We use this for travel to Florida from Northern Virginia as well as shorter vacation trips (Rehoboth Beach, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Philadelphia, etc.) and general local travel. It is remarkably roomy and comfortable. Although the motor is "only" a four, I have had not problem getting to eighty mph on the way south and logging 30+ miles per gallon doing it. My model has navigation which means it also has nine speakers and a 300 watt amplifier. The sound is great. The navigation system has been very easy to use and accurate (I did update to the 2016 software). I highly recommend this family vehicle for travelers.
I've always driven small, nimble, fairly spartan 5 speeds, but wanted a change. The CRV certainly is a change for me. It feels like a big, strong steel box. The only "luxuries" are the heated leather seats. The CRV has a spartan luxury to it. Big, surefooted, quiet and comfortable. Seats are outstanding, and the higher seating position is a nice change. Even with current $2/gal. gas the mileage is uncomfortable. The computer calculated mpg is always about 2 mpg richer than my actual miles driven divided by gallons needed to refill result. Oddly, my left foot has adjusted effortlessly to being out of work with the automatic transmission. The cargo capacity is fairly amazing. Steering is quite good. It's a nice car and I'm happy with it.
I've had several cars over the years, and this car is my ABSOLUTE favorite! I had purchased a brand new 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander sport, and while I loved the car at first, it really lacked a lot of the features, sophistication, and handling that I love about my CRV. I'm a woman who is 5'11", and I prefer having a crossover at the very least, because I don't like rolling out of the car. I love the height of the seats, the room in the back seats and the HUGE amount of cargo space in the back. As a 4-cylinder, it really picks up and handles really well. I would love having a V6, but I love that this car not only conserves fuel naturally, but the ECO feature allows me to be fuel efficient and fill up my tank every couple weeks!