Our latest Consumer Review of the Week is a classic story of a couple being able to enjoy the finer things in life until kids come into the equation. That meant no more premium sedans but, instead, a family SUV, and in this case, the 2017 Honda CR-V was chosen for ease of child seat installation. The CR-V doesn't check all of their boxes, however, after being spoiled by previous cars.
krazeeelf from Cary, N.C., writes:
"With my first child, we were in the need for an SUV so that both our backs would not pain with the constant lifting of a car seat in and out of the vehicle. We looked at almost all the makers, including wagons in the price bucket of $30-40K, and we were bowled over by the Honda! The makers have actually thought this one through and I foresee many minimal changes in the next three years of the anticipated design. The rear doors do go 90 degrees to allow [for an] easy child-seat fix, though after driving premium sedans, the noise (especially when steep hill climbing or with air conditioning being on in heat) is a bit on the heavy side; it's not that bad and the music drowns it. The remainder, such as mileage, comfort, road presence, is inherited from its ancestors."
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Editor's note: Some comments have been edited to improve clarity.