebee wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Buy a sedan, all SUVs are inherently dangerous and roll over on sharp curves.
CR-V is hardly an SUV. But I tend to agree with you. Get a proper 'wagon' if you need more space than a sedan.
Crv isn't an SUV. And SUVs haven't rolled over for 10 years now. They are inherently safer than cars these days.

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Post by dsmclone » Tue May 01, 2018 10:55 am

randomguy wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:51 am
crystalbank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:05 pm
mikebee wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Buy a sedan, all SUVs are inherently dangerous and roll over on sharp curves.
CR-V is hardly an SUV. But I tend to agree with you. Get a proper 'wagon' if you need more space than a sedan.
Crv isn't an SUV. And SUVs haven't rolled over for 10 years now. They are inherently safer than cars these days.
A vehicle with a higher center of gravity is more likely to roll over than the same vehicle with a lower center of gravity. It's science. I'm not saying that SUV's are unsafe, just pointing out a fact. SUV's have improved dramatically over the last 15 years.
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Post by neilpilot » Tue May 01, 2018 10:57 am

randomguy wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:51 am
crystalbank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:05 pm

CR-V is hardly an SUV.
Crv isn't an SUV.
Speaking of facts, one of you needs to tell Honda, so they can correct their website. Honda calls the CR-V an SUV, as well as a compact SUV.

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Post by michaeljc70 » Tue May 01, 2018 11:40 am

I like the looks and way the Mazda CX-5 drives. Some of the other crossovers/small SUVs I tested were like driving an appliance around. Very boring, but I guess that's what a lot of people like. I haven't had any issues in 3.5 years. They may not be as reliable as a Honda, but they are very reliable from what I've read.
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Post by munemaker » Tue May 01, 2018 12:07 pm

neilpilot wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:57 am
randomguy wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:51 am
crystalbank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:05 pm

CR-V is hardly an SUV.
Crv isn't an SUV.
Speaking of facts, one of you needs to tell Honda, so they can correct their website. Honda calls the CR-V an SUV, as well as a compact SUV.
Not only is the CR-V an SUV, it is the 3rd best selling SUV according to this list:

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-sel ... 465-223-11

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Post by TN_Boy » Tue May 01, 2018 1:32 pm

crystalbank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:30 pm
theplayer11 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:12 pm
I wonder if those that get 4 cyl engines have only driven a 4 cyl. Serious question.
Considering that the vast majority of cars have only 4-cyl options, I don't doubt it that the majority of consumers never drove anything other than 4-cyls. Not that it's a bad thing, but an interesting observation.
The car makers are moving to turbo 4s versus 6 cylinders because (I've read on the internet so it must be true*...) for a given power level, the turbo 4 gets a little better gas mileage. I really like the current generation of turbo 4s; excellent power, great torque. This shift to 4-cyl includes both "high-end" car makers like BMW (see the 328) and less fancy car makers like Honda (see the new Accord).

I've driven plenty of cars that had non 4-cyl motors, but cannot see why people would be unhappy about putting a modern 4-cyl in their car (okay, so BIG cars and SUVs might need more, but smaller SUVs and most sedans are fine).

*this shift in technology is so common now, it must be pretty much true. Or maybe a turbo 4 is cheaper to build than a 6 ... anyway the trend is very strong.

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Post by pochax » Tue May 01, 2018 1:44 pm

TN_Boy wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:32 pm
The car makers are moving to turbo 4s versus 6 cylinders because (I've read on the internet so it must be true*...) for a given power level, the turbo 4 gets a little better gas mileage. I really like the current generation of turbo 4s; excellent power, great torque. This shift to 4-cyl includes both "high-end" car makers like BMW (see the 328) and less fancy car makers like Honda (see the new Accord).

I've driven plenty of cars that had non 4-cyl motors, but cannot see why people would be unhappy about putting a modern 4-cyl in their car (okay, so BIG cars and SUVs might need more, but smaller SUVs and most sedans are fine).

*this shift in technology is so common now, it must be pretty much true. Or maybe a turbo 4 is cheaper to build than a 6 ... anyway the trend is very strong.
The shift to turbo 4s is definitely in the name of fuel efficiency, but the reality is that the EPA numbers look better than the real-world gas mileage would indicate with most turbo engines. We have a CX-9 with the new turbo-4 and we barely beat the city EPA rating with mostly mixed 50/50 city/highway driving.

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Post by pennylane » Tue May 01, 2018 1:49 pm

Huge Honda fan here.. All I have ever driven.

My wife has one and we have many in the family. My wife's lease is coming up and we made rounds to all of the dealerships and we were pleasantly surprised with the KIA... FANTASTIC vehicle.

safety ratings are top notch
seats are amongst one of the most comfortable I've ever sat in
equipment is great fantastic
better priced than the rest

I used to knock KIA but wow was I blown away...

