2013 Honda CR-V
MSRP: $22,945 For all of you just catching up, the five-passenger SUV is this generation's station wagon/minivan/honkin' SUV that it's going to drive to college with, throw kegs in back of and basically sully all fairly G-rated memories of its childhood with. That's cool; it rarely looked up from the screen of its iDistraction long enough to get too attached to it anyway. To today's parents, however, it's almost as big a step toward parenthood as actually having a child. It represents the end of freewheeling youth and light packing and ushers in an era of school, soccer practice, summer vacation and snow days. After the popular crossover's 2012 overhaul, it's only made that transition easier by adding a leather interior, heated seats and rearview windows and navigation system with controls mounted on the steering wheel. It's also trimmed fuel efficiency to a combined 27 miles per gallon while leaving all 70 cubic feet of cargo space untouched. Cherish the memories now, parents. Sooner than you realize, your family car will be some dorm floor's ticket to spring break.