You can certainly argue the newer CRVs looks don't lend themselves to the off-road look. But I've read a lot of HRV reviews stating it will fill the segment the CRV has opened by becoming too big. The CRV has been around almost 20 years. The '15 still has the same wheel base. Is lower than even the oldest 2wd version and has grown about 1 1/2" in length and width. Compare a '96 Accord with a '15 Accord. The CRVs lack of growth is remarkable.