Honda CR-V – Christian Wardlaw’s Opinion: Met friends for dinner last night. They’re getting ready for their first child and it’s time to find a replacement for their VW Golf. She’s an environmentally-conscious vegan who refuses to pilot a minivan; he’s a new media marketing whiz in Hollywood. They live a down-to-earth lifestyle in the Hills not far from the Sign, and asked me about the new Honda CR-V I was driving for the weekend. “Tell us what you don’t like,” they asked, knowing how critical I am. All I could respond with was: “The front styling.” Shopping for a small SUV? You must drive the CR-V. Honda nailed it.