NEMACOLIN, Pennsylvania — There’s a new Honda CR-V in this woodsy eastern Pennsylvania town. Normally, that would mean it’s "High Noon" for the competition. It’s just that town’s a lot bigger place than it used to be. When Honda Motor Co. Ltd. launched the CR-V compact sport/utility vehicle (SUV) in ’97, it immediately emerged as the dominant player in a fledgling segment, easily beating even Toyota’s RAV4 and a ragtag collection of quasi-players, including Subaru’s Forester, the Kia ...

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