SUV: Honda CR-V
Price: $22,295 - $28,295
Fuel economy: 23 City / 31 HWY

The all-new Honda CR-V just hit the market and it's already selling like absolute madness. In doing a thorough make-over Honda actually didn't raise the bar in any huge way. Now the CR-V is a bit more fuel-efficient.

But there's some serious competition on the horizon with Ford's radically new Escape coming out soon. Keep an eye on this market space, folks. It's going to get very interesting.

But for now, the decent-driving compact SUV is a winner -- even though it's much fun to drive as playing Scrabble with Mom.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated February 27 2012: 12:15 PM ET
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