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We're looking to upgrade our family fleet, trade the paid off 2006 Matrix for one of the following:

Nissan Rogue
Honda CRV
Subaru Forrester

AWD is a must, MPG more important than HP. Any thoughts?
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some other options you may like:

Mazda CX-5
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
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It's been narrowed down to the three in the OP. Mpg and HP but also cargo space. But all we have to go on are Web reviews. Safe bet that a forum full of auto enthusiasts will provide some first hand testimony.
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It's been narrowed down to the three in the OP. Mpg and HP but also cargo space. But all we have to go on are Web reviews. Safe bet that a forum full of auto enthusiasts will provide some first hand testimony.
Out of those 3, i would go with the cr-v. They are bullet proof and known for their reliability. There is a cr-v refresh coming in 2015, so depending on timing, you can either get a good deal on a 2014 or a freshened 2015 model.
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I vote for CR-V or Forrester but I don't think the Forrester has all that great of mileage.
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I'd never own another Honda.....But I do like the CRV.....Honda sucks
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Of the three..I'd go Sub....

I'd take a look at the Rav 4 as well. I know several people that have them and have never had an issue with 130K +
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^plz share about the Honda issues....
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I seem to remember his Honda had plenty of transmission problems along with really crappy gas mileage.
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We bought a new 2012 CR-V in September 2012 for the wife. It's a very decent car - although for me personally I think it's under-powered (2.4L 185 HP - I think). Even with 160,000 on the Altima I prefer to drive it any day over the CR-V. For her it's perfect though.

Other than that it's very well equipped (EX). Even the base model (LX) comes with a lot of standard features (blue-tooth & back up camera). We just took it on a road trip over Labor Day weekend to Carolina and it was good- no problems. But you would expect that with a new vehicle.

Highway mileage is very decent in the latest gen CR-V over 30 mpg (calc - not computer).

One of the first things I looked at was the VIN when we were looking. I was a little freaked out about the "3" at the beginning of the VIN (Assembly = Mexico). For the color and trim the wife wanted Mexico was the only option for assembly for the CR-V's they had here.

I was worried - but so far it has been fine. I also read (a while ago - so take my word for it - or not) that Mexico assembly models get Japan- assembled motors FWIW. Canton, OH models get US assembled motors.

We (the wife) have owned two Honda's, consecutively. a 2007 Civic bought new, assembled in Canton, OH, and the CR-V. The Civic had a few recalls, and warranty issues, as has the CR-V, but I NEVER had to fight or ague with the dealer to take care of any issues.

The CR-V comes with 0W20 from the factory. There is a lot of debate on the webzzz on whether it's actually synthetic or not (I use synthetic now).

One other HUGE win for me personally is that it has gears, NO CVT.

I have no desire to own a Honda, but the wife is a Honda girl, and that's fine with me (happy wife happy life).

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I take it actual gears > CVT etc? Less complications, lesser repair costs?

Thanks for the responses, keep em coming!
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I know i am in the minority, but i prefer CVT. Best MPG when needed, most power when needed. Best of both worlds.

But there are many documented cases of CVT's blowing up and etc. So it's a tough choice for it.
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"blowing up" is definitely not in the list of features we want. This will be the baby's chief mode of transport, it needs to go where we tell it and stop when we get there.
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As much as I am a CVT hater - for me it's just more of personal preference with what I like to drive. Although a lot of the early generation CVT's had problems, as with any relatively new [mass-produced] technology they are getting more and more reliably built.

Also to consider (opinion based, not necessarily fact based) is what you plan on doing with it. Looking at what you said in the OP I think you're fine with what ever transmission type.

Example: Friend of mine recently purchased a new Outback. CVT with paddles (select-able ratios). Considering that he will be doing a fair amount of towing with it I would be more comfortable towing anything with conventional gears.

We all know that any transmission is susceptible to breakdown, and has as much chance of being reliable as the next. Crapshoot.
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With the 3 choices from the OP, if you look at it this way.... Say you were trying to get to some camp site in the Catskills or Adirondacks that required some light off reading and a small stream crossing to get to. I would feel more comfortable in the Outback making it across the stream. The Outback would probably have the far better AWD system. If you don't want something so vanilla, the Rouge is probably the most stylish
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"blowing up" is definitely not in the list of features we want. This will be the baby's chief mode of transport, it needs to go where we tell it and stop when we get there.
The problem has been torque. Some of the earlier CVT's couldn't handle big torque, but nissan has proved that stereotype wrong over time.

I agree with flare, the rogue is the best looking of the bunch. But i personally would still pick the cr-v over it.
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