Price: $21,195 (2007)
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 20/27 mpg (est)
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 5 stars side; Good frontal offset, Good side
The CR-V has a very roomy, quiet interior and its handles well, too. For students in Snow Belt states, the available Real Time four-wheel drive system may aid safety on slippery surfaces. Electronic stability control and active front headrests, which help reduce rear-impact whiplash injuries, are standard. Finding a replacement of any of its auto parts will not be a problem for both parents and students for it is very easy to find.