The entire Honda product development team should be lined up and shot. Their recent designs are uninspired and a dead end for the company. People are starting to catch on with the Civic, and it's only going to continue.
With each of these pieces of aesthetically-challenged crap that Honda turns out, my hopes for a third-gen Fit that I can actually look at without triggering regurgitation lessen and lessen. The second-gen Fit and the Crosstour are bad enough. Now they've gone and ruined the CR-V as well.
I seem to be in the minority, but I quite like it. There are a lot of little interesting details with the exterior design, and the interior looks like a nice place to spend time. The last CR-V drove way better than you'd expect for a vehicle of that size and with that amount of power, and I hope it's the same for this car. Though. I have driven it a couple weeks ago, like BlaRo. So I do know how it drives. But I can't tell you.
I'm siding with those who like the current version. My boyfriend's mom has a 2009 CR-V and it doesn't look too bad compared to some of the competition- kind of unique, unless everyone in the area bought one too. The back, especially the top part, on this reminds me of someone with very rounded shoulders that stick out on their back, or maybe like oddly bulky shoulder pads. The interior looks fine, the current models are pretty comfortable to travel and are quiet. They are pretty good for dealing with snowstorms with snow tires and this probably will be no different. (Some people really don't care what it looks like so long as the interior works and it has a good, reliable engine and it does what they want it to do, like my grandmother. =P)
In this segment though, only the Tiguan would have what I'd consider a very high quality interior. For some reason, this segment get's a pass on interior quality, with much of the contenders filled with hard cheap plastic. The last CR-V was a bright spot, even though the interior was hard plastic, the layout and look of the interior was far more premium than say, a Tuscon, Rav4, or Sportage. Ditto the current Escape and Tribute.