nderwater PowerDork
7/17/12 12:05 p.m.

In your opinion, how did this compare to the recently-tested Mazda CX5?

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integraguy UltraDork
7/17/12 4:04 p.m.

Since you last tested an Escape in 2009, are we to assume that this CR-V is not quite as good as that now 3 year old Escape or do you mean the about to be introduced Escape...or both?

mtn UltimaDork
7/18/12 12:43 a.m.

Have you ever actually driven a Zamboni?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

Honda's CR-V is new for 2012, and we recently tested a well equipped EX-L model. The CR-V was the original crossover, and it has grown up a lot from its Civic-based ancestor. A drive in today's CR-V doesn't convey much of the original character of the original model, though that may be because this CR-V doesn't convey much of anything to its driver. This crossover does a perfect job at unobtrusively carrying a moderate amount of people and/or things in perfect comfort. As one tester said, "It's a new Honda. It drives like a new Honda."

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