I rode in the back seat of a coworker's recent CRV (2010) and I found it to be extremely noisy, a common characteristic of Honda vehicles. Late model reviews seems to indicate Honda at last is starting to address this problem, no doubt feeling pressured by the competition.
I know, it unlikely to be a determining factor for the vehicle customer base; kids won't care and it is not an issue when driving in the city. But it might be a deterrent to purchasing one for someone who does a lot of highway driving.
I find the CRV to be one of the best, if not the best, utility designs (space utilization) in the compact SUV class.