DO NOT MAKE ANY DECISIONS UNTIL YOU VISIT A KIA DEALERSHIP.

I have been to nissan, toyota, hyundai, mazda, honda, subaru... KIA blows them away

P.S. I currently still have a honda and so does my wife. Next cars will be KIA.

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Post by crystalbank » Tue May 01, 2018 1:50 pm

TN_Boy wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:32 pm
crystalbank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:30 pm
theplayer11 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:12 pm
I wonder if those that get 4 cyl engines have only driven a 4 cyl. Serious question.
Considering that the vast majority of cars have only 4-cyl options, I don't doubt it that the majority of consumers never drove anything other than 4-cyls. Not that it's a bad thing, but an interesting observation.
The car makers are moving to turbo 4s versus 6 cylinders because (I've read on the internet so it must be true*...) for a given power level, the turbo 4 gets a little better gas mileage. I really like the current generation of turbo 4s; excellent power, great torque. This shift to 4-cyl includes both "high-end" car makers like BMW (see the 328) and less fancy car makers like Honda (see the new Accord).

I've driven plenty of cars that had non 4-cyl motors, but cannot see why people would be unhappy about putting a modern 4-cyl in their car (okay, so BIG cars and SUVs might need more, but smaller SUVs and most sedans are fine).

*this shift in technology is so common now, it must be pretty much true. Or maybe a turbo 4 is cheaper to build than a 6 ... anyway the trend is very strong.
Yeah the current crop of Turbo-4s are pretty good in delivering the performance numbers and 'good enough' NVH wise. Their long term reliability is still up in the air and I do notice that they burn a lot of oil.

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Post by dsmclone » Tue May 01, 2018 1:59 pm

My wife's old 2013 Acura RDX with a 276 horsepower V6 was fast and quiet, Over it's life it got 23mpg

My wifes 2018 VW Tiguan w/ a 184 horsepower turbo 4 is slow and sounds like a 4cyl. So far with 5k miles it has gotten 24mpg. This is 24mpg with stop/start that the RDX didn't have as well as a lot better 8 speed transmission than the 6 speed in the RDX.

I think these turbo 4cyl's may get better gas mileage in the lab but in the real world they don't deliver.

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Post by Texgal17 » Tue May 01, 2018 2:10 pm

pennylane wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Huge Honda fan here.. All I have ever driven.

My wife has one and we have many in the family. My wife's lease is coming up and we made rounds to all of the dealerships and we were pleasantly surprised with the KIA... FANTASTIC vehicle.

safety ratings are top notch
seats are amongst one of the most comfortable I've ever sat in
equipment is great fantastic
better priced than the rest

I used to knock KIA but wow was I blown away...

DO NOT MAKE ANY DECISIONS UNTIL YOU VISIT A KIA DEALERSHIP.

I have been to nissan, toyota, hyundai, mazda, honda, subaru... KIA blows them away

P.S. I currently still have a honda and so does my wife. Next cars will be KIA.
+ 1 on the Kia..... I had a 2006 Kia Spectra hathchback previously, I loved that car, put over 200,000 miles on it. Only a few minor issues during those 10 years. I bought a new 2016 Kia Sportage two years ago and I love this one too. It sits higher
and has more room. I plan to drive this for a long time as well.

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latesaver wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:20 pm
I would like it to be a low-maintenance car we can drive for a long time that gets great MPGs. Basically the opposite of the BMW X5 I used to own.

So, if she likes the CR-V, what other models should we check out?
You're seeing suggestions all over the place, some good, some not so good. You're going to find a lot of similarity with any compact SUV, just minor differences.

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/ran ... mpact-suvs

Or are you asking to expand out your search beyond compact SUVs? Are you considering the smaller HRV or larger Pilot? Each of those has a dozen similarly compared vehicles.

It would help if you provided more guidance for your situation as to why NOT the CR-V.
I really like the CR-V, BUT [_____] or
I would buy the CR-V, IF [_____]
Bigger [Pilot], smaller [HRV], cheaper [Rogue], more reliable [RAV4], luxurious [RDX], had more power [CX5], etc.

I'm hard pressed to find similar car that gets much better mileage (28/34), even considering some hybrids. The discontinued Prius V (43/39) might have been a good candidate.

[Best I could find was Rogue Hybrid 33/35 https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/nissan/rogue-hybrid]

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Re: If you really like the CR-V, you should check out the [_____]

Post by latesaver » Tue May 01, 2018 4:20 pm

It would help if you provided more guidance for your situation as to why NOT the CR-V.
I really like the CR-V, BUT [_____] or
I would buy the CR-V, IF [_____]
Bigger [Pilot], smaller [HRV], cheaper [Rogue], more reliable [RAV4], luxurious [RDX], had more power [CX5], etc.

I'm hard pressed to find similar car that gets much better mileage (28/34), even considering some hybrids. The discontinued Prius V (43/39) might have been a good candidate.

