We have had our 2012 CRV EX AWD for almost 9 months. Overall it's been reliable. It seats 2 adults and 2 older kids comfortably. I like the low loading floor and ease of entry/exit. It has good visibility and decent power. The heated "leather" seats warm up quickly and the DVD system is adequate for long trips. The bad: In daily driving, whether its summer or winter, we never average over 21 MPG. That is daily driving with only my wife in the car. On the highway, it's a struggle to get over 25 MPG. The transmission seems to hunt for the proper gear at weird times and the car hesitates from a stop at times. The windows fog up in cold weather in a rapid manner. I have never owned a car that was as severe as this. The solution is to press a button that syncs the heat and blows wide open on the windows. It works, but as soon as you turn it off, the fogging begins again, so you have to constantly switch it on and off. This is in what most of you call cool weather-the mid 30s and low 40s. It's maddening! The audio system is clunky and the Bluetooth feels like a 5 year old system. It is not intuitive at all. In summary, I'm not sure that I would recommend the CRV. You fellas in cold locations would hate the fogging. In most family hauler situations, our old 156,000 mile 4wd Tahoe beats the CRV in almost everything, except city MPG. The CRV makes a handy daily driver that can occasionally haul light stuff, but it's vastly overrated as a famiły SUV, unless you have a smaller family with tiny kids. We had a 2004 CRV EX AWD that didn't have the creature comforts and technology of this one, but it had none of the issues that this one has. It was a much better small SUV. I give it a 3 out of 5. Consumer Reports is lying.