I would go with the Civic. But don't disregard the coupe unless you use the back seat a lot. IMHO the coupe handles better and is more fun to drive.
As I said, the new CR-V is a great car. If you need the hauling capacity then go for it, but it does fall into the Jr. Soccer Mom mobile category.
One other thing, if you're looking around the Civic EX price range, you may want to consider the Accord LX
Special Edition as well. It has the best ride, most room, and bang for the buck. Also the Civics are kinda hard to come by now and days so the dealers are less reluctant to discount them. Where as the Accords are for the most part plentiful.