[Best I could find was Rogue Hybrid 33/35 https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/nissan/rogue-hybrid]
I like the CR-V because it's fuel efficient and (hopefully proves to be) reliable. It also doesn't have a bunch of bells and whistles I don't need, like a heated steering wheel (I live in south FL).

I don't like the idea of getting another CR-V because having two seems...duplicative? More to the point, i actually think the leg room sucks, at least in the driver's seat. I have very long legs and i always feel cramped in the CR-V.

I also think the entertainment system is wonky and doesn't work as well as the "car play" that comes in many other models.

I should have added that i bought a 2015 model. it only had 12K miles so it seemed like the perfect BH car. reliable, someone else at the depreciation, etc etc.

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Re: If you really like the CR-V, you should check out the [_____]

Post by stoptothink » Tue May 01, 2018 4:24 pm

pochax wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:44 pm
TN_Boy wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:32 pm
The car makers are moving to turbo 4s versus 6 cylinders because (I've read on the internet so it must be true*...) for a given power level, the turbo 4 gets a little better gas mileage. I really like the current generation of turbo 4s; excellent power, great torque. This shift to 4-cyl includes both "high-end" car makers like BMW (see the 328) and less fancy car makers like Honda (see the new Accord).

I've driven plenty of cars that had non 4-cyl motors, but cannot see why people would be unhappy about putting a modern 4-cyl in their car (okay, so BIG cars and SUVs might need more, but smaller SUVs and most sedans are fine).

*this shift in technology is so common now, it must be pretty much true. Or maybe a turbo 4 is cheaper to build than a 6 ... anyway the trend is very strong.
The shift to turbo 4s is definitely in the name of fuel efficiency, but the reality is that the EPA numbers look better than the real-world gas mileage would indicate with most turbo engines. We have a CX-9 with the new turbo-4 and we barely beat the city EPA rating with mostly mixed 50/50 city/highway driving.
Totally dependent on how you drive. It is even more paramount with smaller turbo engines that you "keep your foot out of it". In our VW jetta with the new 1.4t, we are seeing approximately 25% better fuel economy than EPA estimates. On a 1200 mile round trip just two weeks ago, carrying 8 days worth of stuff, we averaged 55mpg (EPA highway estimate is 40/41). That little engine has plenty of low-end torque too, absolutely no reason to get a TDI now.

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Re: If you really like the CR-V, you should check out the [_____]

Post by TN_Boy » Tue May 01, 2018 5:12 pm

stoptothink wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 4:24 pm
pochax wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:44 pm
TN_Boy wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 1:32 pm
The car makers are moving to turbo 4s versus 6 cylinders because (I've read on the internet so it must be true*...) for a given power level, the turbo 4 gets a little better gas mileage. I really like the current generation of turbo 4s; excellent power, great torque. This shift to 4-cyl includes both "high-end" car makers like BMW (see the 328) and less fancy car makers like Honda (see the new Accord).

I've driven plenty of cars that had non 4-cyl motors, but cannot see why people would be unhappy about putting a modern 4-cyl in their car (okay, so BIG cars and SUVs might need more, but smaller SUVs and most sedans are fine).

*this shift in technology is so common now, it must be pretty much true. Or maybe a turbo 4 is cheaper to build than a 6 ... anyway the trend is very strong.
The shift to turbo 4s is definitely in the name of fuel efficiency, but the reality is that the EPA numbers look better than the real-world gas mileage would indicate with most turbo engines. We have a CX-9 with the new turbo-4 and we barely beat the city EPA rating with mostly mixed 50/50 city/highway driving.
Totally dependent on how you drive. It is even more paramount with smaller turbo engines that you "keep your foot out of it". In our VW jetta with the new 1.4t, we are seeing approximately 25% better fuel economy than EPA estimates. On a 1200 mile round trip just two weeks ago, carrying 8 days worth of stuff, we averaged 55mpg (EPA highway estimate is 40/41). That little engine has plenty of low-end torque too, absolutely no reason to get a TDI now.
My last two cars have had turbo 4s. In both cars, mixed driving (in my case mostly city, but some highway) generally hung pretty close to the EPA city rating, maybe a bit better. On the other hand, my highway mileage met or exceeded the EPA estimate, even running at 70+. "City" driving is so variable in the real world its hard to say how it should match the EPA estimate for any given driver and route.

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Re: If you really like the CR-V, you should check out the [_____]

Post by lws6772 » Tue May 01, 2018 5:26 pm

theplayer11 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:12 pm
I wonder if those that get 4 cyl engines have only driven a 4 cyl. Serious question.
Drove v-8s for 40 years. We both drive 4 bangers now, one of which is a CR-V. Best car my wife ever owned, plus all grandpa has done(so far) is change the oil. Heck of deal. :sharebeer

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