Back in the day, SUVs had a straightforward purpose. They were primarily vehicles that could go places which were otherwise difficult for sedans and hatchbacks. The modern day SUV, on the other hand, has many responsibilities to fulfil which includes providing the right comfort, convenience, efficiency, performance and safety elements. In addition to that, it should also be capable of going places. The current crop of modern compact SUVs promise to fulfil all these options on paper, but how good are they in real-world conditions? In order to understand and experience the traits of the right compact SUV, we chose one of the strongest contenders in the game, the Honda WR-V, and took it for a getaway to the western ghats, a destination known for its biodiversity, landscapes and abundance of nature.